Free pattern: Boho Crochet necklace
You know these extremely colorful boho style pictures on Instagram? I can’t get enough of the abundant colours and hyperbolic patterns, though personally my style is much cleaner and more minimalistic. Still I’ve wished to create something that fits into boho style so often, but until now I didn’t know how to implement the style into my creative world and not loosing my authenticity completely 😀 . You know, a cobbler should stick to her last, right? But I was badly looking for a summer pattern, fast, easy and light, preferably cotton.
I remembered the triangle stitch as I call it, a cool and geometric pattern, and actually the one that I used for the cover blanket of my german crochet book Happy Living. That was it! And when I met my friend the other day who wore this beautiful navajo necklace I knew what I had to do. A crochet necklace! I’d always wanted to crochet some jewelry but you know better than me how long a crocheter’s to-do- list usually is, right? So it never worked out. If I had just known that it took not more than 30 minutes to crochet one!
Some playing and experimenting, some trial and error – but at the end found my way and now the necklace is ready, the pattern written. In my eyes the perfect mix of ethno look but with a clean and reduced attitude. What do you think, isn’t it the perfect pattern for a lazy sunday at the pool?
All you need is no more than about 20 grams of sportweight mercerised cotton in your favorite color, 5 matching beads and half an hour spare time.
Let’s get started!
What you need:
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- Crochet hook 3.5mm (US E)
- DK Weight Cotton Yarn, here used Schachenmayr Catania in turquoise, No. 00397
First of all, slide 3 beads on the working yarn.
The triangle pattern is worked triangle by triangle. Perfect to determine the width of your work on the go! I decided to make the necklace 3 triangles wide.
3x (Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, treble in next ch)
Ch 7 (=1-3 turning ch, 4-7 for the first triangle), sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, treble in next ch. (first triangle of second row complete)
With slipstitch, join triangle just finished to top of last triangle of first row.
2x (Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, treble in next ch, join triangle to top of triangle one row below)
Row 3 – 6:
Repeat Row 2 another 4 times.
Ch 7, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pick up yarn behind next bead, pull through and finish sc, work dc in next ch, treble in next ch.
Join triangle to triangle one row below.
2x (Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, pick up yarn behind next bead, pull through and finish sc, dc in next ch, treble in next ch, join triangle to top of triangle one row below)
Now slide another two beads to the yarn and join yarn at the top right corner of the piece just finished. Work beaded sc (insert hook in st, pick up yarn behind next bead, pull through and finish sc.). Work a number of chains long enough to fit around your neck (40-50 cm). Join ch to crochet piece with another beaded sc. Be careful to place bead on the same side as the first one.
Weave in ends and block gently for a better result.
If you need some fast and easy crochet fun, this project is should definitely be your next!
I’d love to see your interpretations, so don’t forget to tag your project pictures #nickihirsch #crochetisthenewblack !
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