I'm happy to be back, after a long Christmas break in Italy and some fun on Instagram!!!! ;oD
As you remember (here), I made some handmade gifts for friends and family members and today I've decided to share one of the patterns with you : did you like the crocheted necklaces ???
They were both gifted : one to my mum (the bold turquoise one, because she has beautiful blue eyes) and one to her sister, aka my auntie (the delicate yellow one .... not because of her eyes!!!!).
I made one for me (4mm hook and yarn from Sirdar WASH'n"WEAR), too, while checking the pattern for you to follow ....
You will need to crochet your own
- 4mm crochet hook (yellow version)/ 8mm hook (turquoise version)
- yarn : there are no restrictions! My yellow yarn is from KATIA MERINO BLEND (colour 19), while the turquoise yarn is from SCHACHENMAYR original MERINO SUPER BIG MIX (colour 69)
- a pair of scissors
- a yarn needle
- buttons as closure (mine are tweed fabric covered, from my friend Alison here )
- some pins and a suitable surface for blocking!
LOOPY NECKLACE PATTERN
Pick up your 4mm hook, make a slip knot on it and crochet 204 chains.
Insert hook in 2nd chain from hook and make your first single crochet (=SC).
Crochet other 34 SCs along the foundation chain. (you'll have a total of 35 SCs).
Now : 1 SC in next chain, chain 5, 1 SC in next chain (first loop)
1 SC in next chain, chain 10, 1 SC in next chain (second loop)
1 SC in next chain, chain 15, 1 SC in next chain (third loop)
1 SC in next chain, chain 10, 1 SC in next chain (fourth loop)
.... and this is what you will have on your hook .... the first 35 SCs and the four loops ...
You have to repeat the above pattern other 16 times !
You'll have a total of 17 groups of loops (68 loops!) when completed the repetition!!!
After the repetition, you have to crochet : 1 SC in next chain, chain 5, 1 SC in next chain
This is your last loop (#69!) !!!
After that, crochet 30 SCs, so that you reach the last chain of the foundation chain!
Make a loop for the button, chaining as many chains you need (it depends from the dimensions of your button) and then sip stitch in the first chain made for this loop.
Cut yarn, trim in ends and sew the botton on the other end of the necklace!
If you want to crochet a chunky version of this necklace, just change hook (8mm) and yarn and, obviously, something from the original pattern :
Chain 101 chains, instead of 204!
Crochet 15 SCs at the beginning of the necklace, while crochet 10 SCs at the end !
The loopy pattern develops differently :
you start and end with : 1 SC in next chain, chain 5, 1 SC in next chain
in the between, you are going to repeat the original 4 loops pattern only 8 times !
N.B. : the beginning and the end of the loopy pattern presents two close by "five chains" loops !!!
Another thing to consider, before wearing the necklace, is to block it ....
It's really curly when you finish to crochet it, but spraying some water on the necklace, pinned on a rubber board ... well it works!! Let it dry properly (you will just need one night to obtain that!) !!!
NOW you can proudly WEAR it!!!!!
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Today links : Link your Stuff! and Craft Schooling Sunday