Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tutorial How to make hand crocheted necklace with buttons

I've recently came across a large bag of multicolored buttons in a crafts store and just could not stop myself from buying one. The buttons are of different sizes, shapes and hues of blue and green. They are great for a hand crocheted summer necklace.
To make a necklace we will need a mercerized cotton thread, a toggle clasp, a crochet hook and about 30 buttons of different sizes and colors. To make crocheting simple and to safe us some time we will start with beading all out buttons on a thread first. Once all our buttons are ganging there nicely we can start crocheting.

I'll crochet a simple foundation chain adding buttons with 1 or 1 and 1/2 inch. intervals. In case you would like to make your necklace longer you can add some more buttons or make a space between them larger. I like to mix and match hues of green and blue so that the necklace looks unique and stylish.
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I plan on crocheting 34 inch. necklace so that I could wear it either on my neck or my arm. Some people wear crocheted necklaces on their waist instead of a belt or on their ancle.
The necklace crocheting shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. When the thread is ready we will attach toggle clasp to it and our summer bright necklace is ready to wear. It's a perfect summer accessory and will make you look beautiful and special!
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Brianna said...

what a great idea! I just saw this on craftgawker and I LOVE buttons. I'm feeling inspired. Thanks for sharing :)

edawne said...

Love this idea... for hanging in the window of my sewing room!

Deli said...

This is a great solution for how to store my dangle earings. I can just put pairs through the button holes. With the distance between them, it will be perfect and i can color coordinate with my room and I can make it as long as I need.

TonyaUtkina said...

These are all great ideas! I've never thought about either decorating my room with buttons or putting my earrings through the button holes... Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!