|Posted by The Bead Place on January 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM|
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
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.
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.
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