DIY: Beaded Crochet Necklace June 05 2012, 0 Comments

This beaded crochet technique is fun to do and quick to work, with lots of possibilities in yarns and strings, to beads. We're going to make a necklace that can be worn long or doubled up. Or, wrap it around your wrist a few times and wear it as a bracelet. My instructions follow the assumption that you know how to do a basic crochet chain. 

Here's what you'll need:

  1. Crochet thread, embroidery thread, baker's twine, or any lightweight yarn.
  2. Scissors
  3. Embroidery needle
  4. Small crochet hook (4-5mm)
  5. Beads with holes large enough to fit your twine/yarn and the needle

First, thread your beads

Using your embroidery needle, thread a good number of beads onto your twine. You'll need 85 beads for the necklace shown (about 3 beads per inch).

Next, crochet...

Remove the needle and make a slip knot in the end, leaving a 6-inch tail.

 

Chain 10, then slide a bead to meet your hook and chain around it as shown below. Chain 1 more.

Repeat this pattern (chain around a bead, chain 1) until you reach the desired length.

To finish off, chain 10 again, then cut the twine, leaving a 6-inch tail. Pull the tail through the last chain and pull tight. Then tie the two end tails together and tie a bow to give it a finished look.

Try different colors of twine, different beads, or try more chains between beads, or none. Make it longer, shorter, anything you like. Have fun!