Magic loop crochet

Learn how to crochet a circle without ending up with a big hole in the middle - just like magic!

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In this easy to follow video tutorial, we will show you how to work a magic loop in crochet. This easy technique allows you to work in a circle without a big hole in the middle. A great technique to know when making the top of a hat, or a circular rug.

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Step By Step

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This how-to will take you through the steps to create a magic loop in crochet. Magic loops are used at the beginning of a project where you are working in the round, and it creates a neat closed hole in the centre of the first round. To begin, hold the tail of your yarn in the palm of your left hand.

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Form a ring by wrapping the yarn around your index and middle fingers. The working yarn is now on the right.

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Hold the point where the loop overlaps.

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Insert your crochet hook into the magic loop from front to back.

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Loop the yarn around the groove of your hook and pull it through.

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Make one chain stitch.

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Insert your hook into the ring, loop the yarn and pull through. There are now two loops on your crochet hook.

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Loop the yarn and pull it through both loops - you have now made one single crochet stitch.

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Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you have made the number of stitches indicated by your pattern.

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Pull on the tail end of your yarn to close up the hole in the centre of the work - magic!

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