Friday, September 14, 2012

Crochet a Signet Ring!


I have always loved signet rings, and I thought it might be fun to try crocheting one! I used my Antointette Ring pattern (which is available as a free download courtesy of Ravelry) for the ring band, and I modified the shape of the ring top to be round instead of oval. It can be made in minutes, with just a snip of yarn! 

Here are the instructions to make the ring: 

Hook: C/2 (2.75mm)
Supplies: Yarn needle, embroidery thread, embroidery needle.

Ring Band
Using yarn A, ch 21.

Row1: Beg in 2nd ch from hook, sc in this st and foll 3 sts, ch 10, sk 12 sts, sc in last 4 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row2: Beg in 2nd st from hook, sc in this st and foll 3 sts, ch 12, sk 10 sts, sc in last 4 sts. Fasten off. 

Ring Top

Wrap yarn twice around your finger to form a magic ring. Insert hook into ring and pull up a loop, then ch 3. 

Rnd 1: Make 9 dc into ring. Cut yarn leaving a 2" (5cm) tail. Insert hook into the back loop only of the first st in rnd, yo, and pull it all the way through loop on hook, as if to fasten off in the usual way. Insert hook in both loops of next st, yo with tail end and pull through st. Finally, insert hook in the front loop only of last st in rnd, yo, pull yarn tail down through.

Finishing 
With a yarn needle, stitch the ends of the Ring Band together. Then, neatly weave in all loose ends. With embroidery thread and needle, embroider your chosen initial with a stem stitch onto the Ring Top. Stitch the Ring Top to the middle of the Ring Band. To block the ring, spray it with water, and place it on something that is close to the size and shape of your finger. Flatten the Ring Top and straighten the Ring Band. Leave it to dry. Finally, wear and enjoy!







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