Easy Beaded Crochet Necklace (Free Pattern & Video Tutorial!)

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Learn how to make a beautiful beaded necklace (or bracelet) in this free crochet pattern and video tutorial!

Recently, one of my awesome subscribers asked me if I would please do a tutorial for a crochet beaded necklace.

The thought hadn’t crossed my mind before that, but I’m so glad she made the suggestion because this was such a fun project!

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This lovely necklace pattern is so simple and fast, and you can use different colors of thread and all kinds of different shapes and sizes of beads to make it your own.

It’s the perfect easy crochet necklace pattern for spring or summer when you’re sick of making warm things and a great way to use up some random beads you have laying around your craft room.

Since these necklaces work up so fast, they make a great gift for anyone who would appreciate a pretty necklace that’s comfortable to wear but fancy enough for special occasions.

All you have to do is make simple chains and string on a bead. I just love a quick project like that, don’t you?

Even if you’re new to crochet, you can make one of these colorful necklaces. It’s a perfect pattern for all skill levels!

I don’t normally wear necklaces very often (after years of having young children hanging off of me, I got out of the habit- lol), but this colorful necklace is one that even I love wearing.

Bonus points: you can loop it over your wrist a bunch of times instead and wear this as a crochet bracelet instead!

crochet beaded necklace being worn as a bracelet

Or you could add less beads and make crochet bracelets that only loop over your wrist a few times. Options!

When I was researching free crochet necklace patterns, I saw several different closure ideas. I decided on a simple loop one one end and a large bead on the other to keep things nice and easy.

You could easily swap that out for a lobster clasp or something like that if you want.

Alright, let’s get started on this fun crochet project!

Supplies You’ll Need

Beaded Crochet Necklace Pattern

Skill Level: Easy Beginner

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Step 1: Thread on the beads

Unwind a couple of feet of thread from the spool but leave it attached. Thread your needle onto the end.

unwind some of the thread but leave it attached to the spool

Thread it onto your needle and put on about 76 beads. You can use more or less, but that’s how much I used to get a 48″ long necklace.

Once you get all the main beads on, thread one larger bead to use as the closure.

thread the beads onto your thread

Step 2: Crochet the chain

Remove the needle from the thread, and grab your crochet hook. Attach the thread to the hook using a slip knot.

Slide the first bead up to the hook. This will be the large bead.

make the first chain stitch and slide the first bead up

Yarn over and pull through the loop to make 1 chain. Now the large bead is attached.

attach the first bead with a chain stitch

Chain 6.

chain six after you attach the first bead

Slide the next bead up to the hook. Chain 1 to attach the bead, and then chain 5 more times.

Add another bead and repeat that process, making 5 extra chain stitches in between each bead. You’ll do this until all the beads are attached.

how it will look after you've attached several beads

Step 3: Make the loop closure

After you attach the last bead, chain 16 times.

make 16 chains at the end

Count back 10 chains and slip stitch into that chain. Then slip stitch into the next 3 chains.

slip stitch into the 10 chain from the hook
slip stitch into 3 more stitches after the loop is attached

Cut the thread leaving a tail a few inches long. Tie a knot and weave the end up through the chain. Cut the excess thread.

finished closure loop

If you want, you can add a drop of glue to the knot to make it more secure.

Step 4: Finish the other end of the necklace

Move over to the other side of the necklace where the large bead is.

Put the thread through your needle, tie a knot, and weave the end through the chains.

Cut the excess thread. Again, you can add a drop of glue to the knot if you want. (I didn’t and mine seems to be holding up fine.)

Here’s how it will look when you thread the large bead end through the loop to close the necklace. So simple but it works!

finished closure for crochet bracelet


finished crochet beaded necklace and bracelet

I hope you made this pretty crochet necklace, and if you did, please share a picture over on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can take a look.

Seeing your awesome creations is so much fun and really makes my day!

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