How to crochet a magic circle loop

In this DROPS video we show how to crochet a magic circle loop.

Many times crochet squares, circles etc start with a ring of chains leaving a hole in the middle. Sometimes you don’t want that and then this technique comes handy.

Hold on to tail and wrap the yarn around your left finger. Work sc (US)/dc (UK) around the yarn loop and the tail, when you have your desired number of sts, pull the tail to snug up the middle. Continue crochet around in the sts.
After half the video we show you how to start and work dc (US)/ tr (UK) around the ring.

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