1 – 1″ square bead frame (or square jump ring, or purse supply)
1 – 11 x 12 mm wood pony bead
Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Cotton Thread, Size 3
Hook: 2.25 mm (B)
I purchased my square ring from an online shop and received 50 for less than 10 dollars – you can find them on Etsy, or even in your local craft store in the bead section, or purse supply section.
If you cannot find the same size you can always substitute for a larger, or smaller bead frame – or even a different shape! I’ve included some links at the bottom of the post to some options I found online but you will likely be able to find them locally – or in bulk if you want to make a few necklaces in an online shop such as SewingSupplies. They are slightly different from what I used but will work in a pinch 🙂
Simply Easy Crochet Necklace
This necklace is so easy to make!
The ‘chain’ is 28″ long from the edge of the square bead frame. You can easily change this to make it longer, or shorter – it is totally customizable. If you want to add a few more beads for colour just slip them on as well following the tutorial I have included below the instructions.
You begin by working around the square bead frame.
1. Join your crochet thread with a sc to the square bead frame and work 46 sc around the frame. If you can still see the frame between the stitches, add more sc until the frame is completely covered.
2. Slide your stitches to make your last st align with one of the four corners. Sl st to the first sc worked but do not finish off.
3. Chain 70 and sl st to the next sc on the frame (beside the one you joined to before you began the ch 70).
4. Finish off and weave in ends.
5. Pick one of the pony beads and slip it over the chain and slide it down to the corner of the square bead frame. Here is a little tutorial to help explain this.
You can change the length of the chain to make it longer, or shorter. You can change the shape and size of the square bead frame – there are circles available, ovals, triangles, stars, hearts…lots of options…
These make great gifts too!
Quick to work up (less than 15 minutes!) and fairly inexpensive to make.
They would make great beginner projects too – if you want to teach your friend to crochet – or even your child or your students – with a finished product which is easily achievable and can be worn or given as a gift!
Here are some options on Amazon:
Or if you would like a different shape, here is a diamond I think would work really well too!
PS! If you like my nails you can buy them from my Jamberry Shop (I am an Independent Jamberry Consultant) – Simply Daisy – Jamberry.