This is an amigurumi magic ring tutorial. It`s also called adjustable loop or magic circle. Magic ring is something you`ll need when crocheting in the round, for example when making amigurumi toys or starting a hat at the top of the head. It`s a way to start the pieces with the best quality and perfection, without leaving a hole on the top of the piece. I´ll show you a way to achieve it.
1. Make a loop at about 10 cm from the end of the yarn so that the shorter yarn tail runs underneath the longer one.
2.Insert the crochet hook through the loop, from front to back. Grab the longer yarn tail and bring back through the loop.
3. Make 1 chain stitch.
4. You are now ready to crochet the stitches of the first round. In amigurumi it`s usually 6 single crochet. Crochet the stitches into the ring.
5. After finishing the stitches of the first round grab the shorter yarn tail and pull the ring tightly together.
And the magic has happened! You`ll have the perfect start for the piece.