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#196

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I noticed when I posted yesterday that I am getting very close to my 200th post – how exciting! It’s also getting pretty close to my birthday – something else that’s very exciting! So to celebrate these two exciting events I’ve decided to have a giveaway! So many exclamation marks!!!

The winner can choose between a Hearts Desire Doily…

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…or a Five Point Star Doily.

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This can be made in red, cream, white, pink, pale blue, pale green or pale yellow – is that enough choice?! (Read about the first time I made these patterns here.)

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In addition, the winner will also receive a custom made crochet and wooden beaded necklace, similar to this one.

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The winner can pick the colour and length of their choice.

There may also be one or two other goodies added over the next couple of weeks – watch this space!

If you’re interested in joining in, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

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Crochet necklace

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Ever since I made my vertical garland I had another project in mind. As I put the garland together I couldn’t help thinking that it was a bit like a necklace. Which got me thinking – why not make a crochet necklace?!

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I used some of my new yarn to fill a lovely bowl with crochet balls (another of Lucy’s patterns – fab!) I love how they’re all different colours, but all work so well together. And they look all seaside-y and summery. Yum! Anyway, I’m getting distracted…

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I thought about making a whole necklace with crochet beads, but thought that it would probably be better with a bit of weight to help it hang properly. I ordered some plain, unpainted, unvarnished wooden beads. And they work so well together!

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I crocheted a small loop which (just about!) fits over a wooden bead. I made sure that there were two very long tails to thread through both wooden and crochet beads.

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When it got to the right length (approx. 52cm/20.5in) I crocheted 3 chains to create a small gap between the neckace and the final bead. Even though it’s a very snug fit (I should have made the loop just a little bigger) the loop goes over the last bead to create the clasp.

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I really love how it’s turned out! I don’t really wear big necklaces very often, and had this in mind as a birthday gift for a friend. But now I’ve made it I think I might want one for myself too!

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