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Crochet Magic Circle Pictorial

A crochet magic circle is a neat way to work in the round, unlike the regular chain loop which leaves a hole in the center, the magic way works by using the loop to close the center hole.

Use this method when making hats, doily’s, round blankets and many many more things.

For the samples I have used a light worsted #3 yarn with an appropriate crochet hook size, it works well with any ply yarn and hook size.


Crochet magic circle



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Below you will find everything you need for the how to crochet magic circle tutorial including the materials I have used and hook size, plus the free crochet instructions for blog subscribers.



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I have put pictures below on how to make the crochet magic circle in 11 easy stages, it makes a nice tight center when working in a round.

Crochet Magic Circle Pictorial


dc/tr.   Double Crochet, (Treble Crochet UK)
ch.       Chain
st.        Stitch(es)
sl st.    Slip Stitch
WS.      Wrong Side

Sylecraft Special DK yarn, using a 4.50mm crochet hook


1)     Make a loop leaving loose end to the left.

2)     Place working strand under loop.

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3)     Pick up the strand under the loop with your hook.

4)     Begin your chains for your preferred stitch.

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5)     ch3 (make 3ch UK).

6)     Work st evenly around circle, I have used dc (tr UK) but you can use any stitch.

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7)     When you have worked the stitches needed for your pattern, pull loose thread to close.

8)     Circle when closed.

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9)      sl st to first st to join.

10)     Finished magic circle.

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11)     On WS of work thread loose yarn around center hole and trim off.

weaving in

There are a few names for the same technique, I have called it the crochet magic circle but it is also known as the magic ring or magic loop, whatever you want to call it I love the finished look of this method.

I have included it in many of my patterns, so you can get plenty of practice lol.



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Sabine barrettara

Sunday 31st of December 2017

Thank you so much for All your wonderful patterns for 2017 I'm excited about what you will make in 2018 heather. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you from me????????????????