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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TUTORIAL: Finishing and securing a magic crochet ring

When finishing a piece, I always hide any ends using a tapestry needle.  I love neatly finished crochet when you can't tell where things are joined or where the stitching began or ended.  With a magic circle, I prefer to secure the tail before hiding it, to ensure that there will be no unraveling.  
Here is how I do it:
Working on the back (or inside) of the piece, I push my crochet hook under the stitch just to the right of the tail.
Hook the tail and pull through to form a loop.
Work a slip stitch and pull the tail all the way through.
Tighten this stitch and your magic ring is secure.  You can then use a tapestry need to hide the tail.
Magical and secure.  Tidy on the back or inside...
as well as on the front or outside!


  1. this is so awesome, I'm going to give it a try. I'm teaching myself to crochet, so far it's going good. This just makes neat. Thanks so much, I'm am totally in love with the bonnets. Will be following you.

  2. Thank you! I love using the magic ring and this was an excellent tutorial on finishing! :)


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