One of my favorite techniques is the Crochet Magic Loop. This is a really great technique to use for those projects that are to be crocheted in rounds (like a hat). This technique adds less bulk than the standard method that calls for chaining 4 and joining with a slip stitch to form a ring. I also like this method because you have more control over how tightly you make the resulting hole in the middle. If the hole is larger than you would like, just pull the tail tighter to make the hole smaller before weaving in the end.
Earlier this week, I came across a great tutorial posted on Crochet! Magazine’s Facebook page. The tutorial was written by Carol Alexander and it is very well illustrated.
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