Saturday 27 May 2017

Magic loop video

I’ve been playing about with video tutorials, really would like to start including some basic ones with my photo tutorials. Decided to do a little video of crochet magic loop technique. I have a picture tutorial on it on my website already but it is worked in a different way, this video shows the magic loop method I love the most. 

There’s no sound on it as I need to get myself a good microphone first, I also do not think the world is ready for my erratic voiceovers. However, I have written instructions as the video plays and videos will always be accompanied by full written instructions anyway. 

Here are the written instructions….

I use UK terms and in this tutorial the only stitch I used is double crochet (US single crochet)

Step 1: Hold the tail of your yarn in the palm of your left hand, wrap the yarn twice around your index and middle finger, making sure that the second wrap crosses over the first one.
Step 2: Insert your hook under the first wrap, grab the top wrap and pull it through. When you pull the loop through, twist your hook so it faces your hand.
Step 3: Gently remove your fingers from the loop, and hold it so the tail is to your left. You can see how the tail is twisted inside the loop.
Step 4: Chain 1, work 6 dc into ring making sure you enclose the tail as you work. I have made this video as a practice, of course you can work as many dc as you like into ring, if you working in other stitches make sure you make the correct number of turning chains for your chosen stitch.
Step 5: Pull tight on the tail to close opening.
Step 6: Slip stitch to first dc to close the round.
Hey presto! Magic loop made 😊

Please let me know what you think, I value all your opinions and any feedback is always good. Would you like to see some more videos? 

Anna xx