As my crochet has progressed I’ve often seen patterns refer to making a magic ring. This mysterious technique allows you to make a small crochet circle with a closed up centre. It looks very neat for many types of crochet projects but is a must in amigurumi techniques that are used in crochet toy making. I think it would be better to use this technique for starting off the zapper in my pattern for Iron Man fingerless mittens. In fact, I may use it to start all new crochet projects from now on. Many blog sites, websites and You Tube videos offer tutorials on how to make a magic ring but the best that I’ve found are provided by June Gilbank at her site www.planetjune.com. June presents many patterns and tutorials, many of the focusing on things made using amigurumi.
Tutorials on making a magic circle: Planet JuneJune has two very clear photo tutorials, one for people who crochet right-handed and one for left-handers:
- Magic Ring for right-handers (photo tutorial)
- Magic Ring for left-handers (photo tutorial)