How to make a magic loop

The magic loop is a popular way to begin amigurumi because it’s the only method to begin a round piece that guarantees no hole. It’s also known as the magic ring, magic circle, adjustable ring, or adjustable loop.

Step-by-step photos

 

Tips

  • As you single crochet, it’s important to hold onto the tail and magic loop as close to the stitch as possible. This makes it easier to control the yarn and hook, and keeps your stitches even and correctly oriented.
  • If you’re having trouble pulling on the tail to close the hole, your stitches might be twisted. Make sure the horizontal V’s consistently face outwards like in step #12 by following the previous tip.