Napkin rings are such a cute accessory when decorating your table. This adds some homemade warmth and feels that everyone will enjoy it. I have read comments about this and they say it reminds them of the beach and it also gives off bohemian vibes and I loved that! That is why I decided to call it the waterfront napkin ring, it's like you are going to have a nice seafood dinner 😉
You can use linen napkins which I think would look AH-mazing and plus they are environmentally friendly but I was not able to find any so I found these cute napkin prints that you can use as well! Now, it is called the napkin ring nut it doesn't mean it should stop there, no, no, no, no. Add some silverware in there too for that extra BOOM! I was thinking the entire time, What Would Joanna Gaines Do?? Hahaha, But seriously, You can create such a wonderful table setting with some yarn and metal rings! How cool! And they are so unique! A conversation starter for sure!!
Feel free to use any type of yarn, I just really liked the natural cord, it comes in several colors. You can substitute the cord for a cotton yarn which would approximately match to a weight #3 yarn. I found all the materials I used at Hobby Lobby.
I hope you enjoy making this napkin ring as much as I did for my home! I am excited to share a few more designs soon for different napkin rings!
Feel free to post pictures of your finished projects and/or links to your shops so all can see! I love it when you tag me @arianaehall on all social media! Happy Crocheting!
- Natural Cotton Cord - 1.5 mm Thick (Can be subbed by cotton yarn weight #3)
- Steel Rings - 2 in - 3 mm thick
- 4.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle
- CH - chain
- SK - skip
- STS - stitches
- YO - yarn over
- Sl ST - slip stitch
- SC - single crochet
- DC - double crochet
The Napkin ring starts off by making single crochet stitches all around the ring. You will not have to fasten off until the end of the body of the napkin ring. Approximate measurements 8" X 3" - Fringe about 2" long.
you will chain and turn at the end of every round and chains don't count as a stitch.
Getting the "X" design is very simple and will make more sense as you start working them. The second double crochet stitch will go through the front of the previous double crochet to create the "X" effect that gives this napkin ring it's visual texture.
- CREATE A SLIP KNOT AND MAKE YOUR FIRST SC WITH THE METAL RING INSIDE.
- SC AROUND THE METAL RING UNTIL YOU HAVE 36 STITCHES. ( 36 )
- SC IN THE FIRST SC MADE AND IN THE NEXT 9 ST. CH 1, TURN ( 10 )
- SC ACROSS. CH 3, TURN (10)
- SKIP THE FIRST ST, DC IN THE NEXT. YO & DC IN THE SKIPPED ST TO CREATE AN "X" (through the front of the first DC), *SKIP NEXT ST, DC IN THE NEXT, YO & DC IN THE SKIPPED ST. REPEAT FROM * TO THE END. CH 1, TURN. ( 5 "X" )
- SC ACROSS. CH 3, TURN. ( 10 )
- SKIP THE FIRST ST, DC IN THE NEXT. YO & DC IN THE SKIPPED ST TO CREATE AN "X". *SKIP NEXT ST, DC IN THE NEXT, YO & DC IN THE SKIPPED ST. REPEAT FROM * TO THE END. CH 1, TURN. (5 "X")
- SC ACROSS. CH 3, TURN. ( 10 )
- SKIP THE FIRST ST, DC IN THE NEXT. YO & DC IN THE SKIPPED ST TO CREATE AN "X". *SKIP NEXT ST, DC IN THE NEXT, YO & DC IN THE SKIPPED ST. REPEAT FROM * TO THE END. CH 1, TURN. (5 "X") (right side facing you)
- SC ACROSS. CH 3, TURN. ( 10 ) (the wrong side facing you)
- FASTEN OFF AND WEAVE IN THE TWO ENDS.
- Cut 20 strands, 6 inches long.
- fold two strands together evenly and pull a loop through the sc from the back of the napkin ring. ( 10x) (the knot should be towards the front for a clean look)
- Trim until approximately 2 inches long.