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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Black Lacy Triangles



Materials:

Black cotton thread, size 10
Size 6 steel crochet hook
Gold cup beads
Gold effervescent sequins (flat)
1 cm diameter bead of matching color
Sewing needle with very small eye
Thread of matching color
Scissors

Gauge:
4 triangles = 6 cm



Instructions:

The triangles in the connecting row are worked first to the desired length.

The standard choker length for women’s necklaces is 16 inches. Take your own measurements whenever possible. (The necklace looks nicer if you have an even number of triangles!)

Ch 8.

Row 1: *Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc, 3 dc, 2 dtr over the ch. Ch 8; rep from *. Continue to desired length.

Sl st along side to tip of first triangle. Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch 6, sl st to next tip. Rep to the last triangle. Turn.

If you have an even number of triangles:
Row 3: Sl st into 6-ch loop; ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), [dc in loop, ch 1] 8 times, *sc in next loop, ch 1; [dc in next loop, ch 1] 9 times; rep from * to end. Turn.

If you have an odd number of triangles:
Row 3: Sl st to center of loop, ch 1, [dc in next loop, ch 1] 9 times, *sc in next loop, ch 1, [dc in next loop, ch 1] 9 time; rep from * ending with sc in last loop, ch 1, dc in sl st at tip of triangle, ch, dc in same st. Turn.

Row 4: (Picot round) Ch 1, [sl st in first ch sp, ch 3] rep to last ch sp, ending with sc. Fasten off.

Now, work the top row of dc and picots:

With right side facing, attach thread to corner of first triangle.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same st, *ch 3, dc in st between the triangles, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), dc in same st; rep from * across, ending with 2 dc in corner of last triangle. Do not fasten off.



Bead Placket

Ch 1, 4 sc along edge of dc, turn, skip 1 sc, 3 sc, ch 1, turn, 2 sc, 1 ch, turn, 1 sc, ch 2. Insert bead in hook, catch thread and pull through bead and through ch on hook, ch 1, fasten off.



Bead Work
Block the piece first. Then when dry, sew the flat sequins and cup beads along the scallops as shown in the photograph above.