These crochet adorned necklaces were probably my favorite gift I made this past holiday season.
They were my favorite largely due to the fact that they were made from crochet cotton once owned by sweet Grandma Maria (a wonderful woman and adopted grandma from our NYC days who lost her battle with cancer). I knew my four BFF’s from NYC would appreciate the sentiment in the gift since she was their Grandma Maria too.
Basic (not perfect) Steps. Hopefully it’ll at least get you started. Play as you go along!
Supplies: #10 crochet cotton, size 7 crochet hook, open loop chain. clasps, jewelry pliers.
Bow – chain for about 5″. Follow with 3 rows of single crochet. Finish off. Fold piece into bow shape, wrapping middle with crochet cotton. Attach to chain at points using pliers to open and close links.
Scallops – Make 3-4 single crochets into 9 adjoining links at the center of your necklace (you basically are trying to fill each link with stitches). Turn. Slip stitch into all the stitches in the first link and halfway into the stitches in link 2. (Chain 5. Single crochet into the next link) 3 times. Turn. Single crochet across, filling each scallop with stitches (about 5 stitches each). Turn. Slip stitch into the first 3 stitches. (Chain 5. Single crochet into the next scallop.) 2 times. Turn. Single crochet across, filling each scallop with stitches (about 5 stitches each). Turn. Slip stitch into the first 3 stitches. Chain 5. Single crochet into the next scallop. Turn. Single crochet across, filling the last scallop with stitches (about 6 stitches each). Finish off.
Covered Chain – Starting at one end, single crochet into the top of the first link 4-5 times until it the link is 1/2 “filled” filled across the top. Continue onto the top of the adjoining link, single crochet into the top of the second link 4-5 times until it is filled across the top with stitches. Continue onto the top of the next link and all the adjoining links until they are all filled with single crochet stitches along the top of the chain. On the last link, single crochet around the entire link, turning the chain so the empty “bottom” of the chain is now at the top. Single crochet along each link, filling the empty 1/2 until you get back to the beginning.
All necklaces: Add clasps to make the necklace the desired length.