I got a little bit over-excited when I discovered Tiger Store’s thick jersey yarn. For me it was just calling out to be quickly crocheted into something. After playing around with crocheting ‘in the round’ I came up with this super quick crochet necklace – it took me less than an hour!
Crocheting in the round is a really simple technique and I will go through how to do it as best as I can in this tutorial but if you’d like a really good visual demonstration you will find some fabulous videos on You Tube which I often use if I’m stuck on a technique. (I’m also assuming a basic crochet ability for this post)
You will need:
- a ball of Tiger Stores jersey fabric yarn (or similar)
- a 10mm crochet hook
- a necklace clasp (optional)
Approximate time needed: 1 hour
1) Start by creating a fairly loose slip knot onto your crochet hook.
2) Chain 2, then insert hook back into first chain and double crochet into this.
3) Double crochet back into that first chain 5 times more, so you end up with 6 double crochets.
4) Then to make a circle join your last double crochet into the first double crochet by slip stitching them together (insert hook into first double crochet, yarn around hook, pull through both loops)
5) So that is the first round complete! You just need to do one more round by double crocheting twice into each of your original 6 double crochet, so you end up with 12.
6) Once the second round is complete, slip stitch the last stitch to the first as in step 4, cut yarn and pull through to secure before sewing in the end.
You will end up with a pretty flower shaped crochet circle, I made 3 before joining them together by threading a length of yarn through the circles (cut to how long you’d like your necklace to be). You can use a chunky necklace clasp on the ends to finish them off nicely or simply knot your necklace to fasten it.
Let me know if you also love Tiger’s yarn and if you’ve made anything else with it?
Look out for another tutorial coming soon that uses this yarn & technique!