Crochet-covered rings can be made into a belt or even an entire garment if you feel experimental and want real 1960s nostalgia.
For a beginner, working around a solid object like a curtain ring can be a way to keep the stitches even.
83cm (33in) long, or required length, plus ties
Dc to fit fairly closely around ring
Ch- chain; cm â€“ centimetres; dc â€“ double crochet; in â€“ inches
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Using yarn colour A, make a single knot on one curtain ring (this replaces the usual slip knot).
Insert hook in ring, pull loop through, yarn around hook and pull through loop on hook, *insert hook in ring, pull loop through, yarn round hook, pull through 2 loops (1 double crochet made).
Repeat from * 31 times or until ring is filled with stitches.
Fasten off, leaving an end to sew with. Thread this end on to wool needle and join by taking it over the first dc of the round, under the two top strands of the next dc, then back into the last dc of the round, so that it looks like the top of a dc. Darn in the first end, but leave the second free. Cover remaining large rings with B, C and A.
With C, cover 1 small ring with 20 dc, or required number of stitches, slip stitch to the first dc, make 150 chain, 20 dc, or required number, around second small ring, slip stitch to firs dc. Fasten off
Join two large rings by using the free end of one to stitch, on the wrong side, to a point opposite the free end of the second. Continue joining the rings in this way, then darn in the last end. Thread the tie through the end rings.