Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blossom Necklace Pattern

The "Blossom Necklace" is a new version of the "Blossoming Fleur-De-Lis Necklace" Pattern that I did for the 2006 Accord Publishing Crochet Pattern A Day Calendar.  Since that calendar is long gone, and I love the design, I decided to offer it as a free pattern download.

To the old version, I added an extra row of stitches to the foundation and some embroidery embellishment.   I also changed the yarn to Berroco's Ultra Alpaca Light, because it comes in many beautiful colors and is really nice to work with.

This necklace would make a great gift or a lovely addition to your own jewelry collection!  The link to the download is below, under the pattern details.

This elegant necklace takes very little time or yarn.  It is a versatile piece that is easily customizable.  Make a wool version for winter to wear over turtlenecks, and a cotton version to wear in the summer.  You can also make the blossoms multi-colored and add beads or sequins to them.  The possibilities are endless!  This blog post features the necklace with beaded blossoms, and here is a pattern for earrings inspired by this necklace.

BLOSSOM NECKLACE

Skill level:  Intermediate
Finished Measurement:  17”

MATERIALS

Yarn:  Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, (a DK weight Alpaca and Wool Blend)
Color A:  8 ½ yards, Turquoise Mix, #4294
Color B:  4 ½ yards, Oceanic Mix, #4285
Color C:  1 ½ yards, Pea Soup Mix, #4275

Hook size:  (E) 3.5mm
Notions:  Tapestry needle

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23 comments:

  1. Thanks Shelby, I'll see how I go with the yarn I have with me.

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  2. Let me know if you make one, Patricia!

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  3. This is so pretty ... I can imagine how great it would look over a turtleneck sweater. Thanks!

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  4. Thank you glor! I hope you make one!

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  5. Wow, beautiful necklace! I love it. I downloaded the pattern!

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  6. What a beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  7. *THANK YOU!* soooo very much!!! I am making these for Mother's Day and Easter and my bff's birthday!!! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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  8. Here's a link to a pic of my first one~I'm now working on my fourth!! http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=112034 (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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  9. Thank you for the link, sandi! I am so happy you like the pattern!

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  10. Hi Shelby, I'm so happy to have found your blog, your designs are amazing! :) thank you for sharing! :) Will be following you now. :)

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  11. THese are awsome. SO gorgeous, I will have to try one soon. thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow, beautiful, thank you for sharing, can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Shelby, my daughter-in-law told me about jewelry she saw made from bobbles or pop corns. These must be what she had in mind. She will love them and they're so easy! Have to take time out from my other six knit and crochet projects to do these. Thanks !!!!!

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  14. You are welcome Judith! I hope your daughter-in-law likes the necklace!

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  15. Thank you, Shelby! I'll make this pretty necklace!!!

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  17. Hi
    I love this pattern but am having trouble with the last slst of the leaf before chaining the 14 to make the stem - I've tried it a few ways and I always end up lopsided or with a gap between the stitches... (or both) I've tried with diff yarns and hooks and still not having much success.
    This is a beautiful pattern and I'm hoping to make a few of them in diff colours and with beads for my niece for Christmas.

    Thanks for taking the time to make and share your creations and the written patterns with us!!

    Samic :)

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  18. Hi Samic,

    I am glad your making the necklace, I think it makes a nice gift:-)

    You are supposed to insert the hook into the same back loop you did when you made the third sl st of the beginning 3 sl sts. It is clear where to put the hook because that st is a little stretched. If that is where you have been putting the hook and you still have a big gap, I think you might need to go down in hook size. Tighter work will look better.

    I hope this helps!

    Happy holidays,

    Shelby

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    1. Thanks
      It does help but one of the leaves is still a little longer and makes it 'wonky' so am gonna try it with 2slst's instead of 3.
      I think that when i go back and do the Slst's at the end it will even everything out.
      Do you have a video tutorial somewhere?

      Thanks.

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  19. Hi Samic, I am sorry you are having trouble. Unfortunately, I don't have a video tutorial. There is a close up of the leaves in another post I did about embellishing this necklace pattern, so you can see what mine look like: http://www.stitch-story.com/2010/07/new-look-for-blossom-necklace.html.

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