Blooms and Leaves Necklace by lydienne
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
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.
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
Eye ball (make two)
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)
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.
Such an easy project, it only took me a bit more than one hour to complete it and I used less than one skein SMC Catania. Didn’t make it for myself, but I did the model job for the picture. You can find this great pattern here. By the way, thanks to the designer for sharing it for free! 🙂
These earrings are for myself. I made them from the pattern in the current Crochet Today issue. They look a bit different from the originals because my earrings are 1 cm larger in diameter. But I even like them more this way.
Another fruity pair of earrings. You can find the pattern on Ravelry. It was a really easy and
Then I found an unfinished marshmallow bunny. I made him into a keychain together with his favorite dish.
And finally, I made this chap stick purse for a friend who supports our local soccer team.