I have been seeing these one-of-a-kind necklaces everywhere. (Fibernecklaces.com dollarstorecrafts.com) High-end, low-end..... and I thought about trying it myself a few times. It wasn't until my sister, Ammi, gave me a bag of yarn scraps that I wasn't quite sure how I would use, that I finally had the chance to give it a try.
- crochet hook (I used a size G)
- at least 2 different yarns, contrasting or complimentary colors...it's up to you! Make sure the yarns are of different weights and texture
- optional: ribbon, lace, fabric....
- optional: a brooch, flower to accent the necklace
Each strand is a simple crocheted chain. As you get each chain to the length you want, just slip-stitch the ends together to make a loop. DO NOT FASTEN OFF YOUR YARN.
Keep crocheting a chain...this will become your next strand. Keep doing this; slip-stitching chains together and adding a new chain until you have as many strands as you want or you run out of yarn. On this one, I ran out of the nubby yarn, but kept going with a similar colored yarn and got different kinds of strands in the same necklace.
When you have slip-stitched the last strand together to make a loop, you will have several loops all joined in the same place. There are a couple of ways to finish. You can now attach a fabric/felt/crocheted flower to this spot permanently. You could also just leave it as is and attach a brooch at this spot every time you wear it. I finished this one off by repeatedly wrapping the ends of yarn around and then weaving in the ends.
I wore this one to Ruth's Room yesterday and got lots of compliments.
Both of my daughter's now want one. These are very quick to make...I made one while watching Biggest Loser one night and one while watching Ax Men another night. And I stopped to eat a bowl of ice cream!
This would also be a great project for a beginner as the only stitches involved are a chain and slip-stitch. If you have never tried crochet, I urge you to give this project a try. It doesn't matter if your stitches aren't perfect because the different weights and textures of the yarn are very forgiving.
I made this one today.