I love learning new crochet techniques and incorporating them into my designs. Recently I have discovered the Magic Circle technique for starting crochet projects in the round. I love this method because it allows you to completely close the starting round of your project so that there is no unsightly hole in the top. Follow the steps below!
If your pattern calls for sc, you are ready to go. If your pattern calls for hdc (or dc), you will need to ch 2 (or 3) at this point. Do not count this ch 2 (or ch3) as a stitch.