Happy Tuesday

Good morning, Friends! I hope that everyone had a lovely Easter.  Mine was good.  It was busy and exhausting but a very nice day nonetheless.  Shout out to my dear friend Joann for hosting this year and doing a fabulous job!

I also want to say thank you to the people that either commented or emailed me with their kind words on the closing of my Etsy shop.  That was very kind of you to let me know that you care.  I really do appreciate it when you all take the time to show me that you care about what I write. 

Things have been pretty dull around here lately, so I really don't have a lot to write about.  Sorry about that, but I spend my days working (Blech) and my evenings crocheting.  So there's not much exciting about that!  So I'm going to try and hold your interest by giving you all a free pattern here.  I hope it works!

This is a dreamcatcher necklace that I designed a while back and I really hope that you all enjoy it.  Have a great day and now onto the free pattern!

Dreamcatcher

Designed by Lori Baker

Materials

Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton Size 10

1 ball Ecru

205 size 6/0 seed beads

5—1 ½” feather charms

1—2 ½” thin metal ring (I used a small bangle bracelet)

1 large split ring

String 22 beads onto thread

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hk, join to first sc.

Rnd 2:  Work (sc, dc, sc) in first t, sk next st, *work (sc, dc, sc) in next st, sk next st, rep from * around. Join.

Rnd 3:  Sl st to first dc, sc in dc, ch 2, pull up a bead, ch 3, *sc in next dc, ch 1, pull up a bead, ch 3, rep from * around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 4:  Sl st to 3rd ch, sc behind bead, ch 3, pull up a bead, ch 4, *sc in ch behind next bead, ch 3, pull up a bead, ch 4, rep from * around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, work (3dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first ch 7 sp, *dc in next sc, work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 7 sp, rep from * around. Join to beg ch 3.

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, (counts as first hdc), hdc in each rem dc and ch 1 sp around. Join to beg ch 2.

Rnd 7:  Sc in first st, pull up a bead, ch 1, sk next st, *sc in next st, pull up a bead, ch 1, sk next st, rep from * around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 8:  Working over bangle, work 2 sc in each st around. Join. Fasten off.

String beads and feathers as follows: 2 beads, feather, 2 beads—5 times

Join with sc to rnd 8. *ch 20, pull up a bead, ch 1, pull up a bead, ch 1, pull up a feather, ch 1, pull up a bead, ch 1, pull up a bead, sc in last ch worked before first bead, sc in each ch up to round 8** sc in next 3 sts on rnd 8, rep from * 4 times, ending last rep at **, sc in next st on rnd 8. Fasten off.

Insert split ring directly opposite of 3rd feather strand worked.

Necklace

String 163 beads onto thread

Ch 191, sc in 2nd and 3rd ch from hk, *ch 1, pull up a bead, ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next 2 chs, rep from * across. Fasten off and sew ends together.  Insert into split ring and close.