At the moment, the tree at the front of our house is covered in beautiful cherry blossom. Such a lovely shade of pink.
Already the wind is covering the ground with a carpet of the pink petals, which is such a shame.
The colours of the 4 ply cotton yarn I bought recently reminded me of the blossom and that's what gave me the inspiration for this pattern.
So here's the pattern for the Blossom Napkin Rings:-
PDF version of pattern available, here.
You will need:
4 ply cotton in shades of dark pink, pale pink and cream ( I used DMC Natura Just Cotton)
seed beads in gold (I used 8 per blossom)
2.50 mm crochet hook
Please note this pattern uses English crochet terms
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet (please not that the American equivalent is a sc)
tr = treble (American equivalent is a dc)
dtr = double treble (American equivalent is a tr)
To make the napkin ring-
With the dark pink, crochet 27 chain, join with a slip stitch to form a ring. (You can always make your ring bigger by making the chain longer if you wish).
Round 1: 1 ch (doesn't count as a stitch), 1 dc into each ch, slip st into 1st dc. (27 sts)
Round 2: 1 ch (doesn't count as a stitch), 1 dc into each dc to end, sl st into 1st dc to join.
Rounds 3 -10: repeat round 2.
Fasten off dark pink.
Join in pale pink and sl st into every st to end. Fasten off.
Rejoin pale pink to foundation chain and sl st in every ch to end. Fasten off.
To make the blossom-
With the cream, ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: 3ch (counts as first tr), 14 tr into ring, join with a sl st into top of 1st tr. (15 sts)
Break off cream and join in pale pink.
Round 2: [(2 ch, 1 tr) in 1st st, 3 dtr in next st, (1 tr, 2 ch, sl st) into next st, sl st into next st] 5 times. Fasten off.
With dark pink work some straight embroidery stitches from the centre of the ring, vary the length of the stitches.
Attach some gold seed beads around the embroidery, I used 8 per blossom.
Attach the blossom to the napkin ring and that's it.
Quick and easy to make and just right for an afternoon tea party in Spring.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.