Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Net Necklace DIY
This is a fun necklace that can be easily dressed up or down. Here is what you will need.
-A smaller hook - maybe an E or so.
-Some good scissors
-A piece of cardboard about 3 inches long
Make the beginning piece that goes around your neck by chaining 150. Cut and bind off.
Join the yarn again 50 stitches into the 150 chains.
*Chain 20, and skip 9 ch stitches of the original 150 ch. Join into the long chain with a sc.
Repeat from * 4 more times so that there are 5 big loops coming down from the 150 ch piece.
Turn and leave the remaining 50 ch unworked.
Sl st in the first 10 of the last ch 20 of the previous row.
Sc in the next sl st.
*Ch 20 and sc in the center of the next ch-20 space.
Repeat from * 3 more times so that there are 4 big loops coming down from the first 5 loops of previous row.
As Row 2. This time repeating from * 2 more times so that there are 3 big loops coming down from the 4 loops of previous row.
As Row 2. This time repeating from * 1 more time so that there are 2 big loops coming down from the 3 loops of previous row.
As Row 2. Making one final ch 20 loop to make the bottom triangle of the net.
Cut and bind off. Weave in all loose ends.
Now make the tassels. Do this by holding the cardboard up to the end of one of the ch-20 spaces. Wrap yarn around the cardboard and ch piece 5 times and cut. Cut the strands along the bottom of the cardboard. Cut a second long piece of yarn and wrap it around the top of the strands folded in half to bind them so they don't fall off. Using the tapestry needle, knot this strand in the back. (For more details on how to make the tassel check out the Tassel Necklace tutorial!)
AND BOOM! You're done with a pretty cool necklace! YAY!