Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet

Beaded Necklace and Earrings LC2430

Crochet unique jewelry to add beauty to any outfit. These pieces are perfect for giving, as well!

Designed by Lisa Gentry.

Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE

Necklace measures 15" around inner edge.
One earring measures 1½" long (not including earring loop).

AUNT LYDIA'S® "Classic Crochet Thread", Size 10: 1 ball 419 Ecru.

Crochet Hook: 1.75mm [US 3] for earrings; 2.15mm [US 4] for necklace; 1.25mm [US 9] for attaching beads.
Tapestry needle, about 176 black opal seed beads (size E), two %" bone rings (for earrings), 2 silver earring loops, one spring ring and one jump ring (for necklace).

GAUGE: 9 sts = 1". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches
Attach bead = Place bead on smallest hook. Drop loop from larger hook and place on smallest hook. Draw loop through bead. Return loop to larger hook.
dtr = Double treble crochet. [Yarn over] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.
ttr = Triple treble crochet. [Yarn over] 4 times, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 5 times.
quad-tr = Quadruple treble crochet. [Yarn over] 5 times, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 6 times.
quin-tr = Quintuple treble crochet. [Yarn over] 6 times, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 7 times.

EARRINGS (make 2)
Note: Use 1.75mm [US 3] hook to make earring and 1.25mm [US 9] for attaching beads.
Round 1 (Right Side): Join thread with slip st in bone ring, ch 1, work 11 sc in bone ring, ch 3, slip st in silver earring loop, ch 3, work 25 sc in bone ring; join with slip st in first sc, turn—36 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, [attach bead, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 7 times, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—7 sc and 7 beads. Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as sc, ch 4), [sc in next sc, ch 4] 6 times, sc in beginning ch-1—8 sc and 7 ch-4 spaces. Fasten off.

NECKLACE
Note: Use 2.15mm [US 4] hook to make necklace and 1.25mm [US 9] for attaching beads.
Foundation: Join thread with slip st in spring ring, ch 130, slip st in jump ring, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch across, turn—130 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, slip st in first 10 sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, [attach bead, skip next sc, sc in next sc] 54 times, sc in next sc, turn; leave remaining 10 sc unworked—56 sc and 54 beads.
Row 3: Ch 1, [sc in next sc, ch 4] 54 times, sc in next sc, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—55 sc and 54 ch-4 spaces.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (sc, attach bead, sc) in each of next 3 ch-4 spaces, (dc, attach bead, dc) in each of next 5 ch-4 spaces, (tr, attach bead, tr) in each of next 5 ch-4 spaces, (dtr, attach bead, dtr) in each of next 5 ch-4 spaces, (ttr, attach bead, ttr) in each of next 3 ch-4 spaces, (quad-tr, attach bead, quad-tr) in each of next 3 ch-4 spaces, (quin-tr, attach bead, quin-tr) in each of next 6 ch-4 spaces, (quad-tr, attach bead, quad-tr) in each of next 3 ch-4 spaces, (ttr, attach bead, ttr) in each of next 3 ch-4 spaces, (dtr, attach bead, dtr) in each of next 5 ch-4 spaces, (tr, attach bead, tr) in each of next 5 ch-4 spaces, (dc, attach bead, dc) in each of next 5 ch-4 spaces, (sc, attach bead, sc) in each of next 3 ch-4 spaces, sc in last sc, turn—110 sts and 54 beads.
Row 5: Ch 1, *skip next st, sc in next st, ch 2, attach bead, ch 2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, skip next st, sc in last st—54 beads. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = ch; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st.

Pattern © by Coats & Clark Inc. Reproduced with permission from Coats & Clark Inc. PurpleKittyYarns.com is not endorsed by Coats & Clark Inc. It is not permissible to contract production of projects made from designs published by Coats & Clark to a third party for sale or distribution.

Heart Covered Soap LC2522

If you're looking for a sweet gift, these heart crocheted covers for soaps are perfect! Make them in various shades of crochet thread for a wonderful addition to the bathroom.

INTERMEDIATE
Designed by Nazanin S. Fard.

Cover will fit a regular-size bar of soap.

AUNT LYDIA'S® "Classic Crochet Thread", Size 10: 20 yd each 322 Hot Pink A, 154 Parakeet B, 119 Violet C. Note: Each color will make one soap cover.

Crochet Hook: 1.5mm [US 7].
Tapestry needle, oval bars of soap.

GAUGE: 9 sts = 1". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL STITCHES
dtr = Double treble crochet. [Yarn over] 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.
tr3tog = *[Yarn over] twice, insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

NOTES

  1. Heart cover is made in two pieces, a mesh cover and a heart. The heart is sewn to the front of the mesh cover.
  2. The mesh cover can fit over a variety of regular-sized soap bars. The mesh cover is secured around the bar of soap with a tie.
  3. For best results, select an oval bar of soap.

COVER (make 1 each with A, B, and C)
Ch 6; taking care not to twist ch; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 3), [dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times, [tr in ring, ch 3] twice, [dc in ring, ch 3] 3 times, tr in ring, ch 3; join with slip st in 5th ch of beginning ch-7—6 dc, 4 tr, and 10 ch-3 spaces.
Round 2: Slip st into next ch-space, [ch 7, sc in next ch-space] 9 times, ch 3, dc in next ch-space (last ch-3, dc counts as a ch- space)—10 ch-spaces.
Round 3: [Ch 9, sc in next ch-space] 9 times, ch 4, tr in next ch-space (last ch-4, tr counts as a ch-space).
Rounds 4 and 5: [Ch 11, sc in next ch-space] 9 times, ch 5, dtr in next ch-space (last ch-5, dtr counts as a ch-space).
Round 6: Repeat Round 3.
Round 7: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off.

HEART (make 1 each with A, B, and C)
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in 3rd ch from hook, turn—5 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in top of beginning ch, turn—7 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn—9 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, skip first dc, tr3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, tr3tog over next 3 dc, ch 3, slip st in top of turning ch. Fasten off.

TIE (make 1 each with A, B, and C)
Ch 150. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Sew heart to center front of mesh cover. Weave tie through spaces of last round of mesh cover. Insert soap into mesh cover and pull on ends of tie to tighten cover over soap. Tie ends into a knot or bow.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Pattern © by Coats & Clark Inc. Reproduced with permission from Coats & Clark Inc. PurpleKittyYarns.com is not endorsed by Coats & Clark Inc. It is not permissible to contract production of projects made from designs published by Coats & Clark to a third party for sale or distribution.

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