Sunday, March 20, 2011

YARN IT ALL: Tutorial 2 [Braided Chain Necklace]

Yesterday I demonstrated the basic chain stitch...
And we're going to use that today to make this necklace:

Materials Needed:
Yarn [I recommend Simply Soft]
Crochet Needle [I recommend size J]

Start by chaining 3 chains of yarn, each 20 feet long [yes, I know that's long... but if you're new to crocheting this is a great way to master chaining!]

Tie the chains together on one end, and braid the chains together:

Wrap the braided yarn into loops... create a layered effect by varying the size of the loops:

Wrap the start/end of the loops with yarn like so and tie it off:

And that's it... a fun, chunky layer necklace:

Be sure to check out Kimberly's yarn post too:

I'm linking to these parties.



bellabello said...

Love it. I think I'm gonna make a braided chain bracelet :D

Debby said...

I am still practicing my chains. I love this idea and I will try to make it. I need to get me some Simply Soft. So much fun learning from you.

gina luv said...

i love love love it:)

aPearantly sew said...

Love it!

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Okay, I got my yarn and my needle yesterday. I'm going to tackle chaining tonight! :)

thechattymommy said...

I chained last night- I just gotta work on not twisting it as I go.
I am def. gonna make this!

Debby said...

Okay, now are the chains braided totally or just the part at the top. The chains don't look braided to me.

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I could totally do this! And I'm going to, too... just you wait.

Jenn Erickson said...

Mandy, it's beautiful!

lisbonlioness said...

Hey- this is one neat blog! Glad I found you! Love your creations and your way of explaining stuff.

Ms. Megan said...

ohmigoodness!!! How pretty!!! I was looking at your blog yesterday morning and I was all "huh!! That looks so neat! I may have to try that!" Then last night while I was just drifting off to dreamland I thought "I may have to stop by Joann's to pick up some pretty yarn to try Mandy's tutorial!!" So I think Joann's is on today's to-do list!!! :)
Thank you Mandy!! These tutorial's look so fun {and easy!!} Lots of love!!! xoxo

AllieMakes! said...

OH! I love this! You could add those little shells for a beachy feel or beads for a more chic look too! I like this as is or dressed up!
I really must learn to crochet, right?

Katri said...

I just made this and I LOVE it! Didn't think I would appreciate the 20 feet (x3) but it looks great! thanks for the tutorial!
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