BEACHY TASSEL NECKLACE Design by Jennifer Olivarez This bohemian, casual and carefree necklace is surprisingly fast and easy to stitch.
Beaded chain is 24 inches; tassel pendant is 11/4 inches wide x 41/2 inches long
• Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy light ( DK) weight cotton/ hemp/ modal yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 153 yds/ 50g per ball):
1 ball # 4 white beach • Size D/ 3/ 3.25mm crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge • Large- eye needle or size suitable to pass
through beads while threaded • Size 6/ 0 Czech glass seed beads by Beaders
Paradise: 1 package Cherokee mix • 3- inch- wide cardboard • Tapestry needle • Darice Mix and Mingle AJM- 1999- 7793:
1 turquoise bead
6 sl sts = 1 inch
For Open- Center Medallion, don't stitch too tightly. Keep a loose but even tension. More or fewer single crochet stitches may be needed to cover ring. Push stitches together as you work around the ring. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise specified.
Beaded chain ( bdch): Slide bead along yarn until it is next to hook, yo and pull through lp on hook, capturing bead on back of ch st.
NECKLACE OPEN- CENTER MEDALLION
To make a ring, wind yarn around index finger 20 times. Insert hook between finger and lps, yo and pull through all lps, ch 1 to secure. Gently remove from finger.
Rnd 1: 28 sc (see Pattern Notes) into ring, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sc. Fasten off. (28 sc)
String 42 beads on yarn in random order.
Row 1: Leaving an 8- inch tail, ch 5, [ bdch (see Special Stitch), ch 2] 42 times, ch 3. Fasten off, leaving an 8- inch tail. (42 bdchs, 92 chs)
Wind yarn around cardboard 30 times. Thread a separate 12- inch length of yarn between cardboard and wound yarn. Work this 12- inch length to top edge of cardboard and tie in a tight double knot. Remove wound yarn from cardboard. Holding the top of the Tassel where it has been tied tog, cut the wound yarn in half at the other end. With a double knot, tie another 12- inch length of yarn around all strands of Tassel, about 1/2 inch from the top. Wrap 1 end of this 12- inch length around all the strands 3– 4 times and tie in another double knot. Thread 1 end of this yarn onto the tapestry needle. Pass the needle behind the wrapped yarn, down into the middle of the Tassel and out the bottom. Rep for the other tail. Tie the 2 ends tog in a double knot.
Tie both ends of the Beaded Chain tog in an overhand knot. Thread both 8- inch tails tog onto tapestry needle. Attach the Beaded Chain to the WS of the Open- Center Medallion at the top by passing the needle down through the horizontal bar at the back of 1 sc and out the back of the Medallion. Weave in each end separately to secure. To attach Tassel, thread the 2 strands at the top of the Tassel (that were used to tie the Tassel tog) onto a tapestry needle. Thread the large-hole turquoise bead onto these strands. Locate the bottom center sc of the Open- Center Medallion. Sew the Tassel to the WS of the Medallion by passing the needle up through the horizontal bar at the back of this sc and out the back of the Medallion. Pass the needle back down through the turquoise bead and through the top of the Tassel. Gently work the needle down through the middle of the Tassel until it comes out the bottom. Pull gently until all pieces are snug. Tie the 2 strands tog, and trim ends flush with Tassel.
This bohemian, casual and carefree necklace is surprisingly fast and easy to stitch. It’s the perfect summer project to take to the beach, then wear while you’re there!