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If you are like me and you like to wear a statement necklace, but most seem to be too heavy around your neck – here is the answer! CROCHET JEWELRY!!!
Aunt Lydia’s makes metallic crochet thread (find it here) that gives that “metal” jewelry look without the weight. It is available in gold and silver, but other colors as well. Just think of all the fun possibilities!
Using the gold crochet thread I wanted to make something that I could wear as a longer statement pendant that I wouldn’t feel was choking me or was like a weight swinging from my neck.
A quick circular motif that is worked in sections builds up to make the pendant, and the tassel at the end (which isn’t required to look fabulous) but definitely adds another element to make a statement.
The pattern below includes pictures to help understand the directions visually. The tassel also includes step by step instructions on how to make them. Just a warning – once you find out how easy they are to make – you will soon find yourself adding them to anything!
Get the printable PDF version of the pattern (without ads) HERE
Moeda Crochet Pendant
By City Farmhouse Studio
Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Size 10– Gold – 1 skein – (find it here)
Size D/3 3.25MM crochet hook
30” gold flat peanut chain- (find it here)
1 – 6mm gold spring clasp- (find it here)
2 – 8mm gold jump rings and 2 – 6mm gold jump rings- (find it here)
Two needle nose pliers
Rnd 1: Magic loop – Sc 8. Sl st in first st to close loop tight.
Sc 1. Ch 4. Sk 1 st and dc twice in next stitch. Ch 4. Sk 1 st. Sc in next st.
Rnd 2: Ch 1. Turn and sc 4 around previous ch section. Sc in next 2 sts. Sc 4 around ch section. Sc in next st. Ch 1 (do not turn). Sc 12 evenly across. (see image below)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 and dc twice in first st. Ch 3. Sk 3 st and 3dc in last st.
Rnd 4: Ch 1 and turn. Sc 18.
Rnd 5: Ch 2 and turn. Dc in first st. *Ch 1. Sk 1 st, dc in next* repeat 4 times. 2 dc in next step. Repeat from * to * 4 more times.
Ch 8. Sc in 5th st of arch motif. Sc 3. Ch 8. Sl st on 3rd ch of ch 3. (see image below)
Rnd 6: Ch 1 and sc evenly around. Sl st in first sc. Bind of. Weave in ends. Block using starch to make stiff and hold shape.
Using a 3 ½” wide piece of card board wrap thread 30 wraps around. Slide them off and using an additional length of thread tie around the wrapping loop three times and secure it with a knot. Trim ends of wrapping to open the loops to be the ends of the tassel. Lay the threads with the knot inside of tassel head, and neatly arrange the thread. See image below.
With another length of thread create a large loop towards the top of the tassel head, leave enough thread hanging down so that you can identify this piece. See image below.
Tightly and neatly wrap the other end around the tassel 15 times. When complete thread the end through the loop, and pull the beginning end piece down. See image below.
This will pull the other end through the inside of the tassel and secure it. See image below.
Trim all ends evenly.
Assembly with chain:
Using the pliers and one 8mm jump ring, attach tassel to bottom of pendent.
Using one 6mm jump ring attach the clasp to one end of the chain.
Place one 8mm jump ring in top most center stitch of pendent for the chain to pass through.
Use the other 6mm jump ring to attach the end loop that came with the clasp to the other end of the chain.