I’ve always got a basketful of yarn in the house to tide me over during knitting sprees. But my knitting is generally reserved for fall and wintertime, so my pretty yarn doesn’t get much attention in June. I thought it would be fun to rock a yarn-tastic accessory in the summer months, so I came up with this fun project…
All you need is yarn (you could use one color or many, like I did), thread, a needle, a sewing pin, and scissors.
Step 1: Build your yarn balls by tying your yarn in a knot. Use the knot as a base to wrap the yarn around itself in varying directions. A ball will start to form.
Step 2: When you’ve reached your desired size, stick a pin into the ball to hold it into place. Then, thread your needle with a color that matches your yarn ball and run the thread through the entire ball a few times. Make sure to alternate directions, so you keep the ball together once the pin comes out.
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have a good handful of yarn balls. I did mine in varying sizes and colors to keep my necklace extra-playful.
Step 4: Use thread (in any color) to string your balls of yarn together, then tie it off at both ends.
Step 5: Instead of using a chain to complete this necklace, I used more yarn! Slide a piece through the end of your last ball, then tie a slip knot. Do the same on the other side.
Step 6: Make sure the yarn is long enough to slip over your head, then tie it off. And, voila!
Easy enough, right? This could be a fun summer break project to do with kids. You can make ’em in all different colors and sizes!
What do you think of my DIY yarn necklace? Do you ever use yarn for projects other than knitting? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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