Nursing necklace free crochet pattern

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Today I share this nursing necklace (or breastfeeding necklace). I’m very exited to share this pattern today, since it was made for my good friend who’s have a 11 months baby and is pregnant with her second child! 

She told me how she was unable to wear her necklaces anymore, and this was while her baby was playing with the button of her dress. So, enough said for me to create something for her!

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Nursing necklace free amigurumi pattern

Materials:

NOTE: For this pattern, I used 5 different colors. I made combining my friend Ana (yes, we have the same name!), favorite colors. So, let’s follow a guide like this:

  1. Color A for light blue;
  2. Color B for medium blue;
  3. Color C for dark blue;
  4. Color D for silver;
  5. Color E for red.

For a low cost, ad-free and printable pattern, you can find it in Ravelry here!

Or, if you prefer purchasing on Etsy, you can find it here!

Nursing necklace crochet pattern

A Nursing necklace, known also as breastfeeding necklace, is a necklace worn by the mom to give the baby something to fiddle and twiddle with when breastfeeding.
The idea is to distract the baby from mother’s hair, clothing or small slaps and distress during the nursing time.
It is developed with different crochet techniques to promote fine motor and thinking skills development due to variety of textures. It can also be adapted and used as a garland for the crib or the stroller.
And if this wasn’t already enough, this Sea inspired nursing necklace is stylized design to complement mom’s daily outfit!

NECKLACES PIECES!

For this pattern we have 5 different styles of balls following almost the same pattern. Let’s start with the simplest one.

NOTE: For this pattern, I used 5 different colors. Combining my friend’s favorite colors. So, let’s follow a guide like this:

Color A for light blue;

Color B for medium blue;

Color C for dark blue;

Color D for silver;

Color E for red.

BALL STYLE 01

With color B start:

1 row                    6sc in a magic ring

2 row                    6inc Total 12sts

3 row                    (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 to 7 row           18sc

8 row                    (4sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 15sts

9 row                    (3sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

• Make 3 balls with color B, and 2 with color D.

• Leave on side the 3 finished color B balls, and start working with the finished color D ball.

BALL STYLE 02

• Cut a piece for color C yarn, and start embroidering chain stitches on the surface of the finished ball (min 7:15 of the video).

• Cut the yarn, finish off and make the same process for the second finished ball.

BALL STYLE 03

For next ball, you will follow the same pattern, but for rows 4 to 7 you will change between colors A and C.

Start with color A:

1 row                    6sc in a magic ring

2 row                    6inc Total 12sts

3 row                    (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• Add the color C and start working with both colors

4 row                    18sc with color C

5 row                    18sc with color A

6 row                    18sc with color C

7 row                    18sc with color A

• Cut the yarn of color C, fasten off and continue working with color A

8 row                    (4sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 15sts

9 row                    (3sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn and fasten off.

• Make two of this ball.

BALL STYLE 04

For next ball, you will work same pattern, but for rows 4 to 7 you will work with loop stitch. For this piece, you will crochet anti-clockwise.

With color C start,

1 row                    6sc in a magic ring

2 row                    6inc Total 12sts

3 row                    (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• From here, start working with loop stitch,

4 to 7 row           18LOOP

• Come back to work with single crochet

8 row                    (4sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 15sts

9 row                    (3sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn and fasten off.

• For this ball, make just one.

BALL STYLE 05

Next ball, you will work with almost the same pattern, changing a bit on rows 8 and 9

With color A start,

1 row                 6sc in a magic ring

2 row                 6inc Total 12sts

3 row                 (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 row                 (chain 5, skip first chain, 4sc, connect with a sc, 1sc   on next stitch) repeat 9 times

5 row                 8sc

6 row                 (1sc, chain 5, skip first chain, 4sc, connect with a sc)   repeat 9 times

7 row                 18sc

8 row                 (chain 5, skip first chain, 4sc, connect with a sc, 1sc   on next stitch) repeat 9 times

9 row                 (6sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn and fasten off.

• For this detail, you will also make a single one.

FINAL PIECE – HYPERBOLIC FORM

Now, you will work with hyperbolic form. Here, I used color A, C and E.

1 row                    6sc in a magic ring

2 row                    6inc Total 12sts

3 row                    12inc Total 24sts

4 row                    24inc Total 48sts

5 row                    48inc Total 96sts

6 row                    96inc Total 192sts

• Cut the yarn, fasten off and make three in total.

• For the opening and close, I made two little balls for the edges, and used a macrame knot for closing. You can see the process on minute 31:50 of the video.

NOTE: it can either be a clasp, spring ring, or hook and eye fastener that keeps the chain connected.

With color D

1 row                    6sc in a magic ring

2 row                    6inc Total 12sts

3 to 6 row           12sc

• Cut the yarn, fasten off and make another one.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Choose the best combination of positions for the necklace pieces.
  2. Cut three strings with 1,50 meters length using the colors of your preference.
  3. With a sewing needle, insert the strings in the central part of each detail.
  4. Add the wooden ring.
  5. Close the necklace, using my method or any necklace fastening piece.
Congratulations!!!

Your Nursing necklace amigurumi is ready!

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions or comments in general, leave them in the comment box below.

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See you next time!

Love,

Ana

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