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tutorial flower bracelet & necklace

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first i intended to make a tutorial, but then i thought it isn’t very special, so i only published some photo’s with a brief explanation. but now, here is the tutorial for you, by special request of amy.

the flowers i have crocheted over a year ago and i really do not remember how it evolved. i think – on the basis of a pattern – i tried a few things and it has become this little flower. they were originally meant to sew around the edge of a white scarf.

used materials and stitches

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materials
  • (leftover) cotton yarn
  • small buttons with 4 holes for the necklace
  • 1 button with 2 holes for the bracelet
  • crochet hook sizes 2 – 2.5 mm
  • sewing thread in a matching color
  • a needle with a blunt point
stitches
  • chain = ch
  • ss = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • h dc = half double crochet

how to make the flowers

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  1. start with a magic ring
  2. don’t start with a ch, but make 6 sc into the ring (not too tight, especially not your first stitch)
  3. close the magic ring and ss into the first sc
  4. don’t start with a ch, but crochet 1 h dc and 1 ss into the same stitch as the ss
  5. in the next 5 sc you make: 2 h dc and 1 ss
  6. cut the yarn and finish the flower with needle and thread in the first stitch (which is the ss) and the last stitch you have made in the following way:
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weave in both ends but only cut one off, because you need a thread to attach the flower onto the necklace. i did not cut the yarn ends until i had sewn the flower on the necklace .

how to make the necklace

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  1. crochet a number of chains until you reach the length you like to have, then close it into to a ring (try to avoid turning and twisting).
  2. make 2 ch and crochet 1 h dc into the next ch and into all the chains till end of row. 
  3. finish the necklace with a ss or rather with needle and yarn in the same way as you did with the flowers (photo 1,2,3)
  4. (if you like to make a belt for example you don’t close the chains into a ring but, but at the end you turn, then make 1 h dc into the 3rd ch from hook and into all the chains till the end of row. repeat this row if you want it wider).

how to attach the flowers onto the necklace

  1. define where you want to sew the flowers onto the necklace
  2. you have 1 thread left on each flower. all flowers have a little dent and that is where you sew the yarn to the front (pictures 2 – 5)
  3. sew the yarn through two holes of a button (picture 6)
  4. sew the yarn with a flower and button onto the necklace. see pictures 7 – 12 how to do that. 
  5. sew the button by pulling the yarn through the two remaining holesnote: pull on the yarn but not too tight, so the flower can dangle a little
  6. weave in the end at the back side of the necklace.note: try to avoid bumps of yarn on the back of your necklace. 
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with a contrasting color yarn you can make basting stitches and more secure the buttons. 

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how to make the flower bracelet

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  1. start with making 3 ch and then ss into the dent of the first flower
  2. crochet 3 ch and ss into the next flower, repeat this untill you have the desired length
  3. end with 3 ch
  4. close the bracelet into a ring (try to avoid turning and twisting) by attaching the first and the last chain together, you can do this in the following way:
  5. cut the yarn after the last chain stitch
  6. sew the yarn through a button and then into the first chain stitch, sew securely
  7. to make it extra solid i have sewn some stitches with plain sewing yarn.
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that’s it!
hope you like the tutorial and that you will make many pretty flower bracelets and necklaces!
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crochet jewelry

do you remember these?

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this is what i’ve made of them

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glittering bracelet
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the first is a bracelet with two glittering buttons, but without the flowers. i crocheted chains and closed it into a ring, followed by one row of h dc. i rolled up the bracelet and wrapped yarn around two sides and then attached the buttons. this bracelet can easily function as an suspender sleeve.

 

jewelry for a girl
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second, i made ​​a necklace and attached the flowers with buttons on it. with aqua-colored yarn i made basting stitches and sewed the buttons tighter. then i made ​​a matching bracelet with a button for decoration.

 

alternatives
  • you could make a narrow belt if you don’t close the chains into a ring. you can make a closure with a small clasp or with a buttonhole or a loop and a button. 
  • as an alternative for the bracelet you can think of this as a decoration at the ends of sleeves, for example.
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UPDATE!

do you want to make the flower bracelet and necklace?
HERE IS THE TUTORIAL

 

 


spiky points on your ears

do you like the idea to hang spiky points on your ears or around your neck?

spiky points earrings - elisabeth andrée

this is what i used:

  • dmc petra yellow and dark grey cotton yarn
  • hook size 1.75 mm
  • needle, scissors
  • glue and water (basic glue for children, just make a mixture of 50/50)
  • paper towel
  • square glass dish
  • earrings, necklace

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see my tutorial:

how to crochet the spiky points.

when you’ve finished them soak the points in a mixture of 50/50 glue and water. remove them from the mixture and squeeze out as much liquid as possible as you smooth them between your fingers. then pat dry in tissue paper or paper towel and lay them flat in a square glass dish. let them dry and ready they are. attach them to earrings or on a necklace.

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tip 

the glue you use is water soluble which means that it gets sticky or liquid again when you walk or cycle in the rain, for example. a textile hardener like paverol is a safer option.

UPDATE!

a small addition

if you’ve crocheted the points then make two rows of single crochet and only then fasten off.
so after the last treble of the pattern make 1 ch, turn, *1 sc into the first stitch and in the next 5*, 1 ch, turn, repeat between * and * once more.
fasten off.

to the tutorial for the spiky points

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pendant pattern

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this pendant is an adaptation of the pattern for the cups. you can use any kind of yarn, the thinner the better. if you use thick yarn the result will be a coaster, i think.

used materials
  • white cotton, off-white mercerized cotton, cream-colored cotton-acrylic yarn, hook size 2 mm
  • vintage glitter yarn, hook size 2.5 mm
  • vintage buttons
used stitches (american english):
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • h dc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet

how to

start with a magic ring
  • row 1. sc in ring, 2 ch, make 11 dc in ring, ss into second ch (= 12 dc)
  • row 2. start with 2 ch, *2 dc into the next stitch, 1 dc into the next*, repeat between * * until end of row (2 dc in last stitch), ss into second ch
  • row 3. 2 ch, 1 h dc in same stitch as ss, 2 h dc in every dc until end of row, ss in first h dc
  • row 4. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, *3 ch, 1 sc in next stitch*, repeat between * * , end with 3 ch and a ss in first sc
  • fasten of.
  • for the necklace just crochet the number of chains until you have the desired length or use a real necklace.

examples

pendant pattern - elisabeth andrée
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pendant pattern - elisabeth andrée
pendant pattern - elisabeth andrée
pendant pattern - elisabeth andrée

like to crochet the cups too?

here you find the pattern for them

crochet little cup pattern - elisabeth andrée

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jewelry or garland?

these are all variations on the little cups of my tutorial, also the pendant.

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i used different types of yarn including embroidery thread. you can wear the cups as earrings, charms on a necklace or bracelet, brooches… just to give you some ideas.

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tutorials

for the pendant i adjusted the pattern, you can find it via this link: pendant-pattern

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pattern for the cups: spring-garland

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for the green drops of the bracelet-like-cuff see nr. 10 of my tutorial for the spring garland

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