Free Crochet Pattern Curlicue Necklace & Earrings From RedHeart.com



From RedHeart.com

Curlicue Necklace & Earrings


Designed By: Kathleen Sams

Skill Level: Beginner

AUNT LYDIA’S® “Fashion Crochet Thread”, Size 5: 1 ball 0310C Copper Mist (discontinued).


AUNT LYDIA’S® “Fashion Crochet Thread” Size 3: 1 ball 0310 Copper MistCrochet Hook: 2.75 mm [US C-2] or 3.25 mm [US D-3]

Yarn needle, hook-style earring findings.NOTE: Smaller hook used
Directions are for size 5 thread; changes for size 3 thread are in parentheses.
GAUGE: Gauge is not important in this project.

CQ (curlicue) = Ch the number of times indicated by the number following the CQ, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Picot = Ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook.
NOTE: For video on this technique, see our video page Curly Q Crochet – Alternative to Fringe.

Ch 70 (62).

Round 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch**; repeat from * across, ch 3; turn and work across opposite side of foundation ch; sc in same st; repeat from * to ** across, ch 3; join with slip st to first sc—15 ch-3 spaces each side and 2 ch-3 spaces each end.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *3 sc in ch-3 space, sc in next sc, repeat from * across, ending 5 sc in last ch-3 space, +[sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space] 2 times++, **[sc in next sc, (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) all in ch-3 space] 4 (3) times***, sc in next sc, (sc, CQ 10, sc) all in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, (sc, CQ 15, sc) all in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, (sc, CQ 20, sc) all in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, (sc, CQ 15, sc) all in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, (sc, CQ 10, sc) all in next ch-3 space; repeat from ** to *** once, then repeat from + to ++ once, sc in next sc, 5 sc in last space; join with slip st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Ch 100. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Tie a small knot in each end of tie and weave tie thru end loops.EARRINGS (Make 2)

Ch 15. CQ 13. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Attach earring findings.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sl st = slip stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; + and ++ = work whatever is between the + and ++ as indicated; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.


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