Enchanting Necklace

Padded cord rings, an Irish crochet technique that can be a bit tricky, have been adapted for ease in this elegant, shapely necklace with focal pendant.

DESIGNER Kathryn White

FINISHED SIZE 181/2″ long (see Notes).

YARN Nazli Gelin Garden Thread Size 10 (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% Egyptian Giza mercerized cotton; 306 yd [280 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #700-09 beige (MC), #700-35 brown (CC); one ball each.

HOOK Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS St marker (m); 5⁄8″ button; needle and thread to sew button to necklace; if making traditional padding cords, non-working end of size G/6 (4 mm) hook.

GAUGE Each padding cord ring measures 3/4″ across.


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