Amber from Jimmy Beans Wool shows us how to crochet a magic adjustable ring for starting round projects! We hope you enjoy it!
How to Crochet a Magic Adjustable Ring (right-handed)
Amber demonstrates how to begin crocheting in the round with an adjustable ring so that the center can be pulled closed very tightly. This is an excellent technique for crocheting hats and Amigurumi where you want a very tight center at the beginning of your round so that the stuffing doesn't come out.
With your right hand hold the tail of your yarn up in the air in front of your left hand with the fingers of your left hand pointing to your right. Hold your index and middle fingers together. Now going from front to back, wrap the yarn around your two fingers twice then bring the tail between the two fingers from the back, to hold it out of your way.
Take your crochet hook and insert from right to left it under the two strands that are wrapped around your fingers. Yarn over and pull it through, yarn over again and pull it through the first loop you pulled up. This makes sort of a slip knot so that you can begin creating stitches. Don't count this as a stitch.
Now going through the loop wrapped around your fingers do a single crochet, repeat until you have completed 6 single crochets.
Once you've completed your 6 single crochets, pull your working loop open wide to keep from losing it as you will be tugging on your yarns to close the center loops. You will now beginning pulling on one of the two strands that make the center loop. You can't really tell which one to pull by just looking so you will need to experiment to see which one moves. Once you determine which strand to pull tug it until the center is closed up. Once you've done that now pull on the tail to close up the strand that you just pulled larger. When you've tightened up both strands there will be hardly any opening in the center of your work.
Note: Amber likes to tension her working yarn with her thumb to make these single crochets easier to do.
Posted by Laura of Jimmy Beans Wool
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