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:
- Crochet thread, embroidery thread, baker's twine, or any lightweight yarn.
- Embroidery needle
- Small crochet hook (4-5mm)
- 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).
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!