Cast on Around a Band or a Ring

Adapted by LindaButler ©2015 from Single Crochet Around a Ring Instructions.

I use the following crochet cast on method and substitute the left hand needle for whatever I am casting onto for example a pony tail band or a ring. The example below shows “crochet casting onto a pony tail band”, I transfer every 3 or 4 stitches to dpn’s as I work around the band.

Crochet Cast On around a ponytail band
  • First make a slip knot and place it on a crochet hook held in your right hand, with the working end of the yarn running behind the knitting needle in your left hand.
  • Step 1: Catch the yarn with the hook from in front of the needle.
  • Step 2: Pull it through the loop on the hook to cast on one stitch.
  • Step 3: Move the working end of the waste yarn back behind the needle.
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3

Repeat steps 1-3 to cast on the required number of stitches.