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Let's Crochet A Sparkly Circle Necklace!

Updated on February 18, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Here's A Pretty Summer Sparkly Circle Necklace To Crochet!

Summertime is fast approaching! We're all dressing in our spring finery and the sandals are out to play. This wonderful time of year makes me think of pretty hats, breezy sundresses, and the only thing needed to fancy up that outfit is a beautiful statement necklace!

Here is one where you crochet individual pieces, adding a pretty crystal or gemstone to each, then crochet together. This is a very nice take-along project because you can pack up your thread, hook, a few crystals and your cabone (plastic or wood) rings and go! That is exactly what I did this weekend on a quick trip to Kansas City to see relatives and friends for Memorial Day. Anytime I had a free minute I'd grab my little ziploc bag of goodies and crochet a couple more pieces. They do work up quickly and it's lots of fun watching your necklace grow! Next I think I will do matching earrings because that would just be adorable.

Grab your hook and come crochet with me!

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Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks, No. 8/0.90mm
Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks, No. 8/0.90mm

Simply the best crochet hook ever, in my opinion!

 

What You Will Need

Choice of fine crochet thread - I used vintage thread that is approximately size 20 and very shiny, and some Kreinik embroidery threads in silver and gold.

You can also choose to find some beautiful embroidery thread such as Kreinik and use that, as well as two strands of DMC embroidery floss held together.

Crochet hook in size 8 -10, depending on your preference.

Plastic cabone rings in 1/2" and 1.5" sizes. Available in crochet supplies departments of craft stores.

Your choice of crystals or gemstones, sold anywhere jewelry making supplies are sold

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How To Make The Magic!

The basic, plain design easy enough for beginners!

Attach your thread with a single crochet around the large cabone ring. Fill the cabone ring with single crochets until it appears nice and full with all the ring covered, yet not overstuffed.

Chain 3, then cut your thread leaving about an 8" tail. Run thread through your crystal or gemstone and attach with a tight SC. Ch 3, bury thread in a SC on the ring. Ch 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made (loop made). Fasten off, weave in end, and secure with glue or nail polish.

Make desired number of the 1/2" cabone rings to complete the length of necklace you want. Make two more small pieces and set aside for earrings!

NOTE: I made my design attaching the dangling moonstones with coiled copper wire. To do that, cut a 1.5" piece of copper wire. Coil one end. Slide gemstone onto wire. Run through the dangling ch 3. Coil other end of wire until gemstone is securely against crochet.

Putting The Necklace Together! - (Treble Crochet Skill Required)

Make starting loop. Slip stitch through large crystal or bead of choice, pulling thread down taut. Chain desired length before first circle. SC in top edge of circle. *Ch 5, TRC in left side of circle. TRC in right side of next circle. CH 5, SC in base of ch 5 just made. Repeat from * attaching each circle. Chain the same amount as starting chain. Ch 20, SC in 20th ch from hook (loop made). Fasten off.

Optional Attachment Method (not shown)

Attach your same or contrasting thread in any SC on cabone ring. *CH 6, TRC in base of ch 6 just made. CH 1, crochet a SC through hole of your crystal or gemstone. Ch 1, SC in base of first ch 1 (bead attached). Ch 6, TRC in base of ch 6 just made. SC on ring in next SC. CH 1, skip 1 SC, repeat from *. Continue in pattern all ring. Join with sl st to base of first petal. CH 7, attach to SC on next cabone ring. Complete necklace adding each individual piece until necklace is your desired length. End with ch 7, attach to large cabone ring. Fasten off, bury thread and secure.

NOTE: If you want a short necklace that does not just slip over your head, you will need a clasp. Attach thread to end piece, ch 7. SC through hole in chosen fastener. SC back on last ring. Fasten off and secure end. Repeat on other end of necklace with other part of fastener.

NOTE: If you want a short necklace that does not just slip over your head, you will need a clasp. Attach thread to end piece, ch 7. SC through hole in chosen fastener. SC back on last ring. Fasten off and secure end. Repeat on other end of necklace with other part of fastener.

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A Word About Thread Selection...

You can choose any thread you like to make this necklace. It will look better if you stay with similar thread sizes so that the pieces all appear consistent.

CROCHET!

The Most Important Thing

Bury your thread very well on the back side of the individual pieces so they won't show. When I'm making jewelry, I like to bury the thread then dot it with a bit of clear nail polish to hold it securely.

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    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      What a lovely project for summer, Sheila! :)

    • kovid7 profile image

      kovid7 4 years ago

      Yeah it's cool to have a creative summer project and I will definitely show this lens to my small siblings. well done. Keep it up.

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