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Presented herein are four decidedly handsome pouches to be worn around the neck, to adorn the wearer. The designs are in their simplest forms, without embellishment. It is the countenance of the crocheter to employ color and decoration through beads, buttons, feathers, pearls and curious objects. Good strong cotton yarn is recommended. Use 6-ply or 8-ply cotton. Each pouch uses approximately 20 to 30 grams or no more than 75 meters of yarn. Instructions are written in US crochet terms.
This collection holds patterns for 11 bead-crochet jewellery and 2 scarves. The patterns are derived from a series of crochet jewellery patterns called “Natural Tendencies.” From the basic crochet lace strips, the addition of beads - in some cases replacing the picots - creates a new and delicate design. The last two patterns, worked in heavier weight yarn (fingering and aran), demonstrate the possibility of bringing delicate crochet lace to the creation of new items.
The idea for this eBook stems from my continuing desire to write patterns that people can use to make crochet items that they can give away as gifts or sell in their own handmade shops.
This ebook is a collection of 8 crochet patterns, all of strips of lace, constructed in a basic design and implemented in a variety of finished objects: two hair bands made with tarn (or “t-shirt yarn”), three lace collars made with 4-ply and 6-ply cotton yarn, one hip belt made with 6-ply cotton yarn, decorative laces in cotton thread size 8 for hand-sewn fabric coasters and a lariat or neck-tie worked in crochet cotton thread size 8.