Under the Sea Necklace

Nov 14, 2008
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kristi wientge


This is a really easy, but beautiful pattern for a necklace. It makes a great last minute gift and never fails to impress! Feel free to use any beads, buttons, or whatever you are inspired by. I found these shell discs on clearance and bought several bags in various colours and everyone really loves it.

Materials List

Yarn: I used Crosheen thread no. 10 in chocolate brown. You don't need very much, but I always buy the economy sized ball so I always have it on hand for gifts.

Hook: 1/ 2.75MM

Beads: 16 large shell discs and 32 small shell discs (the web address on the package is: http://www.ribtex.com.au )

necklace clasp

needle and thread

Finished Size

The necklace is approx 14 in long.


The gauge is not important in this pattern. I do work the foundation chain tight, but not taught. you need to get into each stitch and make sure that it doesn't twist as you go along.

The Pattern

Step 1: thread clasp, 1 small disc, * 1 large disc , 2 small discs, repeat from * until 15th large disc, then thread 2 small discs, 1 large disc and 1 small disc and the other part of the clasp.

Step 2: chain 110

Step 3: add clasp and sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 30 chains.

Step 4: add small disc and sc in next chain *sc in next chain, chain 1, add large disc, chain 1 again, sc in same space as previous sc (add small disc and sc in next chain) twice. Repeat from * to last large disc.

Step 5: sc in next st, chain 1, add large disc, chain 1 again, sc in same space as previous sc, add small disc and sc in next chain.

Step 6: sc in the next 29 chains, add clasp and sc in next two chains. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Step 7: I like to also use a needle and matching thread to secure both ends of the clasps to the crochet thread.

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vangie29 wrote
on Dec 2, 2008 6:12 PM

This looks great! Think I'll give it a go!

on Dec 19, 2008 10:35 PM

This is really pretty! Thanks for sharing.

aphclp wrote
on Nov 21, 2009 4:09 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous. Been playing with ideas for combining chrochet and other materials for jewelry and this is just about what I've been thinking about. Thank you!

aphclp wrote
on Nov 21, 2009 4:11 PM


supercutie wrote
on Feb 23, 2010 10:30 AM

What a brilliant idea! I have a lot of those same shells, and buttons left over from my "plain T-shirt embellishment" days. This would be perfect. I'm still pretty new to Crochet, not sure I completely comprehend the instructions. I read it through a couple of times and give it a whirl.

Thanks for your genius and inspiration,


sherig47 wrote
on Mar 11, 2010 7:59 PM

Pretty sounds like it would fun to make I will give it a try. What company makes crosheen? Have you used any of the cotton crochet  thread?. I have several spools left form when I use to make doilies and tried to learn to tat.