Friday, March 14, 2014

Crochet Mini Doilies {Necklace and Bracelet} - a free pattern

 I have a special treat for you today. A pattern for the mini doilies. The same one that was published in the Simply Crochet magazine - read about it here.

So with no further ado, roll up your sleeves and gather your hooks.

Pattern requirements

Skill level: easy

Time: 5 - 10 minutes for 1 doily

Yarn and hook: For the main body (the motif)of the mini doilies I used doubled embroidery floss to gain on density, but light and medium cotton thread / crochet yarn can also be used. For the border I used ecru crochet thread, size 30 (20 tex).   

Use a 1.9 mm (B1-E4) hook. However, if you use other sizes of yarn for this project, you should consult the label of your yarn/thread because it always gives information about recommended hook sizes.

Gauge: not important for this project.

Used terms: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st.).

Chain 5 and join to make ring.


Now this is important: DO NOT work into the ring! 
Start crocheting right away in the 1st st. 
That's how there won't be a hole in the middle.  

Round 1: 
Start by making 2 sc in the first stitch, and 2 sc in all the remaining stitches (10).

Round 2:  

2 sc all through the round (20) 
Repeat this round until you are satisfied with the size of the “doily”. End by making a sl st. For my necklaces and bracelets I usually make doilies of 2 to 3 rounds before I make the border. 

The border 

Insert ecru  in the next stitch.

*Chain 3 and sc in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end. When you come to the last stitch make a slip stitch into the very first stitch/ 3-chain you made.

This is the front...

... and the back. Neatly weave all ends.



To make this style of necklace (and any other you desire) you will need jump rings to join the doilies together. I marked the position of the jump rings for clearer understanding. When it is done, attach a chain to it.

For the bracelet, I usually use two jump rings to join them together lined up and add a small chain and adequate closure (usually a clasp).

For inspiration of other styles and color combinations, check my doilies here.

If you want to download this as a PDF file, you can do so here
If you decide to make them, I'd love to see them! Just drop me a note in the comments.

Enjoy your new jewelries!


Mindie Hilton said...

Super pretty!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am just learning to crochet and I would love to be able to make these! I will have my two crocheting girlfriends help me! thanks for the pattern!

Zana said...

Really pretty thanks or sharing the tutorial.

Unknown said...

These are amazing, thanks for the wonderful tutorial Maya. Every time you show us something I feel inclined to try some crochet as well, but somehow it will have to wait and I simply content myself with looking at your lovely creations instead!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty necklace!!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They are lovely. I like the necklaces with the four doilies. Very simple and sweet. Things for sharing! Best wishes, Tammy (P.S. as for the newscaster video, I hadn't seen it -- he probably though it was going to be worse. A 4.4 isn't really so bad I guess though I imagine any time the earth shakes it probably isn't such a good feeling :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful as always! Love the idea that you take the little mini crochets and put them together to make a bracelet and necklace. Very creative! Thanks for sharing on your #simplybebetsy gallery!

Sharon and Denise

Eska said...

I found you through craft gossip and am going to follow you now. I love the way you use crochet to make your shapes.

I've been crocheting since about 4th grade and it's nice to see a more creative uses for it. I make crochet brooches and hairclips from plastic bag yarn.

Carla Pereira said...

Thank you for the great tutorial. I love making crochet acessories as well, maybe one of this days I try and make something similar.
Kind regards from Portugal
Carla Pereira

Anonymous said...

Hi Maya! I loved this pattern in the Simply Crochet, and I'm in the process of making my own necklace now! I blogged about it here:
Now only to find a chain necklace to attach the doilies to ;) Thank you for this lovely pattern!