The "Magic" Adjustable Loop / Ring

Forum: Crochet Talk

Tags: magic loop magic ring magic circle

Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)

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Amie Jane ...

Thanks for posting this Debbie, I have tried many, many times and can’t figure it out! Will have to try again using your link! x

Debbie Pribele ...

It took me a few tries but I got it to work.
twice.
lol
what worked for me (I think this is what I was doing) … I pulled on the tail to see which of the two loops moved and then pulled that one but from the direction of pulling the other loop tight and then pulling on the tail… if that makes sense.
I tried pulling the yarn from different directions and just ended up with "nothing’ or loops that couldn’t be pulled tight.

Debbie Pribele ...

and it was challenging for me because for the left-hand/right-hand difference — or I think it made a difference re: which way to hold/wrap the yarn ..

Debbie Pribele ...

ok… here we go: a step-by-step tutorial of how I do the magic loop

1. wrap the yarn twice around the middle finger

 
2. insert hook underneath the two wraps and complete your required stitches

 

3. when completed the stitches, pull the tail slightly to see which of the wraps move

 
4. pull the moving wrapped yarn, from the same edge as the tail, pulling it as tight as you want (centre can be tight or loose)

 
5. pull the tail to complete the process

 
6. circle pulled closed

 
7. slip stitch into the first stitch to complete a circle (if that is what you are doing)

Andria ...

Looking at your pictures and watching the video I don’t see the point in the second loop…. I can post a video on the one that I use if you’d like me to.

Debbie Pribele ...

the more “approved” options, the better!!

It’s funny, I thought the same thing re: 2 loops but that’s what I practiced with and then when I tried the single loop it just didn’t work as well for me… so I just stick with the two loops.