This is a craft project that I designed a few months ago and have only just got round to posting! I hope the pattern is easy to follow, but although I do crochet, I don’t often write or read patterns, so I hope I have the abbreviations and terminology right! If not, sorry…
Knitting Pattern For An Easy, Lace-effect Choker
You will need:
2 x skeins of black embroidery cotton
2 x skeins of contrasting, gothic-colour embroidery cotton (we used dark red, but dark purple or dark green would be equally effective)
1 x pair of 3 ¼ knitting needles
1 x 2.5mm crochet hook
1 sewing needle
1 charm / pendant
Some cotton for sewing on charm and button
Before you begin: Take your neck measurements; you will find that the cotton has a little give in it, so don’t be generous or your choker will slip!
Please note that the lace-effect is only worked on what will be the top and bottom edges of the choker, not the sides.
K – knit
S – slip
M – make
ss -slip stitch
~ The Pattern ~
Take the black cotton and cast on 6 stitches on the 3 ¼ needles.
Row 1: k to end
Row 2: S1, k to end
Repeat Row 2 until your work measures the measurement you took for your neck minus 1.5 cm.
Next row: K2, Cast 2 off, K2
Next row: K2, M2, K2
Repeat Row 2 for 1cm, then cast off.
Sew in ends.
The Lace-Effect Edging Take the red cotton and the crochet hook. Starting at one end, with the right-side facing you:
ss1, into corner row end, [c3, ss1 into row end,] repeat brackets until the end of the choker is reached.
Repeat above with the bottom of the choker.
Sew in ends, and then sew on button and pendant / charm.