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Allison: The group stitch Café Stitches are stitching up some really beautiful accessories today. Our next project is this gorgeous necklace that I just love. And it uses some silk thread and also some ribbon, yarn, and also some eyelash yarn. It’s really fun and it’s really easy so we're rating it a big E. Now Annie is up to show us how to do this. And Annie, this was the inspiration for your design, wasn’t it? And this is an Indian necklace that you have, beautiful color scheme. Annie: I love the colors. Allison: So these little garnet sort of medallions were really the inspiration for the stitches that we're going to see over here on the necklace. We’ll get to those later, because first off we need to make our chain, which is this red line that goes all the way around. And that’s how you start off the necklace. Annie: Then I've got 7 yards of the ribbon folded in half. And just like everybody else, we're going to make a slip knot to start off with. I'm going to make it a chain of 24 inches. What I'm doing with the chain is really is simple loop. I wrap the yarn around the needle, I pull it through right at the end here. Allison: So on the last one you're going to pull it all the way through? Annie: Yes. So here's my chain. Allison: Excellent. Annie: 24 inches. Allison: Now we're going to start working the picco stitching which moving over to a different yarn. And this one is actually thread, and again, it’s really, really gorgeous. Annie: But we're also going to double this one up as well. The same thing. And what I need to do is measure 8 inches from my beginning end. Allison: To find the point at which you're going to start. So rather than counting chains along and finding the one that you’ll go into, just measure 8 inches and you’ll start there. Annie: And I'm going to do single crochet in to the thick of the base of my maroon. Allison: Your yarn through the chain, draw a loop through, yarn over and draw through two loops. Annie: And that’s my single crochet. Allison: Single crochet. Annie: And that’s the point now where I'm going to do my first little picco. Allison: Now the picco stitch is basically a stitch that allows you to have a raised or pointed edge along your crochet work. Annie: Well my 6th single crochet, I'm going to do 3 chains. And I'm going to go into the first chain and do a slip stitch. Remember where my 6th stitch was, I'm going to go into that again but this time it’s going to be number one. Because I'm going to be doing 6 more and the 6th are in between. Allison: So in between each picco stitch, we're doing 6 single crochets. So you're almost at the end there. Annie: I'm on my 10th picco. Allison: And you want to have 10 all together. So let's lay that out and have a look. And you can see those ridges, they're very cool. Annie: Remember I started with 6 crochets so I want to end with 6 single crochets. Allison: Exactly. Annie: So I'm in my last single crochet. I come through and then one more chain and pull it through. Allison: Pull it through to close off. And what you're going to do with these last two little strands is to work those in the backing in the tapestry needle and just do it with a little bit of fabric to keep it nice and steady. So the next thing we're going to create is the base for our broach. So it’s just this little rectangular piece and you're going to attach right on to the center. Annie: This time I'm using four yards folded in half again. I'm going to find my middle one. And I'm going to, remember the 6th stitches in between, so I'm going to go into the first one. I'm going to do a single crochet in to each of the antique gold color. Allison: So you're basically making this rectangle between two picco stitches. So single crochet into each single crochet below. And now we can, chain one. Annie: To lift it up from the row. Allison: And turn around. And you continue working in rows in single crochet until you have a nice rectangular piece. And how many rows do you do, Annie? Annie: I do about 6. Allison: Just large enough to fit the size of broach that you're going to use. Annie: The last stitch. Allison: Finishing that off, and you're just going to draw your loop through just in the same way. And again you can weave those tails in with your tapestry needle. And the next thing we're going to work on is this really fun eyelash on. This looks so cool. Annie: Eyelash yarn, as you can see had this little flags hanging off. I want that piece right there. Allison: Okay, so you're snipping off that part with the eyelashes starts to be woven into the yarn. Annie: I'm going to attach my little eyelashes with fabric glue. Now it’s time. Allison: Finishing touch. Annie: Just put a little bit of glue around here. And there it is. Female: Awesome. That looks great. Annie: I think it looks gorgeous. It’s really, really sweet. Allison: And once you steam it, it’s going to be nice and flat like this one. There we go. This tickles. It feels really nice on. Annie, I think you're a star, it’s beautiful.
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