Friday, December 21, 2012

Flower Necklace - free pattern {updated}

Flower Necklace Tutorial
{Last Minute Gifts} 

Skill level: beginner/easy

Time: (less than) an hour

Gauge: not important for this project

*Yarn and hook: crochet yarn / 1.9 mm hook

Used terms: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st.), treble (triple) crochet (tr), half-double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc). 

* Tip: the yarn shown in the picture is 3 mm thick so the label suggested I use 1.9mm hook. Always consult the label on the skein because it gives information about recommended hook size.

For this necklace you have to make a nice foundation.

Chain 150 stitches.

When you come to the end, chain 2 more, turn work and make dc in the second ch from hook. Make dc in every stitch until the end.

When you come to the end, don't finish it. You are going to make a loop.

For the loop, chain 9, make a slip stitch to join the loop with the main body of the foundation, turn work and crochet in the opposite direction - single crocheting to fill the loop.

Here it is all worked down. When you come to the end, make a sl st. Cut yarn, tie a knot and weave the tail.

For the closure you may add a bead, a button or crochet a button.

For the button in the picture, I chained 4, made a sl st in the last to make a ring, crocheted 4 sc in the ring, continued by making a sc in every stitch for 2-3 rows.

Next -  the flowers.

Pattern for the flowers:
Ch 4 and join with sl st to make ring.
Round 1: 4 sc in ring, sl st with last sc to join
Round 2: *ch 4, 2tr, ch 4, sl st* in same stitch
Repeat round 2 for all 5 petals, but start the 2nd (and consequently the others by making a sl st in the new petal prior to making the ch4)

Cut yarn, weave ends.

Pattern for tiny leaves:

Ch 6
Row 1: ch 1, 1 hdc in first chain from hook, 1 dc, 1 tc, 1 dc, 1 hdc
You may end here. If you want to make a twin leave just chain 3 more and chain the leave pattern again. When you finish with the second leaf, cut it out,secure it, tie a knot and weave ends.

Attach the leaves to the flowers, and the whole set to the foundation and you are done!

You may work on your arrangement / design to suit your fancy!

Your gift will certainly be appreciated!

Isn't it lovely?
Enjoy it! 

UPDATE: if you want to donwload this to your computer, you can do so from ravelry


Unknown said...

It is SO lovely. I was going to make flowers the other day as embellishments and then went with paper instead because I'm lazy like that. But I really have to get into making more crocheted flowers so I get better at them. When I decide to do that, I know exactly where to come. :)

Elise Engh said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the pattern. I love it!

Papgena Made It said...

thank you for sharing this with us! it's a beautiful necklace!

Cheryl said...

It is lovely! Wowzers!

Angie said...

Καλή χρονιά για σένα και την οικογενειά σου!Βρίσκω το κολιέ σου πανέμορφο και μου δίνει υπέροχες ιδέες.

Sara said...

Lovely! Hope you won't mind me linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing this pretty pattern. :)

Anonymous said...

That is lovely. Happy new year to you xxx

Kay G. said...

I love these colors. That yarn is to die for.

Dolunay -Alanayarts said...

ne kadar şık olmuş!hediyeyi alacak olan sevinecektir.

Marilyn Mussman said...

Very cool. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Taelia88 said...

Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #22 :)
Have a great week!!

w.f.j said...

Nice one

Unknown said...

Obrigada, Maya Kuzman.