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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Saqqara Necklace

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Saqqara Necklace
Saqqara Necklace
Saqqara Necklace
Saqqara Necklace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • long tail cast on
  • adding beads with a crochet hook
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • sk2p
  • yo

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the ornate necklaces worn in ancient Egypt, Saqqara is a collar style necklace worked in a beaded lace pattern. It is worked from the bottom up, beginning with a beaded long tail cast on. Glass seed beads are added to the lace pattern with a small crochet hook. Using only a small amount of yarn, Saqqara is perfect for using up leftovers from lace projects.

Two sizes are included in the pattern, a small collar and longer necklace length. Instructions for an optional beaded bind off are included. Large necklace sample shows beaded bind off. Small collar shows plain bind off.

Stitch pattern is written and charted.


1 repeat of Saqqara pattern = 3" wide at bottom, 2.5" wide at top, and 2.25" long from point of lace to top.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small collar: 17.5" long at inner neck and 2.25" from edge to point of lace.
  • Large necklace: 22.5" long at inner neck and 2.25" from edge to point of lace.


  • 50-60 yards laceweight yarn
  • 162-208 size 6/0 seed beads.
  • necklace clasp
  • US #4/3.5 mm needles
  • US #6/4 mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing needle (with eye small enough for beads to pass over)
  • stitch markers: 8 for collar, 10 for necklace
  • steel crochet hook size 12 for adding beads
  • pins for blocking

Suggested yarn:

60 yards of Lace weight