Tiny puff stitches form a chain of delicate “beads” with simple flower embellishments. Easily customizable, this necklace can be a special occasion showpiece, or an everyday wardrobe staple. It’s great for gifting and craft fairs too!
I’m releasing this a day early, just in case anyone needs a last minute gift idea for Mother’s Day. The pattern was designed for the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 (#HolidayStashdownCAL2016). If you’re not sure what that is, you can learn more in this post from the Underground Crafter. With this CAL, you can clean out your stash and end up with some beautiful items for holiday gifting, plus there are some really nice giveaway prizes to be won. The schedule of new patterns will ramp up as we get closer to the holiday too, so it’s a great time to join.
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Dew Drop Necklace
- 30-50 yds size 10 Crochet Thread in a metallic silver color
- Size B / 1 (2.25 mm) hook
- Size D / 3 (3.25 mm) hook`
- Embroidery needle
- Small pendant or charm
- 1 jump ring
- Necklace clasp
- Small beads for the center of the flowers
Intermediate – Easy stitches, but I’m calling it intermediate because it’s done in thread.
Customizable to any length.
Gauge is not important for this project. If you feel your stitches are coming out too tight or too loose for your taste, feel free to change hook sizes.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc3tog = single crochet 3 stitches together (see special stitches)
- puff = puff stitch (see special stitches)
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- rnd = round
- yo = yarn over
- There are many ways to customize this necklace: Use a clasp for a short necklace, or make it long enough to go over your head. Add beads or other decorations as desired to the center of each flower. Try using different color thread for the flowers too. Use your choice of pendant or charm on the drop part of the necklace, or change them out for different looks. You could even make an extra small flower and attach that to the bottom instead of a pendant!
- While this pattern is written for thread, it would also work well in a fingering weight yarn, for a more casual look.
- Sc2tog and sc3tog tutorials by Oombawka Designs
- Puff Stitch Tutorial by Moogly (note she uses a different number of loops in this tutorial).
Single Crochet 3 stitches together (sc3tog): (Yo and draw up a loop) in each of next 3 sc, yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
Puff stitch (puff): (Yo, insert hook into specified st or ch, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close.
Flower mount: Work the following 3 rows where indicated in pattern below. This forms a little circle that you will be sewing a flower onto later.
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc3tog.
Drop: With smaller hook, Ch 2, puff in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 1, puff in top of last puff) twice, ch 5, work flower mount (for center flower).
Left side: Ch 5, puff in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, puff in top of last puff, ch 4, work flower mount, ch 4, *puff in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, puff in top of last puff, ch 4, repeat from * until desired length is reached. Fasten off, leaving a relatively long tail in case you need to adjust later.
Note: For sizing adjustments, feel free to add a few extra chains to the end if needed. I made mine about 10.5 inches on each side, from the marker to the end.
Right side: With smaller hook, join thread with sl st in the top of the sc3tog from row 3 of the center flower mount. Work the same as for left side, being sure to do the same number of repeats.
Small Flower (make 2):
Rnd 1: With smaller hook, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 2: Turn, *ch 2, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop) 5 times, yo and pull through all 11 loops on hook, ch 2, sl st in same st (petal made),** sl st in next st, rep from * 5 times more, ending at ** on last repeat, fasten off. (6 petals).
Large flower: With larger hook and with 2 strands of thread held together, repeat instructions for small flower.
- Sew flowers to flower mounts, with large flower on center mount, as shown below. If desired, sew beads into the center of each flower. Weave in flower ends.
- Using the starting tail, sew a jump ring securely to the end of the drop, and then weave in the tail. Do not attach a pendant yet.
- If not using a clasp, hold the ends of the necklace together and make sure it fits easily over your head. If it does, tie/sew it together at the back and then weave in the ends. If it does not, you can add a few extra chains on each end first, or use a clasp instead
- If using a clasp, tie or sew the clasp on using the ends, and then weave in the ends.
- At this point, it’s a good idea to wash your necklace gently and lay it out flat on a towel to dry. This will help take out any kinks and relax any areas that are twisting a bit. For a little added stiffness, try using some liquid starch.
- Once the necklace is totally dry, attach a pendant or charm of your choice to the jump ring.
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