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« on: April 11, 2011 03:50:42 PM »

An adjustable necklace, inspired by spring and that Beatles song, "Here Comes The Sun...."

66 Glass E Beads
20 Glass 10/0 Beads
Color A -- Size 10 Mercerized 3-ply Cotton Crochet Thread
Color B -- Fingering or Sock Yarn
1 Jump-ring
1-inch mirror

Size 1/2.75 mm Steel Hook
Darning Needle to weave in ends

bHDC – bead half double crochet – push the bead against the hook prior to making a half-double-crochet
SL – slip stitch
bSL – bead slip stitch – push the bead against the hook prior to making a slip stitch
CH – chain stitch
DC – double crochet
sk - skip

Necklace –
Thread 60 Glass E Beads onto Color A
Row 1:  Leave a twelve-inch tail and begin with Color A -- *[CH2, (2nd CH doesn’t count),bHDC in first CH], repeat *29 more times, CH3, repeat * 30 more times, fasten off and leave a twelve-inch tail (123)
Row 2:  Leave a twelve-inch tail and begin with Color B – cast into the last stitch of Row 1, **(CH2, SL in first CH, sk bHDC of Row 1, SC in next CH of Row 1), repeat ** 14 more times, SL in next 3 CH of Row 1, repeat ** 15 more times, fasten off and leave a twelve-inch tail (63)

Medallion –
Thread 20 Glass 10/0 Beads onto Color B
Round 1:  Magic Ring 20 SC – continue to work in the round (20)
Round2:  bSL in each SC (20)
Round3:  HDC in each bSL, fasten off and weave ends in (20)
Round4:  cast on Color A, SC behind each HDC, insert mirror (20)
Round5:  CH3 (counts as DC), sk the next SC of Round4, *** (DC, sk), repeat *** 8 more times (10)
Round6:  SL on top of 10 DC, fasten off and weave ends in (10)
Rays:  cast on Color B into any DC of Round 5, ****(CH6, SL in 4th CH, CH4, SL in HDC of Round3 below the next DC, CH6, SL in 4th CH, CH4, SL in next DC of Round 5), repeat **** 4 more times, fasten off and weave ends in (total of 10 rays)

Open the jump ring and insert through the 1st and 3rd center chains of ROW 1, then around any DC of the medallion, and close the jump ring.

Clasp –
Either end of the necklace has two tails.  Thread 3 Glass E Beads onto both tails of each side.  Make a knot to lock the beads in.  Make a circle with the necklace by crossing both ends over each other so they overlap.  With Color A, wrap the overlapped strands with 10 SC, CH1, and turn slightly to work 1SC between the base of each existing SC, CH1, SL in first SC made, fasten off and weave ends in.  Try the necklace on and shorten as needed by making knots closer to the clasp, then clip off any excess yarn.

« Last Edit: May 11, 2011 07:10:19 AM by Balatong » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011 05:26:51 PM »

The necklaces coming out of this crochet challenge are superb!  Awesome work-I am in awe!  Thanks for the directions, and for the inspiration.   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

BE the change you wish to see in the world-Gandhi
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011 07:25:33 PM »

so pretty love the colors. perfect for this challenge because the winner is gonna appear in a summer issue of the mag and this screams summer
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011 06:45:06 PM »

Love the little mirror! Such a cool idea for a pendant.
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