Friday, 24 January 2014
Hello there the fever for crochet has me in its hold .I finished a beautiful set in black and red 2 bangles,earrings and a necklace today.
The bangles are just chains on an old bangle just to fill the bangle evenly.Sorry I was too lazy to do anything more.
So my turn to be the teacher again.I am explaining today how I made the necklace.Begin with a strong and stretchy elastic string (used for jewelry obviously made in china).OOps! I forgot to cut the elastic one to one and a half inch more than your neck size and depending on how you want to wear it.Attach the chain and the hook and secure it. Now the fun part,we are ready to crochet.The beads are stringed in the thread at this stage.As we did for the bangles bring the knotted end of the crochet thread inside through the elastic Loop we made.You need to make chains on the plastic loop to cover from one side to the other.Its not easy as the thread slides over frequently.You may need to make upto 150 to 200 chains.When you reach the other end one chain turn skip 2 chains single crochet in the third chain ,repeat to the end .The photo is not very clear but if you look closely you can see the elastic loop made first.
The third row begins with a chain and turn.(Chain 2 single crochet into the chain space of the previous row ,repeat 8 times) ,*chain 2 into the next chain space, chain with the bead ,chain 2 into the same chain space,chain 2 into next chain space ,repeat from *until 8 loops are remaining repeat from().Fasten and finish after securing the thread.You can use gum to fix the cut ends .
Have lots of fun making this!
See my other posts so that you cam learn about making matching earrings and bangles
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Hi friends I have been crocheting again and really excited to share with you all what I have made in the last few days. After having a look at the crocheted earring images on Google and checking some websites I could make out how I could design and make one. Here is a simple design on a small earring and a matching bangle. you can do it too.
I used Anchor cotton green double color thread .I made it to match the green saree I usually wear to office.The bangle is made on an old metal bangle which I was about to throw out.
Here is the the step by step instructions to make these,first lets make the earring.
Materials required for making this pretty earrings are crochet cotton thread size 20, crochet needle size 7(.95mm) ,one bead already stringed in the thread and an earring .The earring I have taken is small with a loop right in the middle.
Start a chain on the earring by bringing the knotted loop through the inside of the earring.I put 8 stitches on either side of the loop and 2 stitches inside the loop.
So completed 18 stitches to cover the earring leaving the portion that you have to insert in your earlobe.
Chain one turn , single crochet into all the 8 stitches.When you reach the loop chain with the bead and then 2 chains and continue single crochet into the remaining 8 stitches on the earring. End and cut the thread after securing .You can use a little gum to fix the cut ends.
So completed the two earrings see how simple it is .Please notice the portion left without the crochet for inserting in your earlobe.
Hope you like my instructions if you have any doubts please let me know. In my next post I will explain how I made the matching bangle which is as simple as this.