Pattern: Flower Ring

Recently, I have been branching out into crochet apparel to try my hand at some new crocheting techniques and practice different types of stitches. It has been really fun to “make clothes”. I really love seeing amigurumi accessories and one project that inspired this post was a pattern for a wearable amigurumi bunny head ring that I came across a while back. Unfortunately, it has been such a ways back that I can no longer find the original blog where I found the pattern! 😦 But I did get to make two rings and they have been really fun and cute accessories to wear.  If anyone is aware of who the designer for this ring is, I would love to know so I can put up a link to her original post 🙂

I own a pretty, chunky flower ring and I thought it would be a great idea to combine the two concepts into a wearable crochet flower ring. This project is great for using up scraps or that small amount of yarn from when you almost  used up a skein. I went for a regular flower appearance with some of my leftover green, yellow and pink yarns. In this case, I specifically used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Fern and Rose Pink, and Loops and Thread Impeccable in Butterscotch. I think it would be really fun to play around with different colour combinations so choose whatever you fancy!

I had so much fun creating this ring! It was my first time using puff stitches, which I discovered there are quite a few ways to create. I played around with the size and look of my puffs, so PLEASE NOTE that the “puff stitch” used in this pattern may not necessarily be the same as a puff stitch used in another pattern. I also wrote the pattern in a “basic” pattern form, but feel free to use any  preferred techniques that achieve the same result.

Crochet Flower Ring

Finished Size: Approx. 4.5 cm (1.75 inches) – width of finished flower. Size of band will vary depending on your finger size and should fit snugly. The pattern below fits an approximate ring size of 4-5.

Materials:

  • Size F hook (3.75 mm)
  • Worsted weight yarn in yellow, green and your choice of petal colour.
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

  • Worked in two pieces with a row for the band and joined rounds for the flower.
  • I recommend using foundation hdc when creating the band to adjust the ring size more easily.

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain (stitch)
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Hdc = half double crochet
  • YO = yarn over
  • Rnd = Round

Band 

Using green yarn

Ch 9.

Row 1: In 3rd chain from hook, hdc across in each ch (7). Fasten off and leave a tail to sew the two ends together to form the band. Weave in loose ends.

Flower

Start with yellow yarn.

Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Switch to petal-colour yarn with a sl st to join ends.

Rnd 2: *Ch 3. YO and insert hook within same stitch as the slip stitch and just made 3 ch. **YO and loosely pull up yarn as tall as the height of your 3 ch **. Repeat ** 2 more times. YO and pull through all loops on hook. Chain 2 and complete the puff stitch with a sl st into the next chain*. Repeat * 4 more times. For the last puff stitch, place the closing sl st into the same sl st from the beginning of the round. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Tie off and weave in loose ends. Using the long tail from the flower, attach the flower securely to the joined part of the band. Weave in loose end and your fabulous new ring is complete! 😀

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I love how the puff stitch gives each petal a bit of a curl and more “body”, making it look more three-dimensional. You might have noticed that the number of sc that you start with in Rnd 1 will determine the number of petals on your flower, so you can also play around with the number of petals. There are so many variations to try and I would love to see your creations!  😀

This pattern is an original pattern by Alvina of Addicted to Ami’s (January 2016). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern. 

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