Friday, 3 March 2017
BEAUTIFUL CROCHET CHOKER – 5 (Dancing dolls 2)
BEAUTIFUL CROCHET CHOKER – 5
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
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 http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8
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 ;)
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.
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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