Happy November Everyone!
Here we are in the full swing of the holidays…and I am loving every minute of it. 🙂
We have had some incredibly crazy weather here in New England…over the last 3 weeks, we have experience the remains of Hurricane Sandy, a Nor’easter which dropped about 6 inches of snow on us, and today…well today and this past weekend have been absolutely beautiful…in the 60’s, and a warmer breeze…this will probably be our last hurrah with the warm weather, before the bitter cold settles in, but glad we are getting a chance to enjoy it and that it has melted the snow we got last week, before more flies.
Enough about the weather…onto more festive things. 🙂
Next week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in the USA, so I have designed a simple pattern for you for this special holiday. They work up quickly and several can be made in one sitting. But before we move onto the pattern, I’d like to share about a tradition in our home on Thanksgiving Day. Either before we eat our Thanksgiving dinner, or after (depending on how things are going), we all share 10 things we are thankful for…I know it can seem like a tedious and long event depending on how many folks are here, but it is the reason for our holiday celebration, and we like to observe it by sharing that way. Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them. 🙂
One more thing, before we move onto the pattern I have for you this month…
If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you know that we had an internet radio station from April through September. Sadly the place we were broadcasting through closed their doors in October, and we were at a loss as to whether we should find another place to stream through or not. After much prayer, and discussion, we have decided to go forward with our station. We have signed up with a broadcasting and licensing place at the end of last week, and are currently working hard to get music uploaded. We decided with the time of year it is, and the holidays upon us, that we would put up all kinds of Christmas/holiday music, and keep that up until the first of the year. Our stream isn’t quite ready yet, but will hopefully be up within the next couple of days. If you are interested in wanting the link, once we are up and running, please let me know, and I’ll post it here for you.
If you are new to my blog, please know that I do need to approve any comments, but do try to do that as soon as possible. Also, I never used to be good at answering the comments, but have tried to be better about that…if any need answering that is. So please leave a comment. 😉
Okay, here is the pattern you’ve been waiting for, and I hope you enjoy it.
Simple Napkin Ring Crochet Pattern
©September 7, 2012
I used WW 4 ply variegated Cotton Yarn, but I think the pattern will work with WW 4 ply acrylic, or a solid color, if you’d rather.
Hook Size: F
CH = Chain
REP = Repeat
SC = Single Crochet
SK = Skip
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
Foundation CH and Row 1: CH 8, 1 SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1 Sc in each CH across, CH 1, Turn (7 SC).
Row 2: SC in first SC, CH 2, SK 2 SC, SC in next SC, CH 2, SK next 2 SC, SC in last SC, CH 1, Turn (3 SC, 2 CH 2 SP).
Row 3: 1 SC in first SC, CH 2, SK CH 2 SP, 1 SC in next SC, CH 2, SK CH 2 SP, 1 SC in last SC, CH 1, Turn (3 SC, 2 CH 2 SP).
Rows 4-19: REP Row 3, (3 SC, 2 CH 2 SP).
ROW 20: Do 1 Sc in each SC and CH across, CH 1, Turn (7 SC).
Join Row 20 to the other side of foundation CH with a SL ST in each SC and CH, (7 SL ST), Fasten Off,weave in ends, and Turn inside out, so the seam will be on the inside.
Weave in ends, and decorate with a ribbon and charm, or however you like, or leave as is.
Stay creative and be blessed! 🙂