Free knitting patterns: How to knit a necklace

Turn your scraps of yarn into knitted accessories with our free knitting pattern.

Those moments when we can say, ‘Thanks, I made it!’ are our favourite – and what better way to get your handmade projects spotted than to wear them? Today’s free knitting pattern is a pastel necklace that you can make using scraps of yarn (this is why we love DIY fashion!) and it’s really simple to make.

If you’re learning to knit, looking for free knitting patterns or unique accessories then this necklace tutorial is just the project for you. Disclaimer: We cannot take responsibility for the inevitable project requests that’ll follow after making this necklace.

Marta Pakovska

You’ll need:
• Cotton yarn
• One pair of 6.5mm (UK 3, US 10½) needles
• 2 x 23cm cable chain
• 1 lobster clasp
• 4 x 8mm jump rings
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook
• 2 x 20mm ribbon end clamps (materials list includes 13mm)

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Step 1
Cast on 16 sts.

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Step 2
Row 1-9: Purl.

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Step 3
Row 10: Cast off, fasten and weave in the ends with a tapestry needle or crochet hook.

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Step 4
Fix the ribbon end clamps to your knitted rectangle. Attach the jump rings to each end of your cable chain pieces, inserting the lobster clasp into one jump ring. Now attach the bottom jump rings to the ribbon end clamps.

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