Saturday, May 9, 2015

Shell and Bobble

Shell and Bobble is An exercise in using a crochet edging to make a piece of jewellery. In this example, I made a necklace and embellished it with beads and sequins. Try making your own. Use buttons or ties or clasps as enclosure.

Using the shell and bobble trim pattern (below) Make crocheted jewelry such as a bracelet or necklace.

CL3 (3-dc cluster): (YO, insert in sp, yo and draw up a lp. yo and through 2 lps on hook) 3 times in same sp, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook.

(multiple of 10 sts + 1)

Row 1. (WS) Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 2. (RS) Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), skip first sc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, *skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next 2 sc, ch 1; rep from *, end skip 1 sc, dc in last sc. Turn.

Row 3. Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across. Turn.

Row 4. Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), (1 tr, ch 1) twice in first sc, skip 4 sc, 1 sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip 4 sc, (1 tr, ch 1) 5 times in next sc, skip 4 sc, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc, skip 4 sc, (ch 1, 1 tr) 3 times in last sc. Turn.

Row 5. Ch 1, 1 sc in first tr, *ch 2, skip next ([ch-1 sp, 1 tr] twice and ch-1-sp, [1 dtr, ch 2] 4 times in next sc, skip next ([ch-1-sp, 1 tr) twice and ch-1 sp), 1 sc in next tr; rep from *, end last rep 1 sc in 4th ch of t-ch. Turn.

Row 6. Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *ch 4, skip next (ch-2 sp and 1 dtr), CL3 in next ch-2 sp, [ch 3, skip 1 dtr, CL3 in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 4, skip next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * to end.

The crocheted lace may be used as is with variations made by crocheting with different types of thread. In these examples, two types and color of thread are used – white cotton with gold, and beige rayon thread. In both cases, beads are used for embellishment, and a wood bead and crocheted loop for clasp.

Other variations may be fancy bracelets and necklaces crocheted with colorful yarns and chunky beads.

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