My absolute favorite thing to design is jewelry, so I am very excited to be releasing the Raindrops Necklace pattern today! It is inspired by fine jewelry, and I believe it looks stunning in metallic yarn for evening. It would also look very chic in a solid color yarn with variegated yarn "stones" instead of metallic "raindrops". This version would look great worn with a simple top and jeans.
What helps this necklace emulate a fine jewelry piece, is the use of a short single crochet stitch. If you have been wanting to learn this stitch, or are just being introduced to it, this is a great project to try it out on. Some patience is needed when inserting the hook into the lower horizontal bar of the stitches, but your perseverance will really pay off when you see the wonderful effect this stitch creates!
For my sample, I used "Gatsby" yarn by Katia for the neckband, and "Lumina" by DMC for the "raindrops". I used 2 strands of the "Lumina" because I wanted the "raindrops" to be bold and have stability.
Skill level: Intermediate
15” (38cm) long x 5/8” (1.5cm) wide at neckband
Gauge: On Sides of Necklace- 7.5 sc sts = 1” (2.5cm) with hook size D/3 (3.25mm), and 7 sc sts= 1” (2.5cm) with hook size E/4 (3.50mm)
DMC “Lumina” Crochet Thread #L3866, one ball
Katia “Gatsby” #45, Sand/ Gold, one ball- (Sport weight, 12wpi)
Hook sizes: C/2 (2.75 mm), D/3 (3.25mm), and E/4 (3.50mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, rust-proof pins
Stiches Used: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, short single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet
The Raindrops Necklace is a unique statement jewelry piece that would be great to add a new element to your accessory collection, or to give as a gift. It doesn't require a lot of yardage, so you just might have some great yarns for it already in your stash!