A crocheted charm

03Mar11

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been playing around a lot recently, trying things out. I’ve been doing a lot of crochet with thinner thread – from size 12 DMC perle to size 80, which I usually use for tatting. Generally, I’ve been using a .75 hook, which seems to work well for both thread sizes.

I spotted a great adaptation of a bookmark pattern on Ravelry. The bookmark itself is really nice, but I spotted someone had made it into a necklace, which works really well. Momocat – the maker of the necklace – graciously said I could try out her idea myself (only polite to ask!), and so I did, using a DMC Perle size 12.

charm

As the thread is so small, I decided to make a charm which hangs off a chain, rather than a complete necklace – and I think it came out quite nicely…

charm in the hand

(These photos are snapped with my ever reluctant camera – an over head light and TWO desklamps, so forgive the colour variations.)

I made a chain with a loop at the end, and crocheted a simple disk to pull through as a closure – seemed to work quite nicely…

charm and chain

I’ve made a couple more too – but they’ve not photographed well, so you’ll have to take my word for it. They’re actually quite addictive.

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3 Responses to “A crocheted charm”

  1. 1 Tatha

    This is lovely!


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