(The video is texted in English (US-terms), so remember to turn those on.)
Here I will show you how to crochet a magic ring (mr). Some also call it a magic circle. You use this technique, where you crochet in spiral, when you only have a few change of color, or none at all. A magic ring is a technique you use to start up for example Comfort mice, rattle balls, and stars.
If you have a few change of color: Normal change of color
If you have to change color a lot of times, use this technique instead: Magic ring with the most beautiful change of color
A magic ring is a technique you use, to start up e.g. teddy bears, balls, and stars, and this technique is used, when there is no need for color change.
In the video, I will go through how to:
- Make a magic ring
- Crochet 6 stitches in the magic ring
- Why it is a huge help, to use stitch markers
- Make row 2 with increase x 6 so you end up with 12 stitches
- Make row 3 with (1 increase, 1 single crochet) x 6 so you end up with 18 stitches
The pattern for the star, where you use this technique is here
How to crochet a magic ring crocheted in a spiral?
Most often you make 6 single crochet (sc) in your magic ring, so that’s what I’ll show you here. There may also be more or fewer stitches in the magic ring (mr). It will say in the pattern.
When crocheting in a spiral, crochet one round right after the other without making a stop. You still have a stitch number in your rounds that you need to keep an eye on, but you are actually crocheting around and around.
It’s a really really good idea, to put stitch markers in the first stitch in each row. It’s a bit of a certainty, that you know, if you have counted correctly.
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