Beaded Lacey Choker Necklace Pattern
Posted August 29, 2009on:
Note: This Necklace is for women, not for cats! Lola was just my temporary model. I took it off her right after the picture was taken.
Small amount of crochet cotton (size 10)
Size 1 metal crochet hook
Small beads (I used 3.5 to 4 mm size faceted beads) Amount required depends on the size of the necklace (see below)
Beading or large eye sewing needle
bdc = Bead double crochet: Thread over, insert hook into stitch, pull thread through, thread over, pull through 2 loops, bring bead up close to hook, thread over, with bead between hook and thread, and pull through remaining 2 loops. In other words, do a normal double crochet, but add the bead before pulling through the last 2 loops. The beads are on the opposite side of the crochet work.
Determining size: The length of my finished choker was about 12 1/2″. This was obtained by starting with a beginning chain of 81. You can add on in multiples of 4 if you want to have more of the beaded patterns. Or you could add on any amount of chains if you just want to have plain single crochet stitches on the back of the necklace to make it the correct length. Please ask me any questions in the comments section.
First thread the beads onto the crochet cotton with the needle. If the beads are big enough, they can be threaded easily if you stiffen the end of the thread with white glue first. For my size, I used 54 beads. It’s a good idea to string extras on, just in case.
Ch 81, (not too tightly, now). Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end (80 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 1: Sc in first 3 sc, *skip 1 sc, (1 bdc, 1 dc, 1bdc, 1 dc, 1bdc) in next sc, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc* , repeat from * to * for bead pattern stitch. (For my size choker, this pattern was repeated 18 times.) Sc in remaining 5 sc. (This is where you could make the choker longer if you didn’t want to add more bead pattern stitches.) Turn.
Row 2: Working along side of piece, 4 sl st along short edge. Ch 1, sc 5 in loops underneath beginning ch. *Ch 3, sc, sc*, repeat from * to * across. End with 3 sc . Ch 7 (or enough to fit around your chosen button) and slip stitch to sc on other end of short edge. Finish off.
Sew button with crochet cotton on end opposite loop. Weave in ends.
You might want to starch this lightly with a spray starch on the wrong side.