Rosalie Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
A bride wants the perfect complement to her ensemble on her wedding day. This crocheted necklace captures the delicate elegance of a bride walking down the aisle thanks to the creamy colors and subtle hint of sparkle and gold. Best of all, it offers comfortable wear thanks to the crochet thread. Make this necklace for a bride in your life!
Step one: Use size 10 crochet thread and a size E (3.5mm) crochet hook to complete this design. Use the embroidery stitching tool needle threader to thread all of the required beads onto the crochet thread, working on the ball of thread. It doesn't hurt to string more than necessary, because when you cut your thread, you can always remove the ones you don't need. You can also add beads at that point if you need to. Add the beads in this order:
Three Swarovski 4mm Crystal XILION bicones
One Swarovski 6mm Cream round pearl, a 4mm Crystal bicone, a Swarovski 4mm Crystal Golden Shadow XILION bicone and another 4mm Crystal bicone. Repeat about 25 times
One Cream pearl
Three 4mm Crystal bicones
Step two: Refer to our Crochet with Beads MiniVid to learn how to crochet with beads. Start with two empty stitches (stitches without beads), and then three stitches each with one bicone. Follow this pattern for the next stitches:
One empty stitch
A stitch with a pearl
one empty stitch
One stitch with three bicones
Repeat this pattern until your necklace is the desired length, keeping in mind that the clasp will take up about 1 1/4 inches. Mirror the beginning of the necklace to complete the stitching.
Step three: Tie a knot and then thread on a gold-filled clamshell bead tip with 2 rings. Tie a knot inside of the bead tip, trim the end, apply adhesive and close the bead tip. For more instruction for using bead tips, please see our Handy Tip. Use a gold-filled 14K open jump ring to attach the gold-filled filigree pearl clasp to the bead tip. Learn how to properly open and close jump rings with this Handy Tip Video. Repeat on the other end of the necklace.