So I’m technologically challenged 🙂 I worked this tutorial up as a video clip but it’s in a format that isn’t supported by my blog so I can’t load it up here. So I went to the tried and true standby. The pictorial. And I put together a pretty nice one I think. But when I converted to pdf, the format was all messed up. So I’m sticking with the wps version. Sorry if the download is slow. Anyway, I hope this helps someone 🙂
Look for the blanket stitch tutorial by the end of the week. Hopefully on pdf 🙂 Have a great day!
Edited to add document contents for those that can’t access the above format 🙂
How to Single Crochet around a ring
Learning to single crochet around a ring can come in pretty handy. It is the method used to create the angel’s head in my Christmas Card Capers pattern. It is also the way you create hair scrunchies. So let’s take a look at how it’s done!
For this method, use a crochet hook that is appropriate for the weight of yarn you are using. I usually use a size J hook for worsted weight yarn.
To start, make a slip knot and place it on your hook. Hold the plastic ring in the same hand as your working yarn. Keep the working yarn to the back of the ring.
Insert your hook through the center of the ring and catch your working yarn.
Bring your hook back through the ring. You should now have 2 loops on your hook.
Yarn over. Pull the loop nearest the hook through the other 2 loops. This completes your first single crochet stitch.
Repeat these steps until you have filled the ring with single crochet stitches. This photo shows single crochet stitches covering half of the ring.
When you’ve gone all the way around the ring, you are ready to join your work. Insert your hook through the first single crochet you created (from front to back). Catch your working yarn and pull it back through the single crochet stitch. Pull the loop closest to your hook through the other loop on the hook. This completes a slip stitch and joins your stitches.
Fasten off and weave in the yarn tails. All done!