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Crocheted Necklace! - Free Workshop Instructions

Posted by The Bead Place on January 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Crocheted Necklace Instructions!

Materials needed (part 1): 1 ball of ladder or ribbon yarn (or at least a good 10 yards) Scissors Size J or K/ 7mm crochet hook. (I prefer the Addi Bamboo because the hook is deep enough that it grabs both sides of the ladder yarn) Tape Measure

Additional Materials needed (part 2): 28 or 26 gauge artistic wire (I used silver but choose whatever color you'd like) About 50-100 beads to add onto the wire (I think 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones look the best) Wire Cutter

Part 1

Cut five strands of the yarn that are two yards each.  If you want a necklace much longer than 24 inches, you should add about a foot to the total length, or just add however much you think you'd like.

Starting with the first strand, measure 12 inches on the yarn.

Loop the yarn over itself to begin the chain stitch.

Insert your hook into the loop and pull the longer tail end up through the loop to start a slip knot.

Begin to chain stitch!

Crochet until you are 12 inches from the other end.  You may want to do one or two more stitches than you think you'd need because when you pull out of the stitch, your tail end might get a little longer. :)

Pull the tail end all the way out of your last chain stitch.

Complete all of the strands in the same way!

Combine all five strands.  Your chain sections should all be about the same length. 

Measure 3 inches up from your chain sections and tie an overhand knot.

Do the same thing to the other side!

Make sure that your knots are about the same length from the chain sections on both sides.  If they aren't, it's easy enough to loosen one and then slide it to where it needs to go.

Tie another overhand knot at the top of the necklace, and there you are!  You've made your crocheted necklace!  Slip it on over your head, and it should be the perfect length!  If you'd prefer a clasp, just get a little crafty and tie your favorite style on at the right length for you.  You could even knot both sides separately and tie your necklace on at the perfect length each time you wear it.

Part 2

Cut at least 3 lengths of 26 or 28 gauge artistic wire at various measurements ranging from 2 feet to 4 feet.(If you have made your crochet necklace longer, adjust your measurements.  Tack on the amount you added to your necklace.)
Make a loop 6 inches down the artistic wire to start your slip knot to crochet.
Wire onto your crochet hook.

Add about 15 beads to the bottom of your wire that you will crochet, then bend the end up to stop them from falling off.  You will be adding more as you crochet, so don't make too harsh of a bend.

Bring two beads up towards the hook.
Complete one chain stitch around the beads.  Watch the opening video if you're having trouble with this technique.
Continue to crochet in this manner.  Try just pulling up one bead every other chain stitch.  You could also crochet all of the different wires with different numbers of beads in each stitch.

As you crochet, begin to pull on the chained section to elongate the loops.
You could also try untwisting the chains to make the beads look more at random.
Once you are about 6 inches from the other end of the wire, pull the tail end through the last chain loop to end your chain.  Lay the chain on your necklace to make sure that it is at the length you want it.  Each of your strands of wire that you will complete will look best at a different length, so your shorter cut wire should be the highest on the necklace.
Poke the end of the wire up through the knot that is 3 inches from your yarn chains.  Make sure that you have at least an inch pulled through.
Spiral the inch of wire around the top of the knot so that it is secure.

Do the same to the other side of the chain. Complete the other strands in the same manner and arrange them however you'd like on the necklace!

Project, photography/videography, and instructions by:  Abbi Berta

Categories: Project Instructions!

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Reply Laura Evans
2:39 PM on September 25, 2012 
I am trying to make these!!!!!