8 Great Modern Crochet Necklaces

Posted by on Feb 06, 2013

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Crochet necklaces have long-evolved from the dowdy, clunky pieces you might expect. Imagine delicate lace trim in creamy yarns and trendy combinations of jewelry chain and chained thread. Even better, these necklaces are small and rarely use any complicated crochet stitches, making them ideal for beginners. Read on for modern designs and easy patterns.

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Ball & Chain

Combining two different kinds of chains — a yarn chain and a jewelry chain — this crochet necklace is both simple and modern. Extremely appropriate for a beginner, this craft uses a 10 mm length of chain and is topped with bright single crochet stitches of yarn.
Thanks, I Made It offers a free tutorial to make your own crochet necklace.
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Braid a Yarn

A braid and a basic crochet chain complete this crochet necklace, comprised of rope instead of yarn. Use rope that exactly matches your jewelry chain or go for a little contrast like copper wire and aqua yarn or silver and neon yellow.
Kaam Handmade shares how to make this crochet necklace.
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Take to Heart

Excerpted from Pip Lincolne’s book “Make Hey! While the Sun Shines,” this crochet necklace uses colorful hearts of bright yarn for a stacked look. Jump rings attach the crochet pendant to a metal jewelry chain.
Learn how to make this crochet necklace with this excerpt, featured on CraftFoxes.
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Bride Pride

A lace-inspired flower gets a nostalgic touch when antique pearls, beads or buttons are added to each stitch for a unique “something borrowed” bridal crochet necklace. A delicate gold chain holds irregular loops, which balance the asymmetrical flower pendant.
Linda Permann shares how to make this bridal crochet necklace.
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Bead a Double Life

Crochet yarn encases wooden beads for this necklace how-to. Customize the look by using unique shapes or detailing for a pendent. For example, use embroidery thread to make an amigurumi face or an embroidered letter.
Make this crochet necklace with Craft Passion’s free tutorial.
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A Laced Neck

A shell and arch trim crochet pattern adds a special touch to this lace necklace while a button fastening opens and closes the yarn jewelry. Wear with a strapless or boat neckline, or even continue the stitching and use a cardigan collar.
Head to The Making Spot for a free crochet necklace how-to.
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Teething Mad

This teething necklace for a baby uses delicate flowers in lieu of the traditional plastic bead teething rings. Be sure when making this crochet necklace to wash yarns before gifting and to choose organic and natural yarns since baby will be sucking on any chemicals still present in the fibers.
Caracol Handmade shares how to make this unique crochet necklace.
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Flower Power

A single-crochet stitch makes up most of this four-strand necklace. A crochet flower topped by a coordinating button completes the necklace. Consider alternating the colors with two strands in one color and the remaining two in another, or embroider the flower’s edges with metallic thread.
Get this free crochet necklace pattern at CraftFoxes.
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Chain Gang

A cascade of chained yarn makes for a chunky statement piece. Great for a beginner wanting to make something more impressive than a crochet dishcloth, this is a free pattern from CraftFoxes member Jessie Rayot.
Learn more about this statement piece crochet necklace via CraftFoxes.

Image credits (from top): Thanks, I Made It, Thanks, I Made It, Kaam Handmade, Pip Lincolne, Linda Permann, Craft Passion, The Making Spot, Caracol Handmade, Creativeyarn and Jessie Rayot

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