I think these weekly patterns are making my weeks just fly by. Like, I’m always working on designs for the future (currently I’m working on June’s designs and taking photos for May’s) and so it’s making me really focused on designing but the downside is it’s making it feel like the weeks are just flying by. Does anyone else feel like that? Eh, it’s probably because I’ve got a big move coming up and if I’m not working on designs I’m cleaning, packing, or painting something. I’m always trying to maximize my time and when you’re living life like that, it feels like time is flying by at a 1000 miles per hour. Also, I got my Spring chop on my hair (I like to cut it short in the Spring/ Summer & let it grow out until Fall) and I’m totally digging it! 😀
Anyway, enough about my life and how hectic I feel it is, let’s talk about this week’s design. It’s a necklace! I’m sure you got that already 😀 I love chevrons and sadly I don’t design with them as much as I’d like. This week’s design is actually an older necklace design I made YEARS ago that I updated to look better. It’s one of those designs that I’ve wanted to work on, update, and see how far I’ve progressed as a designer but didn’t find the time for until recently. It’s a quick pattern, you can get it done in one evening and then let your two chevrons dry before assembling the whole thing. This design makes a fun and quick gift and it’s a great option for Summer crochet items. It’s also a great refresher, like a palette cleanser when you’ve got a few different and large projects on your hook and you want something small and quick you can finish.
As with some of my other jewelry designs, this one has many more photos than I usually include to help you see what’s going on. Jewelry making is so small that I like to give you as many photos as possible.
I really hope you like this design and I hope you give a few away to lucky people. And please, share your photos on social media and tag Divine Debris or use the hashtag #divinedebris on Instagram so I can find your lovely works!
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This pattern is hooked to Hookin’ on Hump Day 165
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- 2.00 mm crochet hook
- Size 10 crochet thread
- I used Aunt Lydia‘s
- Less than .1 oz
- 2 colors
- Needle that will weave in your ends
- Necklace Clasps
- Jewelry Pliers
- Metal Jump Rings
- Fabric Stiffener
- Jewelry Pliers
- 4 rows x 8 dcs = 1″/ not critical
- Ch: Chain
- St: Stitch
- Dc: double crochet
- The individual chevrons are worked back and forth in rows, separately.
- When you complete the two chevrons, block/ stiffen them with fabric stiffener. Once they’re dry, attach them with metal findings.
- You can use a chain or cord or even more thread for the straps, it’s totally up to you.
- There are 2 chevrons in the photos. You can do more or fewer, it’s up to you.
- The colors used here are Blue Hawaii and Peacock.
The individual chevrons measure
- Height: .75″
- Width: 5″
– Chevron –
Row 1: Ch 45, dc into the 4th st from the hook and into the next 19 sts, skip the next 2 sts, dc into the next 19 sts, dc twice into the last st – 42 dcs
Rows 2 – 3: Ch 3, turn, dc once into the first st, dc into the next 19 sts, skip the next 2 sts, dc into the next 19 sts, dc twice into the last st – 42 dcs
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
This necklace is just made of very simple chevrons. Once you have both of your chevrons completed lay them flat and cover them in fabric stiffener and then let them dry completely. You can lay them out with pins on a blocking mat so the design stretches out and you can control where the points are.
Once your chevrons are dry, add some jump rings to connect the two chevrons. I like to do 2 small one and one large in the middle but it’s up to you how you’d like them to be attached.
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon (or make a log chain or cord or whatever material you’d like to use). I cut my pieces 12″ in length but you can make yours shorter or longer, this will determine where the necklace falls on your decolletage. On the points of the chevron, attach 2 more jump rings and then run one of your pieces through the top one. Tie a small knot at the top. You can glue the two ends together or however you’d like to secure them.
Add a clasp of your choosing to the two ends of your ribbon.
And you’re done! Now your handmade chevron necklace is done and you look awesome.
Tada! There’s what I hope will be one of your favorite new accessories!