Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Free Crochet Choker Necklace Pattern

When I saw this Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn, with the different shades of blue ... my mind took me the beautiful rain we get in April. It brings joy in winter being over and the hope for new growth to come.

There are multiple ways that offer this pattern, just scroll through the blog for the instructions in written form, at points along the way I offer a photo slideshow demonstration of the pattern. If you want to skip the demonstrations and would rather have a printable copy of the pattern, scroll down to the bottom of the post to find a PDF file that you can download or print.







April Showers - Raindrop Choker Necklace:

The pattern instructions are given to fit any neck size.

Materials used: 
Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable worsted weight (4) yarn (3.5oz  / 100g - 250yds / 256m per ball)
     I used about 50 yds of color #3960/Tidal

Crochet hook size H/8-5.00mm

Toggle or necklace clasp (2 ends)

Yarn needle for working in ends.

Gauge: A gauge determination is not needed.

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:

chain = ch
slip stitch = sl st
single crochet = sc
double crochet = dc

*3 double crochet cluster = 3-dc cluster (yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch, pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook; with 2 loops left on hook, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook; with 3 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook; with 4 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.)

yarn over = yo
hook = hk
loop(s) = lp(s)
stitch(es) = st(s)
space = sp

How to make a raindrop: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hk, turn; ch 3, work a 3-dc cluster in sc just made; ch 1 to close cluster.

Pattern Notes:
Chain-3 at beginning or rows counts as first double crochet.

Join with slip stitch unless otherwise indicated.

Pattern Instructions:

Thread both ends of the toggle / necklace clasp onto yarn, push down length of yarn until instructed to draw up and incorporate into pattern.

Ch 1, draw up 1st end of clasp. Working with yarn from around clasp, ch 2.





Row 1: Work a length of raindrops until the length measured around your neck fits snugly, (I made 8 raindrops); ch 1, draw up 2nd end of clasp, working around clasp, ch 1, turn.





Row 2: Sl st in closing ch-1 of last raindrop worked on row 1, Work a length of raindrops equal to the number of raindrops you worked in row 1 (I made 8 raindrops), working in the closing ch-1 of the first raindrop made on row 1, work 4 dc, turn.




Row 3: Ch 3, (sk 1st dc), dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc; work a length of raindrops 1 more than row 2 (I made 9 raindrops), join to beg ch-1 of row 2, next to clasp.

Be careful when joining that each length of raindrops do not cross-over each other.





Row 4: Work a length of raindrops the is 1 more than row 3 (I made 10 raindrops), working in dc on row 3, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, work 4 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn;

Raindrops are now complete!!!








Row 5: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, [sc in next dc, ch 3] 4 times, sk next ch-3 sp and dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 3 times, sk next ch-3 sp and dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, sk next ch-3 sp and dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp and dc, 2 dc in next dc, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in 1st dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, sk 1st dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, turn.

Row 11: Ch 2, sk 1st dc, dc3tog, ch 1.

Fasten off, weave in ends.







Your necklace is now complete.

If you liked this pattern, check out my April Showers Infinity pattern that I offer for sale:

Just click the photo to be redirected to see more photos of this
pattern and find out ordering information (via my site,
or through Etsy and Craftsy)

If you want your own copy of the Free April Showers Choker Necklace crochet pattern, you can download or print out via the menu button on the bottom right of the PDF file below:







For questions, comments, or concerns you can leave a comment here or e-mail me at everydaywomancrochet@outlook.com. I would love to post picture of any creations you've made from any of my patterns, photos can be e-mailed to me as well.





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