(Not so Golden) Snitch Necklace

This quirky necklace (or bracelet) started as a simple mistake. I was creating the Crochet Ball Necklace by Coats & Clark and when I realized my mistake it looked like the snitch from Harry Potter! I ripped the original necklace and continued to make a row of snitches. I mean, who doesn’t love Harry Potter jewelry?? πŸ™‚

Snitch Necklace

You will find more of my patterns here on Ravelry.com.

Materials

  • 1.5 mm crochet hook
  • ~20 yards sport weight yarn
  • Suggested yarns: Ella Rae Lace Merino
  • 9 beads (your choice depending on number of flowers)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

Gauge is not particularly important for this pattern as you can add chains to make the necklace or bracelet fit any neck or wrist size.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet
  • wing – double crochet 5 together
  • pb – place bead

Special Techniques

wing: (yo and draw up a loop in indicated st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 5 times; yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook

pb: work to indicated space, remove hook and then insert the hook through the bead and back into the last stitch; you will then pull the stitch through the bead and push the bead into place

Necklace Instructions

Before beginning this piece you will need to string beads of choice onto your yarn.

ch. 18

  • wing in 3rd chain from hook, ch 4, pb, wing in 2nd chain after last wing; *ch 8 wing in 5th chain after last wing, ch 4, pb, wing in 2nd chain after last wing*; repeat 7 times
  • ch 15, sl st to join with the first chain^
  • ch 1; sc across the original 15 stitches, and then across the top of the beaded section. This will be approximately 3 stitches per bead. You will then continue to sc across the last 15 stitches
  • cut yarn; make an invisible join, and weave in the ends

^Here is where you will add or subtract chains to increase or decrease the size of the necklace or bracelet.

Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not yet been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.

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Daisy Trail Cuff

This cute crochet cuff is simple and sweet. It was based off the knit version by Champagne Maker; her version is called My Secret Life With Bees. This pattern is easy to alter to fit any wrist size.

Daisy Trail Cuff

(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)You will find more of my patterns here on Ravelry.com.

Materials

  • 3.5 and 2.75 mm crochet hook
  • ~20 yards sport weight yarn (color A)
  • ~8 yards fingering weight yarn (color B)
  • Suggested yarns: Mirasol Yarn Nuna and Ella Rae Lace Merino
  • 6-10 beads (your choice depending on number of flowers)
  • 2 buttons
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

Gauge is not particularly important for this pattern as you can add rows to make the cuff taller and you can add chains to the initial chain to make the cuff fit any wrist size.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet

Cuff Instructions

ch. 31 with color A and 3.5 mm hook

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and remaining chains; ch 1, turn (30 sts)

Row 2: sc across; ch 1, turn

Rows 3-9: repeat row 2; cut yarn, weave in ends

At this point you will attach color B along the bottom left corner of the cuff and follow the pattern below around the edges of the cuff. You will now be using the 2.75 mm hook as well.

  • (sc, ch 3, sc) in each stitch along the bottom
  • 3 sc in the corner; sc in the next 3 stitches, ch 4, sc in next 6 stitches, ch 4, sc i next 3 stitches; 3 sc in the corner
  • (sc, ch 3, sc) in each stitch along the top
  • 3 sc in corner;Β  9 sc along the side of the cuff; 3 sc in the corner; cut yarn; make an invisible join, and weave in the ends

Now it is time to embroider your cuff. You may embroider whatever you’d like, but I used the lazy daisy stitch to create the daisies on my cuff. You will find a video here. The woman is use fabric and embroidery floss, but it is the same technique.

Next I attached two buttons on the sc side of the cuff. They should like up with the ch 4 on the other side of the cuff.

Last, I sewed fabric on the back side of the cuff for structure. It isn’t necessary, but it is fun to pick out fabric and good sewing practice!

Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not yet been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.


Crochet Jewelry

Last night was an exciting night.

Every month my local yarn shop hosts a Friday Night Knit Club with a cool theme and last night was a jewelry party. They know my love for crochet so they asked me to design a couple of pieces to showcase. It was a busy few weeks, but I love the results. Below you will find some pictures of the jewelry I created and on Sunday I will post all of the patterns I wrote up. They will be right here on the blog and also here on Ravelry. (There will also be more pictures here on the blog with other designs!)

Lariat

Spring Belt

Daisy Trail Cuff

Hemp Choker

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