This necklace celebrates the joy of being by the sea. I gathered different shell, glass, and stone beads and incorporated them on a simple crochet chain. If you have never added beads to your crochet projects, this is a great place to start. Likewise, if you can crochet a chain, you can make this easy and pretty necklace.
Beach Glass Crochet Necklace
By Jennifer Dickerson
- Necklace shown has a 75 inch circumference. However you can make your necklace as long or as short as you like, just work chains until desired length is reached.
- Beads (I used about 145 beads for my 75 inch long necklace, and used a variety of beads I had on hand. Craft stores carry tons of beads and you can find variety packs of them which include lots of different kinds of beads in coordinating colors to make it even easier).
- 1 skein DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss (color shown is #317)
- C (2.75 mm) Crochet Hook
- Needle (yarn needle or embroidery needle depending on the hole opening of your bead)
- Before you start, pass your needle through the hole of the bead to be sure it can move through easily and not get stuck.
- Thread your needle with floss.
- Add desired number of beads to floss using needle.
- Push beads back on the floss.
- Place a slip knot of your hook and work three chains. (Click here for a full photo/video tutorial on crocheting chains)
- On the fourth chain add a bead. Note: if you have never added beads to your projects, click here to see a full video tutorial on adding beads using the stranding method.
- Continue by working two to three chains, then add a bead to the next chain.
- Note: for the "clusters of beads" I simply slid a few over as a group and work them in as if they were just one bead.
- When desired length is reached (or you run out of floss or beads), fasten off.
- Tie a secure knot on your necklace to close.
- Trim excess tails.