How to make a magic loop for lefties

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.

Magic loop giving you trouble? Try the chain method to start crocheting something in the round instead. Just a heads up that you'll probably wind up with a small hole in the middle of your piece.

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  • 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.