Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1st New Moon of Spring Choker

These were crocheted using my
1st New Moon of Spring Choker design directions
(in honor of the Cherokee Celebration that takes place in March.)
I substituted a "G" crochet hook. The brown one is made with
Bernat Matrix in "Natural" and Red Heart Soft Yarn in "Toast."
I used a appropriate size bead, pulled through both ends as a closure.
The shiny choker is made with Caron Pizazz in "Southwest."

Copyright: Sandyfroglegs Designs 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

1st New Moon of Spring Choker

Material Needed-
Thread/ Sport Yarn/ Sock Yarn--I used Luster Sheen -it is a size 3, in color “Natural.”
(about one ounce.)
“F” Crochet hook.

Stitches used-
Sc- Single Crochet.
Dc- Double Crochet.
Sl st-Slip Stitch.

FIRST: Ch 40. Sc in second ch from hook, and in next 5 chains (6 sc total.)
(the 6 sc is the beginning of your choker--the remainder of the chains will be your “tie.”)

Ch 6 and turn. Sl st into 12th ch from hook (the 1st of the just crocheted 6 sc.)

SECOND: Ch 3 and turn. ***Dc four times around the “6 sc ch bar.”
Sl st to the last st on the “ch 6 bar” you are working on..

THIRD: Ch 6, turn. Sl st to 12th chain from hook. Ch 3 and turn.

FOURTH:- Repeat from *** for a total of 16 group/sections.
At end of 16th group/section, instead of chain 3, chain 35. Tie off.

Grab first and second sections and gently stretch choker apart so
that they will lay against the skin smoothly.
Tie a little knot at the end of each of your “tie” chains to help prevent fraying.

Some may prefer the reverse side of the choker to the front side.
***THIS size will only fit about a 16 inch neck.
Sections as well as beginning and end

chain length will be easy to add in increase the size.

Copyright: Sandyfroglegs Designs 2009