Thursday, May 26, 2022

Spring Meadow - free crochet necklace pattern

It's been a while since I've made some necklaces, and the nature has been so ravishing, it was easy to get inspired. Cue - my Spring Meadow Necklace.
Before I share the pattern, please note that: The written  pattern in its entirety along with the photos are for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures.

Yarn and hook: sport yarn of your choice and colors (I love working with Phil Cotton #3 and Tango) and a 3 mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3). Note that you can use whatever yarn size/ weight (and relevant hook for that weight ) you like/have at hand. That will only influence the size of your flowers. Hence, smaller weights will yield tinier flowers, heavier weights will yield bigger flowers.

Stitches (American terminology): chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), single crochet 2 together (sc2tog), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc).

Other: tapestry needle for weaving ends, sewing needle and thread for sewing the filaments, and scissors.  

 Night Cap Flower Pattern:
Foundation and round 1:
Ch4 and join to make a ring. Sc4 in ring. (4) 
Do not slip stitch to end rounds.
Round 2: sc2 in all sts. (8)
Rounds 3-4: repeat round 2 (16) (32).

Round 5: sc2tog all. (16)
Round 6: ch3 and sc in 1st st. Ch3 and sc in next st. Repeat this pattern around. (16 ch-spaces)
Round 7: When you finish the last chain in round 6, ch3 and sc in first ch-sp. Next, ch3 and sc in next ch-sp. Repeat this pattern around. When done, sl st into 1st ch-sp to end round (16 ch-spaces). This flower is done. Work the tails. 
Filament pattern: (leave longish beginning and ending tails) in contrasting color, ch12 and sl st in last st from hook. 
Insert filament through flower center, turn flower with the back up, thread one tail and slide it through (the closest) flower stitch. Do so with the other tail. Tie both tails in a double knot. Cut excess tails. If you don't want the knot to be seen (and I show that later), you can sew-cover that part with a small patch (cloth or felt), or sew the filament in the center so that it doesn't show at the back.

Bell Flower Pattern: 
Foundation and round 1:
Ch4 and join to make a ring. Sc4 in ring. (4) 
Do not slip stitch to end rounds.
Round 2: sc2 in all sts (8).
Round 3: repeat round 2 (16).
Round 4: sc1 in all (16)

Round 5: sc1 in first 2 sts, then sc2tog. Repeat this pattern around (12).
Round 6: Ch3, sk1, sc in next st. Repeat this pattern around. There are 6 ch-sps in the end. 
Round 7:  sl st into 1st ch-sp, and in that ch-sp, ch1 (counts as 1st sc), hdc1,sc1. Sl st into next ch-sp and repeat this pattern. When all ch-spaces are filled, sl st into 1st ch sp to end round. Work the tails. 
When working on your bell flowers, for diversity, make some of them without adding round 7. 
Necklace chain pattern
The necklace has a leaf and a loop for closure. For the leaf, ch7 and sl st into 2nd st from hook, next sc1, hdc1,dc1,hdc1, sc1 (one side is made), ch1 (and work the other side of the leaf in reverse pattern), then sc1, hdc1, dc1, hdc1, sc1, sl st in last st. The leaf is made. Now, ch40 (you may want to make the necklace shorter / longer, so here add / reduce chaining stitches), take the bell flower, insert the hook at its back, yarn over and make a sl st, continue chaining 10, attach the night cap flower (the same way as you did with the bell). Ch7 (or 10) and attach another bell, and so on. You can work on your own flower arrangement or use the picture of mine to create the exact one.

If you want to stack several bells together, then make 2 chains between each of them. Below, my arrangement again.

When you are done adding flowers, ch50 and then sl st in the 10th st from hook to make a loop. Try to see if the leaf goes nicely through it. If the loop is too big, than reduce the stitches for it (instead of 10, try with 8 or 7). 

I hope you enjoy working on this necklace and if you have question with the instructions, feel free to drop me a note in the comments.

The downloadable pattern is in my shops: etsy, ravelry.


Bella said...

What a sweet necklace! I especially love the tiny flower cups!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you, Bella! They are so cute, I will be using them again ;)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Such a sweet necklace. Your work is beautiful.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love this beautiful spring/summer necklace you created Maya.