Friday, September 19, 2014

Free Pattern: Pretty Purple Picot Pendant



  The Pretty Purple Picot Pendant pattern is perfect to practice pointy picots! 


  That might be a difficult tongue twister, but the pattern is easy. Some pretty purple crochet thread and painless picots work quickly into a simple accessory. The fun, funky shape can be worn alone or as a set. Add only a jump ring for a quiet statement, or include some beads and chains to jazz it up.


  The finished pendant is small enough to use for earrings, too. Make three pieces to create a matching necklace and earring set. If you're interested in changing the color, this pattern is a great way to use scraps! The whole piece only takes about a yard of size 10 crochet thread.



Finished size of pendant is about 2" (5 cm) tall by just under 1" (2.5 cm) wide.






Skill Level:






Materials:
Aunt Lydia's size 10 crochet thread (violet), about a yard
Steel crochet hook size 7/1.65MM
Smaller hook or needle to weave in ends
Fabric stiffener or diluted craft glue
Jump ring
Various other findings or beads to assemble to your taste


Gauge:
Not important.


Stitches and Abbreviations:
Chain -ch
Single crochet -sc
Picot: 1 sc in next st, ch 2. Sl st in top of sc, ch 1.


Notes:
You'll notice the picots always point slightly in the direction you are working. With the picots worked in the round, this means they point down on one side, and up on the other. If you like this look, just block and treat your project as is. If you would like them to point straight out, you can easily pull them into place before hardening the pendant.


Directions:


Row 1:
Ch 10 to begin. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of remaining 7 chs. (9 sc)


Row 2:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), turn. 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. (9 sc)


You will now work the pattern in the round.


Round 3:
Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), turn. 1 picot in each of the next 7 sts. Close last picot with a sc in the last st. Ch 4 for jump ring loop and to work around side to reach bottom sts. 1 sc in first available sc sp in bottom row. 1 picot in each of the next 7 sps. Close the last picot with a sc in last st. Ch 1 for corner, 1 sc in same st. Working around, 1 sc in the base of the next st. Ch 1 for next corner, join with a sl st to beg ch 1.


Bind off, weave in ends.




If you are using fabric stiffener, follow the directions on the product. To use craft glue (like Aleene's Tacky Glue), use about 2 parts glue to 1 part water. Block into place, let dry.


Add a jump ring or your own combination of findings to create a personalized piece.





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