Peacock Feathers Oya Necklace by Maya Kuzman

Peacock Feathers Oya Necklace

Crochet
August 2019
Thread ?
1.75 mm
US
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I have been fascinated with oya crochet for quite a long time. Always admiring these minute, exquisitely stitched flowers that marvelously compose a whole new intricate and enchanting world.

The history of this decorative edging known also as “Turkish lace” is thought to date back to the 8th century B.C. in Anatolia. Traditionally, Anatolian women used oya edgings to decorate their head dresses and scarves, under and outer garments, edges of towels and napkins, and today they are also popular as jewelry.

Oya edging, which appears all over Anatolia in various forms and (flower) motifs, has different names depending on the means employed: needle, crochet hook, shuttle, hairpin, bead, tassel to name just a few.

In this tutorial, we are going to use a crochet hook to make a wonderful oya set.

This pattern was made for the Spanish Magazine “The Sewing Box” where you can find the pattern in Spanish.

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Hook:1.7 mm
Thread: #10
Colors: 1 color for the necklace and the outline of the pendants, 6 colors for the center (eg. 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of orange and 2 shades of blue).
Stitches: chain (ch), chain space (ch-space), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc). American terminology used.

Note: in making the pendant, the turning chain does not qualify as a stitch.
Other materials: You will also need a tapestry needle to finish the work. A pearl / wooden bead for the closure and fish hooks and jump rings for the earrings.