I love starting projects in the round with the magic circle! No weird bumps from knots, and you can pull it as tight – or keep it as loose – as you like! But if you don’t finish them off correctly, they can start to come undone! Here’s how I make sure my magic circles always stay closed – and how to fix a magic circle that starts opening up later on!
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Ever wondered how round or circular projects have those centers that are all closed up and tight? It’s the Magic Circle! Also known as Magic Ring or Magic Loop, there are several ways to create it. Here’s mine!
I hope that made it clear! There are other ways to do it – some people even take their yarn in the opposite direction – but this is the way I find easiest. But that doesn’t make it the “right” way – there are no crochet police! Do what makes you happy and gives you the results you desire. Do you think you’ll give the Magic Circle a try? What’s your favorite way to start a circle?
Oh! And don’t forget to close it up tight! If you have trouble with your magic circles coming undone, click here for a tutorial on how to keep them closed up tight!
The Mini Magic Mandala Square is a great little 6″ square when worked in Worsted/Aran weight yarn. It’s also the basis of the Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket! Here’s how it’s made.
Finger puppets are the perfect take-along toys – small, quiet, easy to stash, creative, and did I mention quiet? All things you want from a toy at a restaurant, waiting room, airplane, or backseat. The Magical Toadstool Finger Puppet Set fits the bill – and all in a handy carrying case that’s part of the fun!
Last week I shared my pattern for the Mini Magic Mandala Squares – a great 6″ afghan block pattern made in worsted weight yarn. This week, I take that pattern, change the yarn size, add an easy join as you go technique, and a big bold border… and present the Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket free crochet pattern!
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