Happy New Year to all of you! May 2014 be filled with wonderful surprises and lots and lots of crochet! I am happy that I can reveal a new free pattern in my first blog post of 2014!
I was thrilled to be asked by Premier Yarns to design some jewelry patterns with some of their novelty yarns. Designing for novelty yarns can be challenging, but I have found that they can work very well for jewelry if you use simple stitch combinations to let the yarn's beauty be showcased.
I designed 3 patterns for them, and the Bauble Necklace pattern is the first to become available on their website. For this necklace, I used 2 of their yarns together. Starry Night to make the baubles and Spangle for the bauble trim. I was amazed at how well the 2 yarns went together, even though they weren't really the same colors. Each one highlighted the other!
It is very quick and satisfying to make. Crocheting with the Starry Night is exciting because the colors are so beautiful and each bauble looks a little different, so you won't be able to guess exactly how the necklace will look before you begin crocheting. Just like natural stones! It takes very little yarn so even though you have to buy 2 types of yarn, you will have plenty of yarn left over if you want to make more necklaces for gifts. If you would like to make a matching bracelet, just make fewer baubles for a shorter length!