Working into a chain
Once you know how to make a loop out of chains, it's handy to know this technique for reducing that center hole down to next to nothing.
Working into a loop of chains is great for a lot of patterns but sometimes we want to eliminate that central hole to get a nice tight center. Flower patterns in particular use these nice smaller centers.
The Magic Loop is the perfect way to make that hole disappear and as it's a sliding loop it can hold as many or as few stitches as you need it too. But it can be tricky to master when you're still learning, so here's an idea which will get you similar results without the finger juggling.
Tutorial: (Working treble stitches)
Tutorial: (Working double stitches)
✽ Find out how to make a magic loop
✽ Find out how to end a round