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How to make a crochet necklace – a DIY tutorial

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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

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I’m going to show you how to make a crochet necklace with stones. It’s pleasant and quick to make and it provides lots of possibilities. I’ve made one and I’ve fallen in love with it. Not only because it’s easy to make it, but also because you can wear in various ways – also as a wrap bracelet.

Supplies used in this project:

  • jewellery thread - Beadsmith™, SuperLon™ Macrame thread – here I used: SEPIA
  • jewellery stones – two or more stones in matching colours – 6mm rounds. I chose a blue imperial jasper and a faceted caramel agate. I used 70 rounds in total. You also need a stone which you will use as a button. At first, I chose obelisk, but I changed my mind while crocheting and chose a howlite flower, which was, for me, perfect for this necklace. Unfortunately, I change my mind very often while working!
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook – 3.5 size

Remember, our tutorials are mainly for inspiration and learning the technique. You can experiment with this crochet necklace by changing the colour of the basic thread or the kind and colour of the stones. It’s very pleasant to make this necklace, so it’s worth making several colour versions, especially because this necklace looks beautiful regardless of the weather. Ready? Let’s begin!

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String 70 rounds. String the colours alternately or any other combination of your choice. It’s up to you.

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Now we need to make the first chain. Make a loop.

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Pull the thread coming from the spool with the hook and pull the thread to tighten the loop.

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Make some chain stitches, draw a hooked thread through each loop. Make as many chain stitches as it’s needed for the howlite flower, a button or any other stone to pass through the closed loop. I chained 11, but it’s good to measure it.

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Insert your hook through the very 1st stitch and draw a hooked thread through both stitches on your hook. We’ve got a closed loop now. We’re going to continue with a chain. Chain 3.

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Slide 1 bead down towards the chain and make the loop on your hook bigger than the others, but not too big because the bead may fall into it. Draw the hooked thread through the loop leaving the bead up. Chain 3.

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Slide 1 bead down towards the chain and make the loop on your hook bigger than the others, draw the hooked thread through the loop. Chain 3. Continue until you are run out of beads. It’s important not to twist the chain while crocheting. Try to hold a part of the chain so that the rounds are always on the same side.

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As you have crochet all of the beads, chain 3 and cut the thread about 10 cm from the last stitch. (The hook is still in the stitch!) Thread the flower onto the tail thread and crochet it as you did with the beads.

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Take the hook out the loop and draw the tail thread through that loop to make a knot. You may burn the knot (the thread I used melts) or put some rapid-drying glue on it. Do the same at the beginning of your necklace. Cut the thread by the loop, burn and put some glue on it.

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And it’s finished! The technique is so easy that you can combine shapes, sizes and colours of the beads as you like it. You can use metal charms, tassels – anything you want. You can make a collection of really amazing necklaces! Show your necklaces on our Facebook group. 

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