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This is a step-by-step photo tutorial for crocheting single crochet stitches around a plastic ring. This will work for any size or thickness of ring. The rings used in this example are 1″ plastic rings taken from the lids of standard sized water bottles (just beneath the cap).
These are right-handed instructions.
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Make a slip knot
Attach and tighten slip knot to your hook
Hold the plastic ring in your left hand and your hook in your right.
You will crochet right over top of the tail to eliminate the need to tuck in an end. Yay!
With your thumb and middle finger, pinch your tail to the plastic ring.
Insert hook into the center of the ring from the front.
Grab the yarn (yarn over) with your hook and pull back through the center.
You now have two loops on your hook just like a single crochet.
Draw through both loops.
One single crochet has been made. Now we will repeat the process for the second single crochet.
Insert hook back into the ring from the front and yarn over.
Draw back through the ring. You will have two loops on your hook.
Yarn over and draw through the two loops on your hook.
Continue working your single crochets around the plastic ring.
Look! You’re tail is gone! No weaving in an end.
Fill your ring with the desired number of stitches.
Insert your hook into the first single crochet you made on the ring in order to make a slip stitch.
Yarn over and draw back through the single crochet and also through the single loop that was on your hook.
A slip stitch was made and your first round is complete.
Congratulations! You just crocheted around a plastic ring. Your options are limitless with this crochet application. You can make jewelry, belts, garment details (the plastic ring is completely washable!) or my personal favorite…ornaments! You are only limited by your imagination.
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