Instructions for making a necklace with trellis yarn

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Instructions for making a necklace with trellis yarn
Decorate a trellis yarn necklacke with beads. (Sandor Kacso/Hemera/Getty Images)

Trellis yarn -- also called ladder yarn -- is a fancy thread that looks like a ladder when viewed on the flat side. It often has the ladders in strong, shiny, jewel-like colours, which makes it an ideal choice for jewellery projects. You can either knit or crochet it, or alternatively knot and string it with beads. The large range of colours allows mixing and matching to complement most outfits, and even simple designs look sophisticated thanks to the complex-looking construction of the trellis yarn itself.

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  • Crochet hook

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  1. 1

    Cut seven lengths of yarn with the following measurements -- two lengths of 239 cm (94 inches), two lengths of 221 cm (87 inches) and three lengths measuring 229 cm (90 inches). These yarn lengths will make a necklace measuring 35 cm (14 inches) long.

  2. 2

    Crochet each length of trellis yarn in chain stitch. Begin 30 cm (12 inches) from the end of each length and work in chain stitch to 30 cm (12 inches) from the other end. Each length of trellis yarn will end up with crocheted chain stitch in the middle and tails measuring 30 cm (12 inches) on either end.

  3. 3

    Line up the crocheted lengths so the chain stitches starting points are level. Draw the tails together and tie a knot 5 cm (2 inches) from the chain stitches. Smooth out the trellis yarn and match up the chain stitches at the other end, then tie another knot 5 cm (2 inches) away from the stitches.

  4. 4

    Fasten the necklace by knotting the two ends together, taking the knot as close to the chain stitches as possible. Trim any uneven strands for a neater look.

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