elleindacoop I knew I just had to make one. Elle very kindly shared the how-to with me and off I went. I have made several now as upcoming gifts. This one I used a different type of ribbon yarn. I love the vibrant colors. This yarn is not as light and airy as the previous trellis or railroad yarn I had used. However this necklace has more body to it.
From one ball of yarn/ribbon cut 3 strands each 76" long, 3 strands each 72" and 3 strands each 69". On each of the strands you will begin about 12" from one end and single crochet a chain until you reach the other end with about 12" left untouched. Do this with each of the 9 strands. Then take them all and tie a knot in one end just a couple of inches from the crocheting. Drape them all together and tie another knot at the other end just a couple of inches from the crocheting. Keeping the sides even. You will have a nice drape from the different lengths that have been crocheted.
Thank You Elle for sharing this technique with me. I obviously like making them and seeing how the different yarns and ribbons turn out. This is quite an easy and quick project. I think mailing these will be very light and easy to send in a padded envelope. Hmmm...checking my gift list.
What are you working on? Any gifts to put into that holiday or birthday gift cupboard? The one that is always too bare when the time is too short and we have to go buy something for someone. I honestly prefer to make gifts with each recipient in mind. I grew up in a family that made gifts and I believe the time and energy and love put into the gift is extra special when it is handmade.
Our pollen continues to cover everything in a yellow haze of toxic dust. Today the weather was breezy, cooler and blue sky with white puffy clouds...my favorite kind. Mr. C and I worked in the backyard for the third day in a row and are nearing completion. Oh dear...then it is the sides and front yards and pond repairs.
Wonderful weekend to each and everyone. We have a fund-raiser to attend and it will be lots of fun...poker run, cars and motorcycles show, spaghetti feed, live band, dancing and silent auctions. All for someone who is in great need health wise with a young family to raise. It warms my heart to have friends who drop everything to make this happen for someone else. It will be quite the small community effort begun with just one wonderful kind and giving human soul. May we all know the blessings bestowed by others...