The adjustable ring, also known as the magic ring or the yarn ring, is not a new technique but it is one that has recently grown in popularity as it produces a small, neat center hole. This is an easy technique to learn and once you have tried it you may never want to go back to the using the chain method as your starting ring. In this tutorial we will look at how to make both the adjustable and the double adjustable ring.
To begin, wrap the yarn around your finger to create a loop. Make sure that you leave at least a 4" tail.
Using your crochet hook, draw the yarn through the loop.
You should have one loop on the hook.
Slide the loop off of your finger and work the chain as directed. For the purpose of this tutorial we will be working in double crochet so the chain 3 will count as the first double crochet.
Crocheting over the tail, work the required number of double crochets into the ring.
When you have finished working the required number of stitches simply pull the yarn tail until the center of the hole is closed.
For a more secure closure try the double adjustable ring. To make a double adjustable ring wrap the yarn around your finger twice to create a loop.
Using your crochet hook, draw the yarn through both loops. Continue working through each of the steps in the same manner as you would if you were making the adjustable ring.