"Valentine Gift Idea"



My table napkin ring is a thoughtful Valentine gift idea that can be made by friends, or by children as a Valentine decoration for their parent’s dinner table.

These napkin holders add a real touch of elegance and romance to a table setting, whether they are holding a cloth napkin or a paper one.

The napkin holder is worked over a plastic ring. These can be purchased from a craft store, or you may have a curtain ring or something else around the house the right size. I used the seal from a milk bottle. If you choose this option, it is advisable to either trim the jagged edges, or wind tape over them before you begin crocheting.

If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

Materials: Plastic ring approximately 3.5 – 4cm diameter, white 8ply yarn, 3.5mm crochet hook, red sequins and/or beads, white thread and sewing needle.

Measurements: 8cm [3.25ins] from top to bottom.

Stitches: Chain, Slip Stitch, Treble, Double treble, Double crochet, picot [3ch, 1dc into 3rd ch from hook].

Valentine Napkin Ring

Work sufficient dc closely together around ring, joining last dc to 1st dc with a ss.

1st Round: * Miss 2dc, work 1tr into next dc, picot, [dtr, picot, dtr, picot, tr] in same dc, miss 2dc, 1ss into next dc. Repeat from * twice more. Fasten off.

Decorate with sequins and/or beads just below tips of picots.

If you enjoyed making this table napkin ring, you might also like to make my crochet headband, hair tie - napkin holder, red heart coin purse or valentine scarf.

If you would like to learn how to crochet quickly and easily, my “CROCHET MADE EASY” e-book gives complete step by step instructions and photographs to help you master this beautiful craft, along with tips and information on caring for your finished projects so you may have years of enjoyment from them. More information on my e-book contents page. HAPPY CROCHETING!

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