From Marc Jacobs to Oscar de la Renta, granny chic is ruling the runway for fall, with sweet crochets and chunky knits paired with luxe metal accents. Maybe that’s why we’ve seen so many cool yarn and chain necklaces around lately! Kollabora tackles this totally on the chain look with a super simple project you can make using any chain and yarn color combo that suits your style.
If you’re not familiar with crochet techniques, check out all the different stitch tutorials in our knitting section. For this project we used Milla Mia yarn, made from 100% extra fine Merino wool. Gorgeous and super-soft, it's perfect for everything from kid’s knits and baby blankets, to grownup cloths and jewelry too—‘cause you gotta baby yourself sometimes!
Step 1: Supplies
To make this project you need yarn (sport weight yarn is good and easy to crochet), a crochet hook (in this one the size was E-4), chunky chain, two jump rings and a large clasp. Measure the chain before you start crocheting.
Step 2: First Row: Crocheting With Chain
On the first row, start single crocheting around the chain. Make a slipknot on the crochet hook, then slip the hook through the first link on your chain; wrap the yarn around your hook and pull it through the chain link. Wrap yarn again and pull it through the two loops on your crochet hook. Make three single crochets in one chain link and move to the next one. Repeat this to the end of the chain.
Step 3: Second Row: Single Crochet
At the beginning of the second row, chain one and start single crocheting into every stitch.
Step 4: Third Row: Double Crochet
At the beginning of the third row, chain two and start double crocheting into every other stitch. Make one chain stitch between every double crochet.
After the third row, finish off and weave in the yarn.
Step 5: Finishing the Necklace
Add jump rings at both ends of the chain and attach the clasp lock to either one. Close the jump ring. The necklace is ready to rock the runway!
For more info and purchase supplies please visit: http://kollabora.com/community/jewelry/projects/crochet-chain-necklace