Hi it's Ruby from Frank&Olive again with another crochet project.

Since my last post I have become rather obsessed with crochet iCord. Seriously, I just can’t stop making it! Once you’ve cracked it, there really is no stopping you.

Last week, I just couldn’t find the right kind of necklace to wear with my new black jumpsuit. It needed jazzing up a bit because I never leave the house without wearing plenty of colour - all black is far too serious for me. So, I grabbed some t-shirt yarn and a big 12mm hook and whipped up a new necklace before leaving the house.

I don’t know if I prefer it in super chunky t-shirt yarn or a more delicate DK, but either way its wonderfully stretchy and soft. It is fantastic for bag handles, straps for clothing and, of course, jewellery. It really is a technique you HAVE to try, and hopefully this little video will help you master it!

Like my previous blog post, I use a lot of crochet abbreviations in my instructions, so if you're new to crochet, check out this 'What is Crochet?' blog post.

Bracelet:

Materials

  • 1 x DK Yarn in Pink
  • 1 x DK Yarn in Purple
  • 5mm Hook

Strand 1

Rnd 1

Using pink, ch3 then pull up a loop through 2nd and 3rd chs from hook. *Carefully remove first 2 loops from the hook then YO and ch1 through the rem loop on the hook. Now ch1 through each of the 2 loops that were removed from the hook, one after the other.*

Rnd 2

Rep from * to * in prev rnd until icord measures approx 25cm. Fasten off leaving a length of approx 10cm to use as a tie.

Strand 2

Rnd 1

Using purple, ch3 then pull up a loop through 2nd and 3rd chs from hook. *Carefully remove first 2 loops from the hook then YO and ch1 through the rem loop on the hook. Now ch1 through each of the 2 loops that were removed from the hook, one after the other.*

Rnd 2

Rep from * to * in prev rnd until icord measures approx 25cm. Fasten off leaving a length of approx 10cm to use as a tie.

Assembling Bracelet

Fold each strand in half and feed one through the other using the image as a guide. Fasten the bracelet using the ties to secure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace:

Materials

  • 1 x T-shirt Yarn in Neon Pink
  • 12mm Hook

Rnd 1

Create a slip knot with a tail of approx 30cm to use as a tie when finished. Ch3 then pull up a loop through 2nd and 3rd chs from hook. *Carefully remove first 2 loops from the hook then YO and ch1 through the rem loop on the hook. Now ch1 through each of the 2 loops that were removed from the hook, one after the other.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rnd 2

Rep from * to * in prev rnd until iCord measures approx 30cm. Fasten off leaving a length of approx 30cm to use as a tie.

Simply tie the ends together, et voila! You have yourself a gorgeously chunky, and so on-trend, statement necklace!

 

 

 


I'm Ruby, the designer behind Frank&Olive.

You can find me on Instagram at @FrankandOlive