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

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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