You Spin Me Round Necklace by Lynda Rennick | Homelea Lass

You Spin Me Round Necklace

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
3.0 mm
55 - 109 yards (50 - 100 m)
One size fits all
This pattern is available for free.

As the days get warmer I find myself putting away my thick woollen projects and looking for finer and cooler yarns to work with. The “you spin me round necklace” was born out of this desire and is full of summer frivolity and fun. It has a raw rhythm to it, a bit like when you’re immersed in music or listening to waves breaking on the shore. The same stitch is repeated over and over, round and round (hence the name), making this project great if you’re new to crochet or if your brain is struggling to work on a hot day.

This necklace feels light and cool because the linen yarn is thin and made from natural fibres – you hardly know it’s around your neck when you’re wearing it. Initially the linen yarn has a slight roughness to it that feels nice; it softens as the necklace is made and worn.

There are so many reasons why I love this necklace - the thin natural fibres feel lovely, it’s quick and easy to make and it can be worn so many different ways.

Materials and Tools:

  • 1 ball of Mustard Tours by Pierrot Yarns.
  • 3.0mm crochet hook.
  • Darning needle.
  • Scissors.
  • Tape measure.
  • 5 pieces of yarn approximately 100mm long for marking stitches. It helps if they’re in a different colour to the main yarn.

Size / Gauge:

  • Circumference around the tube – 20mm.
  • Length of the tube – 1.4m.
  • Length of the necklace when worn doubled – 300mm. When you’re making this pattern the gauge really isn’t important, you can vary the diameter or length to suit your preference.