Hip to Be Square Necklace

This granny square is anything but antiquated. Crocheted with three colors of embroidery floss, it achieves eye-catching distinction in diminutive size, making it perfect for showing off on a pendant.

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Materials:


Embroidery floss: one skein each of three colors
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel crochet hook
1"-square bezel pendant
Industrial glue (such as E-6000 adhesive)
Ball chain

See crochet stitch basics here. Crochet abbreviations are at the end of instructions.

Crochet the Granny Square:

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st hdc), 11 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3 (12 hdc). Fasten off.

Rnd 2: With new color and using a sl st, join to any hdc. Ch 3, sc in same st. 1 sc in each of next 2 hdc. *(sc, ch2, sc) in next st, 1 sc in each of next 2 hdc, repeat from * twice more. Join with sl st to 1st ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With new color and using a sl st, join to any ch 2 sp. Ch 3, sc in same st. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, repeat from * twice more. Join with sl st to 1st ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.

Finish the Necklace:

Tighten center circle and weave in loose ends. Spread a small amount of adhesive inside the square bezel and position crocheted granny square inside. Cut ball chain to desired length and thread bezel pendant onto chain.

 

Crochet Abbreviations:

beg    begin(ning)(s)
ch    chain
dc    double crochet
hdc    half double crochet
rnd(s)    round(s)
sc    single crochet
sk    skip
sl st    slip stitch
st(s)    stitch(es)

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