10.16.2011

Just Got Stitched-up Choker - free crochet pattern

While browsing Etsy Finds, I saw the items in this shop and got the idea to make this crochet necklace. I'm not really fond of vampire or halloween stuff, but maybe some of you will have fun making and wearing this :)


Just Got Stitched-up Choker
copyright Mimi Alelis, 2011


Materials
Cannon cotton thread, size 8 (can be substituted with size 10 thread), black
Crochet hook size 1.75mm
Snap fasteners for closure
Sewing needle and thread
Finished size: 14 inches

Choker necklace
Note: Always work on the right side of stitches.

Row 1: Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next two chs, * (ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st on next two chs) four times, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next two chs, repeat from * four times more, (ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st on next two chs) twice, ch 3, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, continue work on the opposite side of row 1.
Row 2: Sc in next ch, (ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the next two chs, sc in next 4 chs) twice, *sl st in-between the next two "stitches", ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next two chs, sl st back in the same stitch (between the two "stitches"), (ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the next two chs, sc in next 4 chs) four times, repeat from * across, end with 2 sc on the last ch, fasten off and weave in ends. Sew fastening on each end.

Notes on adjusting length of finished item:
Choker design is made up of straight stitches (mock surgery stitches) and crossed stitches. A pattern repeat with 3 straight stitches and 1 crossed stitch is approximately 2 1/4 inches. Each straight stitch pattern repeat is approximately 1/2 inch.


Original pattern and photos by Mimi Alelis
copyright October 2011

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