28 January 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Peacock Eye Necklace


Hi everyone! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I know some of you have been eagerly awaiting the release of this free Peacock Eye Necklace pattern and I'm really happy that I can present it to you today. It would be so great if you could share pictures of your necklaces on social media tagging @thecuriocraftsroom and #peacockeyenecklace. I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

Love, Christa

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Klik op de vlag voor de Nederlandse versie van dit patroon.
 Klik de valg voor de Nederlandse versie van dit patroon









General Information & What You Need

Skill level: easy/beginners
Hook: 2.5 mm / C
Tapestry needle
Yarn: Scheepjes Catona mercerized cotton, sport / 5 ply
Diameter peacock eye circles: 3.5 cm / 1.4 inch
Necklace lengths:
20 circles = approx. 52 cm / 20.8 inch
22 circles = approx. 57 cm / 22.8 inch
24 circles = approx. 60 cm / 24 inch
Crochet Terms used in this pattern: US
Stitches used in this pattern:

US Crochet Terms
UK Crochet Terms
ch
chain
ch
chain
slst
slip stitch
slst
slip stitch
sc
single crochet
dc
double crochet
dc
double crochet
tr
treble crochet

Colorways: 
Scheepjes Catona yarn is available at Wool Warehouse and Deramores
or for The Netherlands here:
http://www.scheepjeswol.com/nl/collectie/katoen/catona-25-gram-28661/


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Scheepjes Catona yarn colors:
394 Shadow Purple
240 Amethyst
192 Scarlet
388 Rust
401 Dark teal
391 Deep Ocean Green
387 Dark Olive
395 Willow
124 Ultramarine
400 Petrol Blue
110 Jet Black
254 Moon Rock 





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Scheepjes Catona yarn colors:

201 Electric Blue
146 Vivid Blue
113 Delphinium
282 Ultra Violet
205 Kiwi
241 Parrot Green
257 Antique Mauve











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Scheepjes Catona yarn colors: 
201 Electric Blue
146 Vivid Blue
113 Delphinium
282 Ultra Violet
205 Kiwi
241 Parrot Green 
254 Moon Rock 











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Scheepjes Catona yarn colors:
401 Dark Teal
391 Deep Ocean Green
244 Spruce
110 Jet Black















The peacock eye circles

Base
Start with a magic (adjustable) ring.

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Magic ring.














Round 1
Ch 2 on top of the magic ring chain (=1st dc) and 15 dc in the ring, slst in top ch to close this round.
Total of 16 dc.
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Ch 2 on top of magic ring.
















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Round 1.














Round 2
Start with a sc in any dc. 2 sc in next dc, *1 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc*. Repeat *-* all around. Slst in 1st sc to close this round.
Total of 24 sc.
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Round 2.














Weave in the ends. I recommend not weaving in the end of the magic ring just yet. Later on you will be making the peacock eyes stitches in the center opening and it would be nice if you could still tighten the ring a bit after you’ve done that.


Joining the peacock eye circles
The necklace in the tutorial pictures has a total of 24 circles: 11 on each side and 2 that dangle. Lay the circles out and start with a sc in any sc of the 1st circle, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc = total of 12 sc on one side of the 1st circle,
ch 3,
sc in any sc of the 2nd circle, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sc = total of 12 sc on one side of the 2nd circle,
ch 3 and join the 3rd circle; continue in the same way until you have joined the first 12 circles (11 + 1 dangling circle) on one side. The first 3 pictures show this.

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 Start joining the circles at the top left-hand side. 

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12 circles (11 + 1st dangling circle) have been joined on one side.

12 sc on one side of the 1st circle, ch 3, 12 sc on one side of the 2nd circle and ch 3.




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Join the 2nd dangling circle: 
24 sc (= 1 sc in each sc) around the circle, ch 3, 12 sc on the other side of the 1st dangling circle, ch 3, join the remaining 11 circles.





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11 circles on the right-hand side all joined on one side.


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Close the necklace by attaching both strings of circles at the top: 
end with ch 3 and then insert hook from back to front in very first circle and in same stitch you made first sc in and work 1 sc. 
Cut yarn.


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The join with 1 sc. Now you are going to join the other sides of the circles. 

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Start in the last circle you’ve just joined to the first one: 
12 sc along the side, ch 3, 12 sc along the side of the next circle. Work your way down to the 2 dangling circles.

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All the circles on the right-hand side have been joined on 2 sides up to the 2 dangling ones.

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ch 3 on the last circle, which will now be joined to the first dangling circle by working 1 sc in the same stitch as the one you made the last sc in (see next picture).

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The joins to the dangling circles: 
ch 3, sc in same stitch as last sc made in 1st dangling circle, sc in sc next to that (=same stitch you made the first sc in)
ch 3, 12 sc along the side of the next circle and work your way up to the top. 

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The other join at the top: 
ch 3 and then insert hook from back to front in opposite circle and in same stitch you made first sc in and work 1 sc. 

Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

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Peacock Eye Stitches in the Center
With a tapestry needle work 6 stitches into the center to create the peacock eye. A 40 cm / 16 inch thread is long enough for 6 stitches including ends. Start 3 sc from the middle and work over rounds 2 and 1 into the center opening. Weave in the ends.

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Blocking
To block the necklace, you can use Styrofoam and pins, but you could also put a towel on your ironing board and pin the necklace onto that. Spray with some water and let it dry for about 12 hours






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17 comments

  1. I would like to have this pattern in Dutch, if available.

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    1. Hi Anja, There's a link to the Dutch pattern below the first photo.

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  2. Can you give a rough idea of total yardage for this necklace please. Thank you.

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  3. Hi Michelle, For the longest necklace you would need approximately 100 meters of mercerized cotton.

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  4. Realmente precioso, gracias por compartirlo.
    Pilar

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    1. You're welcome Pilar. Glad you like the design!
      Christa

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  6. Your work is beautiful and the colors stunning. Can't wait to make one for my daughter

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  7. Beautiful colors, design and presentation. I will be making some of these soon. (Buying patterns on Ravelry) Thanks, liL0Ladehoo Lynda

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  8. Beautiful pattern and I'd love to try to make. Can you tell me approximately how wide each "eye" is? Thanks

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    1. Thank you Madeline! Glad you like it :-) Diameter peacock eye circles: 3.5 cm / 1.4 inch. All measurements are listed under General Information at the beginning of the pattern, including how many circles needed for different lengths. xx

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  9. I love this design!!! I made it during the Holy Week and I can't wait to wear it to the beach this summer. I'm still blocking it now and am thinking of putting a felt backing when it's done.

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    1. Hi Mary Ann, Thank you so much for your message. I'm so happy you like my design. I think it's a very good idea to add a felt backing; that will look very neat.

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