Magic Ring Tutorial

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In this step by step magic ring crochet tutorial for beginners, I am going to show you how to make a magic ring (magic circle) for crochet. It takes some practice to get the hang of it but once you learn how to make this easy magic ring, it’s like riding a bike. You’ll be able to quickly and easily make a magic ring with yarn and a crochet hook without even thinking about it.

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A magic ring or magic circle is an adjustable ring that can be tightened. You crochet your first round of stitches around the ring and then tighten it. And just like magic, there is no hole in the center!


Magic rings are used for crochet projects that are worked in the round.

If you are following a crochet pattern, use the hook size and yarn weight that are recommended by the designer.

If you are not following a pattern and just want to practice, I recommend using a #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn and a size I/5.5mm crochet hook. Red Heart Super Saver is a great yarn for beginners. It provides great stitch definition.

Beginner Tip: Use a light-colored yarn. Black and other darker colors make it more difficult to see your stitches.

  • Your “working yarn” is the yarn that is attached to the skein. Your “yarn tail” is the other end.
  • This tutorial is for right handed crocheters.


Step 1

Leave a four inch yarn tail and drape your working yarn away from you over your left hand. This is the “bottom yarn”.

Step 2

Bring the working yarn towards you. You are going to wrap it around your middle and pointer fingers and over the bottom yarn, creating an “x”.  This is the “top yarn”.

Step 3

Use your ring or pinky finger to hold the top yarn in place.

Step 4

Insert your crochet hook under the bottom yarn and over the top yarn.

Step 5

Use your crochet hook to grab the top yarn and pull it under the bottom yarn.

Step 6

You will now have a loop on your hook. Reach over and grab the top yarn again. Draw the yarn through the loop on your hook.

Step 7

The magic ring is created around your fingers. Remove them. You have made a magic ring! You can now start crocheting.

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