Friday, July 11, 2008

Katya Choker

Finished Size: 12 inches long X 1 inch wide

This was actually inspired by a good friend of mine who sometimes wears a ribbon for a necklace. It's simple and elegant and says so much about the person wearing it.

Materials
Yarn: Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet Thread (size 3)
Hook: Size D/3-3.25 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Sewing needle, ribbon (1/2")

Special Stitches (US):
Single crochet (Sc): Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and then draw up through loop. There are now two loops on you hook. Yarn over and draw yarn through both loops on your hook. Single Crochet complete.
Treble Crochet (Tr): Yarn over hook twice, then insert hook into next stitch.
Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch. There are four loops on the hook.
Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops There are now three loops remaining on the hook. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops. Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook. There is now one loop remaining.
This completes one treble crochet.
Shell st: Single crochet (sc), then skip two chains and double crochet (dc) into third stitch 8 times (fan made). Skip the next 2 stitches, and sc into third stitch.

Pattern:
Chain 72
Ch 1, sc across (72 total)
Ch 4 (counts as first treble, ch1), tr in 6th st from hook,*ch1, sk 1, tr,* repeat from *
Ch 1, sc across
Skip 2, 8 dc in third stitch from hook, *shell*, repeat across (12 shells).
Bind off and weave in ends.

Block and weave ribbon in and out through treble chains. Make sure you cut the ribbon long enough to go around your neck and tie into a bow.

copyright 2008 Dawn L.E. Riden, all rights reserved. For personal and private use only. Not for commercial sale.


7 comments:

DiddyBug said...

Are these instructions in UK or US terminology? I am confused as you use both SC and Treble!

Dawning Dreams said...

Ah, I see. These are in US, but I've added my explanations so it can clear up any confusion. Thanks for letting me know! I appreciate it!

Glee said...

This is very pretty, I'll have to try your pattern out.

gossycrafts said...

These are very nice. I'm wondering, may I make them and donate them to a charity sale that benefits stray cats? I understand this is a grey area between personal and commercial use, so I want to be clear on your feelings. Thank you.

Dawning Dreams said...

As long as it's non-profit I have no qualms about you making them. I regularly donate to groups and feel that more should step in whenever they can. Have fun!

Peggy Murphy said...

On your 3rd pattern row,it states "Ch 4 (counts as first treble, chr) is this correct or should it be 4 or 5?

Dawning Dreams said...

It actually states (Chain four, chain one) It's written that way so you can see it's four chains up and one chain to turn. You can think of it as ch5 if you like, though.