Saqqara Necklace by Cassie Castillo
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Saqqara Necklace

May 2013
Lace ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
50 - 60 yards (46 - 55 m)
Small collar: 17.5” long at inner neck and Large necklace: 22.5” long at inner neck.
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Inspired by the ornate necklaces worn in ancient Egypt, Saqqara is a collar style necklace worked in a beaded lace pattern. It is worked from the bottom up, beginning with a beaded long tail cast on. Glass seed beads are added to the lace pattern with a small crochet hook. Using only a small amount of yarn, Saqqara is perfect for using up leftovers from lace projects.

Two sizes are included in the pattern, a small collar (shown in lavender) and longer necklace length (shown in orange). Instructions for an optional beaded bind off are included. Large necklace sample shows beaded bind off. Small collar shows plain bind off.

Stitch pattern is written and charted.

Small collar: 17.5” long at inner neck and 2.25” from edge to point of lace. Large necklace: 22.5” long at inner neck and 2.25” from edge to point of lace.

Laceweight yarn:
50 yds (about 6 gms) for small collar
60 yards (about 7 gms) for large necklace

Seed beads size 6/0:
Small collar with beaded bind off: 197 beads
Small collar with plain bind off: 162 beads
Large necklace with beaded bind off: 253 beads
Large necklace with plain bind off: 208 beads

sewing needle (with eye small enough for beads to pass over)
stitch markers: 8 for collar, 10 for necklace
steel crochet hook size 12 for adding beads
pins for blocking
necklace clasp

1 repeat of Saqqara pattern = 3” wide at bottom, 2.5” wide at top, and 2.25” long from point of lace to top.

long tail cast on
adding beads with a crochet hook