This is a necklace pattern I designed for this weeks Berroco Knitbits newsletter, using their Comfort Sock yarn. I love using this yarn for jewelry, since it is a fine weight and soft. It is an easy pattern with a striking result. The yarn color I used for the "beads" was self striping, and I wanted the colors of the "beads" to either be blue or green, so I measured and cut sections out of the yarn where I liked the color gradation the best. I made a magic ball out of the sections I didn't use, so I didn't waste a scrap of yarn! I like using the self striping yarn as it looks like natural stone when crocheted. Some of the beads are embroidered with a "lazy daisy" stitch, which is one of my absolute favorite embellishments. The bow is tied and stitched on top of the closure, so you don't have to worry about tying the bow perfectly every time you wear it.
Just for fun, I crocheted it another colorway, (Comfort Sock "Dunedin" and "Pearl"). I would also love to crochet each "bead" in a different color. I think that will be my next version!