Friday, 3 March 2017

BEAUTIFUL CROCHET CHOKER – 5 (Dancing dolls 2)

free crochet choker necklace pattern


Dancing dolls 2

I just made a choker that (on completion) I thought looked like dancing dolls, and using picot, and a fsc chain, feel that this looks like them dolls again ;) LOL.
Just from the title of this blog, you will know that I have four earlier similar blogs, so check the end of this blog to get a dekho at my earlier projects. 
If you don’t see the dolls (as yet) read on and see how you can work this one.

Materials used : Today I’ve used the lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton yarn with a 1.3 mm crochet hook.

Skill level : Intermediate

Abbreviations used :
fdc : Foundation double crochet                             dc : Double crochet
ch(s) : chain(s                                                            ch-sp : chain space
sp(s) : space(s)                                                           rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                                                    yo : Yarn over
sk : Skip                                                                       lp(s) : Loop(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.

How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure.

For this project we will start with a fsc row first, and work with a few picots making it look like little dancing dolls around your neck.

I saw a dancing doll effect after I finished off with a choker yesterday, so mulled around trying to see if I could get a simpler version today ;)

free crochet choker necklace

Start with fsc for the length needed around the neck.  Turn. 

Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc ;
*ch 2, sc in the next fsc* ;
rep *to* till the end.  Turn.

In our 2nd and final row, we’ll work in our ch-3 picots which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk)
Row 2 : sl-st into the 1st ch-2 sp ; sc + picot in the 1st ch-2 sp ;
*ch 1, sc + picot in the next ch-2 sp* ;
rep *to* till the end.  Turn.

free crochet jewellery pattern

Fasten off and weave in ends.

­Note : You can start and end just a sc (instead of a sc + picot) as well. 

To join this around the neck, I have worked in a hook and eye at the end.  One could also add in a small chain length at one end, just in case one desires to wear it a little looser against the neck.

Yes, can you believe it? Just two lines and you’re DONE with a choker??

More ideas ? Add in a few beads.  If I were to add beads, I’d add them either along with the picot OR I’d picot every other ch-sp and add in a bead every other ch-sp.  Of course, throw in a few differences and you’ve made a designer exclusive piece. 
And that’s done.. yet another project brilliantly executed ! J

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