It has been way too long since I have posted. I made a goal to post at a minimum once every 2 weeks. I know that’s not posting much, but it is very difficult for me at times with my health problems. This is one of those times where my illness was just too much and I had to put life on hold for a bit. I still have hopes of getting better and being able to blog weekly. In the meantime, I continue to crochet to help me through and I will continue to post my patterns to share with you.
I have been working on a few patterns recently. I kind of get into a crochet cycle and tend to stay there for a while. For example, my favorite to thing to crochet is purses. Sometimes, I end up making purse after purse and nothing different. Right now, it’s crochet jewelry. I was always afraid to crochet jewelry because of my hands. I have neuropathy in them and working with anything tidy can really flare it up. However, with all the new crochet hooks that have wider ends it makes it easier for me. Because of this, I have been making all kinds of different crochet jewelry! Necklaces, bracelets, anklets, etc. I have been working with cotton thread and embroidery thread the most. I have really enjoyed exploring this new area of crochet I have found. I really love making a quick necklace and/or bracelet to match what I am wearing. It’s been so much fun!
The pattern below is for a Boho Necklace that has become a favorite piece of mine. It works as a necklace or an anklet that wraps a couple of times. The choice is yours! It’s easy and quick to make this necklace.
How about you? Do you enjoy making crochet jewelry? What is your favorite type of crochet jewelry to make?
Crochet Boho Beaded Necklace
DMC Embossing Thread #3846
Bead Treasures 6/0 Glass Seed Bead Mixes-Southwest(I could not find a link, but I bought them at Hobby Lobby)
1.5mm Crochet Hook
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- The first thing you need to do, is thread the beads onto the thread. There are two ways to do this. You can add a little bit of clear nail polish to the end of the thread and once it dries, it’s strong enough to thread the beads, or you can use a threading needle. I used a threading needle.
- Thread on 70-80 beads. I always add more than I think I need just in case. It’s better to have too many than not enough.
- Using the 1.5mm hook, chain 140. (I do have a smaller neck, you may want to chain more if needed or if you want a longer necklace. Again, make sure you have enough beads to compensate for this.)
- Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook. Add a bead to next slip stitch. (To add a bead, simply pull up a bead to where you are working your next stitch. Then work your stitch around the bead. Please refer to the pictures here of my 4th of July Necklace if you need help.) Continue the pattern of slip stitch, slip stitch with a bead to the end of the chain. Bind-off. Add a clasp to the ends and you are done!