Crochet forever! Show your commitment to crochet by hooking up infinity symbol jewellery for you and your crafty friends. Better yet, plan a craft night in, share a link to this free crochet pattern and hook it up together. Let’s begin…
You will need:
• DMC Light Effects Embroidery Thread, Silver (Precious Metals Effect E168)
• DMC Satin Embroidery Thread, Neon Pink (Satin S601)
• 4 x silver 5mm metal jewellery jump rings
• 10 x 16mm silver metal jewellery trigger clasp
• 0.5m silver metal trace jewellery chain
• 1.25mm (US steel 10) crochet hook
• 2.5mm (UK 12, US C/2) crochet hook
• Sewing needle
• Large sewing needle
• Needle nose and cutting pliers
Finished measurements: approx. 7 x 3.5cm
This pattern is written in English crochet terms. See our US/UK conversion table
St(s) = stitch(es)
Ch = chain
Ss = slip stitch
Dc = double crochet
Rep = repeat
Dc2tog = double crochet 2 together – (insert hook in each of next st, yrh and draw loop
through) twice, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
RS = right side
Crochet jewellery pattern:
Crochet Infinity Symbol
Foundation: Using Yarn A and 1.25 mm hook, ch56.
Row 1 (RS): 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, (1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times, 1dc in each of next 8 sts, (dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 4 sts) 5 times, 1dc in last ch. Turn. [55sts]
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), 1dc in first st, (1dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog) 5 times, 1dc in each of next 8 sts, (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts) 5 times, 1dc in last st. Turn. [55sts]
Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), 1dc in first st, (1dc in each of next 4 sts, 2dc in next st) 5 times, 1dc in each of next 8 sts, (dc2tog, 1dc in each of next 2 sts) 5 times, 1dc in last st. [55sts] Fasten off and sew in ends.
Using Yarn B and 2.5mm hook. Join into first st of row 3 with a ss. Loosely ss in each st across (55 sts). Fasten off. Join into the unused loop of the foundation ch under the last st of row 1 with a ss and loosely ss in each loop across (55sts). (Always going over the outside edge of the infinity symbol working in to the inside edge, so that the slip stitches face the same way). Fasten off.
Tip: If you struggle to insert your hook on the edging rows, try loosening spaces using the smaller hook.
Count along outer edging to 33rd st. Using tail from the opposite end of that outer edge, join in reverse of 33rd st, sew 3 sts evenly along the end of the shape to the Yarn A loops at the back of work created by the edging row, add one final stitch connecting inner edging to shape. Repeat from the opposite side. Sew in ends. Flip work over to right side and flatten/press under a heavy book.
Cut chain in half. Attach a jump ring to 9th edging chain from centre on both sides, and attach one end of each chain to these rings. Attach a jump ring to opposite ends of each chain, adding the clasp onto one of them.
Tip: For extra sturdiness paint the reverse of the crochet with PVA glue and a paintbrush. Replace the jump rings with split rings for a stronger connection.
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A crochet blogger and artist with a love for geometry and colours. When not crocheting Matthew loves listening to electronic and African music, going to festivals and generally being a bit eccentric. He lives in Cardiff with his lovely wife and his huge yarn collection. www.onemancrochet.blogspot.co.uk