Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pattern in Pictures: Crochet Necklace

Please note: This pattern is NOT mine. You can find the designer's blog here.

Now, onto the festivities. :D


Materials:
  • small amount of worsted weight yarn. (I used sport yarn and a larger hook)
  • G hook (4 mm)
  • 1-2 buttons
  • yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:
  • ch=chain
  • sc= single crochet
  • sl st= slip stitch
  • dc=double crochet
Necklace:


Ch 77.


sc in second ch from hook and in following 3 ch


Ch 76.


Making sure the ch of 76 isn't twisted, sc in last 4 chains.



Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sc. Ch 80.


sc in last 4 sc.



Ch 1, turn, Ch 84. Sc in last 4 sc.





Ch 3, sl st to the opposite corner. This makes the buttonhole used to close the necklace.




Flower:

make a magic ring and ch 3 (counts as first dc) [altenately: ch 4 and do 9 dc in the 4th ch from the hook]


9 dc in magic ring sl st to the top of ch 3. (10 dc total)


Ch 1. In next stitch work 2 dc.




Ch 3, sl st in first ch. (Hey look at that, you made a picot!)


work 2 dc in same st.


ch 1, sl st in next stitch work [2 dc, picot, 2 dc in following st]

Repeat around. It should work out to look like the photo. 5 petals total. If you want more petals, just multiply the number of petals you want by 2. That's how many dc you should start out with in your magic ring. (Or ch 4!) Just remember the first ch 3 counts as one of the dc!

Now just sew a button onto the end of the necklace that doesn't have the ch 3 at the end. You can also sew a button to the middle of the flower, but it's not mandatory. Sew the flower onto the necklace whereever you'd like it.


This pattern is very easily adaptable. I have a really massive neck, so a lot of times I'll use a bigger hook or even ch more to begin with. All you really need to have it the 4 sc on either end to make the tabs you sew the button onto to close it. I have it on good authority that this also works as a headband. :D Be creative and as always, send any questions or pictures to me at armyofowls@gmail.com.

8 comments:

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  5. I'm am a visual learner and just could not follow the pattern then I saw your tutorial and it all makes sense, so thank you for this! =)

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  6. You're welcome! I'm a visual learner as well. I like when patterns have an over abundance of pictures. I'm glad this could help you figure the pattern out! :)

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  7. Than you. Your explanation of this pattern is so much easier to understand than the author's. I have crocheted for 35 years and couldn't understand what she meant on row 2. The pattern is easy of course it's just the way she worded it that eluded me. Appreciate your breakdown.

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