Hello! How is your May going? I hate that it’s been a month since I updated this blog. I’ve had projects that I’ve wanted to share with you all but I’ve just been so stressed and overwhelmed with school, hubs’ military career(deployments and stuff) and then I’m going to go see my family this coming week because my sister is getting married. It’s super exciting, her upcoming marriage but just getting everything organized before I leave has been a nightmare, mostly because my husband may or may not be deploying to parts unknown (to me) in the meantime. Oh, such is the life of military families. On to funner and happier things. Last weekend I was in a bit of a funk in terms of making earrings so… I decided to try my hand at making crochet rings and guess what, it worked! I think the lil’ buggers are super cute and I wanted to share with you all how I did it.
Honestly, it’s really very easy if you’ve got the materials and time. You’ll need a steel crochet hook, I used Boye 2.25 mm sized hook, and crochet thread, I used Aunt Lydia’s size 10 thread. Best way to make some rings is to measure how much thread you’ll need by making a chain around your finger, I chained 24 and slip stitched to secure, creating a ring of chains.
Here’s a pattern for the Willow ring (pictured on the right): Ch 24, slip st to form a ring.
Row 1 – 2: (with first color) Ch 1, sc into each sts around (24 scs)
Row 3:(with second color) Ch 1, sc into first st, spike sc into next st, *sc into next st, spike sc into next st* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around the ring (12 scs, 12 spike scs)
Row 4: Ch 1, spike sc into first st, sc into next st, *spike sc into next st, sc into next st* repeat from * to * the rest of the way around the ring (12 scs, 12 spike scs)
Rows 5 – 6: (with third color) repeat rows 3 – 4.
Row 7: (with first color) repeat row 2 (12 scs, 12 spike scs)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc around (24 scs) Again, you will have to adjust this depending upon your finger size, which will affect the amount of sts you make in a row just be sure to make sure the amount of sts you have is even. Do you like this variation of the Willow series? I think it’s a great way to incorporate different colors and give it a bit of fun style (and your ring can match your hat, if you’re into that sort of thing.) 🙂
Next time I update I hope to be able to talk about some new earrings I have been making, trying my hand at overlay crochet. Here’s a preview: What do you think? I’ve had a lot of trial and error trying to get some overlay crochet going. To be honest, it was driving me freakin’ crazy but I do like the way it has ended up. Anyway, I’ll also have another ring pattern for you all when I return. Take care! You can find this post on Hookin’ on Hump Day 71 hosted by My Merry Messy Life and Moogly.