Beaded Lace Choker for Easter, Mother's Day, Anyday

Mar 29, 2010
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Author

Antialite aka Cynthia Rupp Luciene

Introduction

This is a fun to make choker that whips up in about an hour for those who have some experience with threaded crochet and beading.  Don't be afraid to try it if you haven't experience, it's really not difficult.  The hardest part is keeping the thread to stay where it's supposed to on the hook when drawing a stitch through a loop. 
This pattern has been tested only by me, several times.  If there are any errors in it, please contact me here

I think the chokers look way better in person than in the photos.  I'm really not very good at figuring out these new cameras.

Materials List

  • crochet thread size 10 ; a remnant ball of thread would do; any color
  • steel crochet hook size 7 (1.75)
  • 30 small beads just big enough the thread goes through
  • jewelry clasp,
  • or enough 1/8" ribbon to tie a bow and have a little left over
  • or a hook and eye (sewing notions)

Finished Size

one size;

work should be kept loose as to give the choker a bit of elasticity for stretching and a snug fit without constricting

Gauge

gauge not important, work should be kept loose

Notes

Special Stitches

  • bead ch = push up a bead into the chain stitch (will be on what appears the wrong side of choker but is actually the front so don't try to poke the beads through or force to be on the side facing you)
  • picot = ch 3, sl st into first of same ch 3 to make tiny loop

 

The Pattern

Work loosely as to give the choker some elasticity for snug fit.

After stringing beads, ch 98 plus 4 (total 102 ch)  The last four ch count as the first dc plus one ch

Row 1:  dc in fifth ch from hook,  *1 bead ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across
until 2 ch rem then ch 1, dc in last ch.  ch 1, turn.

Row 2:  sc in first dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, sc in ch 1 space, sc in next dc, ch 3, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch 1 space, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to end then fasten off, weave in ends.

Flower:
make bead ch, ch 1  (2 ch total including beaded ch)
sc around bead in first ch 6 times, join with sl st to beg sc   (6 sc around)
ch 1, (sc, dc, sc, sl st) all in first sc
(sl st, sc, dc, sc, sl st) all in next sc and in rem sc around  (6 petals made)
do not fasten off

Atach Flower, Make "Stem"
ch 2, bead ch, ch 2, bead ch
attach to middle of choker between two ch 3 spaces from row 2 (use sl st to attach)
sl st once more to one side of the last bead ch you made
ch 3, sl st in bead ch nearest flower (on "stem")
ch 3, sl st in first ch made following last stitch of flower
on back of work, sl st to opposite side of flower to finish 'stem' side
ch 3, sl st in bead ch, ch 3, sl st in last bead ch st; fasten off, weave in ends

Finishing touches
Attach with sl st to one side of "stem" to main choker  between the two ch 3 loops of row 2
ch 3, sl st into the first bead ch of "stem", ch 3 sl st into next bead ch of "stem"
sl st in back of work to other side, sl st into bead ch (closet to flower) ch 3, sl st into next bead ch (closest to choker)
ch 3, sl st into base of "stem"

sl st one side or the other into the middle st between two ch 3 loops to the side of the stem piece (see photo)
ch 6, sl st into base of stem at row 2,
sl st behind work to other side of stem piece, ch 6, sl st into st between next ch 3 loops on other side of stem piece.

ch 3, sl st into middle of ch 6 just made, ch 3, sl st into end of ch 6 just made (closest to stem) ch 3, sl st into second  bead ch of stem (closest to flower)
sl st behind work to other side, ch 3, sl st into base of ch 6 on same side, ch 3, sl st into middle of ch 6, ch 3, sl st into base of ch 6 (farthest from stem)

Fasten off, weave in ends.  If you want you can use the ends from row 1 (beginning) and row 2 (end fasten off) as a tie to close at nape of neck.  Or you can attach a hook and eye (sewing notions) or a jewelry clasp and ring on either end of choker.

You may distribute this pattern at will but you may not sell it.  Please use this link to distribute, thank you

Beaded Lace Choker / Necklace


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Comments

Lysadi wrote
on Apr 19, 2010 6:32 PM

Hi, I think it is a beautiful piece, and I am beginner in crochet. I am now finished with the main choker and the flower, but I have troubles with the "Finishing touches". In the instructions, I do not see how you end up having chains going up to the main choker from both sides of the stem, if you only attach once to main choker between the two ch 3 loops of row 2 at the very beginning? I follow the instructions closely (a number of times now!), but I do not get the same result as the one on the picture. I am trying so hard, and I really want to finish the piece, could you please let me know whether everything is correct in your directions? Thank you so much!

lynneclaytor wrote
on Apr 19, 2010 10:40 PM

DearCynthia,  It would be most helpful if a picture of your creation was attached.  The choker sounds adorable!

lynneclaytor wrote
on Apr 19, 2010 10:43 PM

So sorry, I didn't see the picture at first... it is adorable!!

anitalite wrote
on Apr 22, 2010 12:15 PM

Hi Lysadi, 

I will do my best to figure out what you are describing asap.  I made another couple of these and didn't see the problem you are talking about but I will go back and see if I can one more time.  lol.  I'm sorry for the confusion, I'll try to remember to follow my own pattern closely rather than let my mind tell me what to do and see what the trouble is.  Sorry again

cynthia

Lysadi wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 1:43 PM

Hi Synthia,

Thank you for your prompt reply. I will try to explain my concerns to make it easier for you:

1) In row 2, you have the following instructions: ... ch 3, *sc in next dc, sc in next ch 1 space, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to end. So, do you really have to have "sc in next dc" twice?

2) In finishing touches, you have: attach with sl st to one side of "stem" to main choker  between the two ch 3 loops of row 2. That's the start of crocheting "around" the stem, right? so, I do the following: ch 3, sl st into the first bead ch of "stem", ch 3 sl st into next bead ch of "stem", sl st in back of work to other side, sl st into bead ch (closet to flower) ch 3, sl st into next bead ch (closest to choker) ch 3. Until now, everything seems right. And then you say: "sl st into base of "stem". Should it really be into the base, not to the other side of stem? And if yes, when would you get to the other side of stem to main choker? The instructions read "sl st one side or the other into the middle st between two ch 3 loops to the side of the stem piece (see photo), ch 6, sl st into base of stem at row 2". So, if I really go into base of stem again, it starts looking completely wrong.

I apologize for all these questions, but I really want to finish this piece, I think it's really pretty the way you have it on the picture... Thank you so much!

Eightball wrote
on May 12, 2010 4:03 PM

It would be nice if there was a way to send the patterns/pictures to your yahoo google or any other email people use.

Eightball wrote
on May 12, 2010 4:03 PM

It would be nice if there was a way to send the patterns/pictures to your yahoo google or any other email people use.

jjacost wrote
on May 13, 2010 12:57 PM

Can you tell me where I can purchase [1" diameter hoop earrings (silvertone)] I live in a very very small town (Columbia, CA) and have gone everywhere I can think of and can't find them. I love your jewelry keep it up PLEASE. 

jjacost wrote
on May 13, 2010 12:57 PM

Can you tell me where I can purchase [1" diameter hoop earrings (silvertone)] I live in a very very small town (Columbia, CA) and have gone everywhere I can think of and can't find them. I love your jewelry keep it up PLEASE. 

Lysadi wrote
on May 13, 2010 2:40 PM
Lysadi wrote
on May 13, 2010 2:40 PM

I just bought silver ones for 6.99 at Ross. I also saw regular ones at Michael's.

anitalite wrote
on Aug 1, 2010 5:03 PM

I happened upon the hoops at a .98 cent & more store.  I just lucked out. They came in a package of many hoop pairs that are all graduated in size ranging from 3/4" to a much larger 2" and everything in between.   I was able to purchase a set of the silvertone as well as goldtone hoops.  Only trouble is, my daughter and I are allergic to metals - cheap metals make us break out and itch. 

There's a way around the cheapness in me, I just paint some clear nail polish onto any part that touches the skin and it makes a barrier between that nasty cheap metal and our ear lobes.  ha!  I just have to re-apply the nail polish periodically because it does wear off after a while.

 

@Lysadi ; I've been without a computer for several months, I truly apologize for the delay in answering your question about the "finishing touches."  If you are still having troubles please feel free to email me here:  Cynthia  BTW I am very happy you decided to give the earrings a try, I'm sorry for the confusion in the pattern instructions.  I've yet to figure out what you are having trouble with but I'm going to give it another look since I now have access to a computer that's online.  

 

cynthia

on Dec 10, 2010 7:27 PM

This is so pretty, thanks for sharing, I'm going to attempt one for my daughter's Christmas stocking :-)