I thought I would save this pattern for Christmas, even though it is not terribly festive. It's a crocheted necklace, a quick and simple design, ideal for a beginner.
This necklace was inspired by a pattern originally published in a wartime Woman’s Weekly magazine. I actually saw it as a reprint in
, Issue 4 (from 1940 - 1950).
Only a snippet of the pattern was shown, so I filled in the gaps. I love the way even tiny amounts of wool were used up in the war against waste.
I have written up my revised pattern, which is available as a free PDF
The original pattern suggests working three chains in four 'vivid' colours, so you end up with 12 chains.
I did a few versions in different weight yarns - one in d.k acrylic, one in 4 ply cotton, and one in 3 ply wool.
The two above are both made in d.k. acrylic, (excuse the phone pics).
I used only 3 colours, as it turned out chunky enough for me.
I would make them slightly longer next time.