Monday, 20 February 2017

A BIRD CAGE PENDANT


free crochet pattern for pendant


A BIRD CAGE PENDANT


Yes, the mad spree of jewellery continues.. but I don’t see you complaining.. as you’re back to join me yet again in my journey of creativity and discovery.

There are so many ideas out there in the wonderful world wide web, that I wish for more time in a day, and maybe one more right hand to work with.. hmmm, what say?

Materials used : Today I’ve used Indian Red Rose knitting cotton as well as some Indian Anchor knitting cotton, with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations used :  (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 dc : Double crochet
ch : chain                                                                   ch-sp : chain space
sp : space                                                                   rep : Repeat
hdc : Half Double crochet                                sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only



Stitches used :

Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only : For this stitch, we work the regular sc, but instead of going through both loops, you only go through the back loop of each sc.  For a visual, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg

Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps.  One hdc made.


For the bird cage, I used the inspiration (photo below) and this pattern write up http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/2013/04/04/dfdsfdsfsf/



I changed mine just a tad, by not adding the LED light at the bottom, and by making it a little longer.
When I was done, I have hung a (rainbow) crystal from the centre of the bird cage, and I love the subtlety of the little crystal.  So there’s an idea for you.

For the 1st one, I used Anchor knitting cotton, and worked it like the pattern, using dc and ch-1 sps.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

For the 2nd one, I used Red Rose metallic knitting cotton, and thought I’d use just one long stitch with ch-1 sps.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

I am not sure if this stitch actually exists, but I did something that I’d call double double trc, (dd trc?), for which I wrapped the yarn 5 times around the hook, and then yo, and pass through 2 lps 6 times till you finally make your stitch.  All this does is make a really really long stitch – which worked for me.  For the 1st st, I worked 6 ch and then 1 ch for the ch-1 sp between the 2 dd trc stitches.

The most important thing is to get it all blocked nice and propah.. else it will flip and fall all over the place.

Oh, I added a small crystal and some beads inside as well.. after all, it is a bird cage, right?


Blocking ideas :
I would suggest that you block your project, especially if you’ve used a cotton yarn.  I used a white glue (Mod Podge or Indian Fevicol) as a stiffner. 
I used 1 part glue to 2 parts water and make a light paste, and then I lightly applied this over the back of my work using a paint brush.  Allow to flat dry before gifting or using.

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