I made a beautiful clay pendant that I needed a frame for. I had some 28 gauge copper wire and a crochet hook size 1.0 mm. I began by crochet chain 3, then turn and 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook (US stitches). If you get confused between US and UK stitches, don’t worry. US double crochet is UK treble. Easy :)
Each round you increase by either 2 dc in each dc or every 2nd dc until the frame is the same size as your pendant.
Then I added an extra row where I did 1 dc in each dc and then I folded it over the edge of the pendant.
At this stage I am crocheting while the pendant is inside the frame and I crochet 2 dc tog with sc.
I fold the stitches over the pendant to hold it in place as much as possible.
I added some diamantin crystals to the dragon pendant.
Step 2. Take work off the loom. Crochet as follows one side: *10 loops tog with sc, fasten off, sk 10 loops*, repeat between ** to end. Crochet as follows other side: *sk 10 loops, 10 loops tog with sc, fasten off*, repeat between ** to end. Make sure the 10 loops together is directly opposite the 10 loose loops.
Step 3. Fold the 10 loops together diagonally across to opposite side 10 loops together and connect them with 3 x sc around the scs that held the 10 loops together originally (this is called a 10 loops tog fold). Fasten off. Fold all 10 loops together the same way. Crochet free loops together as follows: (3 loops tog with sc, ch 5) x repeat until you reach a 10 loops tog fold, ch 5, 3 sc in 3 sc, ch 5, continue crochet 3 loops tog with sc + ch 5.
Step 4. Crochet other side as follows: Attach yarn in 10 loops tog fold with 3 sc, ch 5, (3 loops tog with sc, ch 5) x rep until the next 10 loops tog fold, 3 sc in 10 loops tog fold, ch 5. Rep to end. Fasten off.
Step 5. Crochet border. Reattach yarn in 3 loops tog with sc, hdc in same st, 3 ch picot in same st, 8 hdc in every 5 ch sp, hdc + 3 ch picot in sc holding 3 loops together, continue until you get to 10 loops tog fold, then sk 1 sc, hdc + 3-ch picot in middle sc, sk sc, 8 hdc in 5 ch sp. Repeat until you have crochet border all around. Fasten off. Weave in end.
Attach a string of yarn in the outer 3-ch picots. Attach the strings together at the back of neck. Congratulations on finishing the Crochet Choker Necklace.
Bridal beauty tips
I was a bride in 2015 in beautiful Whitesunday Island, Queensland, Australia. :)
This pattern uses scrap yarn blend with Acrylic and Mohair in Pink and blue.
Crochet hook size 3.0
Over the cord crochet 12 sc, sl st in 1st sc to form a ring.
Round 1. Ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 3, sk next sc, *sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc*, repeat between ** around. (6 ch sp).
Round 2. Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 1, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in each 3 ch sp, sl st in 1st sc.
Round 3. Ch 1, crochet behind petals on previous round, sc around 1st sc of round 3, ch 4, *sc around next sc of round 3, sc around next sc of round 3, ch 4*, repeat between ** around, end with sl st in 1st sc.
Round 4. Sl st in 4 ch sp, ch 1, (sc, 7 dc, sc) in each 4 ch sp around, end with sl st in 1st sc.
Round 5. Ch 1, crochet behind petals on previous round, sc around 1st sc of round 4, ch 5, *sc around next sc round 4, sc around nect sc round 4, ch 5*, repeat between ** around, end with sl st in 1st sc.
Round 6. Sl st in 5 ch sp, ch 1, (sc, 9 dc, sc) in each 5 ch sp, end with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Crochet Leaves (make 5)
Round 1. Ch 8, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, ch 3, sc in 5 chs opposite side of foundation ch.
Round 2. Ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in 3-ch sp, sc in each of 5 sc opposite side of leaf.
Round 3. *Ch 2, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 sc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in 3-ch sp, sc in each of next 5 sc opposite side of leaf*, repeat between ** until you have 1 center point and 5 side points on side 1, end with ch 2 on 5th point on last side.
Round 4. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in 3-ch sp, sl st in any sc on Round 6 of Rose, sc in lame 3 ch sp leaf, sl st in next sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rep leaf 1 until you have 1 center point and 5 side points on side 1, end with ch 2 on 5th point last side, ch 2, sl st in point of previous leaf closest to flower. Turn. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in ch-3 sp, sl st around next sc on round 6 of Rose, sc in 3-ch sp leaf, sl st in next sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
With Black yarn make a little 4+ch loop on tip of leaf 1 and 5. String yarn through to use as necklace. This pattern will also look good as wall and/or window decor.
This crochet necklace is inspired by the beautiful beaches of Western Australia. I was fortunate enough to have 4 months in Mandurah and Busselton, Western Australia where my husband was working. I picked pippi shells on the beach and decided to turn them into a beach-crochet-shell necklace! Here is a step by step crochet tutorial how you can make your very own crochet shell necklace.
Free crochet necklace pattern inspired by the Beach.
Crochet hook size 2.4
Yarn: 100 % acrylic, brown color
Shells picked on a beach.
Crochet Necklace instructions step by step.
Ch 15, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Round 1. *1 picot in sl st, 1 picot in every 5th ch, sl sts between chs, sl st in top of 1st picot*. Do not fasten off. Ch 15, repeat between **. Ch 2, turn, sk 1 st other half, 1 sl st, *ch 2, sk 1 st on other half, 1 sl st in next st*, repeat 5 times. Turn. Sl st in nearest picot.
Assemble your crochet necklace as described below.
Put your shells inside. Repeat process until all your shells are inside the little pockets. Sl st across all of pieces to attach them. If some Shells are loose inside the pockets, sk 1 sts, and sl st in next st to tighten up.
Crochet Necklace pattern using hairpin crochet technique
This is a Native American inspired Heirloom Crochet necklace that I absolutely love. It is decorated with beautiful beads and a large feather. I used a feather bought in the craft store, however you can also use feathered found in nature.
This heirloom work has 44 loops each side. Use the widest option on the heirloom.
Round 1: 1 sc each loop until 3 loops each side: 3 loops together with 1 sc. 3 loops together every round (each sc ends up one loop above the last as picture 1 shows). After 44 loops each side remove work from heirloom.
Round 2: Connect 44 loops one side with 1 sc + 1 sl st in same sc. 1 picot in same spot (this is where you will attach necklace chain).
Round 3: Crochet across other side of the 44 loops as follows: 2 x 2 loops together with a bead. Use crochet hook size 1.0 to pull the 2 loops through the beads (see picture 2), continue until all 22 pair of loops have a bead on them. *Ch 5, insert hook through 2 loops, pull next 2 loops through previous 2 loops as picture 3 shows, attach with sc in loops you are pulling through*, continue across to end. Turn.
Round 4: Ch 3, picot, *sl st to next sc on top of 2 loops, ch 3-picot in sc*, continue across. Fasten off.
Optional. Attach feather. Insert feather through back of stitch and into bead.
Congratulations you have completed a heirloom intermediate crochet pattern.