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Thread Rose Ring

Thread Rose Ring

I was playing around with some thread  came up with a rose ring i thought you might like  to make your self. Or even for fingers that swell, or can’t wear some metals.  I could think of Many Reasons Why to make them, so  here it is 🙂

Thread Blue Rose Ring

Thread Blue Rose Ring

American Terms. used. 

stitches used

ch~ chain

sc~ single crochet

dc~ double crochet (only for leaf) 

Tr~ Triple crochet  (only for leaf)

What you will need~

scissors

your choice of needle~ i used a shape end with a large eye for the thread to go threw.

Number 4 steel hook( i used a #4 steel hook).  or what ever size  helps   (most suggest a #7 to work this thread with.) 

 you will need thread. i used # 10 Thread. 

in this case i used

Dark red, Blue, off white, and hunter green. all # 10 thread.  you will not need much  takes very little for a single ring.

ok  if your ready lets get started 🙂

start with the off white  or what ever color you would like to use for the base of the ring. 

leave a long tail to sew in to the ring on both your starting thread and ending thread. 

Row 1: ch 4.  work  sc across chain for 3 sc total.  ch 1 turn,

Row 2:  3 sc ch 1, turn  Repeat this Row tell it fits over the knuckle of the finger you want to wear it on.    will be hard to see  the rows and count stitches.  i used 20 to 23 rows.  

sl st the 3 sts. don’t cut tell it fits over the knuckle a little tight but sides on and  back off finger.

fitting over the knuckle will work best,

 if you get the ring wet it will stretch out  so if it’s a little snug this will help it.

 If it is loose already  you may want to wear it on another finger and make a tighter one. 

Ring Base

Ok now that you have the size as you like  put your hook down,  Cut the thread leaving a tail to sew with.  Fold your ring in half with your first and last row matching.  your 3 sl stitches. on top. with 2 thread ends from ring. 

Now  take one thread end  and thread your needle (or if you rather tie them then do that.) work the thread end back and forth threw the 3 sl sts.  weave it threw a few stitches in the row below to lock it in.  The other end you can hold on and use it to weave back threw your rose or just weave it in and cut it off. 

 Now test your ring  Does it fit?  If  it fits and your ready lets get to the  next part.

Ring base

Rose

Blue , and Gold one made with #1 rose pattern. Dark Red, and Purple in #2 rose pattern.

The Rose and leaves~ 

#1~  In Blue or your choice color~   leave a long tail on both ends to sew with.

Ch 20,  sc in 3rd chain from hook, ch 3, skip 2 stitches and sc, across.  if you don’t have a sc in the last chain it’s not the end of the world.  no one will see it. 🙂  cut. leave a long tail 

#2~ in Dark Red~ or your choice color.  

ch 20, sc in 3rd from hook. ch 2, sc in same stitch, sc next st, ch 2, sc in same stitch.( repeat sc ch 2, sc  to end).  cut leave long tail.

now roll the starting end up to  the end with thread tails. ( like a cinnamon roll. )

Thread your needle and sew thew the center of the rose like slicing the cinnamon roll in half.  work threw the other side the same when you have it ready to sew to ring slip needle to center and sew to center closing seam on your ring.  this will cover your  seam on ring. ( the 3 sl sts on top)

Starting Leaf can crochet on or just sew on.

Starting Leaf can crochet on or just sew on.

Now for the Leaves ~  make 2.  Leave long tail on both ends to sew with.

(you can sl st on ring and start leaf or make it and sew it in place after.  I did sl st on, worked leaf, then  sl st to ring at end of leaf.  used a long tail to sew leaves down not working all the way threw the ring. just picking up a loop or 2 to hold  or tack it down. )

Chain 4,  tr in 4th ch from hook. dc in same place cut.   leave tail to sew to ring. both sides. 

Ending leaf. sl st. or just sew on.

Ending leaf. sl st.
or just sew on.

take one end thread needle and sew to ring just next to rose weave in end (or tie off on the  under side.) thread other side and  sew down and weave off or tie on under side and repeat with other leaf. 

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your done. i hope you enjoy your ring.  🙂  the sewing is the hardest part of it and getting one to fit you just right.  you might have to make  more than one.  If you don’t like the sewing part you can tie them off like i said before 🙂  i hope that helps 🙂

Finished Ring. ends all weaved in. Will last longer than a life time :)

Finished Ring. ends all weaved in. Will last longer than a life time 🙂

Finished Ring. Notice no knots, or threads on inside of ring other than a sl st on both sides of the leaves.

Finished Ring. Notice no knots, or threads on inside of ring other than a sl st on both sides of the leaves.

my first one fits my pinky finger better than my ring finger 🙂  but after i get it wet it will fit perfectly 🙂  

Shell 🙂   Lets see your rings:)

By the Way~ last night i thought it would be cute to have a corset like ring or a guarder like ring 🙂

the inspiration is endless 🙂  

Other rings i have been playing with. Notice the Gold one made with gold thread, and the Silver thread.  different Thread  works very differently.

Other rings i have been playing with. Notice the Gold one made with gold thread, and the Silver thread. different Thread works very differently.

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repeating skull stitch pattern

repeating skull stitch pattern

After spending time looking for a repeating skull pattern and not finding one i came up with this repeating skull stitch pattern.

I am left handed, so i thought i would  give you a written pattern as well as a chart. i found this pattern a lot of fun, and wanted to share this pattern with all of you.

I found my self wanting a sweater right way.

repeating skull sweater

 

i could see this pattern used in so many ways, i had to share it 🙂

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ok now that you see the finished picture  lets get to it.

American terms used.

Hook J  and worst weight is what i used. I  know you will find the yarn and hook that works for you best.

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Here is the Chart if you rather, it is  in right hand.

 

repeating skull stitch chart

repeating skull stitch chart

 

Stitched used

ch~ chain

sc~ single crochet

dc~ double crochet

sk sts~ skip stitches

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Row 1: chain 18, dc in 4th from hook.

Ch 5, sk 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, ch 5, sk 4 sts, dc in last 2, Turn

right hand row 1

right hand row 1

 

 

left hand  row 1

left hand row 1

 

Row 2: ch 1, sc in same space as chain and next st, 5 sc in chain space loop, sc first dc, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in last dc, 5 sc in chain space loop sc last 2 sts. Turn

right hand row 2

right hand row 2

 

 

left hand row 2

left hand row 2

 

Row 3: ch 1, sc in same space as chain, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc next st, ch 5, sc in chain 3 space, ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc last st. Turn

right hand row 3

right hand row 3

 

 

left hand row 3

left hand row 3

 

Row 4: ch 1, sc in same space as chain,

ch 3, sc next sc, 4 sc in chain space loop, sc in next sc, 4 sc in chain space loop, sc next sc, ch 3, sc in last sc. Turn

right hand row 4

right hand row 4

 

left hand row 4

left hand row 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 5: ch 1, sc in same space as chain, ch 5, sk 3 sc, sc next 5 sts, ch 5, sc in last sc.

 

 

right hand row 5

right hand row 5

 

 

left hand row 5

left hand row 5

 

 

 

 

 

   One skull now complete.

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 Work Row 6 to start another set of skulls.

Row 6: ch 3, dc in same space as chain, ch 5, sk 1 sc, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc next st, ch 5, 2 dc in last st. Turn

right hand row 6

right hand row 6

 

 

left hand row 6

left hand row 6

       now repeat row 2 threw 5 to complete another skull.

           and that is it. 🙂

 

 

 

 

now your on your way to making Repeating skulls 🙂

 

i hope this Inspires  you to make repeating skull the next time your looking for a stitch to play with 🙂

 

 

2 repeating skulls

2 repeating skulls

 

2 repeating skull so you can see how the next skull will look if your making more than one in a row.

Notice 5 stitches skipped on the head with a chain 5, and 5 sc on top for row 5.

 

~ chain for repeating skulls~

chain ~18  = one skull  repeating.

chain ~ 26 = 2 skulls repeating

both are counting the chain only as 2 for your starting chain.

 

Repeating skull stitch sweater~ was made with 3 skeins of super savers red heart in worst weight yarn, with ~ J hook. chain was 58 counting my starting chain.  worked 8  sets of repeating skulls with 6 skulls in each row. 4 skulls in a sleeve row,9 sets on a sleeve.  worked flat in 4 pieces. sc ch 1, up sides and over shoulders. as well as along sleeves up to shoulder , then worked on to shoulder starting at arm pit to attach sleeves.

there you have it. 🙂  i hope to see your projects soon.  Happy hooking Shell 🙂

 

 

 

left hand

left hand

right hand

right hand