Monday, March 23, 2020

Wildflower Necklace - free pattern

I've got another free pattern for you today - The wildflower necklace.

This one started out as a kit - the pattern and all the yarn you needed to make a necklace.



It's a great pattern for beginners who have mastered the basic stitches, and want to start working in rounds. It's also great for advanced crocheters who want to make themselves something quickly.



I love having one of these to wear to crochet events - yarn shows, even networking events - where I want people to see I'm a crocheter, but it's too hot to wear a scarf or beanie.

They would also be great as a craft fair item.

It also works as a teething necklace! One mum can wear, and baby can grab.

Wildflower Necklace was originally available in 5 colours, which were named after Australian native plants and flowers from the Muogamarra nature reserve - hence Wildflower necklace. My favourite colourway is Eucalptus. If you've been following me for a while, that won't be a surprise.



Yarn:
Scheepjes Catona, 100% cotton 25g / 62.5 m x 3 balls.

You can make your own colour combinations, but if you'd like to copy what was in the kits:
Ironbark – 106, 074, 501
Eucalyptus – 505, 506, 528 (pictured)
Native Orchids – 146, 208, 413
Waratah – 252, 264, 523
Muogamarra - 113, 385, 514


Hook: 3mm
Notions: Yarn needle, fibre fill, stitch marker.
Gauge: 2.5 cm = 8 sts x 6 rows of sc
Stitch legend: This pattern uses US terms and works in a continuous spiral. Use a stitch marker at the end of each row to keep track.

Abbreviations used:
sc   = single crochet
st/s = stitch/esinv dec = invisible decrease; hook into front loop only of two stitches to be decreased, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook.



Bead (Make 3)
Make a magic loop
Round 1: 6 sc into loop, pull to secure. (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around. (12 sc)
Round 3: *2 sc into next st, sc into next; rep from * around. (18 sc)
Round 4: *2 sc into next st, sc into next 2 sts; rep from * around. (24 sc)
Round 5 - 8: sc around.
Round 9: *inv dec, sc into next 2 sts, rep from * around. (18 sc)
Begin adding fibre fill.
Round 10: *inv dec, sc into next st, rep from * around. (12 sc)
Round 11: *inv dec, rep around. (6 sc)
With yarn needle, cinch to close. Fasten off, Weave in ends.




Cut two lengths of cotton, in any colour, 90 cm long.
Using needle, thread the two lengths of cotton through centre of middle bead, starting at magic loop and ending at final cinch.

Thread other two beads on to cord, with magic loop on the outer edge of each side (the magic loop and increase side of the bead will be the neatest)
Secure with a knot on each side of beads
Make your necklace adjustable. Tie a knot at each end, around the cord. Trim as needed.

Thanks again for reading,
Happy Crocheting
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No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs




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