1 crochet hook, size: N, M, or P (I didn’t have these sizes, so I used a K and crocheted very loosely)
1 ball (Lion Brand) Trellis Ribbon, (see note below) 1 3/4 oz. ball, 50 grams/115 yards (you will be able to get 3-4 necklaces from one ball of ribbon)
There are 3 sizes of necklaces: Small, Medium and Large; chose the size that best fits your neck. (the one in the photo is Large)
The only stitch used will be Chain Stitch
Cut 7 strips of ribbon in the following sizes:
SMALL: (about 12 inches long) Cut 2 strips-2 yards, plus 4 inches long
Cut 2 strips-1 yard, plus 33 inches long
Cut 3 strips-2 yards long
MEDIUM: (about 14 inches long) Cut 2 strips-2 yards, plus 22 inches long
Cut 2 strips-2 yards, plus 15 inches long
Cut 3 strips-2 yards, plus 18 inches long
LARGE: (about 16 inches long) Cut 2 strips-3 yards, plus 4 inches long
Cut 2 strips-2 yards, plus 33 inches long
Cut 3 strips-3 yards long
Measure 12 inches of one strip and begin chaining at that point. Work in chain stitch until you come to within 12 inches of the end; pull ribbon through last chain to finish. Lay this piece aside and work the remaining ribbons in the same manner: start chaining at the 12-inch mark and chain to 12-inches from the end.
When all 7 of the strips have been crocheted, bring them all together, lining up the places where you began to chain stitch. When they are smooth, tie the ribbons together about 2-inches from where you began the chain stitch. Do the same at the other end of your strips; tying a knot about 2-inches from the end of the chain stitch.
Bring the two knots together and then tie the ends together, making your knot as close to the end of the strips as you can and still get them into the knot. You may want to trim the ends if they are uneven. To knot, simply make a loop and pull the ends through the loop and pull tight.
For a different effect, you can twist the 7 strands together before tying the knot at the end.
These necklaces are light-weight, soft and pick up the colors you are wearing.
NOTE: Since originally posting this pattern I have received many emails from various readers saying that they were having trouble locating this “Trellis Ribbon”. I thought I might offer these suggested places where readers have said they were able to buy it:
Just located a site that sells it in many colors ($4.09 per ball):
NOTE: 1/17/2013 –
Just located another trellis ribbon at MEIJER’S – it is sold under the name “City Life” and is $5.99 per 158 yd. skein. There are several vibrant colors. You could also check out the manufacturer of this by going to: http://www.premieryarns.com
HobbyLobby, Dollar Tree, WalMart were also suggested. I would highly recommend the site above (creative fiber arts) as they seem to have a very good selection of this yarn.
You could also check on EBay for this.
AUTHOR OF THIS PATTERN UNKNOWN, I received the typed copy of these instructions from a friend at church.
I’m sorry, but I do not have the pattern for earrings made from Trellis Ribbon; several have commented about seeing them, but I neither have the pattern nor have seen it/them.