Sunday, October 24, 2010

Crochet Ring Necklace Tutorial

I have finally worked up a tutorial that I promised so long ago for the crochet ring necklaces I have in my shop.

 


What you will need:
C/2.75mm crochet hook
4 - 1/2" plastic cabone rings
Embroidery floss in two colors
4 jump rings
Lobster clasp
2 - 9" pieces of 1.6mm sterling silver cable chain
Embroidery needle
Jewelry pliers

Step 1—Crocheting Around the Rings: Insert crochet hook into plastic ring and pull up loop. This counts as your first stitch. 20 SC around plastic ring, making sure to crochet over beginning tail. Cut off beginning tail that has been crocheted over. Leave 3"–4" tail at end to weave in (see step 2). Make three in one color, and one in the other color.

Crochet around ring and over tail.
Back side of crochet ring.
Front side of four rings with beginning tails trimmed and 3"-4" ending tails ready to weave in.
Step 2—Finishing the First Ring: Thread ending tail onto embroidery needle. Starting with the front facing you. The front is the side that has the nice crochet braiding. Place needle from back to front through the first stitch (see first picture below) Pull through and tighten. Place needle from front to back in last stitch (see the second picture below). Pull through and tighten. Run needle underneath crochet rings on back side to hide thread (see the fourth picture below). Trim end.





Step 3—Attaching the Other Rings:  Thread ending tail onto embroidery needle. Starting with the front facing you. Place needle from back to front through the first stitch (like above). Pull through and tighten. This time, place needle from front to middle of last stitch (see the picture below). Pull through and tighten. 


Holding the finished ring you just made in Step 1 with front facing you, run the needle through the middle of 2 or 3 stitches (see first picture below). Pull through and tighten. Run needle through the middle of 2 or 3 stitches on other ring (see second picture below). Repeat a few times until they are securely attached. Knot off and run needle underneath crochet rings on back side to hide thread (like in Step 1). Trim end. Repeat for third and fourth ring to form crocheted ring chain.




Step 4—Making the Necklace: Attach jump rings through a stitch on each end. Attach chain and clasp...and you are done!

If you don't feel like making them, you can always buy one here ;)

3 comments:

  1. These are so lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

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    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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  3. Oh wow, the rings were easier to do than they look! Will post a link to my finished product when I have it done ;-) thanks for the tutorial!

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