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Wear your hobby around your neck with a knitting hands necklace!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1130 projects »
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  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Sketch your own drawing of hands knitting or use my one for your template.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace the hands onto clear shrink plastic.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start by sketching the outline in pencil.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a darker pencil to add shading.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a fine liner to trace over the outlines and shading hatches.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take a black sharpie and use to add the darkest shadows.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    To add some extra shading, add the shadows in black sharpie and then use your finger to smudge the ink inwards, blending away as you go.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use a metallic pen to colour in the knitting needles and nails. I used pink for the nails and gold for the needles.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Leave your drawing to dry.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Carefully cut around the outline of your drawing, using a cutting knife to remove the gaps between the hands and the needles.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of either arm.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Shrink down the necklace in a hot oven until small and then press flat under a book.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    When cool, gather your crochet hook and wire.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Tie one end of the wire around a knitting needle and then use the crochet hook to crochet a chain.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Make a chain long enough to reach the other hand and then tie around the second needle.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Crochet another row or two.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    Tie off the wire, looping it over and under the needles and fingers a few times to look like knitting.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Attach a jump ring to either arm.

  • How to make a shrink plastic pendant. Knitting Hands Necklace - Step 19
    Step 19

    Attach to a necklace chain and you're done!

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