Friday, January 18, 2008

Adjustable Ring Video

So, here is a video of how to do the crochet adjustable ring. Most patterns don't call for doing the ring as adjustable so you need to adjust your pattern. Typically they look like this:
To Make:
[first line]Ch [chain]4,sl st [slip stitch]in 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1:Ch [chain]3(cts[counts] as dc),5 dc in ring.Join with sl st [slip stitch] to 1st dc(6 dc[this is telling you how many stitches will be in your ring]). [words in this color are added by me to clarify]
So, from the above pattern if you were going to do the adjustable ring you would skip the first line. Based on the second line (labeled Rnd 1) do the adjustable ring with your first stitch being 3 chains then 5 more double crochets in the ring. Pull the tail-end to close your adjustable ring and slip stitch your last dc into your first dc (which, in this pattern is the 3 chains--you would do the slip stitch into the top or 3rd chain stitch you created).
Edit to add:
Oh yeah, when you are doing anything round it will start as a disc. You will do increases to make it bigger. While doing the increases (by doing 2 stitches in 1 stitch) your disc will be flat. The flatter the better. Once you stop doing the increases your disc will start to get sides to it and start rounding out (after about 2-4 rounds of no increases).
And here is a video of it (not of the above pattern, that would have made too much sense). As a warning, I bite my nails and I don't take care of their beds. Oh and I have a nasty cut on my thumb from a knife incident a few nights ago:) Enjoy, hope this helps.

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Shelly said...

Gosh! You did such an amazing job staying focused, and saying *what* needed to be said! I'd be cracking up at myself...first, I despise my voice! second...what i mean to say doesn't come out the same way. I'd mean "hook" and say "fork" or something!! LOL

The Wades said...

i don't get it. :)

Donna said...

Thank you for this video! I've watched it a bazillion times and am finally getting the hang of it (I'm a slow learner.)

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO MUCH for this!
I've finally gotten the hang of this thanks to your video and my helpful assistant DH (he was the official "rewinder"). I only "got" it after watching over and over again and I wouldn't have had the patience if DH was not with me!

Anonymous said...

you're amazing. my new crochet hero. thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this video!!
After reading countless tutorials and still being unable to make one I gave up then came across your page - FANTASTIC!!
Thank u thank u thank u !!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this video! I spent over 2 hours looking at different websites attempting to make this. After about an hour of watching your video I got it down! Now time to attempt my amigurumi!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your super informative video! Reading the instructions was getting me nowhere, but after watching your video only twice I was able to successfully do it! =D THANK YOU!

Regina said...

WOW, thanks for all the nice comments. i don't know how many are legit since they are mostly anonymous but if i helped just one frustrated crocheter then my silly video was worth it ;)

~* Tracy *~ said...

OMG ~ your tutorial is perfect. I got it first go so it must be pretty good. Thank you for taking the time and effort to make such a clear tutorial. So much easier than trying to work out step by step pictures. I crocheted along with your video and it worked a treat. I really appreciate it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Am bookmarking this so I can refer to it again in the future :)

Jill Douglass said...

Thanks so much!