Originally posted on Goodknits the following instructions are for crochet ornaments. Yarn is attached via single crochet around the wooden cabone ring and then a simple 2 row border is made.
2″ cabone ring (I used wooden ones by Boye)
3.75mm (F) hook
small amount (approx. 10 yards) of worsted weight yarn
Step 1: Covering the Ring
one: start with a slip-knot around your hook and grab a loop from front to back through the ring (two loops on hook)
two: yarn-over and pull through both loops on hook
three: grab another loop from front to back through the ring (two loops on hook)
four: yarn-over and pull through both loops on hook
Step 2: Repeat
Repeat steps three & four until you have 45 stitches around your ring. If you are going with a larger or smaller ring, make sure you end with a multiple of THREE.
Slip-stitch to first stitch, then begin border rounds.
Step 3: Border
Border Round 1: Ch 1 and SC into same stitch, ch 4, *skip 2 stitches, sc into next stitch, ch 4; repeat from * until 2 stitches remain. Ch 2, DC into first SC. (15 loops if you began with 45 stitches around the ring)
Border Round 2: Ch 5, SC into first ch-4 loop, ch 5, *sc into next ch-4 loop, ch 5; repeat from * around, ending with a slip stitch into top of DC of last round. (15 loops)
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Use those regular wire ornament hooks to hang them from your tree. Or string them up like a garland. Or make a mobile. Or use them on gifts. The possibilities are endless!