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Floral abundance crocheted necklace

Chain stitch seed beads and sequins into a bountiful necklace.

Enjoy the soothing rhythm of crochet with this multistrand necklace featuring seed beads and sequins. An abundance of flower sequins float on airy strands of crocheted thread, creating a lovely, lightweight necklace with a bold but playful look.

SUPPLIES

necklace 17 in. (43 cm) 

  • 125–250 (2–4 g) 10 mm flower sequins (green/blue rainbow)
  • 10–14 g 11/0 seed beads (Toho 412, opaque turquoise)
  • 2 8 mm fold-over cord crimp ends
  • 2 5 mm jump rings
  • lobster claw clasp with tag or soldered ring
  • C-Lon beading thread, size D
  • beading needle, #12
  • crochet hook, 1.25–1.5 mm
  • 2 pairs of pliers, including chainnose
  • G-S Hypo Cement

INSTRUCTIONS

Floral abundance photo a
PHOTO A
Floral abundance photo b
PHOTO B

1. On a full spool of thread, string nine 11/0 seed beads and one sequin. Repeat this pattern, varying the number of 11/0s if desired (but always picking up a multiple of three), until you have strung all the beads and sequins.

2. Leaving a 4-in. (10 cm) tail, make a slip knot, and insert the crochet hook into it. Crochet 20 chain stitches without beads.

3. Slide three beads up to the hook, and work a chain stitch (PHOTO A), and then work six to eight chain stitches without beads. Repeat this step three times or until you reach a sequin.

4. Slide a sequin up to the hook, and work a chain stitch (PHOTO B), and then work six to eight chain stitches without beads.

Floral abundance photo c
PHOTO C

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 (PHOTO C), until the strand is about 3⁄4 in. (1.9 cm) short of the desired length. Work 20 stitches without beads, and trim the thread, leaving a 4-in. (10 cm) tail. Pull the tail through the last loop, and set the strand aside.

6. Repeat steps 2–5 to crochet a total of 10–15 separate strands with the remaining beads and sequins strung in step 1.

Floral abundance photo d

7. Bundle the strands at one end, place them into a crimp end, dot them with G-S Hypo Cement, and use chainnose pliers to fold the sides over the cords (PHOTO D). Trim the cords close to the crimp end. Repeat on the other end of the strands.

8. Open a jump ring, and attach one crimp end and half of the clasp. Repeat at the other end, attaching the other half of the clasp. 

Tip!

Editor’s notes:

  • If you don’t want to string all the beads and sequins at once, string enough for a single strand (about 15 sequins), and then crochet it to the desired length.
  • If desired, finish the necklace with cones instead of crimp ends: Cut 3 in. (7.6 cm) of 22-gauge wire, and make a wrapped loop. Slide one end of each cord into the loop, and tie them all with a square knot. Trim the cords close to the knot, and dot the knot with glue. Slide a cone and an accent bead onto the wire, and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach half of the clasp, and complete the wraps. Repeat on the other end. – Julia
 
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