Wednesday, July 18, 2012

J. Crew Inspired Knotted Crescent Necklace DIY Video Tutorial

I like a good DIY challenge.  So when Jen asked if the J. Crew OGJM Hyacinth Necklace was DIY-able, I gave it a shot.
J. Crew Inspiration ($150) ----> DIY Creation ($6 in materials)

Don't be scared off by crochet, there are no hard maneuvers in this tutorial.  The crescent is created with a series of repeated stitches.
Diagram of Crocheted Crescent
Want a more dramatic / thicker necklace?  Just increase the # of loops added.


Then I went a little crazy and made more colors.  Next up, yellow :)

Jen had also asked if this could be made by hand.  Technically, yes, but it looked horrendous when I tried.  Kelly found this tutorial if you'd like to try it by hand.

Yay or nay on these colorful necklaces?

31 comments:

  1. Does it lay glat or bunch up? It's so cute. Great tutorial
    :)

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    1. Thanks Annie! It lays flat with a knotted texture. Not sure if I answered your question

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  2. I love them! Definitely going to try them. Thanks for the tutorial

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  3. wow that's awesome!!! You are so crafty, i love love love diys. xO

    www.thehautecookie.com

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  4. Awesome! Your DIY skills are completely unparalleled! :)

    petiteonapenny

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  5. I find crochet so much easier than knitting! Great great great great video and YOU ARE A GENIUS! I LOVE THE COLORS!!!!! OMG, the possibilities! I'm pinning this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Aw, Lisa - you are too sweet! I also find crochet easier to do than knitting. Best part is that it never rolls up on you :)

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial. I have some left over embroidery thread so I might whip one up.

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  8. Reposting this under my usual google account (accidentally posted under KPL.Wildfire)

    If you made these and sold them, I would TOTALLY buy them. I can't make one even without directions because of my ATROCIOUS lack of patience and... I just am not very skilled with crafts. lol :P

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  9. Oh wow, I love these! Definitely a yay on these. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. I haven't crochet since elementary. It may be time to start crocheting again. I like your DIY version more than J.Crew.

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  11. thats neat! The last time i did this was in summer holidays i think about 10 years ago!!

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  12. great idea! thanks for share with us...
    and thanks so much for your lovely comment... do you want us to follow each other??? let me know
    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com
    kisses

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  13. Love it. I am tempted to try it.

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  14. This is so creative! Just found your blog and so glad, now following you :)

    xo,
    Courtney
    girlavantgarde.com

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  15. This necklace is not my taste and even judging by the photos, even I prefer your version to the J. Crew version. There is just no end to your creativity. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    http://ohtheendlesspossibilities.blogspot.com/

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  16. SPG, you are my DIY hero!! <3 xox P

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  17. you should totally sell these!! they are soo adorable!!

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  18. i'm just gonna clap from this side of the computer. i can't even attempt to wrap my head around it. hahahah

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  19. a definite yay!!! :D you really are so so so talented! i cannot wait to see the yellow version! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  20. love the colors!
    i been meaning to tell you, i adore the map peplum skirt!!

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  21. OMG, I actually love your versions way better than the J.Crew necklace!!! That's awesome!

    xoJenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  22. sweet!! these turned out amazing!! i crochet a little bit so i might have to take this project on for sure! :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  23. This looks so fun! Great post SPG!!!

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  24. WOW! I like your necklace better than the one from J.Crew. I think the way you made it is more neat and intricate. You did a beautiful job, and I love the skirt you made for Jean!

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  25. omg definitely a YAY for sureeee!!!! i need to do this when I have time, i love it and I love how cheap it is to make too! thanks for sharing!

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  26. omg, amazing tutorial! you can save so much money by doing it yourself! do you have this on your etsy shop? i want it so badly.. but even with your tutorial, i am uncertain if i can get it right.... thanks for sharing! i might try it. :)

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  27. i just stop crocheting hen i saw this!!! inspirational

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