Pattern of the Week: Seagrass Necklace
The Seagrass Necklace is one of the more adventurous projects from Interweave Crochet Spring 2019. Not only does this necklace give you an opportunity to experiment with creating 3D crochet coral reef structures, but it also incorporates beads! This project is as fun to make as it is to wear.
Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson, the Seagrass Necklace does a fantastic job incorporating both form and structure. The necklace begins with a crocheted base worked in continuous rounds. Pieces are then crocheted separately and added to the base to create the necklace. You’ll love making pieces of kelp, coral, sea urchins, and sea stars to attach to the base. Follow the assembly diagram—or attach the pieces as you like it best. The project also incorporates five different color options. For the magazine, we chose all cool colors in subtle tones, but this project is the chance to go crazy with your color choices! Try bright reds, stunning yellows, or unique pinks. Better yet, find a picture of coral that inspires you and replicate the colors from the real thing.
Which colors will you choose to create the Seagrass Necklace for yourself?
Seagrass Necklace by Brenda K. B. Anderson: Pattern Details
Crocheted components inspired by coral reefs are arranged over a crescent-moon-shaped necklace in this show-stopping piece. The beaded fringe and hanging loops are worked into the edges of the necklace base. This is a fun project to customize; the components can be arranged any way you like, and Nazli Gelin Garden 10 comes in loads of colors, so your reef can be as one-of-a-kind as the real thing!
FINISHED SIZE About 20″ long, including chain bracelet.
YARN Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (affiliate link) (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% Egyptian Giza mercerized cotton; 306 yd [280 m]/ 1¾ oz [50 g] ): #700-32 (A-dark blue), #700 31 (B-light blue), #700-16 (C-dark green), #700-14 (D-light green), #700-52 (E dark purple), #700-51 (F-light purple), 1 ball each color.
HOOK Size 6 (1.6 mm) (affiliate link). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Stitch markers (m), 10 (9 same color, 1 contrasting color); embroidery needle that has eye small enough to fit through beads; beads to match color A
(220), B (60), C (11), D (22), and E (25); 4″ diameter plastic canvas circle, 1; 9mm jump rings, 2; 7″ chain bracelet with lobster clasp, 1 (sample used Darice #8231615); pliers and wire cutter; sewing pins.
GAUGE Rnds 1–5 = about 1″ in diameter.
Featured Image: Seagrass Necklace CREDIT:Harper Point Photography