Skill level: Beginner
Finished Size: One size (12″ long)
Yarn: Two Mini-Skeins of .35 oz. Sport Weight Yarn (with a touch of metallic) (A) Pink. We chose Lion Brand Bonbons yarn.
Yarn Tool: easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool
Extras: 5 brass beads with large holes (pony sized)
Easyloop® Yarn Tool Tension: With easyloop® yarn tool, PULL NEEDLE BACK 1 inch and PUSH NEEDLE INTO LOOP 1 inch.
Gauge: 15 sts = 4 inches (make consistent sized stitches).
Special Techniques: Using 2 strands of yarn held together as one.
Stitches Used: FAUXCHÉT® CHAIN STITCH (using 2 strands of yarn held together)
Visit www.fauxchet.com for how-to videos of the stitches used in this pattern.
To Begin: With the easyloop® tool threaded with a double strand of yarn A create a slip knot (1 inch in size) 6 inches from yarn end.
Chain Stitch: Using a double strand of yarn color A, chain 200 plus 1 extra stitch (or make a chain 70 inches in length).
Finishing: Cut yarn and pull end to tighten.
Assembly: Thread the 5 brass beads on to your finished chain. Rethread the chain back through the 5 beads 4 more times, each time pulling the chain to shorten it and adjust. Note: Use the easyloop® yarn tool to thread and re-thread the chain through the beads.
The necklace will become 5 strands thick and be a finished length of approximately 12 inches. When you have the necklace adjusted properly, tie the ends of the chain with a double knot. Slide a bead over the knot (to conceal the knot). Adjust the beads accordingly to be evenly spaced on the chain. ♦
The chain necklace is made with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool. The basic stitches and techniques can be learned in The Art of Fauxchét® E-Book. A link to download the E-BOOK, our how-to videos, and a written instruction booklet to get you started (with easy scarf patterns) are included with the easyloop® fauxchét® yarn tool.