This pattern is suitable for workers skilled in thread crochet and crocheting with beads. The lace is lightly starched to stiffen and protect the material. Use mercerized cotton thread in size 8 or 10, and a steel crochet hook at least 1.3mm
DESIGN NOTES: The necklace is crocheted starting from the narrow end. The necklace pattern is also suitable for making a collar (shorter version of a choker that goes round the middle of the neck) or a bracelet. Experiment with other sizes of beads. It may also be possible to use the same pattern to make a longer necklace, below the neckline or a lariat.
30 sc = 4 inches