Crochet Bib Necklace
by Ann Reillet
By definition, a bib necklace is any pendant decoration that covers a broad section of the chest. They were immensely popular in the Victorian Era. I designed this necklace for the Ravelry Irish Crochet Lovers’ July CAL (crochet along).
It’s a fun project that works up quick. The piece is made in sections which are sewn together using the tails. I added a drop flower for the finish and used a Chinese frog closure.
• DMC Perle Black Size 8
• Steel Crochet Hook No. 10 ( 1.30MM )
Flower (Make 7)
• ch 5, join with sl st in 1st ch to form ring,
• ch 1, sc in ring, *ch 3, sc in ring *repeat for 8 loops, ending with sl st in beg sc
• sl st in ch3sp, ch 3, 4 dc, popcorn the 5 sts, *ch 2 for spacing between popcorns, 5 dc popcorn in next ch3sp, *repeat around (=8 popcorns), join with ch 2 and sl st in top of beg popcorn
• *sl st in ch2sp, ch3up-4dc-ch3down-slst, ch 1 for spacing between petals, *repeat around (=8 petals), join with sl st in beg st and end. Break Thread. Weave in tail.
Chain Link (Use either Clones Knot or Popcorn)
• Note: Make beginning and ending tails long enough to sew onto flower.
• Clones Knot: ch 6, Clone 6, ch 1, sl st in 5th ch, Repeat for 3, 4 or 8 knots
• Popcorn: ch 8, 5 dc popcorn in 3rd ch from hook, Repeat for 3, 4 or 8 knots
Irish Crochet Expert Maire Treanor demonstrating the Clones Knot.
Bell Flower with Dangles
- ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from 8 times (=8 sc), join with sl st to 1st sc
- ch 1, sc in each st (=8 sc), join
- ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4, 2 sc in next, sc in remaining, join (=10 tl sc)
- ch 1, sc in each st (=10 sc), join
- ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 4, 2 sc in next, sc in each of the next 4, 2 sc in remaining, join (=12)
- ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next, dc in next, ch 1, turn, sc in each dc, ch3, turn, cluster the 3 dc to bring to a point, ch 3, sl st down side of petal back to base, and repeat for 4 total cluster (petals), end break thread, weave in tail
- Make 3 separate dangles: ch 15, 2 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook, end. Break thread long, weave tail up stem and sew into the bell flower. OR make 3 spirals by chaining 23, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, 3 dc in each remaining ch, end break thread long, twist to shape and sew to bell flower.
Introduce new elements, like a rectangle, to create a bracelet, cuff, choker or belt.
- ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining st (=8 sc)
- ch 3, turn, *sk 1, dc, ch 1, dc in skipped st to form “X”, *repeat two times, dc in last st
- ch 3, turn, *dc in second leg of “X”, ch 1, dc in first leg of “X”, *repeat two times, dc in last st
- Repeat previous row ten times (=12 rows of “X” sts)
- ch 1, turn, sc in each dc (=8 sc), continue sc’ing around sides/perimeter, join with sl st in front loop
- Working in front loop only: sl st around perimeter, excepting the longer sides, there: sl st up to every other line of a row of “X” (approx 6 sl sts) then ch 2, clones knot 6, sl st the knot and sl st in same st along side, continue sl st’ing along side to every other line and create knot (=5 knots on each side), join
- ch 1 to reach, sl st in back loop, ch 1, sc in same, sk to back loop between sc just made and knot, shell of 5 dc, sc in back loop behind knot, shell in space between knots, continue along side, sl st end and resume shell pattern in back loop of opposite side, continue around to beginning and join.
If you’re interested in making this with beads. Please see my post here:
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