|My Mickey Mouse Inspired Necklace|
My little girl loves Disney Junior. In fact, that's the only channel we are tuned in to when she's awake, even when she's busy playing with her toys. She likes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse the most, specially Mickey's introduction, the opening theme, and the Hotdog song. So, the obvious choice for her first birthday party's theme is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. And Jordana as Minnie.
I just wanna share it because she's so adorable, okay, I'm her mom, I wouldn't say otherwise, and for me, all babies are adorable.
Moving on. So, this birthday party and watching too much Disney inspired me to make some Mickey stuff, I made her a beanie and I made myself this necklace. I'm still young at heart, and a lot of people from all ages love Mickey Mouse anyway.
I was so excited to finish my necklace that I forgot to take pictures while I was making it. Anyway, it's easy to make as long as you have the basic knowledge in crochet. I used 1.50mm crochet hook and cotton crochet thread.
To make the tube necklace, using the black thread first, I started with a magic ring, 12 single crochet stitches on the first row and continued with single crochet in each stitch working in spirals. There's no need for counting the rows and stitches. I stuffed the tube, as I go, with fiberfill. I changed the thread to red when the tube was a little over a quarter of my desired length, I wanted the red part to be a little bit on the right side. I also kept on trying it on my neck as I continue just to check how it would feel and look like, I don't want it to be too much of a choker. When the red part was about 4 inches long, I changed the thread back to black until the end of the tube. The necklace is 18.5 inches long. I crocheted a button hole at the end and I just sewed a mushroom button on the other end .
I used two strands of crochet thread in making the circles for them to be stiffer. I just crocheted, with black thread, one circle with 1.8 inches diameter, two 1.3 inches circles for the ears and, with white thread, two half inch circles. I sewed seed beads on the whole surface of each circle. I attached the ears on the side of the big circle by sewing then sewed the big circle and the two white circles to the red part of the necklace.
This is how it looks like when worn. I think it's really cute and would be a nice gift for Mickey fans. This one is for me but I'll see if I can make other designs soon and list them on my online shop.
I think it's fun making accessories inspired by our favorite characters. I hope you like this post. Thanks for stopping by! See ya real soon! (In Mickey's voice, lol.)