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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Fun and pretty crocheted necklaces
Back some time ago, I noticed a very pretty and unusual necklace that a friend at church was wearing. When I commented on it, she told me that her mom had purchased it for her at a craft fair. I did an internet search for the pattern and found one rather similar. This is the link for the tutorial: Trellis Necklace Tutorial.
The only catch was that the trellis yarn (also called ladder ribbon yarn, railroad yarn, and other names) was hard to find locally.
I looked around at our nearest Jo-Ann Fabrics and found a yarn with slubs of ribbon in it. The yarn was thicker and more rustic looking than I wanted, but I tried making up a necklace anyway.
Here's the result:
The yarn I used was Sensations Rosario Multi in the Turquoise color.
It doesn't look like much in the picture, but I may have had more compliments on this necklace than any piece of jewelry I have ever worn!
Then I found some sellers of ladder ribbon yarn on Etsy and ordered three different colors. So far I have only made up one:
Even though my crocheting is not the best, I think it still turned out very pretty. This is Berlini Ladder Ribbon yarn.
I will be making more of these -- for myself and for gifts. They are quick, easy, and oh so pretty!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.