Rings-a-Round is made of six lacy crochet rings joined to form a wreath. You can thread other flowers or stems through the little holes in the middle of each ring.
sc (UK dc)
1st Ring: ch 6, join with a sc into 6th ch from hook to make a ring.
SM this sc if you like so that you can see where to join at the end of this ring.
(Ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, ss into ring) 5 times;
ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, ss into joining sc - where we stitch marked - to finish the ring.
I strongly recommend that you now use a piece of yarn/thread to SM the back of the piece where you just joined, as this is where you will join your rings together at the very end. My plastic stitch marker kept falling out!
find a little loop at the back and pop your SM in there, makes things much easier:
2nd to 6th Rings:
To start each ring, ch 8, join with sc into 6th ch from hook to make a ring. Again, SM this sc if you like so that you can see where to join; ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1.
Ss into your new ring and pass your yarn under your work as you move around the ring at this point; (ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, ss into ring) 4 times.
Ch 3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, ss into joining sc.
Repeat until you have 6 rings.
Then ch 2.
Joining your rings: Arrange your rings with the right side of each ring facing you.
Just to check - you did work those last 2 ch didn't you?! More a reminder to myself :)
You're going to join into the back of the piece where you can see my dark blue thread:
Now pick up your work and ss behind the 1st joining sc - or thereabouts! - of the 1st ring, right where we stitch marked with that piece of thread. It's just by the two free chain that join this first flower to the second if you get a bit lost at this point!
If you find it too fiddly to crochet the join, tie off after those last 2 ch and sew it together instead.
Tie off and weave both ends securely around the center of the first flower.