Craft Month Kick-Off (+ a FREE project)

Whatever you like to make, stitch, or do, we’ve got the perfect ebook for you. Chronicle Eye Candy offers the best ebooks every month from $3.99 or less, and this month the theme is crafting! We’ve lowered the prices of 9 crafty ebooks, which means you’ll save 75% or more on some of the greatest titles available. It’s Chronicle Eye Candy Craft Month! You can see all of the deals this month at

We’re sharing the Pastelito Necklace project from So Pretty! Crochet, one of the titles included in this month’s Chronicle Eye Candy, right here today. The Pastelito Necklace is a super pretty project that is fun to make and to wear! Once you nail the method of slip stitching around the metal loops, you can whip out this whimsical necklace in no time.

Size 4 steel/2 mm crochet hook
Assortment of cotton DMC embroidery thread in pastel colors
Thirty-four 10-mm-outer-diameter round metal loops
Two 14- to 15-mm glass flower beads in pastel green
3 ft/1 m -in-/10-mm-wide satin ribbon in gray

Step 1: Using your hook and assorted colors of cotton DMC thread, sl st around the loops, covering each completely. Cut your thread and tie a double knot on each loop to secure the crochet. Trim excess thread.

Step 2: Thread your ribbon through 1 of the glass flower beads, then through all of the loops. Thread the other glass flower bead at the other end.

Step 3: Tie a double knot on either side of the bead to secure the loops and beads in place. To wear, tie on the necklace at the length you like.

* Use bigger loops to make a bolder statement.
* Try a monochromatic color palette for a subtler end result.
* Make two necklaces, of varying lengths, to make a double-strand version.

Do you like this project? Then you should enter for a chance to win a $200 crafter’s dream library! One lucky winner will win $100 of craft print books and $100 of craft ebooks from Chronicle Books. Just click here to enter now. Also, So Pretty! Crochet is available in its original format here.

Lorraine Woodcheke
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  • jengd September 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    While I did sign up for the ebook email (how could I not- looks great!), I didn't see any mention of the library giveaway. Did I simply fall asleep while looking (quite possible- it's past my bedtime) or is something not quite right? Tnx!


  • Alison September 6, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Hi Jen!

    So sorry about that. The "click here" link for the giveaway was pointing to the wrong spot. It's

    We'd love it if you entered the giveaway and thanks for joining the mailing list!

    Online Marketing Manager


  • robinettlori September 27, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Looks like fun – I entered the giveaway (thanks for the chance to win!) and am going to have to give this project a try. Looks intriguing!


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