Saturday, 25 June 2016

Crochet T-shirt necklace

Inspired by a rather large delivery of T-shirt yarn from here, I decided to make this cute crochet necklace.
Fancy making one?


Those of you who know my stuff won't be surprised to learn that this project is super-quick and super-easy. 

AAAAAnd, I've included a step-by-step photo tutorial underneath the pattern for all you crochet newbies.
Cos I am nice like that.


Let's crack on..

You will need:
12mm hook 
T-shirt yarn in whatever colours you like (this is perfect for using up leftovers)
Tapestry needle

Pattern: (US terms in bracket)

Foundation chain: In colour A, Chain 13
Row 1: beginning in 2nd chain from hook, 1dc (1sc) in each ch across, 1ch, then pull through colour B for 2nd ch, leaving long beginning tail for tie.
Now working the other side of the ch, make 1slst in each st across.
Fasten off, leaving long tail of colour B. Weave in ends of colour A.

Photo tutorial:

In colour A, Chain 13:


Beginning in 2nd chain from hook, 1dc (1sc) in each ch across:

 
Make 1ch in colour A, then pull up a loop of colour B, leaving a long tail at the beginning:


Turn the necklace around so you can work along the other side of the chain. You'll make your stitches into those unused loops:


Make 1 slip stitch into each stitch across, keeping your tension quite loose.






Pull the yarn tail through and make an invisible fastening-off as follows:
Stitch the end through the loop of the next stitch...


...and then back through the last slip stitch.


Turn the necklace over and stitch this tail through the back of the stitches to create one of the ties:




Weave away the yarn tail from the foundation chain on the other side:


Knot together the remaining two ends and weave away colour A, leaving colour B as the other tie:



Tada! 




Job done. 

Enjoy, lovely peeps!

Sarah xx