DIY: Chain & Crochet Statement Necklace

Ever since I first tried this technique, I’ve been wanting to have another play around with a slightly different incarnation of it. A couple of weeks ago I came across the perfect chunkier chain in a charity shop for a measly 50p and came up with this….

You will need:

  • Chunky chain (to cut into sections)
  • More chain (for the necklace part)
  • 2 x Jump Rings
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Crochet hook (needs to fit through the links in your chunky chain)
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers

1. Cut chunky chain into equal lengths, depending on the width you want your finished piece to be. I used 6 lengths in the end, all 2″ wide
2. Follow the same technique as this post. Crochet into first piece of chunky chain (ignore the pink one in the photo! For the purposes of this tute just imagine the green/blue one is the first piece)
3. When you get to the end, tie off leaving a long tail
4. Thread the tail with a needle
5. Whip stitch the next length of chain to the line of crochet you just did and tie off. Then crochet your next colour into that piece of chain, tie off, and slip stitch the next piece of chain, and so on. (Just keep adding rows of chain and crochet like this until your piece has reached the desired size)
6. Blob the tied off ends with some glue
7. When it’s dry, cut off all the loose tails
8. Add some jump rings to the top row of chunky chain
9. Add a chain with a fastener to the jump rings and you’re done!

I THINK I’m done with this technique for now, but I can’t promise it won’t crop up again….it is slightly addictive….!

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5 Comments

  1. Sam April 12, 2013

    Oooh, I like this! I think it would be perfect for chunky bracelets too. I’ll be on the lookout for some suitable chain now!

    Reply
  2. Kimberly April 12, 2013

    I LOVE this idea! I’m totally going to play around with this and different shapes.

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  3. Marie April 12, 2013

    Oooh, that’s lovely!

    Reply
  4. Parola di Laura April 15, 2013

    wow! beautiful! I share it in my fb page, and if you want can post it also in my italian link party 🙂
    http://www.paroladilaura.it/2013/04/share-your-link-17/

    Reply
  5. Krysthle Poitras April 20, 2013

    I’ve been wondering how to make that look! Thanks for tutorial!

    xox krys

    Reply

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