Crocheted Flower Necklace

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I’M BACK! And I am so excited to share with you this necklace using last week’s crochet flower pattern. This project merged my two current crafting loves right now, crochet and jewelry making. Don’t let it fool you, it really isn’t that difficult to make (I think I may be getting the hang of those jump rings…finally). I LOVE how it turned out, and I hope you do too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Directions:

Start by crocheting your flowers from the skeins of embroidery floss, using the pattern I showed you last week.  For this necklace you are going to need 10 flowers (you can get at least 3 flowers per skein of floss).  Be sure to make the starting tail about 4 inches long, because we are going to use this to attach some beads, but weave in the other end when finished.

To add beads, split the threads of the floss, so you have 2 sets of 3. Thread your needle through one set.

 

Pull you needle to the front of the flower, and attach beads. I attached 3 beads 1 at a time, making a stitch around the center of the flower between each bead.

 

Pull the thread back through the center of the flower, and tie off using the other set of thread, and trim.

Continue adding beads to the rest of your flowers.

Arrange your flowers and start connecting them together using the jump rings. Open your jump rings just enough to loop them between the two of the flowers you want to connect. To open jump rings correctly, grasp the jump ring on opposite sides using the flat nose pliers, and twist the ring until the required opening is achieved.

Once the two pieces are connected, close the jump ring by gripping both sides of the opening as before and twist it shut.

I made two rows of flowers, and then connected the bottom row of flowers to the top row using the end flowers.

Next you are going to add your chain and finding to your necklace. Cut 2 pieces of chain to the same length. I did about 6 1/2 inches long. Then using jump rings again, attach one end of each piece of the chain to your flowers (one on each side). Finish off by adding your lobster clasp to the other ends of the chain.

Enjoy – or mail off to your Sister-in-Law for a very belated birthday gift!

 

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