"Begin to weave and God will provide the thread"
~German Proverb

Saturday, July 31, 2010

First Crochet Project That Started It All

Having several unused yarn from the Crochet-edged Cloth Diaper project and with my sister Cha's birthday coming up, I thought of making something unique as a gift. Although there were a lot of free crochet patterns and ideas in the web, it all looked outdated and knowing Cha's taste in fashion I had to come up with something that she would really love to wear and brag about at the same time :-)

Been seeing a lot of those bib necklaces but they were fast becoming generic with the big gemstones and all so I thought I'd make one that was made of crochet: one-of-a-kind, elegant and not outdated at all!

Saw a tutorial on dorset buttons by Diane Gilleland of Craftsylish and it was what inspired this necklace:

work in progress

Made variations on the dorset buttons, some using the cartwheel pattern and some unfinished with just the casting around the ring. Rest of the circles are simple double crochet rings. After lining them up in the pattern above, I stitched the circles with clear beading cord (or fishline) and made the necklace with 1/2" thick satin ribbon in turquoise. 

Here's the finished product as worn by the birthday girl:


birthday girl happy with her unique necklace

When Cha wore this to their company meeting, she was almost mobbed by the other lady doctors begging her to reveal where she bought the necklace! After telling that it was handmade by her sister, the doctors made her promise to bring the rest of my items (I only had one!) at the next meeting. Also got a lot positive feedback at facebook and even orders! So what's a girl gotta do when the universe is already throwing you all the signs?

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