New Free Pattern: Blooms and Leaves Necklace

New Free Pattern: Blooms and Leaves Necklace


Blooms and Leaves Necklace by lydienne

You’ll need:
1.25 mm hook/US steel hook 8
thread 100 % cotton size 20 (not much)
Rocailles beads (number = multiple of 3)

Before you start crocheting, thread all your beads on your yarn. I took 66 beads to create a necklace that will just fit over my head (about 69 cm/27 inches). If you’re not sure how many you’ll need, take some more. It’s better to have some in cache than to have to cut yarn and thread more.
*ch 7, dc4tog in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, take 3 beads and ch 1* repeat until desired length, join with sl st to first ch, fasten off, cut yarn


Dress Embellishments

Dress Embellishments


I bought this plain ruby dress with a wonderful shape for my figure, but I thought it could be improved with some crochet.

Since I didn’t find a collar I wanted to use I made up my own: The Leaves Collar.

I will write up the pattern, but it will take some time because we’re going on holiday pretty soon and we’re not going to have internet access.



Eye Ball Ear Hangers

Eye Ball Ear Hangers


The eye balls were actually part of the halloween glass hangers I made last year. A friend wanted to have them as earrings and I needed this long to complete them … But along with crocheting I wrote down the pattern. So here you go!

Eye Ball Ear Hangers by lydienne

small amounts of black, white and green (or desired color) yarn, I used acrylic
appropriate hook
yarn needle

Eye ball (make two)

in black
ch 2
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join round (6 sc)

in green (or desired eye color)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around in back loops only, join with sl st (12 sc)

in white
Round 3: *2 sc in one st 1 sc in foll st* repeat (18 sc)
Round 4: sc around (18 sc)
Round 5: *sc2tog, 1 sc* repeat (12 sc)
Round 6: sc2tog around (6 sc)
one more sc2tog
FO, leaving a bit of a tail

You can use the remaining yarn to attach the hanger.