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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

BEAUTIFUL CROCHET CHOKER 7 - All Oval Choker


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BEAUTIFUL CROCHET CHOKER 7
All Oval choker

The jewellery stint continues as I discover newer simpler ways to make single line chokers for the new interesting generation of neck wear  ;)

If you’ve been following my blogs, then you will have paid attention to the title of this blog, you’ll see a nondescript “7”, which will indicate that this is not the first blog of chokers.  If you like what you see here, follow me via the different social media given at the bottom of this blog, for more of the same.. and lots of other free crochet stuff.

Please note that like most of my blogs and pattern write ups, this one too has lots of little bits of information peppered through .. so do read through it all.

Welcome back as we work on this new challenge together.

Materials used : Today I’ve used the lovely Indian Red Rose metallic cotton yarn with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.

Skill level: Easy to Intermediate

Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet                                 dc : Double crochet
ch(s) : chain(s                                                           ch-sp : chain space
sp(s) : space(s)                                                         rep : Repeat
hk : hook                                                                   yo : Yarn over
sk : Skip                                                                      lp(s) : Loop(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                      hdc : Half double crochet

     
Stitches used :
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/

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using the chainless dc start.


How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8

How to thread beads onto your yarn : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3WKv0W8miQ

How to add beads in crochet : Check out this neat link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbLCuyfv-M



For this project we will need to ‘construct’ an oval, which I have decided to work off a foundation single crochet chain.

As I have always said in the past, you can always work with a regular chain, but I prefer the way the foundation chain allows the project(s) to stay even throughout so always use this start. 

As I said in my earlier blog (where we started with the foundation double crochet), I once again urge you to try this wonderful start for this small project – and you will be hooked with this start too.. I promise you that!  Please check the top of this blog for a “how to”.

In my project I have just worked an oval, but on completion I thought that we could have a picot or beads too. 
So, if you so desire, you could pop in a picot at the centre of the ovals. 
You could also insert a bead if desired, but if you so decide, please add your beads onto your yarn now.

Hooks on.. let’s go.

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Start with fsc in multiples of 6 + 2 , for the length or round neck circumference.  Turn. 

In our following row / round, we will first along one side of the fsc chain, and then swing around the end and work along the other side of the chain.
IF you find this cumbersome, then you will just work end to end, Row 1 followed by Row 2, fasten off for one side and then re-attach  your yarn to work the same two rows (i.e Row 1 & Row 2) along the other side of the fsc chain.

Row / Round 1 : *sc in the 1st fsc ;
(ch 6, sk next 5 fsc, sc in the next fsc) ; rep (to) till end*. 
Turn, and work 2 sc in the last fsc just to turn such that we are now going to work along the bottom of the fsc chain ;
and rep *to* till end ; 2 sc in the end and join with a sl-st to the 1st st.

The two sc that we work at each end of the fsc starting chain will give it the rounded oval look all the way to the end.  That said, the ends of our work will go behind the neck, under the hair, so its not really important.. so if you feel that you need 3 sts (in this or the following round) to get it flat and neat, go for it!

In the following row, we will create our oval, which is the long array of stitches all done in one ch-6 sp.

Depending on how large you want your oval, please use a hdc or a dc. 
I have given instructions for hdc. 

Row / Round 2 : sl-st  in the 1st ch-6 sp ;
*(1 sc ; 10 hdc ; 1 sc all in the next ch-6 sp) ; sl-st in the next sc*;
rep *to* till end of row ;
sl-st in the end turning 2 sc ;
and rep *to* till end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Note : As I suggested earlier, you can throw in a bead or picot.
What I would do is work in the bead or picot right in the middle, which means that you would need to have an uneven number of stitches.  As per our instructions above, you have a total of 12 sts, so you’ve have to work a total of 11 or 13 sts to get your bead or picot in the middle.. Got it?

Either way you are going to have a stunning choker. 

Do remember though that this is where you read all about this cute choker necklace.  So please add my blog link when you share and show off your project.  Thanks in advance.

And that’s done.. yet another project brilliantly executed ! J

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