Mod Rings

May 16, 2012
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Create mod rings inspired the 1970s with elastic thread and bead crochet. You can whip up several of these easy crochet rings in an evening.


Designer: Jody Witt

Finished Size: Custom size. Elastic thread stretches to fit a variety of sizes.

Yarn: Stretch elastic jewelry thread (gold or silver). Available in the jewelry section of most craft stores.

Hook Size: 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: 36 size 6º "E" glass beads; yarn needle.

Gauge is not critical for this pattern.


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glassjules wrote
on Jun 7, 2012 12:52 AM

Ok, so I'm stumped on this one.  Picked up the supplies thinking this woudl be a fun and easy one I could do with my daughter, and am having a terrible time "seeing" the stitches as normal, given the elastic small thread.  Any tips?  

Natassa73 wrote
on Jun 8, 2012 1:18 AM

Very beautiful rings!!!

Even though it seemed like a quick and easy project for me, I find it difficult to have the result shown! Round 3 confuses me...

Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you

redsnake wrote
on Jun 20, 2012 1:40 PM

I love the rings! But though I thought to be pretty good at crocheting, I do not really understand the construction, especially round 2 and 3. Where are the 14 stitches to crochet in?? Please help or draw the row direction (is there a turn or not)???

flotip wrote
on Jun 24, 2012 10:02 AM

I have to echo the sentiments that this pattern, as printed, seems inexplicable. Can someone please illucidate? I really want to make these and, in fact, this pattern alone is was the reason why I purchased this issue. 

Natassa73 wrote
on Jul 2, 2012 3:05 AM

Any help? Some tips?

mooney3300 wrote
on Jul 4, 2012 7:50 PM

I am also confused with round 3! Any help would be appreciated

on Jul 6, 2012 2:22 PM

Hi Folks!

This ring is worked in a spiral from the center down, and it is not important that the places where the spiral gets bigger are spaced evenly. So, in Round 3, even though you should only have 7 stitches at that point, you work the (Bsc, ch 1) 14 times, making more than one bsc, ch 1 rep into each of the 7 stitches. You could work it evenly and make two stitches in each of the 7 back loops and chains, or place them unevenly, too, just so long as you do it 14 times! The next round is the same way. Enjoy!

Jody Witt wrote
on Jul 6, 2012 10:07 PM

Hi everyone - sorry you're having issues with the ring.  As easy as it is to read the pattern - the difficult part is 'seeing' the tiny stitches as they are pulled together initially.  If you can get the first 8 or 9 beads on it will be easier to see.

I have posted some step by step pictures on my webpage for the pattern start, this might be somewhat helpful.

http://www.cozicrafts.com/patterns.html

 

Jody Witt wrote
on Jul 6, 2012 10:09 PM

Sorry this is such a bear to get started!  The beginning is the hardest part.  After you get the first 8 or 9 beads on it gets easier to see the stitches.

I have posted some step by step pictures on my website on the patterns page.  (CoziCrafts.com)

 

Jody Witt wrote
on Jul 7, 2012 11:48 AM

Redsnake - at rnd 2 - you are increasing around continually - with a bsc and a ch 1 = 2 sts; as you go around you are crocheting into the bsc and ch 1 ---- if you just go round and round on each st - you'll see how the 14 sts get there.

(Rnd 1 - initial 3 bead ch - then you join into a circle.  From here you never "join" you are just increasing as you go round and round - )  (Rnd 2 - with a bsc & ch 1, 3 times you now have 6 sts - and the sl st from rnd 1 counts as 7)  (Rnd 3 - if you do a bsc and ch 1 in those 7 sts - you have 14) (Rnd 4 - you are just doing a bsc in each st around - not increasing anymore - till remaining beads are used)  (Rnd 5 - make the band & finish)

snewton wrote
on Jul 25, 2012 4:08 PM

I can't find the stretch elastic jewelry thread antwhere.  Most plaxes offer stretch cording, but I don't know what size will fit these beads.  Please help.  Thank you.

Jody Witt wrote
on Jul 26, 2012 5:48 PM

snewton------I get the elastic thread at AC Moore, Michaels, JoAnn or Hobby Lobby.  It's about a size 10 thread.  The brand name on the thread I've been using is Nicole Elastic for jewelry.  It's usually located where the beading stuff is.  I hope this is helpful. 

 

 

heidioh wrote
on Sep 24, 2012 10:03 AM

I'm also having a terrible time trying to figure this out even with all the above comments as well as the website.  I had a bit more luck going backwards, i.e., chaining 15 beads, joining in a loop and then working back to the center.  It still doesn't look right.  Any chance of posting a video????

Jody Witt wrote
on Sep 24, 2012 8:24 PM

heidioh - I will have to check on the possibility of posting a video.  I have some restrictions related to publishing and don't want to over step my boundaries.  You are welcome to send me a personal email and I will help you as much as I can.  cozicrafts@hotmail.com

annaweaver wrote
on Feb 14, 2014 1:26 PM

I echo the sentiments below.  Very difficult with tiny thread to identify back loop.

 

Jody Witt wrote
on Feb 14, 2014 7:25 PM

Annaweaver... Did you have a chance to look at the help page on my web site (www.cozicrafts.com/patterns.html )

  The stretchy shiny thread does make it harder to see the stitches.  Some worked this pattern with #10 thread and no beads to get the 'layout' and get a better idea of what they are looking at.  Remember it is the same as working IN THE ROUND.

 

i hope this is helpful........Jody 

Jody Witt wrote
on Feb 14, 2014 7:25 PM

Annaweaver... Did you have a chance to look at the help page on my web site (www.cozicrafts.com/patterns.html )

  The stretchy shiny thread does make it harder to see the stitches.  Some worked this pattern with #10 thread and no beads to get the 'layout' and get a better idea of what they are looking at.  Remember it is the same as working IN THE ROUND.

 

i hope this is helpful........Jody