Sunday, 5 March 2017

IRISH LACE LEAF PENDANT


free crochet Irish lace pattern, leaf crochet pattern


IRISH LACE LEAF PENDANT 


The jewellery bug still reigns and I’m still working with new ideas for neck pieces or chokers.  Not that I see you complaining, as we’re both back here.. same space.. yet again.. for another creation and adventure.

Welcome back as we work on this new challenge together.

Materials used : Today I’ve used the lovely Indian Red Rose metallic cotton yarn with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.

Skill level : Easy to 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)                                                        hdc : Half double crochet
trc : Triple / Treble crochet


Stitches used :
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/

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

How to thread beads onto your yarn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WKv0W8miQ

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M



If you have  been following my blogs, you’ll know that I have done several Irish lace projects before this.  For this leaf, I have used an earlier leaf pattern, which at that time was part of a doily – table linen.

free crochet pattern

free crochet pattern

I used the same pattern and then added a little bit of other stuff to make it this cute little pendant.

Add on an ear ring hook, and you will have a pair of ear rings to match too.

Hooks on.. let’s go.

Our leaf is worked off a chain.  We will start with a chain and then work side to side off this chain, reducing the ‘end stitch’ so that we get this nice jagged edge of a leaf.

In the finished product, the designer has worked all through in the back loops only.  However, you could choose to work in the back loops or in the sc full stitch.  Totally up to you.  Assuming that you’re working the simpler single crochet all through, that’s how I’ve written the pattern notes.  If you decide to work in back loop, well, you just work sc-blo where ever you read ‘sc’.


free crochet leaf pattern, Free crochet Irish lace leaf pattern


Start : with 9 fsc.  Turn.

Row 1 : sc in the 1st fsc and the next 8 fsc till end.  Turn

Row 2 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 7 sc till end ; 5 sc in the next sc ;
Turn (and working along the other side of the fsc chain), sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 3 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 8 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn, sc in the next 8 sc.  Turn.

Row 4 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 8 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn, sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 5 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 7 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn, sc in the next 8 sc.  Turn.

Row 6 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 8 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn (, sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 7 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 7 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn, sc in the next 7 sc.  Turn.

Row 8 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 6 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn, sc in the next 6 sc.  Turn.

Row 9 : sc in the 1st sc and the next 6 sc till end ; 3 sc in the next sc ;
Turn, sc in the next 6 sc.  Turn.

free crochet Irish lace pattern, free leaf pendant

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For the two little hanging beauties : I just worked a small magic circle with 6 sc in it and in Round 2, worked 2 sc per sc (total 12 sc).  Depending on which yarn you are using and how large you want this, you could do one final round.  I then added a few sequins onto the top and attached it to the top of the leaf.

Loving the look of this single hanging beauty, I threw in a second one ;)
If you so decide, add in a few beads and bling too.

When you are done with all the stuff that you want hanging off the leaf, ensure that you neatly attach it to a small ring that will serve as the loop for your chain to go through.  Fasten off and glue down all ends.

I am sure you are going to have a stunning pendant. 

Do remember that this is where you read all about this cute shiny leaf pendant.  So please add my blog link when you share and show off your project.  Thanks in advance.

And that’s done.. yet another project brilliantly executed ! J

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