Magic Rings, SC, HDC, DC and TR
Magic rings eliminate the hole gap that can be seen in the middle of a circle. For example, if you are working with a hat, you may not want a hole at the top of the hat.
Magic rings allow you to pull your center really tight. How you start your magic ring is a strategic manipulation of the strings so you can pull it shut at the end.
Below, I have 3 video tutorials on how to do a Magic Ring for Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Treble Crochet.
You will see they all start off the same way, the number of chains to begin changes for each of the stitches.