Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIY Ladder Necklace

This week, Queen Mary Jean O'Keefe of the Reigning Red Hats Chapter from Maryland shared this picture of her Chapter wearing the crocheted necklaces they made at their recent event. Since we know Hatters love a good craft, we asked Queen Mary to share the directions so we could pass them along to you. She was more than happy to post them. Here they are:
DIY Ladder Yarn Necklace
What You Need:
  • Ladder Yarn
  • Crochet Hook J or K
  • Ruler
  • Bobby Pin
  • Beads
  • Scissors
  1. Cut 6 strands of ladder yarn to the lengths listed below:
        2 at 2 yards and 28 inches
        2 at 2 yards and 26 inches
        2 at 2 yards and 24 inches
  2. Measure 10 inches from one end and create a slip stitch.
  3. Using a chain stitch, chain until 10 inches remain of yarn. Pull the yarn through the end to create a knot. Then stitch the 5 remaining pieces of yarn in the same manner.
  4. Line up the strands in size order.
  5. Gather the strands together carefully and tie a knot at the place where all the knots meet. Do this for both sides.
  6. Slip the loose ends of the necklace into the bobby pin close to the ends.
  7. Pull through your bead.
  8. Repeat this step for the other side, pulling through the same bead.
  9. Tie the ends together and you are done.
The necklace is adjustable for different lengths.
There you have it. We have included a chain stitch video for anyone who may be new to crocheting. If you happen to make this necklace, we hope you will share your pictures with us. You can post them on Facebook like Queen Mary did. Or you can send them to Stories@RedHatSociety.com

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