Selected vendor: A Stitching Shop - CO
Location: Denver, Colorado

Bridal Baubal Choker

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Design by Gwen Blakely Kinsler • Skill Level: intermediate

This is a beautiful, vintage-inspired accessory for brides to wear. It is simply made with Kreinik metallics, touched off with an antique button. Kreinik Silk Serica and metallic Ombre are soft to the touch while working with them in your hands and while wearing the finished piece. Tip: use a non-greasy hand creme to keep the silk from snagging on rough spots.

Materials Needed:

  • 1 spool (100m) Kreinik Silk Serica® 8000 Soft White
  • 1 spool (100m) Kreinik Ombre 3200 Pearl
  • 1/2 tube size 8 hex beads in silver
  • 1 antique button from your grandmother, relative or friend
  • sizes 2 and 6 steel crochet hooks
  • "Big Eye" bead needle
  • 1 large snap
  • needle and matching thread


Gauge: 8 stitches = 1 inch; 7 rows = 1 inch

Finished size: 29 inches long x 1 1/4 inches wide

Note: the choker is worked holding 1 strand of Serica and 1 strand of Ombre together.

Bead Chain (bch) — With slip knot on hook, pull up a bead close to hook, yo, pull loop through; *pull up another bead, ch; repeat from * indicated number of times.

Bead Double Crochet (bdc) — Yo, insert hook into indicated stitch; (pull up 1 bead close to hook, yo, pull through 2 loops) twice.

Bead Double Triple Crochet (btrc) — Yo twice, insert hook into indicated stitch; (pull up 1 bead close to hoo, yo, pull through 2 loops) 3 times.

Bead Double Triple Crochet (bdtrc) — Yo hook 3 times, insert hook into indicated stitch; (pull up 1 bead close to hook, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times.

Bead Popcorn (bpopcorn) — Work 5 bdcs in indicated stitch, remove hook from last bdc and insert it in top of 1st bdc; sl st last bdc to first bdc; ch 1 to lock.

To Begin: Holding both strands together, with size 2 hook, ch 11.

Row 1 — Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch; *sc in next ch; dc in next ch; repeat from * across; ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Row 2 — Sc in 1st dc; dc in next sc; (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) across; ch 1, turn. (10 stitches)

Repeat Row 2 until choker is 14 1/2 inches long or length to fit snuggly around neck. Fasten off.


String 17 inches of beads on Ombre only. With size 6 hook, ch 5; join with sl st to form ring.

Work 2 bch; in ring work 7 bdc, 2 btrc, 1 bdtrc, 2 btrc, 5 bdc; ch 18 (2 1/4 inches); attach ch to center lower edge of choker with sl st; sl st in each ch back to bauble being careful not to twist ch; sl st in 1st bdc on back of bauble; ch 6, sl st in btrc on opposite side of back of bauble; ch 12 (for curlicue); 4 dc (no beads) in 4th ch from hook; 5 dc in next ch and each ch to end. Fasten off.

With back of bauble facing, sl st in last ch of ch 6 across back of bauble; 2 bch, 5 bdc popcorn in same space; sl st in next bdc on bauble. Fasten off.

With back of bauble facing, join Ombre with sl st in base of ch at top left of bauble; sl st in next stitch to left; 5 bdc popcorn in same stitch on bauble; sl st in same stitch at base of ch to anchor. Fasten off.

To finish: Sew 1 side of snap to each end of choker, one on right side and one on wrong side. To block choker, pin it to a padded board and cover with a damp towel. Let it dry overnight. Sew antique button to center front of choker.

Would this product be useful in your business (ie, manufacturing, teaching, retail)? If so, you could benefit from bulk quantities at wholesale pricing. To open a wholesale account, we require a copy of your business license on file. Send a copy along with your business name and contact info to:

  • Rainbow Gallery (owner of Kreinik threads), 2860 North Ontario Street, Burbank CA 91504 USA
  • Rainbow Gallery phone 747-283-2006
  • Email

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