Here’s a last minute gift idea that uses just a small amount of yarn (I used NaturallyCaronSPA in Naturally). Add your own personal finishing touches with beads. This is a very versatile project. Mine is just the right length for a necklace or a hat band. Make a longer one for a belt. It would also be a nice adornment for a bag. Each motif takes just a few minutes to make, so it really is a quick project. One ball of SPA makes about 3 necklaces, so make two for gifts and one for yourself!
designed byCarrie Carpenter
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TECHNIQUE USED: Crochet
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Completed necklace measures 1” wide x 23” in circumference
#0007 Naturally: 1 skein
One size US D-3 (3.25mm), or size to obtain gauge.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS : 7 8mm round beads of choice for center of flowers; approximately 56 #8 -#10 size beads; Yarn needle
GAUGE: 1 motif = 1.5” x 1.5” (prior to blocking)
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), FPdc (FPdc), Slip Stitch (sl st)
DIRECTIONS (Make 14)
Ch 6, sc in first ch.
Round 1 (RS): ch 6( counts as 1dc and 3 ch), [3dc in ring, 3ch] 3 times, 2 dc in ring, sl st to 3rd of 6 ch, sl st in next 2 ch.
Round 2: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 2dc in same sp, * 1 FPdc around each of the next 3 st, 3 dc in next corner sp, rep from * twice more, 1 FPdc around each of the next 3 st, sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
Block motifs prior to sewing. Block each motif to 1.5” x 1.75”. Sew motifs end to end using yarn needle and matching yarn. To sew together, line up the motifs evenly and place 3 stitches (using each of the 3 FPdc as a guide for each stitch.) Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly, if desired. Using single strand of yarn in same color, sew beads on as pictured.