This crochet necklace project is a great design to try if you are new to beaded crochet, or just want something simple and striking.
If you haven’t tried adding beads to your crochet work yet, it can seem a bit intimidating. Maybe it’s because beads are a completely opposite material to work with when you’re used to soft, pliable yarn. Or, maybe it’s just because beads seem “fancier”. Either way, using beads is not something that most crocheters try right away, which is why I’m excited to share today’s beaded necklace project.
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This necklace has a very simple concept. As long as the beads you choose can be threaded on your crochet thread/cord, you can use whatever types and colors of beads that you desire!
About The Multicolored Crochet Necklace
As you can probably see just from looking at the pictures, this necklace design is extremely versatile. The final result of each project will mostly depend on what beads you choose to use and what sort of spacing/arrangement you settle on.
This means that crocheting this necklace can suit many different tastes. The lengths can even be different depending on what sort of look you are going for.
However, I must give the disclosure that this design should probably not be worn by children. Since the finished necklace is very adjustable and the finished product can vary so widely, it seems best that it be worn by adults and not given to young children. Please use your best judgement.
This colorful crochet necklace also happens to be one of the designs included in the 2020 Crochet Spree. If you happen to be discovering it while the Spree is still going from November 27th to December 24th, 2020, be sure to enter the giveaway below! You can also see more details about the spree on this page.
As mentioned above, necklaces made with the instructions I’ve put together can vary in length. My own version as it’s pictured is over 7 feet long. If you choose to download the pdf for this project, the specifics of exactly how I chose to space my beads to get that length are clearly spelled out, so that you can adjust things to get the results you want, or do it the exact same way!
Since this is such a long necklace, it can be looped multiple ways around the neck to go with lots of different outfits. It can also be worn as a bracelet or even as a belt!
To crochet a necklace similar to mine, you’ll need the following:
- F5/3.75mm hook
- About 10 yards of thin cord or crochet thread.
- 24″ of strung beads
Now, even for the necklace you see pictured, I didn’t quite use a full 24” of beads. However, having this many on hand should give you plenty of beads to “play with” while making your own design.
This is easily a beginner project! In fact, even if you haven’t been crocheting very long, you can make this. The only stitches required are chain stitches and knowing how to slip stitch. Weaving in ends is not even a factor, so have lots of fun and enjoy the novelty of using beads in your crochet.
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Keep the Crafting Delightful!
While crocheting jewelry and using beads can seem intimidating, this beaded project makes it as simple as possible and results in a beautiful statement necklace.
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