Thursday, August 23, 2007

Crochet 101


This is the first Crochet project I've ever finished. I found that most people either knit or crochet well, but not both. There are exceptions... you may be one.
I have mastered the simple chain stitch and that's about it. It's probably the pattern reading. I loose track of where I am as soon as I put it down. Anyway, this is the project. Jewelry and needlework!

I used sterling wire. 28 gauge and a large J size crochet hook. Dyed fresh water pearls in celadon green and peacock. The cubes are a gemstone of some sort. I was distracted by the colour. Yummy!! There is also a smokey crystal that's hard to see in the photo, but it adds a hit of sparkle.

5 strands of wire at 6 feet each. Leave 2 inches. String 15 beads on and chain 3. Slide a bead down and chain three more. Work until the last 2 inches. This makes a 16 inch necklace. Do all 5 the same. Twist all the strands together and fasten off however you choose. I used a cone with a hook closer.

Really fun with great results. I will definitely make more of these. I may even put them on the Etsy shop if I ever get around to posting stuff up.

8 comments:

Sharon in Ireland/NZ said...

Crochet and beading! I really like the end result and with hat design you can use so many different colour combinations to get very different results - cool!

Ger said...

Oh Wow Holly. Those are really beautiful. Would love to try them myself, but not sure if I could.

Bari-tennette said...

Beautiful jewelry. It was great to see you and the family!

Bt.

Leigh said...

Holly, it's lovely! Gorgeous!

a simple yarn said...

Ooh, yummy stuff, Holly! Should have known that you'd excel in yet another craft skill....! Looks great.

diane said...

that is absolutely stunning!!

Worsted Knitt said...

Really love these! It's beautiful, and one would never know it's your first.

Rebecca (sustainable living in rural Ireland) said...

Wow, thats really very beautiful, so elegant, dainty, pretty. Aha, so since I'm terrible at knitting, perhaps it means I might be good at crochet!!!! I must try! Where did you come by those scrummy materials?

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