05 Jun Victoria Necklace
“VICTORIA NECKLACE” – CROCHET PATTERN BY HILARIA FINA
INSPIRATION + DESIGN
The Victorian era in UK´s history matches with the peak of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire. In those times people was used to make their clothes ordering them made to measure with tailors, or doing them by themselves if they had not enough resources. The Victorian era also refers the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. Ideologically, the Victorian era witnessed resistance to the rationalism towards romanticism and mysticism with regard to religion, social values, and arts.
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
With about 15 cm of yarn, make a loop. Insert your hook through the center of the loop, draw the end of the yarn through the loop, and pull on the tail to tighten.
CHAIN (ABBREVIATION ch)
YO and pull the yarn through the loop on the hook.
SLIP STITCH (ABBREVIATION: sl st)
Insert hook into the stitch, YO and pull through the stitch and also the loop on the hook in one go.
SINGLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: sc)
Insert hook into the stitch, YO and pull the yarn through the stitch (2 loops on your hook), YO again and pull through both loops on the hook in one go.
DOUBLE CROCHET (ABBREVIATION: dc)
YO, insert hook into the stitch, YO and pull the yarn through the stitch (3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook in one go (2 loops remain on the hook), YO again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.
The back bump, or back bar, lies right behind the back loop of a stitch. Working into this spot leaves you with a visible line of stitches on the surface of your fabric.
Working into the back bumps along a chain creates a neater finish.
PUFF STITCH (ABBREVIATION: PS)
Puffs are a number of elongated stitches worked into the same stitch and then finished together. YO, insert into next stitches, pull a loop through the stitch and then pull it up to the height of all other stitches in the row. Once the desired number of half finished stitches have been completed, YO and pull through all loops on hook to complete the Puff.
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- -inc = increase (crochet 2 stitches into the same stitch, example: sc-inc)
- lp (s) = loop (s)
- PS = puff stitch
- rnd (s) = round (s)
- sc = single crochet
- slst = slip stich
- st (s) = stitch (es)
- YO = yarn over
- Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Row” + a number to indicate which “row”.
- (…) = At the end of each line you will find the number of stitches you should have at end of each “row”.
- […] x … = When part of the instructions repeat throughout the “row”, it ́ll be placed between brackets x the number of times it should be repeated.
- (…) = stitches between (…) are worked into the same stitch.
- Example: Row 01. (3sc) in the same stitch, [2sc, sc-inc] x 2. (11 sts)
SKILL 2 – EASY
If you are looking for a relaxing project, this is what you want. These patterns are very repetitive. They use basic stitches and easy procedures.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Crochet hook 4.00 mm (G US)
- Needle yarn and sewing needle.
- Prong stud: 5 mm round silver
- Yarn: 8 ply / DK / light worsted
Drops Muskat (100% mercerized cotton), 50g/1.8oz, 100m (109yds),10 x 10 cm = 21 sts x 28 rows :
nº 19 (light grey); 1 skein
nº 76 (sky blue); 1 skein
nº 06 (light pink); 1 skein
- This pattern is for an adult version.
- All measurements given are unblocked.
- 4 cm x 48 cm approx. if made it with the very same indicated yarn.
- This pattern is written in US terminology.
- When you crochet in rows, each row stars by turning the piece and working some chain stitches (know as the “turning chains”) to get the right height for the following stitches.
- If you wish to make a different size necklace, simply work the starting chain to the desired length in multiples of 2+1.
Crochet in rows with 4.00 mm (G US) crochet hook.
To begin: 8ch, slst in the 8th chain into the back bump of the chain, 86ch turn.
Row 01. Crochet into the bumps of the chain, starting in the 8th back bump from hook,, 79sc, turn. (79)
Row 02. 4ch, dc in the 3rd sc of previous row, [ch, dc] x 38, turn. (79)
Row 03. (ch, PS), [2ch, PS ] x 39, turn. (118)
Row 04. 6ch, skip PS and 2ch, sc in the second PS of the previous row, [5ch, skip 2ch, sc in the next PS of previous row] x 38. (235)
Cut the yarn and weave in all ends.
The blocking technique is a finish step for some crochet items or pieces. After washing or wetting the piece, you achieve final item’s proper shape by gently stretching or pinning it. Once the piece is dry it will remain in that shape. You could do blocking by ironing the item or you can use stiffening solution to make item stiff or more structured. I never use stiffer, due that raw material will loose its touch and natural texture. Hand feel is for me an essential part of the final product beauty.
You should follow the following steps when you just wish to water block the item (and not to starch it).
If you need to wash the item, do it hand wash, using cold water and a bit of soap (to dry it off you must not wring the item, use a towel to remove water out)
If you need no wash, you can can simply use a water spray to dampen it.
Once is wet, spread the item with the right side up on a flat surface where you can pin (cork, wood, padded surface..), and let it naturally dry.
You can use cord as necklace closure, a ribbon or any other material you may like. Use rings to pass the closure.
Use studs or beads to give an especial touch to the necklace. Or make rows in different colors in order to create a multicolor design.
CONGRATS! You made it. I hope you enjoyed each step. ❥4U
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