Previously, I’ve made video tutorials for the Chainless Starting Double Crochet, and for the Magic Circle, aka the Magic Ring. But I had a reader ask – can you combine the two? You betcha! Here’s how to work the chainless starting double crochet in the magic circle!
Chainless Starting Double Crochet in the Magic Ring Video Tutorial
How to CSDC in the Magic Ring – Right Handed
How to CSDC in the Magic Ring – Left Handed
Chainless Starting Double Crochet in the Magic Circle Photo Tutorial
Working the chainless starting double crochet in the round is simple enough, and if you’ve mastered the magic ring then it’s really just a matter of combining the two!
Start the Magic Circle as usual, then insert your hook under the outside loop, and grab the inside loop with the hook. Pull the inside loop just under the outside loop, and chain 1, snugging it down so it’s right at the surface of the magic ring.
Pull the active loop up to the height of a double crochet. Carefully remove the hook and replace it in the loop from the other direction, and spin it back to crocheting position, to put a twist in the loop.
Work the chainless starting double crochet as usual.
Continue with the rest of the standard double crochet stitches into the ring, being sure to go under both loops.
And that’s all there is to it! I hope that cleared up any confusion! Being able to work the chainless starting double crochet in a magic ring opens up another great option when working projects in the round – and the more tools in the box, the better!