Monday, August 10, 2009

Napkin rings

These are very simple. I wanted napkin rings to go with my Christmas dishes. However, it would be really easy to make these to go with any set of dishes.

My rings turned out about 2 inches in diameter, and about 1 1/2 inches high.

I used Lustre-sheen yarn and a F hook. I think size D or E would've been a little better, but I can't find any of my smaller hooks. I also used 1/8 inch wide ribbon.

Chain 26 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.

Round 1: Being careful not to twist the chain, CH 1, and then SC insame stitch, and in each chain around, joining to the first SC with a SS.

Round 2 and 3: Ch 1 and SC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join with a SS.

round 4: Ch 3, *skip a stitch, HDC in next stitch, ch 1*, repeat around, skip last stitch, join to 2nd chain of beginning ch 3 with a SS. (You are doing a HDC in every other stitch, with a ch 1 between them.) If you wish to use wider ribon, you may need to do DC in place of the HDC's. In that case start the round with a chain 4)

Round 5: Ch I, SC in same ST, and in each St and chain 1 space around. Join with a SS.

Round 6 and 7: repeat rounds 2 and 3.

Fasten off and weave in ends. Weave a short length of ribbon through the spaces of round 4 and tie in a bow.

If you wanted to use WW yarn, you will probably want to begin with a shorter starting chain. Thread would also work with a longer starting chain.

Pattern is untested, except by myself. Please let me know if something is unclear, or you find a mistake.
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