The Magic Loop, sometimes “Magic Ring” method in crocheting is an alternate way to get started when crocheting In the Round. The method I usually use is the Ch 2 method, where you simply chain 2 and work your stitches into the 2nd chain from the hook.
While the ch 2 method might be better for beginners due to it’s simplicity, the Magic Loop method definitely has some pros. The main being that it keeps a very tight hole in the center and you don’t have to worry about an oversized opening in the beginning of your piece. It is a bit more complicated to achieve though.
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The Magic 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.