Saturday, November 8, 2014

Free Pattern: Beaded Fall Napkin Rings






  Make some napkin rings that will make an elegant addition to your fall table. With subtle beading and an eye-catching crossover, your guests might think these came from an expensive designer collection. The truth is, they only cost pennies a piece to create. Simple and quick to work up, you can customize yours with your own choice of beads or color.




  The pattern uses single crochet, slip stitches and chains. The crossover looks complicated, but don't worry, it's simple! The finished piece has an inner circumference of 4" (10 cm) and is 2" (5 cm) tall at the back. Where the crossover is at the front, the height is 1 1/2" (3.8 cm).



Be sure to check out the revised version of this pattern here!

If you prefer the original pattern, here's a step by step tutorial that may help.






Skill Level:
Easy





Materials:
Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn
- I used Red Heart Super Saver in "SH Browns". After looking on their website, it appears to be discontinued. Worsted cotton is interchangeable, just check your gauge.
Hook size I/9-5.50MM or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle or smaller hook to weave in ends
Beads - 5 per piece




Gauge:
4" x "4 (10 cm by 10 cm) =
14 rows of 14 single crochet



Notes:
To use small beads on worsted weight yarn, use a drop of glue on the tail of the yarn. Twist tightly and allow to dry. Thread beads.




Stitches and abbreviations:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)

Beginning (beg)
Repeat (rep)
Skip (sk)
Space/s (sp/s)
Yarn over (y/o)


Directions:

Thread your beads on the yarn before you begin. Use 5 beads for each piece you wish to make.


Row 1:
To begin, ch 7. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the remaining 5 chs. (7 sc).


Row 2.
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), turn. 1 sc in each of the remaining 6 sc. (7 sc)


Row 3.
Rep Row 2.


Work first strip:

Row 1: 
Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.


Rows 2 and 3:
Rep Row 1.


Row 4:
Ch 1, turn. Insert hook in next st, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Bring a bead up to hook, y/o, pull through both loops on hook. 1 sc in last st.


Rows 5 through 7:
Rep Row 1.


Row 8:
Rep Row 5.


Rows 9 through 15:
(Rep Row 1 three times. Rep Row 4) twice.


Row 16:
Turn. Sl st in each of the next 2 sc. Rotate to work down side. (Ch 1, sl st) in each of 15 side post sps.


Working into body:
Ch 1, sl st in next sc. Ch 1, 1 sc in each of remaining 3 sc.


Second strip:

Row 1:
Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each of remaining 2 sc.


Rows 2 and 3:
Rep Row 1.


Row 4:
Ch 1, turn. Insert hook in next st, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Bring a bead up to hook, y/o, pull through both loops on hook. 1 sc in last st.


Rows 5 through 10:
Rep Row 1.


Row 11:
Rep Row 4.


Rows 12 through 14:
Rep Row 1.


Row 15:
Turn. Sl st in next 2 sc. Rotate to work down side. (Ch 1, sl st ) in each of 16 side post sps.


Work across bottom:
Ch 1, 1 sc in each of 7 sc.


Working up other side:
(Ch 1, sl st in each of 17 side post sps.



Work across strip again:
Sl st in each of the 3 sts.



Joining:
Bring strip around to bottom end of pattern. Cross over so current st meets end st of bottom.


Hold together and turn. Insert hook in first st of bottom end and into same st of strip. Sl st. (Sl st next sts of bottom end and strip together) twice. Ch 1, sk 1 st of bottom end. Bring next strip up to bottom end. (Sl st next sts of bottom end and strip together) 3 times.


Turn to work down strip. Ch 1, sl st in each of next 8 side post sps. Find middle bead of other strip. Sl st in the ch-1 sp at the edge of this row.



Bind off, weave in ends.

Turn right side out.


*I though these would look better starched, but it left residue on the beads. You can wipe the starch off of the beads, but it takes a lot of time. I also tried to harden them with craft glue, but had the same result. In hindsight, maybe they're better left alone. Please leave a comment if you have a solution for this problem.






4 comments:

  1. These are beautiful!
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Tomorrow (11/14) there will be a new version of this pattern available, so stop by to check it out. The new ones might be even more beautiful!

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  2. These are really cute, I love crocheting things for my home around the holidays.

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    1. Thanks! You can also see a revised, easier version here:
      http://crochetistheway.blogspot.com/2014/11/free-pattern-fall-napkin-ring-revise.html

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