Free Pattern – Crochet Napkin Rings

Ever thought of making your own crochet napkin rings?

These ‘braided’ crochet napkin rings are perfect for any occasion! You can make them in a single colour or using three colours for a more colourful look. You can match your yarn to the colour of your tablecloth or use a colour to match a celebration, like Christmas, Valentine’s or anything else!

This free crochet napkin rings pattern uses the crochet cables technique. You will find making this pattern easier if you already know how to make the front and back post double crochet as well as the front and back post treble crochet (US terminology).

Below the pattern written out in both US and UK terminology.

What you will need:

  • Cotton 4-ply or fingering weight yarn; I used Scheepjes Catona
    • The pale pink napkin ring is in Peach (523)
    • The ‘Christmas’ themed one uses yarn in the following 3 colours: Snow White (106), Hot Red (115) and Emerald (515) and
    • The ‘Valentine’s’ themed one uses yarn in the following 3 colours: Peach (523), Shocking Pink (114) and Garden Rose (251).
  • Crochet hook in size 3mm
  • A darning needle
  • A pair of scissors

For all you visual learners, here is also a video tutorial:

Pattern instructions (US terminology):

  • Chain (CH) 15 plus 1.
  • Row 1: Single crochet (SC) in the second chain from hook and across all remaining chains. You should have 15 SC. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 2: Place one back post double crochet (DC) across all stitches (15 stitches). CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 3: Make one front post treble (TR) crochet in the sixth stitch. Place another front post TR in the next four stitches (the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth stitches). Then you will work into the first five stitches that you skipped over. Make a front post TR in the first five stitches of that row to create your first cable. Place a simple front post DC in the last five stitches of the row. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 4: Place one back post DC across all stitches (15 stitches). Make sure you crochet into them in the right order so as to preserve the cable effect you created in the previous row. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 5: Make one front post DC in the first five stitches of the row. Then make a front post TR stitch in the last five stitches of the row. Then you need to work a front post TR stitch in each of the five stitches in the middle that you skipped over. You need to work the stitches in the back of the front post TRs that you worked in the last five stitches of the row. The easiest way to do that is to turn your work towards you and create some room to place your hook behind the stitches you have already worked. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 6: Place one back post DC across all stitches (15 stitches). Make sure you crochet into them in the right order so as to preserve the cable effect you created in the previous row. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 7: repeat row 3
  • Row 8: repeat row 4
  • Row 9: repeat row 5
  • Row 10: repeat row 6
  • Repeat rows 3-6 until you have completed row 18. Your piece should measure approx. 5.5 inches or 14cm.
  • With your yarn still attached, place together the beginning and end of your piece with the good sides touching each other. Bring your loop through the right side so you can work along both sides to join them. CH 1 and slip stitch across the 15 stitches on both sides to connect your pieces into a ring. CH 1 and bind off.
  • Weave in your ends using a darning needle.
  • Repeat to create as many crochet napkin rings as you want!

Pattern instructions (UK terminology):

  • Chain (CH) 15 plus 1.
  • Row 1: Double crochet (DC) in the second chain from hook and across all remaining chains. You should have 15 DC. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 2: Place one back post treble crochet (TR) across all stitches (15 stitches). CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 3: Make one front post double treble (DTR) crochet in the sixth stitch. Place another front post DTR in the next four stitches (the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth stitches). Then you will work into the first five stitches that you skipped over. Make a front post DTR in the first five stitches of that row to create your first cable. Place a simple front post TR in the last five stitches of the row. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 4: Place one back post TR across all stitches (15 stitches). Make sure you crochet into them in the right order so as to preserve the cable effect you created in the previous row. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 5: Make one front post TR in the first five stitches of the row. Then make a front post DTR stitch in the last five stitches of the row. Then you need to work a front post DTR stitch in each of the five stitches in the middle that you skipped over. You need to work the stitches in the back of the front post DTRs that you worked in the last five stitches of the row. The easiest way to do that is to turn your work towards you and create some room to place your hook behind the stitches you have already worked. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 6: Place one back post TR across all stitches (15 stitches). Make sure you crochet into them in the right order so as to preserve the cable effect you created in the previous row. CH 1 and turn.
  • Row 7: repeat row 3
  • Row 8: repeat row 4
  • Row 9: repeat row 5
  • Row 10: repeat row 6
  • Repeat rows 3-6 until you have completed row 18. Your piece should measure approx. 5.5 inches or 14cm.
  • With your yarn still attached, place together the beginning and end of your piece with the good sides touching each other. Then bring your loop through the right side so you can work along both sides to join them. CH 1 and slip stitch across the 15 stitches on both sides to connect your pieces into a ring. CH 1 and bind off.
  • Weave in your ends using a darning needle.
  • Repeat to create as many crochet napkin rings as you want!

Happy Crochet

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