This easy to crochet Sweetheart Beaded Choker is adjustable.
It has a beaded strand for the closure which allows you to adjust the length an additional 3.5″.
The necklace is worked lengthwise using a simple repeat pattern – you can make this as long or as short as you need it to be – simply!
The pattern below is written specifically for a 20″ long necklace with an adjustable clasp length of an additional 3.5″. For a total of 23.5″ of length. This necklace length uses 32 beads – each bead is 6 mm and they are round glass beads.
Sweetheart Beaded Choker Free Crochet Pattern
Thread: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Fashion 3 (Super Fine 1)
Hook: 2.25 mm (B)
Beads: 32 blue glass round beads (6 mm)
Abbreviations: ch – chain, ch2sp – chain 2 space, shell – shell (see special stitch below), hdc – half double crochet, R- row, RS – right side (i.e. this is the ‘pretty side’)
Special Stitch: Shell (shell) – work (1hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) into the space indicated
FIRST: Slide 32 beads on your thread with a bead needle (or regular needle if you have one which fits through the hole in the bead). You will work the necklace with all the beads on the strand and slide them up against your work as indicated in the instructions below. I found it easier to have them rest on a surface as I crocheted so their weight did not pull on the working strand and change my gauge.
R1: ch 4, work 1 shell (see special stitch above) in the 4th ch from the hook, ch 2, slide bead down the strand to rest against the last ch, ch 1, turn
R2: work 1 shell (see special stitch above) in the ch2sp, ch 3, turn
R3: (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the ch2sp, ch 2, slide a bead down the strand to rest against the last ch, ch 1, turn
Repeat R2 & R3 -30 times
Repeat R2 – 1 more time, do not finish off.
(Slide 1 bead down to rest against the last ch, ch 2) 7 times.
Finish off using an invisible join and weave in ends.
You may wish to use a dab of fabric glue to hold the end in place – I did not – but this will give it some extra security.
To wear this pretty choker simply slide the first bead on the adjustable clasp through the first ch2sp you created in R1. Then gently pull each bead through the same ch2sp until you reach the length (tightness) you need.
This choker is the Large size choker.
Here are some recommended choker sizes – you can work the above pattern until you reach your desired length and then make the adjustable clasp as indicated above.
Child Version: 12″-14″ + 3.5 adjustable clasp
Extra Small: 14″ + 3.5″ adjustable clasp
Small: 16″ + 3.5″ adjustable clasp
Medium: 18″ + 3.5″ adjustable clasp
Large: 20″ + 3.5″ adjustable clasp (pattern written for this size)