Sunday, January 13, 2013

Crocheted Necklace

I have been mostly into knitting lately, but I enjoyed making a crocheted necklace this weekend.  Last July I took a class at Knitting Next Door to learn how.  The only stitch you need to know for this is how to chain.  It is made with ladder yarn, which looks more like ribbon than it does yarn.  The finished necklace reflects the light and looks like it is made with beads instead of the fabric that it really is. It is an easy, but unique project.

I don't know if the pattern was created by Cindy Peters, my instructor and the owner of Knitting Next Door or if it originally came from somewhere else.

You will need:
1 skein of Darkhorse Beautiful ladder yarn
Size L crochet hook
yarn needle
a decorative bead

  1. Cut 5 lengths of yarn 110 inches long each.
  2. Leaving a 10 inch tail, chain until you have a 10 inch tail on the opposite end.  Tie off.
  3. Repeat for the remaining 4 lengths for a total of 5 strands.
  4. Tie all 5 strands together in a knot close to the last stitch on each end.
  5. Thread the loose ends onto a yarn needle and put through a decorative bead.
  6. Tie all loose strands together and trim ends even. The bead allows you to slide and adjust the length of the necklace.

1 comment:

  1. I just heard about this ladder yarn and did a search and like your directions the best. Thanks for sharing and hope I can make a lot to sell at craft show this Xmas.