Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harvest Button Napkin Rings


Sometimes when I'm in my closet gazing at fabric, I glance over at my yarn stash and feel sorry for the yarns waiting for the projects for which they were intended. This week I decided to get moving with these harvest button napkin rings (free pattern by Jennifer Dickerson). Measuring about 2" x 6" and stitched with a "K" (6.5 mm) hook, they come together quickly and utilize half double crochet stitches. Just add a button to finish.


From my stash I chose Vanna's Choice (Lion Brand) yarn in the harvest colors of rust, beige, mustard, honey, chocolate, and purple.


My crochet muscles are a bit unpracticed, but I really enjoyed the familiar rhythm of crocheting while I watched TV.


For the buttons I Modge-Podged bits of fussy-cut fabric onto plain buttons (the cutting wasn't too fussy - I think a ragged edge looks cute) and let them dry overnight. I used a tapestry needle and wiggled it around slightly to open up the holes through the hardened fabric. Then I secured the buttons to the rings with a needle threaded with matching yarn.

These are a gift for a friend -I hope they arrive in time for Thanksgiving!

Here is an excellent video on how to make these napkin rings!


6 comments:

  1. They are just lovely Linda, wish I could crotchet, its seems so relaxing. Love your choice of colors.

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  2. What a cute idea, and those buttons are great! Some days I think I'm about to be overcome with my yarn and fabric stash. It would really help if I knitted or sewed. :-)

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    1. What do you do with your stashes Pattie? Sometimes I think all I do is admire mine. ;)

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  3. Beautiful napkin rings Linda! Love the colours and the cute buttons you created! They make a marvellous gift! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  4. What a pretty gift! The bottoms are awesome. How do you clear the holes after using the Mod Podge? Very creative. I can't crochet and while I do know how to knit, I am not very skilled. Lucky you!

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    1. Bernie, I stuck a tapestry needle through the hole and wiggled it around slightly to open up the hole. I wish I could learn how to knit!

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