I normally don’t buy magazines as I am quite picky on the designs and patterns I use, but last winter, I couldn’t resist and purchased two Interweave Crochet Issues, Fall 2012 & Summer 2015. The reason: both include very attractive designs, and especially the 2015 issue, an impressive collection of dresses! Both also include the work of Kathryn White, whose work I have been admiring for some time now – work that also frequently appears on Interweave Crochet.
I have worked a couple of designs from the magazines and I am working on the third right now. Today, I will be talking about the first project, the Waterfall Necklace by Jessie Rayot. I found it a very interesting design and a quick get-away project, also a good opportunity to use up some stash yarn!
I used a skein of sparkly yarn that I had purchased back in 2014, which just sat there, waiting for the appropriate project. I think this occasion was a good overall combination of yarn and design and even though this yarn is not the softest close to the skin, it provides the appropriate ‘glam’ for a necklace. Adding beads however, was a completely different matter.
At first, I was too lazy to count and thread beads, so I decided to add beads on the go with a tiny crochet hook. Little did I know that the yarn would be like “HELL NO! Can’t do that! I split!“. And split it did! I lost so much time trying to add beads instead of actual crochet, that I some point gave up, cut the yarn, threaded all those pretty beads and then continued to work normally.
To speed up the work (and also because I didn’t have enough beads), I skipped some rows and didn’t add beads at all. I also used two colors, blue and white. When it was finished, I sewed a circle of sewn beads on each shoulder hanging loop and added a bit fewer buttons, as they were creating more bulk than I wanted.
The finished necklace looks very nice and sits well on the shoulders, but unfortunately, I haven’t found an occasion to wear it yet. I must find some ‘glamorous’ parties to attend, right? xD