Blue Wire Crochet Necklace
There’s no need to spend money at a boutique when you can create your own eye-catching necklace and matching bracelet. Easily change the look by switching up the colors of the beads you choose to use.
Designed by Jolee's Jewels
- Beads (215) – Assorted
- Round Bead, 8mm – Crystal AB
- Metallic Bicone Mix, 4mm – Silver
- Metallic Bicone Mix, 6mm – Silver
- Polygon Pendant (13), 6.5mm – Aquamarine
- Toggle Closure AB – Crystal
- Head Pins (3)
- Jump Rings (1), Large
- Crochet Hook – “I” or “J”
- Decorative Link – Silver
- Chain Nose Pliers, 1 or 2 pair
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
To Make a Slip Knot
Leave a 4" tail.
Create a loop.
Pass the wire under and through the loop.
Pull the new wire loop until the first loop is tight.
To Make a Crochet Stitch
Pass the crochet hook through the loop of the slip-knot.
Drop one bead down.
Hook the wire around the crochet hook.
Pull the wire through the loop with the hook.
The necklace is comprised of six crochet strands: three are made with 17 crochet stitches and three are made with 48 stitches. When creating a crochet stitch either take up a single 8mm or 6mm bead or two 4mm beads for each stitch. Plan out how many beads you will need for each strand and then string the beads before crocheting.
Begin with the three strands that have 48 stitches. Thread beads on to a 28 gauge wire spool. Use a random pattern of beads.
Leaving a 4 inch tail, make a slip knot.
Drop one or two beads down and crochet one stitch to capture the bead(s).
Drop another bead(s) down and crochet one stitch to capture the bead(s).
Continue in this pattern of crocheting until all the beads have been crocheted.
After the last bead has been crocheted, leave a 4 inch tail and pull the wire through the crochet link to secure.
Create two more crochet beaded strands using 48 stitches.
Create three crochet beaded strands using 17 stitches.
Take the three 17 stitch crocheted strands and twist the strands and the tail ends together, set aside.
Take the three 48 stitch crocheted strands and twist the strands and tail ends together, thread on three crystals to one end, then wire wrap around a silver decorative link then wrap ends back around the crystals to secure. Cut wire ends.
Use head pins and a variety of crystal beads to create 3 dangles as follows: thread beads onto head pin, use chain nose pliers to bend wire to a 90 degree angle just above bead, use wire cutters to trim head pin to about ½” from the bend, use round nose pliers to grip the end of the wire and curl it toward you to form a loop, repeat with all head pins and beads.
Attach dangles to a jump ring. Take twisted end of the set of three 17 stitch crocheted strands and wrap onto the decorative link thread on the jump ring with dangles and wrap around the link and back up around the crocheted strands to secure, cut wire ends.
Thread toggle closures onto each remaining end. To finish each side, wrap the wires back through the crochet and use wire cutters to trim wire ends.