Monday, 6 February 2017
AN ELEPHANT PENDANT & CELTIC CHOKER
While on my mad spree of jewellery, the projects seem endless. I mentioned this to a friend, and this is what she sent me.. and if you are a crazy crocheter like me, then you will have a great big smile spreading across your face too!
Thanks for joining me yet again in my journey of creativity and discovery.
Materials used : Today I’ve used Indian Anchor knitting cotton, with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc : Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp : chain space
sp : space rep : Repeat
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/
Sc-blo : Single Crochet Back Loop Only : For this stitch, we work the regular sc, but instead of going through both loops, you only go through the back loop of each sc. For a visual, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phf7Nj0_LJg
Hdc : Half Double Crochet : yo, insert hk into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps. One hdc made.
Pattern # 1 : Elephant pendant
In this blog, enjoy one lovely free pattern for the elephant pendant(s) and one is a paid pattern from Ravelry.
For the elephant, I used the inspiration from Sarah’s superb blog. Do visit this blog for loads of fantastic other patterns too.
sing some Indian Red Rose metallic knitting cotton along with 1.3 and 1.1 mm crochet hooks, I’ve made tinier little elephants, and they’re soooooooo darn cute, I’m sure to make them again.
I can’t thank Sarah enough for this cute pattern, that I’ve used so many times in so many different ways already.
Check out the same motif that I used as a door frame hanging, and then duplicated for the side of this nesting bowl. https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2015/10/miscellaneous-baby-stuff.html
Pattern # 2 : Celtic Choker
The exquisite neck piece is not a free pattern, Sorry.
It’s a totally superb (not too expensive and well written) pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bracelet-wrist-cuff-celtic and I decided to convert it to a neckpiece, (with my individual small tweak).
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Have a great day and see you soon. J
I have a few pieces of jewellery already made, and just in case you want a dekho at those free patterns … here you go J
A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
We strongly believe in R-R-R and several of my projects will show this.