How to Crochet a Magic Circle Left Handed (with SLOW Motion) LEFTY


– [Kristen] Let’s
make a magic circle. A magic circle can
start many projects with a tight circle
and no slip knot. Hats featured can be
found in links below on the marshmallow
crochet baby hat. Stay to the end for a
slow motion version. Let’s crochet. Normally, we start
with a slip knot, but today we’re gonna
lay the working yarn behind our hand here and in
front of our fingers like so. Now, wrap this around your
first finger and criss-cross it. See how there’s an X
here at my knuckle? Now, we’re gonna
put the working yarn between these two fingers here and pinch them between our
second and third finger to get our tension. Put your hook under this first loop here and then grab the other
one that had crossed over. Now, we’re going to yarn
over and pull through here, and now that magic
circle is locked in. We have a circle here and we can hold our
yarn however we want. We’ve got our circle and
we’re ready to begin. This tail here, you’re gonna
trap it in with the circle and it’s gonna
become a drawstring. I want you to yarn over and
pull through one, two chains. So, we’re chaining two, and we’re gonna do eight
double crochets into the circle Make sure and hold that open. Pull through your yarn. Got my tension, pull through two and two. That’s our double crochet. Let me just slow that down. Be sure and go through
this hole here. We’re going to yarn over, go through the circle,
pull through one, yarn over again,
pull through two, yarn over, pull through two. One more time, yarn over, go into the circle,
yarn over, pull through, yarn over again, pull
through the first two, yarn over, pull
through the second two. Now we have one, two,
three double crochets. We’re gonna finish
this out with eight. Go ahead and continue
all the way around. One, two, three,
four, five, six. Seven and eight. Now that we have got our
double crochets done, we can take our
tail and pull on it and it becomes a drawstring
to close this circle up. We have the middle
of this circle closed and we want to close
this pie shape here. We’re gonna go into this chain
here, on the first section, and we’re going to slip stitch. So, what we did here,
slow that down again, is we went into this chain, yarn over, pull through, and then pull through
that one on the hook. Now we have a nice
circle to begin our work. This will end up getting
woven in and cut later on, so for now you can
just let it lay. You’re all done, now
let’s slow it down. (laughter) Okay, so we’re going
to take our yarn again, we’re going to lay
it over the front of our hand and follow along. (relaxed piano music) Now that we have got our
double crochets done, we can take our
tail and pull on it and it becomes a drawstring
to close this circle up. We have the middle
of this circle closed and we want to close
this pie shape here. We’re gonna go into this chain
here, on the first section, and we’re going to slip stitch. To continue on, just
follow your pattern. You can also make a magic
circle with single crochet just by chaining up one
and doing about six chains or follow your pattern. Thanks so much, have a great
day and happy crochet, bye bye! (relaxed piano music)

16 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Magic Circle Left Handed (with SLOW Motion) LEFTY

  • I am so glad I came across your video because you taught me when other videos have not. Thank you so much for this video

  • Thank you! Truly by far the ONLY manic circle I've been successful at and that works for my clumsy fingers! Bless you! I am now a satisfied and happy subscriber!! On to more Granny Square CAL's with all the magic circles they want to throw at me! Yee Haw!! Bless you so much!! ~ Suzi P. 😀

  • I learned to crochet a year ago, from tutorials. I've had no problem watching a righty and doing it as a lefty. But I could NOT get the magic circle. On a whim, I googled and yours came up. In 5 minutes, I've aced it!

    And since I need 120 sunflowers for the bed spread, I'm going to practice it, a lot!
    THANK  you!

  • Thank you! Thank you! I thought I couldn't do this circle until I found your version. This version for lefties is a great help. I got it in one try! I really appreciate this

  • Omg 😲 before your tutorial I watched two different one how to do magic circle and both didn’t work for me somehow I still ended not being able to do it then I saw yours in line and press it your is the easiest one for me and works quick and easy thanks 🙏🏻 also this yarn you use here looks really nice and warm would love to use this with blanket or slippers 🥿:) if anybody could direct me how it’s called what the type is I would be grateful 💖 thanks again

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