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Topic: Cherry Blossom/Sakura necklace  (Read 26206 times)
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meekssandygirl
« on: April 06, 2011 10:34:36 AM »

It took me longer to write the pattern than to make the necklace Smiley

So here is my entry to the contest, a Japanese Sakura/Cherry Blossom necklace.

I hope you all like it!






PATTERN:

Cherry Blossom/Japanese Sakura Necklace

Finished length 19 inches, design size 6 x 3 inches

You will need:
Crochet hook size US C2/2.75 MM
Fingering weight yarn in: brown, light pink, medium pink, deep pink, celery green
small yarn needle
small sharp scissors
gel super glue (optional)

For toggle side, with brown:
ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in each of 6 sc (12)
2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next st, 4 times (12 sc)
slip stitch in next chain,
chain 8, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 6 times (this gives you the length for the necklace, you can add another ch 8 sc in 2nd chain from hook, or you could take one of those out to increase the length or decrease the length as needed)
end off, leaving plenty of yarn for sewing onto center design.

For loop side, with brown:
ch 11, sc in 11th chain from hook (this makes the loop)
chain 8, sc in 2nd chain from hook, 6 times (this gives you the length for the necklace, you can add another ch 8 sc in 2nd chain from hook, or you could take one of those out to increase the length or decrease the length as needed)
end off, leaving plenty of yarn for sewing onto center design.

Center design, with brown:
(this is the top part of the center design)
Chain 14, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in next 2 chains, do this 2 more times, then ch 11
(working back across this row, sc into each stitch (40 sc)
ch1, turn
slip stitch in first 4 sc,
(now working on smallest branch)
chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in last chain
Slip stitch into next 4 sc,
(medium size branch)
chain 9, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in remaining 6 chains,
Slip stitch in next 4 sc
(small branch)
chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in last chain
Slip stitch into next 4 sc,
(large branch)
chain 15, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stich in next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in remaining 5 chains,
Slip stitch into next 4 sc,
(extra large branch)
chain 9, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, chain 12, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook, slip stitch in next 3 chains, chain 10, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in next 4 chains, slip stitch in next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in next 3 chains, slip stitch in remaining 5 chains.
Slip stitch into next 4 sc,
(large branch)
chain 15, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stich in next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in remaining 5 chains,
Slip stitch into next 4 sc,
(small branch)
chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in last chain
Slip stitch into next 4 sc,
(medium size branch)
chain 9, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in remaining 6 chains,
Slip stitch in next 4 sc
(small branch)
chain 7, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and into each next 4 chains, chain 5, slip stitch into 2nd chain from hook and into each of next 3 chains, slip stitch in last chain
Slip stitch into last 4 sc,
end off.

Pink flowers

With light pink, ch 4, dc into 4th chain from hook, chain 3, slip stitch in same stitch as previous dc, (one petal made), chain 3, dc in same chain, chain 3, slip stitch in same chain, continue until there are 5 petals, end off, weave in yarn ends.
With medium pink (for the centers of the flowers), thread a small yarn needle, stick the needle in the flower from in front of the flower to the back and bring it back to the front again, leaving enough yarn on both ends, then tie in a knot (I knot it 2 times) cut yarn.

Leaves

With green, chain 6, hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc in next chain, sc in next chain, slip stitch in last chain, chain 2, slip stitch in same stitch, then working around end on underneath side, sc in next stitch, hdc in next stitch, hdc in last stitch, chain 1, slip stitch in same stitch, end off, weave in yarn ends.

Flower buds

With dark pink, ch 2, sc into 2nd chain from hook, chain 1, end off, leaving several inches of yarn on both ends. Take the 2 pieces of yarn and tie them together into a knot, the result will be a small bud, leave enough yarn for sewing onto necklace design.

Assembly, sew the toggle and loop strands onto the brown tree branch piece, one on each side. Glue (or sew, I prefer gel super glue) flowers randonly onto brown tree branch piece. Glue (or sew) leaves onto piece, sew flower buds onto brown tree branch piece.

Finished Smiley
« Last Edit: April 11, 2011 04:26:57 PM by meekssandygirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011 10:40:54 AM »

too lovely for words!  this totally rocks!
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Very beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011 10:52:50 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! SO beautiful!
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That is so pretty.  What a great entry!
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011 10:56:09 AM »

I love those cute little flowers!
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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! hitting this rocks!
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Gorgeous necklace.  Totally rocks!
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So lovely, perfect for this time of year, and the colours are beautifully distinctive.
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