Project Description:Here's a free pattern for a trendy fashion necklace in thread crochet. This is a choker-style necklace featuring layered stitches and a lovely three-dimensional flower embellishment.
Crochet Hooks: Sizes D and E, or size needed to obtain gauge.
For the Choker Band, You Need:
- 2 skeins of embroidery floss in color A
- 2 skeins of embroidery floss in color B
- A pair of snaps or a pretty button to form the closure
For the Flower Embellishment, You Need:
- 1-2 more skeins of embroidery floss in colors that coordinate with colors A and B above. You could choose to crochet the flower in the same colors, or you could use contrasting colors instead.
- Small faux flower measuring anywhere from 1 ¼"-1 ½"
- Small brad or button for the center of the flower
- A needle for sewing the flower to the necklace
You can find appropriate flowers and brads in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store.
- Necklace Band: Finished size is 12.67" long by 5/8" high. This length is typically suitable for a pre-teen or young teenage girl; it may also fit a small woman.
- Flower Embellishment: Finished size is approximately 2 1/4" in diameter.
Since neck sizes vary, be sure to check the intended wearer's measurement before you begin crocheting. Keep in mind that the necklace should fit snugly, but not too snugly.
The starting chain is a multiple of 4 + 1.
If you'd like to make this necklace to fit a smaller child or an adult woman, it is easy to adjust the size by decreasing or increasing the length of the starting chain.
Please see my detailed notes on size adjustments for further information.
When working the layered stitch, 3 stitch repeats = 2".
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
Please don't let that scare you away from working this pattern, even if you don't think of yourself as an "advanced" level crocheter! This necklace is nothing more than a combination of basic stitches:
If you've confidently mastered all of those, you can handle working this pattern.
I've Labeled This Pattern "Advanced" Because:
- It involves putting these basic stitches together in a way that might be new even to skilled crocheters. Don't worry, though; I walk you through the entire project in a step-by-step photo tutorial. There are pictures of every single step in the process.
- The project is such a small size that you may find it challenging to hold onto the work.
Ch 77 using color A and a size E crochet hook. Switch to a size D hook before crocheting the rest of the project.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in every chain across the row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sc.
Row 3: Repeat row 2. At the end of the row, place a stitch holder or a safety pin in the stitch to hold it.
Begin the layered stitch. Work into the starting chain. Turn the work upside down and start at the right hand side, working from right to left.
Row 4: Using color B, draw up a loop in the first chain stitch in the starting chain. Working in the starting chain, make 76 evenly spaced slip stitches across the work.
Row 5: Continue using Color B. In this row, you are going to turn the work so that it is right side up again. Then work back across the row from right to left. (Ch 5, skip 3 sl sts, sc in back loop of 4th sl st.) Repeat sequence inside parentheses 18 more times for a total of 19 arches made of chains and sc sts. End off.
Row 6: Next, you're going to pick up at the top where you placed the stitch holder or safety pin. Remove the holder. Gently tug at the thread and undo the last step of the last sc. Then insert your hook into the 2 loops that remain. Change to color B by drawing up a loop to finish the last sc stitch in row 3. Ch 1, turn.
Work 2 sl sts into first 2 sc. The next stitch will also be a slip stitch, but instead of only working the stitch into the single crochet, you are also going to anchor the arch of chain stitches you created in row 5.
To do this, (insert your hook into the next sc as usual, then slip the stitches from row 5 onto your hook, then grab your thread with your hook and pull it through to complete the chain stitch. Work 3 more ordinary sl sts.) Repeat sequence inside parentheses all the way across the row.
At the end of the row, all the arches in row 5 should be anchored by stitches worked in this row.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Working in front loops of sl sts, complete entire row in sl st.
If you are going to create a button closure, do not end off yet.
Finishing the Necklace Band:
Button Loop: Ch 4, sl st to anchor the chain to the first foundation chain at the base of the necklace. End off.
Closure: Attach your button or snaps to the necklace band.
Weave in ends.
The next step is to crochet the flower.
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