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How to Make T-Shirt Yarn Necklaces

Feb 25, 2015 By Beckie Farrant
How to Make T-Shirt Yarn Necklaces

Hi friends! Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, here! Did you ever finger knit when you were young? I needed no excuse to play with yarn and string when I was a child. I made macramé bracelets, god’s eyes, dream catchers and finger knitted for days on end. These tee-shirt yarn finger knitted necklaces pay homage to my childhood. Made with soft cotton, they dress up an outfit for spring, while still being totally comfortable and casual.

DIY T-Shirt Yarn Finger Knit Necklace by InfarrantlyCreative.Net for Blog.Joann.com

Supplies:
Cotton Craft-Tee Yarn
Optional: big chunky wood beads
white plastic chain

If you have never finger knitted I will give you a brief tutorial. My 6-year old learned how to do this, so you can too, I promise!

Craft-Tee T-Shirt Yarn DIY

1. Leave a 18” tail to tie your necklace on later. Begin by taking the tail and holding it between your thumb and pointer finger to hold it in place.

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

2. Weave the yarn in and out between your fingers. Once you get to your pinky weave the other way back all while holding the tail between you thumb and pointer. Each finger should now have yarn on it.

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

3. Now set your yarn over your weave on top of your fingers and then with your other hand move each lower yarn over the new yarn (and your finger). Do that for all four fingers.

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

The pointer and middle finger are done in this picture below…

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

All fingers done below…

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

4. Then set your yarn back over your fingers and then take the lower yarn over your finger and the yarn you just laid down starting from pinky to pointer. Then reverse back and forth until your necklace is as long as you desire.

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

5. As your necklace starts to grow pull taut on the tail. Make the necklace about 12” – 18” in length depending on your style.

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

6. To tie off, remove the yarn from your fingers. Weave your yarn in the loops and then pull it taut.

How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to Finger Knit // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

Optional:
7. Add chunky wood beads to each end and then tie and knot in place.

How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

8. To add some chain create a loop at the end of your finger knit necklace. Then wrap the yarn around it and tuck in through the loop. Cut and hot glue in place.

How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

9. Open up your loop and stretch it into the chain link. Repeat for the other side.

How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

10. Tie your necklace on with a regular bow like you were tying your shoe.

How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

You can layer them, finger knit multiple strands together, add more beads, etc.

How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com
How to make a Finger Knit Necklace // Tutorial by InfarrantlyCreative.Net on Blog.Joann.com

For more ideas on what you can do with t-shirt yarn check out…
Tee Shirt ShoelacesHow to Make Shoelaces out of Tee Shirts on InfarrantlyCreative.Net

Tee-Shirt Yarn Hairbows
How to Make Hairbows out of old Tshirts

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