What you'll learn
What you'll need
G6 / 4.00 mm
Other Useful Info
Follow along in the Crocheting 101 eBook on pages 181-185
01The Magic Loop
To make the Magic Loop method, wrap the yarn around your index finger 3 times, holding the end attached to the ball in your bottom three fingers, and the tail end between your middle and ring finger.
Insert the hook under the first two loops and yarn over using the third loop
Pull this through the first two loops, yarn over and pull through again, basically making a chain around the first two loops.
You can now pull it off of your finger, and work a single crochet around the two loops.
Make the rest of the stitches you’ll need for Rnd 1, in this case 6 scs total, so we need five more.
Pull the top loop, which should tighten the bottom loop. Make it as tight as you think you’ll need.
And pull the tail to tighten the top loop.
Now continue as you normally would by single crocheting into the first single crochet made, but be sure to work around this tail end to hide it and make sure that the magic loop doesn’t come undone.
Magic Loops are a great alternative to the Ch 2 method, but they can be tricky to get right. I still find myself more often using the Ch 2 method because of it’s simplicity, but I can’t deny the benefits to the Magic Loop method.