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Don’t you think it’s a total shame that it’s so often just way too warm to crochet in the summer? At 30 degrees in the shade I often get sticky fingers even with cotton and so crochet is no longer fun.
Actually, I can hardly stand not having a crochet hook in my hand for several days.
Well, that’s not quite true to be completely honest, because my last crochet block lasted no less than 2 years. But other than that, I use to crochet almost every day and I belong to the crocheters who always have too many ideas to implement them all. I like it when it’s grumpily cold outside while I can cozy up inside with a clear conscience. If the weather then throws a spanner in the works, that can be a real pain.
So what could I crochet beautiful in the summer? Potholders and beach bags all well and good, but in this weather you probably make mostly cold dishes anyway and more than 3 shopping nets per season you really do not need. How about something really nice instead, like…. Crochet jewelry?
The idea for the crochet necklace I’m sharing with you today came about once I was feverishly searching for a crochet project for the hot days, and I was in such a mood that I really wanted to try something new. I was just pretty haphazard about what to crochet next.
And then one day I saw this totally beautiful ethnic necklace with triangle pattern and beads at a friend’s house, and was completely smitten. The necklace was made of some metal, but I still felt immediately reminded of the infinitely great triangle pattern from the cover photo of my crochet book (on the picture below left). Since I love clear, geometric shapes so much, this crochet pattern immediately grew on me at the time and I’ve been wanting to use it again for a long time.
A summer yarn for crochet chain
Crochet jewelry, was also forever on my (incredibly long) crochet list, so I did not falter long and immediately rummaged through the wool shelf at home for a suitable yarn. Since I was always running around in this pink sweater dress at the time, the chain should of course match.
The beauty of such a mini project for in between is that you can get by with so little yarn. So unless you have very specific ideas, you can grab half a skein of cotton from your closet and not spend a dime on the necklace.
I have chosen the beautiful Catania Denim in turquoise. It has such a nice matt en look and looks very modern with it.
Besides, denim always looks slightly washed out, which makes it even a tad more casual. And for a necklace that should hold its shape as much as possible, the tightly twisted Catania is always a good tip anyway.
If you like it more noble, you can for example use Catania Original with its unmistakable shine – you could also crochet the chain in classic black?
To complete the boho look, I have integrated a few small wooden beads in the design of the crochet chain. Of course, you can also give free rein to your imagination here, and fall back on brightly colored beads made of plastic. With very simple means you can give the chain your very own touch.
By the way, that’s another thing I love about crochet: that so many very different and individual projects are created from a single crochet tutorial.
So now it’s time for you to crochet your own boho necklace!
Crochet Boho-Necklace: Instructions
The crochet chain is a great project for intermediates. You should know the basics of crochet and what a stitch is and how to crochet it.
Crochet hook 3.5mm/E (like my most favourite hook Clover Amour)
DK or Sportweight Cotton Yarn
5 beads (take care the openings are wide enough for the yarn to go through)
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- tr – treble
Free Crochet pattern : How to crochet the Boho-Necklace
Crocheting the pendant:
For the pendant we crochet small triangles. By the way, this triangle stitch is crocheted triangle by triangle. This way, while crocheting the beginning row, you can easily determine the width of your crochet piece! This is quite handy for blankets and larger crochet projects, if you sometimes have no patience for (the absolutely indispensable !!! 😉 ) gauging.
But our chain will be only 3 triangles wide anyway.
3x ( ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch)
Ch 3 for turning chain, ch another 4 (foundation of next triangle), 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch. Triangle just finished is first triangle of second row. Join with a sl st in tip of triangle worked before.
2x ( ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, join triangle with tip of corresponding triangle of row below.
3. – 6. Row:
Repeat Row 2 for another 4 times.
Now you’ll be using the 3 beads!
Ch 7, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop behind next bead and complete stitch to sc, dc in next ch, tr in next ch. Join triangle to tip of corresponding triangle one row below.
2x (ch4, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pull up loop behind next bead and complete stitch to sc, dc in next ch, tr in next ch. Join triangle to tip of corresponding triangle one row below.)
Finish off, weave in ends and block your crochet pendant for the most beautiful result.
Thread 2 more beads on the working yarn and join yarn at upper right corner of pendant. Work dc with bead (take yarn behind the bead and work dc as usual). Now work tightly crocheted chain of any length so that you can comfortably hang the chain around your neck afterwards. Join chain with another dc with bead to the other upper corner of the pendant.
Weave in all ends.
If you’re looking for a quick in-between project, this is the crochet tutorial for you. Tag your necklace with #haekelgold so I can take a look at your jewelry!