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These crocheted ribbon necklaces are absolutely dazzling and sure to be an instant hit with everyone! They look like shiny beads but are light-weight and easy to make. Make one in every color to match your wardrobe.
Finished length: Approx 24".
US Size P16 (11.5 mm) crochet hook if using combinations of 2 strands of yarn.
Gauge: Not important
This is a pattern for an adjustable ladder ribbon necklace. Length may be adjusted from 18 inches to 30 inches. For this pattern, you would need 3 pony beads for adjusting the length. (See above Materials for crochet hook size).
To make necklace: (Make 3 or 4 strands using East Track II or Ladder Ribbon Maxi; 6 or 7 strands using Ladder Ribbon or Ladder Ribbon Glitter)
Measure about 14" from edge of yarn and make slip knot.
Chain stitch until length of chained stitches measures approx 18".
Bind off and cut yarn about 14" from bound off stitch.
Make the desired number of strands.
Line up the first stitch of all strands and tie a knot directly above the first stitch for all strands. Then tie another knot over this knot to make a bigger knot (this makes a double knot). This ensures that the pony bead will not slip down the necklace.
Thread each strand through a yarn needle and slip each strand one by one through a pony bead until all strands are through the bead. Tie another double knot after the bead to prevent the bead from slipping. (We shall call this the stopper bead). Do the same for the other end.
Now thread each strand through a yarn needle and slip each strand one by one through a third pony bead (this is the adjustable bead) until all strands are through the bead. Slide this bead till it touches the knots for the stopper beads. Line up the 2 stopper beads on each end next to each other on a flat surface and smooth out the loose strands. Tie a knot with all strands about 6" from the stopper beads. Trim the ends.
You now have an adjustable necklace! By moving the adjustable pony bead up and down, you can adjust the length of the necklace.
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