Crocheting in spiral is the basis of amigurumi making - unlike crocheting in rounds, this creates a nice even fabric without a seam where the round ends.
In this tutorial I will show how to use a chain as a base for an oval piece by crocheting the first row around the starting chain.
A magic ring is a way to begin crocheting in round by crocheting the first round into an adjustable loop and then pulling the loop tight.
I put together a little comparison chart based on the most common crochet hook brands, so you can find the right hook for any project, no matter where your pattern is from.
A small comparison chart with most common US and UK / Europe / AU crochet terms in English and in Estonian.