Chic and Lacy Thread Necklace-A Free Pattern

Have you ever wanted to work with thread but were too afraid to try? Or are you a fan of working with thread and love to make jewelry? The Chic and Lacy Thread Necklace is your perfect next project! This pattern is simple enough for a beginner who wants to dabble with thread and fun enough to make for the more experienced thread crocheter as well. The result is a beautiful chic necklace that you can dress up or down. Not to mention the option for adding beads could be a fun new adventure for you if you have never done it. Beads add a unique and alluring look to this necklace.
Chic and Lacey Collage wm
Photo credit to Sarah Murphy Collins and Betty Lewis of Butterfly Dreams Crochet and Crafts

 

Difficulty: Beginner

 

Materials Needed:
  • 12-120 yards of #10 crochet thread in one or more colors
  • B hook
  • Seed beads (optional
  • (2) 12 mm buttons (7/16 in)
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
Gauge: 24 dc= 4 inches
Stitch Glossary: Ch- chain, St- stitch, Sl st- slip stitch, Sc- single crochet, Dc- double crochet, Dtr- double treble crochet, WS- wrong side, RS- right side
Special Stitches:

Double Treble Crochet– Yarn over 3 times. Place hook into the designated st. Yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops 4 times.

Picot– Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from the hook

Notes:
  • If using beads, you must string them onto the thread before starting your project or new color.
  • To get a bead in the middle of the picot, add it after the second ch of the ch 3.
  • Beads can be added anywhere you desire.
  • Shell count and bead amount needed are included in the sizes listed
  • Base ch number is adjusted depending on neck size and desired tightness/fit of the necklace.
  • Necklace version is only slightly longer than the choker version. If wanting a longer necklace, find the length you desire from the other neck sizes.
  • Remember that this is a crochet necklace, not a metal one, so it will lay much differently than one you are used to. Expect this necklace to be nowhere as stiff as metal and allow for some adjusting to it to get it how you want it to look on you.
  • If you need a certain length different from those listed, the base for this pattern multiples of 10+3.

 

Sizes:
12 inch neck:

Choker: Ch 73

Actual length measurement: 12.35 inches

-7 shells, 49 beads needed

Necklace: Ch 83

Actual length measurement: 14 inches

-8 shells, 56 beads needed

 

13 inch neck:

Choker- Ch 83

Actual length measurement: 14 inches

-8 shells, 56 beads needed

Necklace: Ch 93

Actual length measurement: 15.75 inches

-9 shells, 63 beads needed

 

14 inch neck

Choker: Ch 83

Actual length measurement: 14 inches

-8 shells, 56 beads needed

Necklace: Ch 93

Actual length measurement: 15.75 inches

-9 shells, 63 beads needed

 

15 inch neck:

Choker: Ch 93

Actual length measurement: 15.75 inches

-9 shells, 63 beads needed

Necklace: Ch 103

Actual length measurement: 17.4 inches

-10 shells, 70 beads needed

 

16 inch neck:

Choker: Ch 103

Actual length measurement: 17.4 inches

-10 shells, 70 beads needed

Necklace: Ch 113

Actual length measurement: 19 inches

-11 shells, 77 beads needed

 

17 inch neck:

Choker: Ch 103

Actual length measurement: 17.4 inches

-10 shells, 70 beads needed

Necklace: Ch 113

Actual length measurement: 19 inches

-11 shells, 77 beads needed.

 

Pattern:

Row 1: (WS) Dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1). Sk next st. *Dc in the next st. Ch 1. Sk next st.* Repeat across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1). Sk next ch 1 space. Dc, ch 1 in each dc across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *Dc in the next ch 1 space. Dc in the next dc.* Repeat from *to* across. Dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch. Turn.  

Note: If wanting shells to be another color, change colors here.

Row 5: Ch 1. Sl st in the first st. *Ch 1. Sk 4 st. [Dtr, ch 1] 7x in the next st. Sk 4 st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with last sl st in the 3rd ch of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 1. * Sl st in the next ch 1 space. [Picot, sc] in each of the next 6 ch 1 spaces. Picot. Sl st in the next ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * across. Fasten off.

 

Button panels pieces:

Button hole panel

Row 1: With RS facing and shells pointed toward you, join thread with a sc to the top left side of the necklace. This stitch will be placed along the row end of the very first row. Continue working down the side of the rows, working 2 sc in each dc or ch 3. Ch 1. Turn. (8)

Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch 1. Turn. (8)

Row 3: Sc in the first st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next 2 st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. Sc in the last st. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sc total)

Row 4: Sc in the first st. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the next 2 st. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the last st. Ch 1. Turn. (8)

Row 5: Sc in each st across. (8) Fasten off.

 

Button panel

Row 1: With RS facing and shells pointed toward you, join thread with a sc to the bottom right side of the necklace. This stitch will be placed along the row end of the very last dc  row before the shells begin. Continue working down the side of the rows, working 2 sc in each dc or ch 3. Ch 1. Turn. (8)

Row 2-5: Sc in each st across (8) Fasten off.

 

Finishing:

Sew your two 12 mm buttons to the button panel, making sure they will match up with the button holes. Weave in ends.

Want some fun, different options for this beautiful crochet necklace?!
  1. Find the correct head circumference out of the necklace lengths listed, and use it as a crown for your little one!
  2. Skip row 3 and instead of adding the button panels, lace ribbon, yarn or lace through the double crochets in round 2 for a different look that you can tie behind your neck! You could even skip rows 5 and 6 as well for a simpler look.
  3. Make your necklace into a chic cuff/bracelet instead! You can opt to skip row 3 and lace ribbon through the double crochets on round 2 and tie it on your wrist or you can keep the button panels and close the bracelet buttons!
Alternative Collage WM
Photo credit to Sarah Murphy Collins and Deb Crossin

 

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