I’ve been so inspired by all of the moon phase home decor and jewelry that I’ve noticed lately on Instagram! I decided to put my jewelry making skills to the test and create my own crochet accessory.
I used embroidery thread to make very tiny moons. I think this could make a cool bunting with worsted weight yarn or a pretty, variegated sock yarn. You could also make a really cute tote bag charm with a few moon phases and an assortment of pom poms and tassels!
Other than the moon phase motifs, this pattern is more of a crochet recipe that you can adjust to fit your preferences. I’ll be breaking up the choker tutorial into a series of steps you can follow to customize your necklace. (I should let you know in advance that there is a little bit of math involved.)
- Gather your materials
- 6 mm open jump rings (You’ll need exactly 11 jump rings.)
- jewelry making pliers
- navy blue and white embroidery thread
- 2.25 mm crochet hook
- small, sharp scissors (for snipping your thread)
- embroidery needle
- a piece of scrap yarn (for taking a measurement of your neck)
- pen & paper (for writing down your measurements)
- Crochet the moon phase appliques.
- Attach the moon phases to one another. Use the illustration below as a guide.
- Find the measurements for the necklace ‘chains’. Find the circumference of your neck with a piece of scrap yarn. Add 5 inches to your neck measurement. Subtract the length of the moon phases. Divide your final measurement by 2.
- Crochet the chain stitch until it meets the measurement you found in step 4. Do this twice. Each of my necklace ‘chains’ had 56 chain stitches in them.
- Attach each chain to the jump rings.
- Make a square knot closure. I used this tutorial to learn the square knot. You can always skip this step and tie a bow to close your choker.
Now your choker is complete!
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