Island Necklace

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This gorgeous join-as-you-go design pairs an easy construction with bold textured circles to make the perfect statement piece. Channel your inner mermaid with this beach-ready accessory that’s fit for the season.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Pendant measures 5” wide and 2.75” long; Necklace measures 22” long

Gauge: Large Circle Motif = 2.75” in diameter after wet blocking

Gauge is not critical for this project

Materials

Lace weight yarnYarn: Nazli Gelin Garden 10 (100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton; 306 yards [280 meters]/50 grams): 700-13 Blue (A, 1 ball), 700-35 Chestnut (B, 1 ball), 700-50 Bright Turquoise (C, 1 ball); Nazli Gelin Garden Metallic 10 (99% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton 1% Metallic; 306 yards [280 meters]/50 grams): 19 Mocha with Gold (D, 1 ball), 28 Turquoise with Turquoise (E, 1 ball).

Hook: US size 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, toggle clasp

Special Stitches

Beginning Popcorn Stitch (Beg Pc)

With slip knot on hook, yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps) twice, work 4 more dc into same st, withdraw hook, leaving a lp, insert hook in first dc, catch empty lp, yo, pull through both lps.

Popcorn Stitch (Pc)

Work 5 dc in same st, withdraw hook, leaving a lp, insert hook in first dc, catch empty lp, yo, pull through both lps.

Standing single crochet stitch (Standing sc)

With slip knot on hook, insert hook into designated st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through both lps on hook completing the Standing sc st.

Pattern Notes

This pattern begins with large circle motif, then other motifs are joined as you go. 

Pattern

Large Circle

With D, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 9 sc into ring, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off. (9 sc)

Rnd 2:  With A, Beg Pc, ch 2, *(pc, ch 2) in next st; rep from * 7 times, sl st to first pc to join. Fasten off. (9 pc, 9 ch-sp)

Rnd 3: With E, Beg Pc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, PC in same ch-2 sp, *(pc, ch 2) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 7 times, sl st to first pc to join. Fasten off. (18 pc, 18 ch-2 sp)

Rnd 4:  With C, Beg Pc in any ch-2 sp, *(pc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp, (pc, ch 2) in next st; rep from * 7 times, (pc, ch 2) twice in next st, sl st in first pc to join. Fasten off. (27 pc, 27 ch-2 sp)

Rnd 5: With B, Standing sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, *(3 sc, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 26 times, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off. (81 sc, 27 ch-3 sp)

Place 2 markers in ch-3 sp on left side of circle for joining Small Circle, sk 7 ch-3 sp, place markers in next 3 ch-3 sp for joining Medium Circle.

Medium Circle

With C, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Beg Pc, ch 2, into ring, (pc, ch 2) 5 more times, sl st to first pc to join. Fasten off. (6 pc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Rnd 2: With D, Beg Pc in any ch-2 sp, (ch 2, pc, ch 2) in same sp, *(pc, ch 2) twice in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 4 times, sl st in first pc to join. Fasten off. (12 pc, 12 ch-2 sp)

Rnd 3: With A, Standing sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, *(3 sc, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 7 times, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in marked st on Large Circle, ch 1) 3 times, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off. (36 sc, 9 ch-3 sp, 6 ch-1 sp, 3 sl st)

Sk 2 ch-3 sp from join to Large Circle, place marker in next 2 ch-3 sp for Small Circle.

First Small Circle

With A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc into ring, sl st in first st to join. Fasten off. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: With E, Beg Pc in first st, ch 2, *(pc, ch 2) in next st; rep from * 4 times, sl st in first pc to join. Fasten off. (6 pc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Rnd 3: With B, Standing sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, *(3 sc, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp in marked st on Medium Circle, ch 1) twice, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off. (18 sc, 4 ch-3 sp, 6 ch-1 sp, 3 sl st)

Second Small Circle

Work as First Small Circle through Rnd 2.

Rnd 3: With B, Standing sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, *(3 sc, ch 3) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, (3 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp in marked st on Large Circle, ch 1) twice, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off. (18 sc, 4 ch-3 sp, 6 ch-1 sp, 3 sl st)

Finishing

First Necklace Strand

Sk one ch-3 sp from join, with E, Standing sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in same sp, turn.

Row 1-30: Ch 3, dc in ch-sp, turn.

Second Necklace Strand

Work same as First Necklace Strand

Add toggle and clasp to necklace strands.

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