New Free Pattern: Blooms and Leaves Necklace

New Free Pattern: Blooms and Leaves Necklace

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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

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Dress Embellishments

Dress Embellishments

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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.

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Eye Ball Ear Hangers

Eye Ball Ear Hangers

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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
scissors

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.

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