guest post / natalie, olive manna:

August 13, 2012

Hello! I'm Natalie Jost of Olive Manna and happy to be blogging for Danni today. I have a very simple DIY for you that I hope you'll find easy enough and fun to customize.

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. No other skills are necessary.

Here's what you'll need:
  • Crochet thread, embroidery thread, baker's twine, or any lightweight yarn.
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery needle
  • Small crochet hook (4-5mm)
  • Beads with holes large enough to fit your twine/yarn

    First, thread your beads
  • Using your embroidery needle, thread s 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!

    4 hello's:

    1. This is so easy and fun to do. Lovely DIY!

    2. I think I have just discovered an awesome blog.. thank you


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