Knit yourself a decorative knot necklace. It's tongue-tied. This braided necklace is a great way to make your own jewelry. It's a DIY craft you and your friends can do at get togethers.
- 50g of Cotton Rich by Cascade Yarns, in lemon yellow
- Yarn needle
- Two double pointed needles size US 7 (4.5mm)
- Crochet hook G (4.5mm)
- This pattern requires very basic and simple crochet, knitting, and knotting techniques.
- It's essentially an i-cord with a crochet "fastener" and knot.
- It doesn't matter how long your DPNs are, but the shorter ones are easier to work with.
- I recommend using a cotton yarn so it won't pill as you’re working the knots.
- 50 grams of yarn could make 2 or more necklaces... one for you and one for a friend!
- Finished size is about 38 inches (about 92 cm).
Gauge: Exact gauge isn't essential, as long as the stitches aren't too loose or too tight.
CH - chain
SL ST - slip stitch
SC - single crochet
beg - beginning
DPN - double pointed needle
K - knit
Crocheting the Fastener
Make a slip knot and leave a short tail to secure and weave in.
- CH 10
- SL ST in first CH to form a ring
- CH1 and 20 SC into ring.
- Join with SL ST in top of beg CH.
Anchoring the I-cord
Here, I marked the stitches that will anchor your i-cord in pen.
- Pick up a ST through the back loop of first ST.
This is a yarn-over inserted through the 1st stitch.
This is the same stitch being pulled through.
- Pick up next ST through the back loop.
Knitting the I-cord
- Switch to DPN. This photo is exactly like the first one, but with different needles. It’s easily done by holding down your stitches as you switch.
- Slide stitches to the right end of the DPN, the yarn will be at the left side of the stitches. And now begin knitting, K3.
This is what 3 stitches on your right needle should look like.
- Do not turn the work, slide the stitches to the other end of the DPN.
- Pull the working yarn tightly along the back and K3.
- Repeat Steps 9 & 10 until the i-cord is 36 inches (92cm).
Bind off. Weave in loose ends.
Tie a simple knot at the end of the i-cord.