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Fuller Crocheted BallerinaYarn Scarf - Thursday, January 19, 2012
I just came up with this new idea today for a fuller Crocheted Ballerina scarf.

The pattern is pretty simple:  You chain crochet 6 stitches, turn. Skip first chain and 1 single crochet in remaining 5 chains.  Then chain 1, turn.  Then 1 single crochet in 5 single crochets just made.  Then go back and forth like that until you have reached the desired length of your scarf.  I haven't made a full one yet, but I have estimated that you should be able to make at least one 5ft scarf and have some yarn left over.  This pattern is a guide.  You can play with it however you like.  You can make the scarf wider or more narrow by adding or subtracting the number of chains you start out with at the beginning.

Also, working with the Ballerina yarn is different than working with regular yarn.  You aren't going to use the entired strand of yarn. Instead, you will pull it part as you go and work with only one side of the yarn.  Each time you start a stitch you will insert the crochet hook on the edge of the yarn about 1 inch away from your work.  If you are working with the Ballerina Glitz yarn, you will crochet on the opposite site of the glittery part. 

You may view these photos that may also help you understand the pattern.

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I don't have the entire scarf completed yet, but this will give you an idea.  I will post the entire scarf when it is done.

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This is the first step.  The 6 Chain Crochets.

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This is how the 5 Single Crochets will look after doing a few rows.

You can finish off the same way as the first Crocheted Ballerina Scarf.  Scroll down in the Blog until you come to the Blue and White Ballerina scarf pattern.

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Finger Knitting Necklace - Saturday, December 24, 2011
I used to do this when I was a kid.  It's super easy, and with all the unique yarns available these days, you can make all kinds gorgeous necklaces.  This necklace was made with Satin Ribbon Yarn.

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Finger Knitted Long Necklace Pattern & Instructions

All you will need is a ball of pretty yarn, scissors, and 2 hands!

1. If you are right handed, you will string the yarn onto your left hand and vice versa. 

2. Start by draping the yarn over your hand with your palm up. Leave at least a 6 inch tail.

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3. Weave the yarn through the front and back of your fingers as shown in the photos below:

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4.  Now go back over all 4 fingers, weaving in and out the same way. Make sure this yarn stays above the yarn on the previous step.

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5. Take the bottom yarn on your pinky and pull it up and over your finger, leaving the yarn above on your finger.  Do this for each finger. 

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6.  Weave the yarn through the front and back of your 4 fingers again, keep this yarn above the yarn already on your fingers.  Now, pull the bottom yarn on each finger up and over each finger, leaving the top yarn on your finger. 

7.  Continue this sequence until you get to 8-10 rounds. Leaving your work still on your fingers, pull the beginning tail gently until there is no more slack on the yarn. 

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8. Repeat step 6 until you have reached the desired length of your necklace.  You may find it helpful to pull gently on the back of your work as you go so you can see the shape taking place.  It will look like this on the back:

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9. To tie off, trim the end of the yarn leaving at least a 6 inch tail.  Take the end of the yarn, and thread it through each loop on your fingers, one at a time in the same direction, starting with end the yarn is closest to.

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10. Carefully take the yarn off your fingers.  Pull the tail gently, until it is pulled tight.

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11.  Use the 2 end tails and tie into a bow. You can trim the ends so that they are even. Or if you don't like the bow look, you can tie into a knot.  Tie over the knot a couple times to make sure its secure and then trim the ends.

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Please let me know if you have any questions about making the necklaces.  ENJOY!

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Samba Yarn Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern - Monday, October 3, 2011

Samba Yarn Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

1 Ball of Samba Yarn

Crochet hook (Size not really important.  I used a K)

View a Youtube Video on making this Samba Scarf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHvtpdJGQS0

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1. You will notice that one side of the yarn has thread on top and an opening where you can crochet.  Use this side of the yarn.            

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2. Starting with the end of the yarn, insert the crochet hook (front to back) in the first space.  Then skip a space, insert the hook front to back in the next space and space after that (making 3 loops on top of your hook) See photo.

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3. Pull the last loop made on the hook, through the first 2. 

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4. *Skip the next space of the yarn and insert the hook in the next 2 spaces as before. Again, pull the last loop through the other two on the hook.* Repeat this from * to * until you get the desired length for your scarf.  I usually do 5-6 feet.

5. You will now turn and crochet into the work you have just made.  Insert the hook into your work into the first larger space made by the space you skipped.  Using the yarn, Skip a space, insert the hook in the next space and pull through the skipped space on your hook, but leave the beginning loop on.

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6. You now have two loops on your hook.  Insert the hook into the next space on your yarn and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.

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7. Continue this pattern to the end. To finish, cut the yarn through the middle of the space and tie the beginning and ending threads together.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the pattern so that I can clarify it for everyone.

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Ballerina Yarn Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern - Monday, October 3, 2011

Ballerina Yarn Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

(Also known as Flounce Yarn)

Click to view a youtube video of the Ballerina Yarn Scarf Pattern.

The Ballerina Yarn Scarf is crocheted together similar to the Flamenco Scarf.

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1. Stretch the yarn.  Both sides of the yarn are the same so you can pick which side you want the top to be.   

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2. Starting with the end of the yarn on the side of the hand you crochet with. (Right handers with have the end the yarn on the right side with the ball of yarn on the left.) You will notice that the yarn is like a netted fabric which makes diamond shapes.  Work with one of the top netted rows of thread. It doesn't really matter if you use the very top or the 2nd or 3rd, but try to stay consistant throughout the project.  

3. Start at least 5 diamond shapes from the end of the yarn. Insert the crochet hook from front to back into the top of the net 5 times with approximately 2 inches of space inbetween each insert creating loops on your crochet hook.

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4. Pull the 5th loop (closest to your hook) through the rest of the 4 loops on your crochet hook.  You made need to pull the 4th loop down to stretch it out as you pull your hook through, because it tends to be a tight squeeze.

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5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach a desired length.  I like to make the scarves about 5 - 6 feet.  The yarn tends to turn in the same direction as you go.  You will have to spin it around every so often so it doesn't get too twisted.  If you would like a fuller scarf, insert your hook into more than 4 holes in step 3.

6. To finish, pull up the loop that was on your crochet hook about 2 inches.  You will use this to tie off.

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7. Trim the yarn and tie the pulled loop and remaining yarn in a knot.  Then tie one or two knots over it to secure.  Trim the ends.  You can go back to the starting end of your scarf and do the same.  Instead of pulling up a loop, tie the top and bottom parts of the yarn together.

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You can go back to the starting end of your scarf and do the same.  Instead of pulling up a loop, tie the top and bottom parts of the yarn together. Trim the ends.

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How to wear:  There are probably many ways to wear the scarf.  I like to put it around the back of my neck with one side about 1.5 feet longer.  Take the longer side and wrap it around your neck and all the way back to the front.  Then cross the two long sides and put one through the middle as if you were tying a half knot.   Feel free to post any of your ideas.

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Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the pattern so that I can clarify it for everyone.

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Flamenco Scarf Free Crochet Pattern - Wednesday, September 7, 2011

YarnNecklaces.com is pleased to offer 3 new types of yarn for making fun, frilly scarves. 

Please check out our new Scarf Yarns:

                        FLAMENCO                                SAMBA                                BALLERINA           

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Here is the pattern for the Crocheted Flamenco Scarf. 

Click to view a youtube video of the Crochet Flamenco Yarn Scarf Pattern.

1 Ball of Flamenco Yarn (Makes approx. 2-3 five foot scarves)

Crochet hook (Size not really important.  Larger is easier.  I used a K)

1. Stretch the yarn.  You will notice that one side of the yarn is thinner that the other.  You will work with the thinner side which is at the top in the photo below.

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2. Starting with the end of the yarn on the side of the hand you crochet with.  (Right handers with have the end the yarn on the right side with the ball of yarn on the left.) You will notice that the yarn is made like a honeycomb shape.  Make sure you work with the very top row of the yarn.  It may seem like you are skipping a space but the space inbetween is the 2nd row. You will only work with the very top row. You can tell that it is the very top because there will be just one thread, not 2 sewn together.

 Insert the crochet hook from front to back in the first 5 very top holes. 

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Pull the top thread from the 5th hole through the rest of the 4 holes.

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3. Insert the hook into the next hole and pull through the one loop on the hook. (UPDATE: After making another one of these, I decided to cut out this step to make a fuller scarf.)

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4.  Insert the hook in the next 4 holes and pull the thread from the 4th hole through the 3 holes and the loop on the hook so that you only have one loop remaining on the hook.  Make sure you are starting with the very first hole closest to the hook.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach a desired length.  I like to make the scarves about 5 - 6 feet.  The yarn tends to turn in the same direction as you go.  You will have to spin it around every so often so it doesn't get too twisted.  If you would like a fuller scarf, you can cut out step 4 or insert your hook into more than 4 holes in step 3.

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6. To finish, cut the yarn through the middle of the honeycomb shapes as shown.

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7. Tie the bottom and top threads in a knot.  Then tie one or two knots over it to secure.  Trim the ends.  You can go back to the starting end of your scarf and do the same.

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Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the pattern so that I can clarify it for everyone.

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Free Trellis Yarn Earrings Pattern - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Free Trellis Yarn Earrings Pattern and Instructions!

Fringe Trellis Yarn Earrings

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You can also view my YouTube video for these earrings at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFHeoDqs3GI

Supplies:

Trellis Ladder Yarn, approximately 72 inches.

2 Earwires

2 Large Jumprings (10mm or larger)

Crochet Hook, Around an H or I

Scissors


Jewelry Pliers

A couple drops of white glue (Optional)

Instructions:

1. Make sure the jump rings are closed properly at the slit.  The aluminum ones come slightly opened.  If they are not, use your pliers to close them.

2. Cut 2 sets of 6 pieces of Trellis Yarn 7 inches long.  Hint:  Try to cut before or after the Trellis so that they don't unravel.

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3. Stick the crochet hook through the jumpring.  Slide it down the hook about an inch.

4. Grab the middle of one set of yarn and put it over the hook. Making sure all strands are together, push the jumpring off the hook and onto the yarn.  Slide it down a little further, about 1/2 inch, than what I have in the picture below.  This will give you a little more room to pull through in the next step.

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5. Wrap the tails of the yarn around the hook as if you were doing a chain crochet stitch and carefully pull all strands all the way through the jumpring. 

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6.  Pull each strand tight so you don't have any "bubbles" of yarn at the top.

7.  To secure, take a dot of white glue and put it on the back know of the earring. 

Front View

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Back View

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Or take the top 2 strands of yarn in the front and wrap them around to the back and tie in a knot.

8. Do steps 3-7 for the 2nd earring.

9. Trim the yarn strands to the desired length.  I just leave mine the way they are because I like the look of multiple lengths.

10.  Use the pliers to bend the loop on the earwire toward you.  Put the finished earring's jump ring over the loop and bend it back to close.  Do the same for the second one.

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11.  Enjoy your earrings. 

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You can give away or sell the products you make with my patterns, but please do not distribute, reproduce, or sell my patterns.  Thank you!

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3 New Sparkling Colors of Trellis Ladder Yarn! - Thursday, February 24, 2011
New Trellis Yarn Colors!

YarnNecklaces.com is proud to introduce 3 new colors: Midnight Silver Sparkle, Midnight Gold Sparkle, and Chocolate Gold Sparkle. 

Trellis Ladder Yarn - Midnight Silver Sparkle
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Trellis Ladder Yarn - Midnight Gold Sparkle
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Trellis Ladder Yarn - Chocolate Gold Sparkle
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Trellis Yarn: NEW! Trendsetter Murano Yarn - Thursday, January 6, 2011
Yarn Necklaces now carries 3 colors of the Italian luxurious Trendsetter Murano Yarn.  The 3 colors, Blueberry Hill, Sugar Plum, and Golden Sunset are were inspired by the beautiful glass of Murano Italy.  Although these skeins are smaller than other brands, their vibrant colors and velvety texture will will stand out from the rest and inspire some beautiful knitted or crocheted creations.

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                 Blueberry Hill                                 Sugar Plum                                        Golden Sunset
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New Ribbon Yarns Added - Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We now have ribbon yarns at YarnNecklaces.com.  Check out these new yarns by clicking on the "Ribbon Yarn" category on the left side panel.  More new yarn types and colors coming soon!

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