The idea to crochet a satchel necklace has been in my back pocket for a few years. I thought it would be a really fun project, especially for little kids who always like to hide treasures. My daughter is one of these kids. She loves anything tiny and sparkly, and usually puts the “jewels” she finds in little purses or old jewelry boxes that I and her Nana have given her. So for her fourth birthday I decided to make a Treasure Necklace for Little C.
I did not use a pattern, and sort of winged the design. Luckily I took notes. Here is a rudimentary tutorial on how to create this fun Treasure Necklace.
Mercerized Cotton (I used Patons Grace)
Lobster Claw Clasp
Foundation Row: Ch 2, 2 sc in second ch from hook (3 st)
Round 1: 2 sc in each st, sl st in first sc, (6 st)
Round 2: Repeat Round 1 (12 st)
Round 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next, repeat * around, sl st in first sc, (18 st)
Round 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 st, repeat * around, sl st in first sc, (24 st)
Round 5: sc (back loops only) around, sl st in first sc, (24 st) This creates the base, Place stitch marker at this point
Round 6 – 15: sc around (no sl st)
Round 16: *dc in next st, ch 1, repeat * around, sl st in first dc
Round 17: sc around, sl st in first sc, bind off
Rounds 16 and 17 created “belt loops” to weave a cord through.
Cords: Make 2, one to weave as a satchel belt, and one for the necklace cord
Round 1: Ch to the desired length
Round 2: Sl st into the back loop of each ch
Satchel Belt: sl st to the end, bind off. Weave into the dc openings, pull and tie to close satchel
Necklace cord: Leave last four ch undone and ch 4, this creates a two pronged fork, in the ch opening of row 16 sl st into the last ch of the first prong, pull through and bind off
On opposite side of satchel, link a jump ring into the ch opening of row 16. Attach a lobster claw clasp to the open end of the cord.
Weave in all loose ends.
This necklace is such a fun crochet project. My daughter choose the colors, and she was thrilled with the results (I believe its holding jeweled buttons as I write). For an adult, this would be a cute necklace to wear when you want to leave the house with a key and a few dollars, but don’t want to lug a huge purse with you. I’m thinking, farmers markets, going for a walk or taking my daughter to the park, all of these places would be perfect for showing off a new crochet creation!