There is something cosy cute about a crocheted necklace. It’s a little bit nanna and a little bit now. Make this for yourself or someone you are very fond of! You could even make a matching brooch or some loved-up earrings of the dangly persuasion. Or keep adding hearts and make the most romantic scarf you have ever seen!
Make Hey While the Sun Shines by Pip Lincolne is published by Hardie Grant
An eclectic, bright, and whimsical craft book packed with unique, off beat projects to spark creativity. This is not your standard craft book. There are no baby booties included and pastel colors are kept to an absolute minimum. Pip Lincolne sees everything a little differently, and in Make Hey!, she makes her bright and quirky world accessible to all—young, old, beginners, and advanced crafters alike. If you have a special child in your life, treat them with the adorable Piggyback Pocket Monkey, a monkey-shaped backpack with a hidden pocket. For someone stylish, try a Sweet Ride Bike-Seat Cover to jazz up their push-bike. And while you’re thinking about your next project, perhaps the Huckleberry Bottle Totes as a lovelier way to carry wine, a Geography seat—somewhere to rest or learn a...© 2013 Pip Lincolne / Hardie Grant Books · Reproduced with permission.
1. Make six heart motifs in different colours
> Make a slip knot, leaving a long tail of yarn (about
30 cm [12 inches]). Put your slip knot onto your
crochet hook and pull it fi rmly (but not tightly).
> Chain 5 stitches. Slip stitch into the very fi rst
stitch to form a ring. We are going to crochet into
this ring in a minute!
> Chain 3.
> Now treble [double crochet] 10 times into the ring.
> We’ve almost made a round, but not quite. We
aren’t going to close this almost-round, either.
The missing wedge at the top helps to form the
> Fasten off to fi nish the heart and then snip your
loose yarn, leaving a 30 cm [12 inch] tail. Pull the
heart into shape, giving the bottom a tug to make
Make your other fi ve hearts in the same way,
leaving those all-important long tails. The tails will
help us to stitch the hearts into formation once we
2. Sew your hearts together
Arrange your hearts in formation, so that they
resemble our photo. Take your fi rst heart in your
hand (!). Thread the uppermost yarn tail of this
heart through your yarn needle. Carefully stitch
each heart to the next with 3 or 4 well-hidden
stitches, then weave the needle through the stitches
of your heart to conceal some of the excess tail. Snip
the tail off very close to your work. Repeat with the
other hearts and tails, stitching them together and
weaving in any loose ends.
3. Attach your jump rings and chain
Use the pliers to open up the jump rings and
carefully hook them evenly onto each side of the
crocheted piece. Thread the chain onto each jump
ring. Now use the pliers to close them up again.
Ta-dah! You made a necklace!
Add one more treble [double crochet] to each motif
to form a round and then slip stitch to close, then
you can make this necklace from cute circles,
instead of hearts! Make lots more hearts and stitch
them together to form a scarf or a bracelet!