Thursday, January 26, 2012

In which we present a pattern.

First, here are some blurry pictures of the necklaces I made for friends for Christmas:
I took this with my phone right before a gave it away.
Same with this one.
I got the idea for these because I wanted to knit a couple of Chevettes, but I'd run out of time. So, I decided I could probably come up with something that was similar, only in crochet. And so the kind-of-like-Chevette-only-in-crochet was born. (It's a working title.)

This is my first official-like pattern. So, should you find any mistakes (and you probably will) please let me know.

Yarn: Not very important, I'd go with cotton for the choker part so it doesn't irritate the skin. For the pictures below I used this, but that's just what I happened to have near me at the time.
Hook: I used a G, but use whatever works with your yarn.

Chain 5, sc in 3rd chain from hook, 2 sc, turn,
*Ch 2 (counts as first dc) skip first sc, 3 dc, turn
Ch 3 (counts as first tr) skip first dc, 3 tr, turn
Ch 1, skip 1, 3 sc, turn*

Repeat from * to * until long enough to just touch around your neck.
1 sl st, ch 7, sl st into the next stitch that is not a chain, fasten off. This will be your buttonhole.

If you have a button, sew it on to the other end and you are done with the choker part. If you are like me, and live in a button black hole, crochet your own thusly:

Magic loop, sc 4. 2 sc in each sc, (total of 8 sts)
sc, 2sc around, (total of 12 sts)
sc, dec around (total of 8 sts)
dec around (total of 4 sts)
dec around (total of 2 sts)
Fasten off.
You get something that looks like this:
I hope yours isn't as blurry as mine turned out.
Yes, it is kinda funky looking, not to worry. Take both the ends, thread them through a needle, and sew it on to the end of choker.  Weave the ends into the button.  You get this:
See? Much less blurry after you sew it on.
The choker, as modeled by two bottles of sparkling apple juice.
The flower:

Magic loop, sc 10, do not turn

Shell pattern:
Sc and hdc in the first stitch; dc, hdc, and sc in the next stitch.

Continue around until you get to the first shell. Sl st into the first shell, fasten off. Leave a 3 inch long tail.
Leaf (make two):
Chain 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc. You should be back at the beginning. Turn,
chain 1, sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st, finish off.

Sew the leaves to the back of the flower.
Pretend there are two leaves here.

Find a button (I used a bead - button black hole, remember?), and sew it to the flower and two leaves. Then slip the button in any of the spaces created by the triple crochet, or double crochet depending on the size of your bead button.

There you go.


Erin said...

Love the instructions and the pics to go with. You should call it a Crochevette.

MaryAnne said...

Lovely! I like Erin's name suggestion, too =)

seeherknit said...

Thanks guys. Erin that is the Perfect name! I'm going to use that from now on!