I am a huge science fiction fan and I watch a lot of Star Trek while I crochet. In the starting credits of Star Trek: The Next Generation there is a passing shot of Saturn, it is such a majestic and beautiful planet with its ombré rings.
The starting credits with Saturn in it always makes me smile, so I decided to design my own little ringed planet that I could have on me at all times. My little ringed pocket planet can be in any color that inspires you and is teeny enough to fit in your pocket with your keys.
25 yards of Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn! Sport (DK weight) in the shade Ivory Tweed
C (3mm) crochet hook
11 stitches and 11 rows to measure 2×2 in (5x5cm) over single crochet using a 3mm hook or size needed to obtain stated gauge
2″, including rings
Saturn Crochet Instructions
Rnd 1: Make a magic loop, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc 8 into the ring. Pull the short tail to close the magic loop after the first rnd. (8)
Rnd 2: *2sc* X8. (16)
Rnd 3: Sc 16. Sew in the end from the magic loop.
Rnd 4: *Sc, 2sc* X8. (24)
Rnd 5: Sc 24.
Rnd 6: * Sc, sc2tog* X8. (16)
Rnd 7: Sc 16.
Rnd 8: *Sc2tog* X8. (8)
Rnd 9: Fasten off by threading the yarn through the final stitch, then into the top of all final stitches and pull the thread to close the gap at the top. Sew in the end.
Rings of Saturn
Create the ring of Saturn by surface crocheting around the diameter of the planet.
Rnd 1: Insert your hook into any stitch on rnd 5 and draw up a loop, ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) and *Sc 2, 2sc* X8. (32)
Rnd 2: Sc 1, *2sc, sc 3* X7, 2sc, sc 2. (40)
Cut yarn leaving a short tail, draw the yarn through the first stitch and then sew in the end to secure.
Finish your Keyring
Attach a short length of yarn to the top of the planet and attach the keyring. Sew in the end.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: RUTH HAYDOCK
Ruth Haydock is a Knitting and Crochet Designer from the UK, now living in Australia. Ruth’s mum taught her to knit in 2008, just before she started university and then a few years later taught her how to crochet. Throughout the years, knitting and crochet has been a constant in Ruth’s life, helping her to overcome depression, find purpose and to become the person that she is today.
Her designs are inspired by her travels abroad and her love of science fiction movies and TV shows. Her most popular designs include her knitted and crocheted Globes and her Knitted Solar System Pattern and Spheres, which are available on Ravelry. Ruth’s designs have been featured in Simply Crochet, Your Crochet & Knitting Magazine and Knotions magazine.