Artful Thursday – Quick Crochet Ring Tutorial

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tamdoll's Ring

I’ve fallen in love with crochet.  While working on a  free-form project, I remembered some beads I had set aside to work into a ring and was able to whip this up in less than 30 minutes.  Here’s how:

First, I strung the beads onto my crochet thread with a fine needle: 

string on the beads

Next, I made a chain of 23 stitches because that’s how many I needed to fit around my first finger (the one I plan on wearing the ring on.)  That’s a size 8 on my ring-sizer.

Chain 23

I slip-stitched the ring into a circle and did 2 rows of single crochet.  (For the entire piece, I stitched into the top loops only. At the end of each row, I did a chain 1 to bring it up.)  On the third row, I worked 12 stitches, then turned the work to the wrong side because when I put on beads, they always end up on the opposite side from where I’m working.  Then I began haphazardly chaining one or two, sliding stones forward, single crocheting them around and making a little mess in the center of the ring with the beads. 

Tamdoll's Ring

Once they were all on the ring, I turned it back around to work on the right side, finished the rest of the third row, and did one final row of single crochet, catching the backs of the beads as I went along. 

I didn’t take it to seriously and I think it came out pretty cute – I believe there will be many more of these in my crochet future!

As for more details, this was a ball of string that I had in my stash & I used a size US 7 steel hook/1.5 MM.  I have no idea what the weight of the string is, or whether I used the correct hook, but it seems to have worked out well.

Happy Artful Thursday.

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6 comments:

  1. Tammy, this is a terrific tutorial and such a cute item.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Linda B.

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  2. great artful thursday Tammi- I am late posting mine but I wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway. Please email your address to me and I will send your gifts to you. Email me at paperbird@ymail.com

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  3. That is very cool! I don't crochet more than single chains right now, but I might have to expand my knowledge to try this.

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  4. nice tutorial. My nanny taught me how to crochet when I was a little girl. But as an adult I have not crocheted to much. Maybe I will give this a try. Thank you for the inspiration

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  5. That's lovely! And the colors you chose for the stones are delicious!

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