Color My Summer: Circles of Green Necklace Tutorial

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There is a wonderful little series going on right now on Kojo Designs. It’s called Color My Summer. They, along with Delia, are having fabulous guest bloggers share a summer project that is a certain color. I got the color green and came up with this little necklace:

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What you need:
-Embroidery thread (I used different shades of green)

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-Small crochet hook (I used size F)
-Embroidery needle
-A chain necklace or the parts to make one (I found the white chain and links at JoAnn’s)
-Small jump rings

To create the green circles, I used the same concept but changed the number of stitches to get the different sizes. Here are two examples.

The Large Dark Green:
1. ch 3; sl st in first ch to form circle
2. sc 6 in middle of ring (6)
3. 2 sc in each st around (12)
4. *1 sc, 2 sc* repeat in each st around (18)
5. Fasten off. Using embroidery needle, sew in the ends.

A Smaller Light Green:
1. ch 3; sl st in first ch to form circle
2. sc 7 in middle of ring (7)
3. 2 sc in each st around (14)
4. 1 sc in each st around (14)
5. Fasten off. Using embroidery needle, sew in the ends.

I just did many random ones to create the different sizes. Once you have as many as you like, then prepare your necklace.

I attached the endings to the chain with some needle nose pliers.

Then I added a jump ring to each crocheted circle and attached it to the chain, again using the pliers to open and shut the jump rings.

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And that is it! It doesn’t take long at all and comes out pretty cute. I think it would be really lovely in an array of colors! Thanks Kristin and Jordan for having me today. Be sure to check out all of the other wonderful tutorials they have featured over on their blog.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love this and crocheting is what I’m in to at the moment, this will make a great (late) Mothers Day gift for my mom. I was waiting for a fab idea!!

  2. says

    This is beautiful! I’m really in love with the crochet and chain look that seems to be popping up everywhere right now. This post definitely inspires me to want to experiment with something similar.

  3. says

    I love this, and thankfully a good friend of mine crochets. I am going to have her crochet me some circles (in blue) and make this necklace. Thanks for the awesome idea!

  4. says

    Awesome! I LOVE this necklace, especially in the colors used. I wish I could remember how to crochet. Years ago my Mom and I made necklaces but they were just a simple stitch adding a bead every so often. Sadly, I can’t even recall how to do those.

  5. says

    Fantastic! The perfect summer crochet project. It would be fun to make tiny granny squares or motifs and connect them all to a chain, too. Thanks for sharing your project!

  6. Anonymous says

    Can you tell us the numbers of your DMC floss? I’m really bad with shades… I’m a big crocheter and X-stitcher, so I can’t wait t make this!!!

    • says

      I wish I could. Unfortunately, I just have a lot of jumbled up floss I inherited from my mother. If it had a paper with the number, it’s been long gone now. I haven’t looked at how they organize the threads, but I think they kind of grouped them together by the shades of a certain color? Like they do scrapbook paper? If they do, just find a certain color you want and pick a few that are there together. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

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