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Krishna Ashtami – Krishna Pendant

Peacock Feather & Flute Pendant


How to make the Peacock Feather


Materials Used:

Thread: Red Rose #8 in 3 colors and Red Rose Metallic Gold

Hook: .09mm and .075 mm

I used this link to make the peacock feather appliqué used in this pendant


In the last round I used a very thin golden machine embroidery thread. First I threaded in matt gold seed beads…..Use  hook #.075mm or less for this row.

chain one up , sc in same stitch; sc while adding the seed bead to that sc; sc; sc with bead…continue until you finish the last round.

At the crown of the peacock Appliqué …add a stone.



For the Flute you need to create wha tis called an cord in crochet. It is also known as tubular crochet where you crochet in the same manner but use beads as well…This is a very beautiful form of crochet. How ever, here, I have just used a plain gold thread to make the flute. And because of the minuteness of the work, I used a match stick to help me. It made crocheting a tube in such fine thread much easier.

Hint: Make sure that you put in a marker to show your starting point at the beginning of each round.

The link below will help in showing you how an cord is worked.



The above is the same method used for the flute….made below…..


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 I started the tube with 5 chains in the first round; then 5 scs in every consecutive round until I reached the edge of the match stick.

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When you reach the edge of the flute slowly reduce the number of stitches in the round. In a flute …the end form where you blow is flat. To create this sc dec (single crochet decrease) is done.

Single crochet Decrease

Begin the round with 4 scs……then skip the next  sc; ss.

chain up; sc into next  4 stitches…that is repeat the previous round here.

Chain up; 3 scs inot next 3 stitches; skip the fourth stitch;ss

Repeat the previous round again.

Chain up; 2 scs into the next 2 stitches; skip the third stitch; ss

Repeat the previous round twice.

Now you have a tapered and flat end on one side of the flute.

Once the work on the flute is over…. use a thin flexible crochet wire or any jewellery metallic wire to add embellishments. You can also sew on beads and other decorations depending on your artistic taste..;-)

I used the thin wire behind the peacock feather and threaded it in and out of the 5th row to give the feather a stiffness and I twisted the same wire without cutting it to create a loop at the top. I, then crocheted scs over the wire to cover it. This created a loop through which I can run a chain to hang the pendant from.

The flute was sewn on after work on the feather was completed. For added firmness I used another piece of the  wire from behind the pendant  to secure the flute on.


And That’s that….a lovely locket to wear for a special occasion!!!

For other Ashtami patterns do check these links….



How to make a Beaded Bracelet using ch stitch.

How to crochet a beaded bracelet using ch, ss and basic knot

1. Thread the required number of beads…I used 8 large wooden beads here….and then made a basic knot.

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2. Chain 5 stitches and then pull the bead in..yarn over(yo) pull through the loop and you have the first bead  fixed.


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3. Chain 5 stitches and pull in the bead and repeat as before..

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4. Continue until you get the required length.

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5. Then keeping the last loop on the hook…..push ur hook through the first chain and do a slip stitch.

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6. You now have a bracelet ring and now you need to cut the excess yarn and tuck the rest in securely.

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7. Voila…..You have your first crochet project and also learned how to crochet with beads in a very basic way….

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Basic Crochet Lessons- 2 – sc,hdc,dc

Basic Crochet Lessons – 2

Single Crochet(sc); Half Double Crochet(hdc); Double Crochet(dc)

In my last post,  we did the first three stitches that is the Basic Knot, Chain and slip stitch.

Here is the link to our first lesson,


So now we move on to the next three stitches…..Single Crochet(sc); Half Double Crochet(hdc); Double Crochet(dc)

How to make a Single Crochet(sc):


1. Hook a string of chain stitches. This is your foundation row. It is on this you will crochet ur single crochet stitches(sc).


2. Push the hook into the second chain from the hook.  You now have 2 loops on the hook

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3. Yarn Over(yo)

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4. Pull the yarn through both the loops…to get just one loop on the hook.

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How to make a single crochet video tutorial

 Voila…Single Crochet(sc)

And to practice your single crochet, check out this link…..patterns using sc.


How to Make a Half Double Crochet(hdc):


1. Make a string of chain stitches as you did for the sc.

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2.Yarn Over(yo)

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3. Push the hook into the 3rd chain from hook.

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4.Yarn Over(yo)


5. Pull the Yarn through all the 3 loops.

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6. There you have it half double crochet.


Patterns using Half Double Crochet…..

A Wash Cloth


A Draw String Bag


A Beanie


How to Make Double Crochet(dc):


1. Make a string of chain stitches to form a foundation row. Yarn Over(yo).

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2. Now you have 2 loops on the hook. Push the hook into the 4th chain from hook.Now you have 3 loops on the hook. 

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5. Pull the yarn through 2 loops….Again….now you  have 2 loops on the hook.

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6. Yarn Over(yo)


7. Pull the yarn through both the loops and u r now left with just one loop on the hook.


Abracadabra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Double Crochet is all done.

Practice Patterns for Double Crochet

A Scarf

Dish Cloth




There we are….three more stitches done. Hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did….See all of you when I come back with the 3rd schedule of the series Basic Crochet Lessons.

Let Peace and Love Prevail….but that does’t mean you have to roll over and let others trample all over you….;-))