― Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan
I am going to have to say that rings are my favorite piece of jewelry. Yes, I love rings. I recently helped my youngest daughter move into her new home and during the move I lost four of the rings that I was most fond of. I was disconsolate. Every day we would look and relook into every box, closet and cupboard in search of my treasures, but they were nowhere to be found in the new house nor in the old apartment! I returned from my trip heartbroken but determined to move on… I mean, after all, they were just rings and I had many more where those came from! A month later, my daughter sent me this photo of my rings that had been found in the trunk of her husband’s car. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. Although, I told her to just bring them the next time she visited, deep down inside I was overwhelmingly happy that they had been found!
Making a crochet flower ring
- Omega 100% nylon thread #2 – in the color of your preference
-1.75 mm or 2mm crochet hook (depending on how tight you crochet)
- One round washer or disc bead with a 20 mm diameter
- One 8 mm round gemstone bead of your preference (optional)
- sewing needle (to fit your thread)
1) If you have decided to add a gemstone bead to the center of your flower, string the gemstone on the yarn before you begin crocheting the flower.
2) You may follow the instructions to make your favorite flower. Choose one that will give you at least a 20 mm diameter. There is a free video tutorial for the flower I made at http://www.tinashandicrafts.com, but there are many other possibilities. (For this tutorial I will assume you are making the same flower that I made.) After making the flower, you may weave in your ends or leave a long tail to attach the gemstone when you fasten off.
3) Attach your thread to a needle and weave it down the nearest petal until you reach the center. Make a slip knot near the flower and attach the loop to your hook. Make one sc through the center of the flower. Thread your gemstone and push it up close to your hook. Make a single crochet by passing under the gemstone and around the other side of the center. Fasten off and weave in the end. Alternatively, you may glue your bead or button to the center of the flower.