Thursday, February 28, 2019

Crochet Coral Necklace - free pattern

I still have a lot of this amazing Nako's Val yarn and was really into playing with it -rather than make a constructive project - like a sweater for example, but no, I had to make a necklace.
This particular piece is gorgeous in reality (forgot to wake up my modesty today - sorry about that!), and I am really pissed off with the camera for not being into it as much as I am.
It is easy to make it, so if you like it, here's the pattern:
With desired yarn and adequate hook (I used 3mm and DK yarn) chain as many as you want the ties to be long.  The pattern is for the necklace you see in the pictures, but you can customize it.
Note that the whole piece is made (as a whole) in 2 turns.
Start necklace tie: chain 60. Next curling.

First curl: ch15 and in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st.
Second curl: ch17 and in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st.
Third curl onwards: increase 2-3 stitches (or more) with each curl until you reach the longest you'd like to have. The curls in the center of my necklace are 30-32 stitches. After you reach the desired peak, start decreasing the curls' stitches.
When done curling, chain 60 for the other tie and join with the beginning.
Next, sc across in every stitch across the whole necklace. Finish it off.
Round corals


Coral 1:
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Rnd 1: sc5 in ring.
Rnd 2: sc2 in each st (10)
Rnd 3: sc1, sc2 in each st. (15)
Rnd 4: repeat rnd 3
Coral 2:
Ch 5 and join to make a ring.
Rnd 1: sc5 in ring.
Rnd 2: sc2 in each st (10)
Rnd 3: rep rnd 2 (20)
Rnd 4: sc1
(Rnd 5: sc1, sc2 in each st.(30)
Play with the number of stitches to make different sizes of these. Make as many as you like and arrange them around the curls and ties. Pin and sew them together.
I used different seed / cylinder beads to give the corals a bit of glam. Have fun!


  The downloadable copy of this pattern can be bought on etsy and ravelry.


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Wow Maya, you made such a beautiful necklace once again. I love the colors of yarn.

A Crafty Mix said...

LOVE IT Maya!!!!! Those colors, OMW, they're glorious. So vibrant and jewel-like.

Atelier Marie-Lucienne said...

Let your modesty take a day off - this necklace is absolutely brilliant! And why on earth is a necklace as extraordinary as this one not a constructive project!? It's gorgeous!!!!

Alhana said...

This necklace is gorgeous! All those eye-catching curls remind me of Medusa and her serpents hair. The contrasting coloured corals just add to its beauty. I am wondering whether this pattern will work with cotton yarn and give it a try.

Divya N said...

Its great to see you use a great array of colours. While I really like the twisted yarn necklace by itself without the embellished focals, I am curious to see the detail of the focals as I have see some beads/sequins in it

Mia said...

Beautiful, Maya! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Kisses!!!

Kate said...

You are so creative, Maya! This one is absolutely beautiful!!!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Michelle! I love the change of colors in this one!

Maya Kuzman said...

Well, it's not substantial For me Marjan. Because I have 3 sweater patterns started, and yet I chose to make something new instead working on them!

Maya Kuzman said...

On second thought, I might have named this one Medusa's hair. It would have matched my Mermaid's necklace .. hahahaa!🤣

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, Divya. I chose to embellish the corals a bir because they were desperately plain.

Maya Kuzman said...

Kisses back, Mia!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate!

Ginx Craft said...

What a super idea for a necklace. I love things inspired by the sea.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Ginx!

Eli R. said...

Una belleza de colores, precioso!
Eli R.

Fatima Romani said...

Mine will not be a necklace, it will be something to hang on the wall!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Eli!

Maya Kuzman said...

A wall hanging! That is a grand idea Fatima!

Kathy G said...

What a beautiful piece of art! Thank you for sharing