It has been awhile since I have added a necklace pattern, so I thought it was long overdue. It also just happens that this one is really easy to make and customize! it is around 18 inches long but you can make it longer.
Has anyone else noticed that crocheting preserves our math skills?
With all the patterns we follow (especially increasing in the round) it helps our multiplication, division, and problem analyzing skills. How many people know what 3 times ___ is because they have done it in the round a lot and have mesmerized each row stitch for making something round.
Take this necklace for example a bead is placed every certain amount of stitch away from each other, if you had someone learning multiplication create it, then they could easily view how multiplication works (with the beads being used to separate each group). I am not entirely sure why I find this fascinating, yet so many people don’t realize that amount of brain power they are using if they take a look at some crochet patterns and how much math was used to create them. I would love to hear about your input below.
Enough about math more with necklaces!
What you will need
Fine wire (tarnish resistant) – 26/ 28 gauge. I used 26 gauge silver.
Crochet hook – I used a 5 mm hook.
End clasps – which ever design you like.
Beads – 4 different kinds I used 21 seed beads (red), 16 4 mm beads (pink), 12 4×6 mm beads (red), and 10 4×6 mm beads (off white). 2 end beads (I used the red beads) and 2 long and skinny bead caps are recommended.
Wire pliers– to get the wire as tight as possible on the ends!
Scissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work).
This necklace is made my creating 4 chains with each of the 4 different bead types.
note if you can’t see the pictures click on them.
Put all of your seed beads on the wire, chain 2, then following this pattern chain 2 chain, chain 1 with bead until you run out of beads then chain 2 again and fasten off leave a bit of a tail. you should have around 67 stitches.
Put all of your pink beads on the wire, chain 2, then following this pattern chain 3, chain 1 with bead until you run out of beads then chain 2 again and fasten off leave a bit of a tail. you should have around 68 stitches.
Put all of your red beads on the wire, chain 2, then following this pattern chain 4, chain 1 with bead until you run out of beads then chain 2 again and fasten off leave a bit of a tail. you should have around 64 stitches.
Put all of your white beads on the wire, chain 2, then following this pattern chain 5, chain 1 with bead until you run out of beads then chain 2 again and fasten off leave a bit of a tail. you should have around 64 stitches.
Line up 1 end off all the chains,twist them together 1 time around. Take 3 of the end tails and twist it around going downwards 1-2 times, then cut those 3 wires using your pliers pinch the wire so that it is tight against your piece. Taking the leftover wire push it through the bead caps and your end bead, wrap around your end clasp and tightly back through the end bead and your bead cap try to twist the wire in the cap so it wont come out easily you could also try jewelry gluing the bottom of the end bead so that the wire wont come out that way.
This is where we will weave or lightly braid the 4 strands together (key is lightly) you still want it to have the width of 4 strand around the entire piece.
repeat step 2 but for the other side.
Congratulations you just made yourselves a awesome necklace, magnificent job!
If you have any questions please comment below and I will gladly answer them.
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