Mademoiselle

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Other

Crocheted beads form the basis for this unique necklace, accented with embroidery, delicate crocheted chains and a très jolie bow closure.

One size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 1” wide (at widest point) x 19” long


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Comfort Sock (100 grs), #1734 Liquorice (A) and 1 ball #1815 Fruit Cocktail (B)

Crochet hook, size 2.75 mm (C-2)

One 1” piece black Velcro

Invisible nylon sewing thread

Tapestry needle

Sewing needle

2 Safety pins for markers

Straight pins (rust proof) for blocking


Gauge

26 sc’s = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in sc

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Bow

With crochet hook, using A, ch 98.  Turn.

Row 1:  Working all sc’s TBL, sc in 2nd ch from hook, then in each ch across.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2, hdc in each sc across.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each hdc across.  Turn.

Row 4:  Rep Row 2.

Row 5:  Rep Row 3.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


Back Band and Cords

With crochet hook, using A, ch 50, place marker, ch 80, place marker, ch 9 – 139 ch’s.  Turn.  Note:  Move all markers up as you work.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to marker, sl st in each ch to next marker, sc in each ch to end.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each sc to marker, ch 95, skip slipped sts to next marker, sc in each sc to end.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in each sc to marker, sl st in each ch to next marker, sc in each sc to end.  Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in each sc to marker, ch 115, turn; sl st in each ch back to first marker (this is the 3rd and longest cord), sc in each sc to end.  Fasten off.  Note:  The end of 3rd cord is left unfastened so beads can be added.


Oval Beads

Note:  To make specific colored beads from the variegated yarn, wind it around a piece of cardboard in a single layer and cut at breaks in color.  For this necklace, the green and blue sections were used.  Each bead made is one half of finished bead.

Large Beads (Make 4 blue and 4 green)

With crochet hook, using B, ch 6.

Rnd 1:  Hdc in back loop of 3rd ch from hook and in each of the next 3 ch’s, 3 hdc’s in next ch.  Turn so you are working on the opposite side of foundation ch.  Hdc in next 2 sts, 3 hdc’s in last st, join with a sl st in beg hdc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each of the next 4 sts, 3 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 3 hdc’s in last st, join with a sl st in beg ch-2.

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each of the next 6 sts, 3 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 8 sts, 3 hdc’s in last st, join with a sl st in back loop of beg ch-2.  Cut yarn and pull through.  Using crochet hook, pull the cut end of yarn through both loops of the st before the sl st.  Bring the yarn back down into the middle of the sl st.  Fasten off securely.

Medium Size (Make 2 blue)

Work same as large bead until Rnd 2 has been completed.

Rnd 3:  Ch , * sc in each of the next 7 sts, 3 sc’s in next st, rep from * once more, sc in last st.  Join in same manner as large bead.

Small Size (Make 2 green)

Work same as large bead until Rnd 1 has been completed.

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each of the next 4 sts, 3 hdc’s in next st, hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 3 hdc’s in last st.  Join in same manner as large bead.

X-Small Size (Make 2 blue)

Work same as large bead until Rnd 1 has been completed.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 3 sc’s in next st, sc in each of the next 5 sts, 3 sc’s in next st.  Join in same manner as large bead.


Finishing

Using tapestry needle and A, embroider 5 “Lazy Daisy St” petals in center of each green bead.  Hold 2 X-Small beads together and sew edges using sewing needle and invisible thread.  Note:  Leave small opening at each short end of bead so cord can be drawn through.  Repeat with each pair of beads.  When finished, you will have 2 large blue, 2 large green, 1 medium blue, 1 small green and 1 x-small blue.  Insert head of crochet hook into end of 3rd cord and thread beads onto crochet hook and down onto cord in following order:  x-small blue, small green, medium blue, large green large blue, large green, large blue.  Straighten out bead and make sure that cord is not twisted.  With RS facing, using crochet hook and A, join yarn in first st of short band (where cords join band) and work 1 sc in each sc to end.  Turn.  Work 1 sc in each sc to end, insert hook into free end of third cord holding beads and sl st, connecting the cord to the band.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends, reinforcing joining of cord and band.  Lay out necklace on ironing or blocking board and pin in place using rust-proof pins.  Spray with water, hand shape and allow to air dry.  Sew one section of the Velcro to RS at end of long band.  Tie the bow and sew to RS at end of short band.  Sew the second section of Velcro to WS of short band under bow.