Crochet with Kath – The 20 Minute Necklace
Got some jersey scraps, a big night out and 20 minutes to spare? Then hook up Kath Webber’s statement necklace – a perfect injection of colour on a rainy day.
You will need:
- Small amounts of jersey yarn, such as Hoooked Zpagetti, Rico Fashion Jersey or any other recycled jersey yarn in three different colours- choose colours A, B and C.
- 10mm hook.
- 20 minutes.
Abbreviations (all are in UK crochet terms):
- Ch – chain
- Dc – double crochet
- Htr – half treble crochet
- Ss – slip stitch
Ready to Hook? Let’s go!
Using your colour A (Hoooked Zpagetti in Hot Pink), make 16ch to begin.
Using colour B, join in last htr of row 1. Make 1ch (does not count as a stitch), miss first htr, 1dc in each of next of next 16 sts, ss in next st. Turn. [16dc]
Make 1ch, miss 1, ss in each of next 14 sts, ss in next st. Fasten off colour B. [14dc]
Using colour C (Rico Fashion Jersey in Azure- I’ve used two strands held double), make a slip knot and make 20ch- leave a long tail (around 20cm) to tie up the necklace.
Continuing in colour C on from the chain, Slip stitch in the underside of each of the foundation ch across.
Now make 20ch and fasten off, leaving a long tail for the other side of the tie.
Now cut 30-ish strands of fashion jersey, around 25cm each. In pairs, fold each strand in half.
Insert your hook into the back loop of the dc on row 2 and catch the ‘fold’ of the yarn with the hook, pulling up a loop through the stitch. Now use the hook to catch the ends of the yarn and pull it through the loop to add the fringing. Repeat on each dc along.
Sew in any ends trim the ends of the fringing to even it out.
And that’s it! In a handful of minutes you’ve got yourself a snazzy new necklace to hit the town with!