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This past week, my boyfriend's mom came to visit and she taught me how to make these cool crochet necklaces. She even gave me some yarn and a ton of beads to make my own! So here I am, now on my fourth necklace, and I thought I'd share the tutorial with you! Basically, you'll be crocheting three strands of crochet thread with beads on them and then braid them together. Ready for the full tutorial? Alright, here we go.

You'll need beads (I used light and dark green), pliers, a beading tool, a size G crochet hook, super glue, scissors, two lobster hooks, a clip and some ladder crochet thread. (You could also use different kinds of crochet thread/yarn, as long as the beads will fit!)

Step 1: String the beads

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First, you'll need to put a whole bunch of beads on your crochet thread. You can do that by using a beading tool. It's basically thick floss in the shape of a giant needle. Put the crochet thread through the beading tool, put beads on the end part and then pull them onto the crochet thread. Be sure to put plenty of 'em on there.
 

What a Great Mother In Law!!! Have fun!! Thanks for the tutorial!

maplunkett1 year ago

Hi Could you tell me where you buy the beading tool?

Lovely necklace and great instructions

Thanks

Trish

bartleyb1 year ago

I make crochet necklaces. I think a good finish is to use a crimp bead at end then cut your strings and add your o ring and lobster clamp. can order these all together on ETSY. I use these on my single crochet necklaces.

Imaloafer2 years ago
Thanks so much, elewis03! That made it all work out for me!
Imaloafer2 years ago
I tried this and love the necklace! I had difficulty securing the ends, though. In the necklace pictured in your instructions, what did you actually do with the ends? Thanks!
elewis03 (author)  Imaloafer2 years ago
Hi! Sorry for not making it very clear. I tied the ends a whole bunch of times, weaved them a little through the crocheted part, then glued them to the necklace using nail glue/super glue, then cut off the excess. It's not the prettiest, but it's better than just tying and cutting.
Congratulations on being a finalist!
elewis03 (author)  emilyvanleemput2 years ago
Thank you!
You're welome!
Lovely to see a well photographed craft instructable.
elewis03 (author)  organgrinder2 years ago
Thanks!
ChrysN2 years ago
It is so pretty, I loved the colour of the yarn that you used.
elewis03 (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thank you!
canida2 years ago
I love it! What's the name of the yarn you used?
elewis03 (author)  canida2 years ago
It's ladder yarn.
Here's some: http://www.craft-e-corner.com/p-45401-premier-city-life-ladder-yarn-shell-games.aspx?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=products&utm_content=PLA-60809&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CLCrl8Oth7cCFY9FMgodFQ0AxQ