How to crochet around a plastic ring

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how to crochet around a plastic ring

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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How to crochet around a plastic ring

Make a slip knot

How to crochet around a plastic ring

I used a G/6 4.25 mm hook in this example, but you can use whatever sized hook is called for in the pattern you are using. The yarn used here is Red Heart Super Saver in “Blue”.

Attach and tighten slip knot to your hook

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Hold the plastic ring in your left hand and your hook in your right.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

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.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Insert hook into the center of the ring from the front.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Grab the yarn (yarn over) with your hook and pull back through the center.

How to crochet around a plastic ring




You now have two loops on your hook just like a single crochet.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Yarn over.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Draw through both loops.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

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.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Draw back through the ring. You will have two loops on your hook.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

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.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Fill your ring with the desired number of stitches.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Insert your hook into the first single crochet you made on the ring in order to make a slip stitch.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

Yarn over and draw back through the single crochet and also through the single loop that was on your hook.

How to crochet around a plastic ring

A slip stitch was made and your first round is complete.

how to crochet around a plastic ring




And…..

How to crochet around a plastic ring

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.

If you’re interested in seeing some patterns that require crocheting around a plastic ring, be sure to check out my free Upcycled Garland patterns. There are hearts, stars, and shamrocks!

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