Crochet Magic Ring Tutorial
When you crochet a motif you want the center to look even and tidy.
One could start making a motif by crocheting a couple of chains and join these chains by a slip stitch. Then you work for example double crochets into your chains ancd create a circle. Crocheting that way your center will possibly look uneven or bigger as you want it to be.
The crochet magic ring/adjustable ring is a technique, where you make the center hole in a motif as small and tidy as possible. (Or as big as you want it to be)
In the photo tutorial below I show you, how you can achieve this in a neat way with the magic circle/adjustable ring technique. In this example 14 double crochets are crocheted into the ring. You can make more or less stitches or replace the double crochets with a different kind of stitch.
Make two loops with the yarn over your two left fingers. The tail of the yarn is hanging down at the right side of my fingers:
Put the hook beneath the 2 loops on your fingers. Yarn over hook:
Pull the yarn through both loops:
Yarn over again:
Pull yarn through loop:
You have now made the magical ring and can continue crocheting stitches into your ring.
Work 14 double crochets into ring. While you do this crochet both threads together:
Hold work with one hand and pull one tail and then the other tail of the yarn, so the center ring closes nicely. You might have to try a couple of times which tail to pull first:
Close the ring with one slip stitch in beginning chain’s 3’rd chain:
Your center looks tidy and not crooked at all. In this example I use a rather thick, mercerized cotton yarn. If you choose a thinner yarn, your inner circle will become almost invisible.
You can make the center hole smaller or larger as you please.