Here’s an easy pattern for a crochet napkin ring which gives you lots of creative options to make it match your decor or crochet this design in holiday colors.
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
SL – slip stitch
Any type of yarn will work for this pattern. My sample I used a 4 ply cotton yarn for napkin ring body and a size 10 thread for the edges. I crochet body using a size G hook and the edging I used a size C.
Begin by doing 20 CH stitches. Join with a SL stitch to form a ring making sure your chain doesn’t twist.
Rnd 1: CH 2. Make 19 HDC in each chain stitch, join round by making a SL into top of beginning CH 2.
Rnd 2: CH 2, turn. Make 19 HDC, join round by making a SL into top of beginning CH 2.
Rnd 3, 4, and 5: Make exactly like Rnd 2.
Fasten off and weave your ends into your work.
Wow, you have a wonderful napkin ring just the way it is but the fun really begins now because you can do so much to personalize your project. You could simply tie on a unique button with some thin satin ribbon centered in the middle of your HDC. Or maybe you would like to add a small crochet rose or a different kind of flower design, or heart, or star. Making a design using sequins and beads is another creative option to give your napkin ring the personality that you are looking for. The ideas are endless.
Using a smaller ply yarn for your accents will give you some nice depth or texture to your finished project. For the holidays, think about using a bamboo thread that has some sparkle to it.
In my sample, I just edged the napkin ring in some red and green size 10 thread. I began by making a SC into any of the HDC stitches. Then I chained 3, made another SC in that same stitch, CH 3. Made a SC in the next stitch, CH 3, made a second SC in that same stitch, CH 3. I continued in this fashion until I reached the end of the full round of the napkin ring then I fastened off. Did the same stitches on the other side of the napkin ring using the other color.
If you would like a more sleek look, just do a SC in each HDC around the ring and fasten off. I suggest using a size 3 or 4 ply yarn for that look.
This is also a simple project that a young person could easily crochet and make as a gift for someone special. Crochet using a variety of different colors – shades of brown, green, yellow, orange, red – would look beautiful for a Thanksgiving table.
- TIP: When adding yarn for your edging, I like to make my starting place at the point where I joined each round.