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As a daughter of an ex-upholsterer, I have upholstery stuff all over the house. Some are still in pretty big quantities, like curtain rings. 
I believe that there are many things that can be done with rings, one of the things that came to my mind right away was coasters!
My problem was: how can I keep all the rings together?
The answer that came to my mind was simple...crochet!

I am going to show you how to make a flower shaped coaster simply joining together a few rings.
You can play with rings and create any shape you like! You can see all the ones I made above.

Happy crocheting! 
 
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Step 1: What you need

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  • 7 curtain rings (or any other kind of pretty large rings) 
  • cotton thread n° 3
  • crochet hook n° 4 - 1.75
  • white glue
  • scissors
The sizes of the rings, thread and hook are all up to you, you don't necessarely have to use the ones I wrote here.

List of stitches:
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet - sc

Step 2: First row of single crochets

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Let's start taking the thread and crochet hook and make a slipknot.
Now take a ring and make as many sc as you need to cover the whole ring with thread - you must work all around the ring. There is not a a definite number of sc because it very much depends on the size of the ring you are using.

When you finally finish to cover the whole ring, make a slip stitch in the first sc.

Step 3: Last row of single crochets

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Chain 1 and make another row of sc, all around the ring, on the sc you made previously.
When you end the circle, make a slip stitch in the first chain and close everything, cutting the thread.

Cover all the 7 rings this way.
sdbigguy1 year ago
This is really interesting. I was wondering if you could do it as a room divider or would it be to heavy. Love the look, keep up the great work!
lindarose92 (author)  sdbigguy1 year ago
Thank you so much! I love your idea! The weight all depends on the rings, maybe you can find rings in lighter materials too. I think the plastic ones weight less. Let me know if you do that, I would be so curious to see your project! :)
antoniraj1 year ago
cool...
lindarose92 (author)  antoniraj1 year ago
Thanks!
ravenking1 year ago
Wow. This is so beautiful!
lindarose92 (author)  ravenking1 year ago
Thank you very much! :)
haboo sosi1 year ago
wow... what a lovely and super easy progect.thanks for sharing it with us
lindarose92 (author)  haboo sosi1 year ago
Thank you so much!
This is so cool. I will definitely show this to my Mom who likes doing needlework. Might sugg3st she try bigger ones for fancy place settings.
lindarose92 (author)  psycophonic1 year ago
Oh yes, you can make any shape and size you want :) Thank you!
I was waiting for the fiber arts contest just to see yours and emily's entry, knew you 2 would come up with something awesome. great work, my grandma loved your coasters :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
Aw thank you (again!!) :D I made these coasters some time ago and I read that the fiber arts contest was coming up so I decided to wait for it to publish them. I am so glad that your grandma liked them! :)

ps: have you noticed that the Make it Glow contest has just begun too? We should start having fun with lamps again! :D
You're most welcome! fingers crossed for you and emily!

ps: yes, I've seen the make it glow contest, the prizes are great and I'm sure the entries will be too! I haven't come up with anything yet!
I was just checking out this amazing project when I read that :) Thank you so much!

Oh, and I should say, someone is working on an entry for the make it glow contest :)
lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput1 year ago
lol I made something a few weeks ago that I haven't published yet and I think it would be good for that contest :D but I think that we will all have plenty of time to play with lights from now on! :)
And yes, the prizes are really great!!
yeah, we have plenty of time for the contest. Playing with lights is amazing, just love the art of shadow and light :)
You're welcome emily! I'd love to participate in the make it glow contest, have to come up with something very soon :)
zurichko1 year ago
This is way cute! Great job! You got my vote.
lindarose92 (author)  zurichko1 year ago
Thank you so much, it means a lot! :)
Good done Linda!
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
Thank you!!