100″ purple 1mm waxed polyester cord x 2
140″ cream 1mm waxed polyester cord x 1
8″ purple 1mm waxed polyester cord x 1
Donut stone (31mm)
Step by Step Instructions
1. Fold cream cord in half and attach to the donut using a reverse larks head knot ( reverse LHK).
2. Make a half hitch knot (HHK) on each side of the reverse LHK.
3. Take one of you purple cords and fold at 30″, so you will have 30″ and 70″ cords, and attach to the donut using a reverse LHK, it is important to have the shorter, 30″, on the far left and far right when attaching to the donut. The 30″ cord becomes the lazy strand in the half square knot necklace section, the shorter, 30″, cord will be cord 1 and 6, if you numbered you cords from left to right.
4. Using the 8″ purple cord, make slip knot in one end of the cord, approx 2/3″ from the end, pin the slip knot securely to your board. This cord will be used as the lazy strand for the row of Double Half Hitch knots (DHHK), going from left to right.
5. Using the same lazy strand from the previous row, make a row of DHHKs going from right to left.
6. Using the same lazy strand from the previous row, make a row of DHHKs going left to right. The lazy strand now becomes redundant and is no longer used, you can finish the cord ends by trimming and melting the ends to seal, if using waxed polyester or nylon cord, or you can glue and trim the ends.
7. Spilt the cords into two groups of 3 cords, make a diagonal row of DHHK with each group, join the rows using two centre cords with a DHHK.
8. Make a second row of diagonal DHHK using each group of cords, again join the two rows with the centre cords using a DHHK.
9. The necklace section is made using a half square knot, using three strands – two working cords and one lazy strand, for each side. The lazy strand is the shorter cord in the three cords remaining on each side of the knotted bail.
My necklace section measured approximately 12″, each side, and if you want a longer necklace there is sufficient cord to make it a little longer.
To finish the necklace you could make a sliding clasp, so you have an adjustable necklace, or use ribbon cord ends, as I did in the green version, or you could attach the remaining cords to closed jump rings using vertical larks head knot.
I hope you find the tutorial useful and if you do make your own version please drop me a line, I’d loved to see your makes :)