Micro Weave Necklace

Weaving. Yup, that’s definitely my craft of the moment.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

Since falling back in love with it, I’ve found myself trying out all sorts of weaving variations. Wall hangings. Round embroidery hoop weaving. Microweaving. Woven jewelry. Finding how much of a struggle weaving small tiny wearable art can be, I figured out a quick micro weave necklace hack! Read on to learn more.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

Of course, you’ll need an assortment of yarn and thread, a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle. Instead of using a loom, the magic hack craft material is no other than plastic canvas!

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

To start, cut out a square or rectangualr piece of plastic canvas. This one was an 8×10 piece.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I chose to start with the fringe on the bottom of the weaving. I tested out how I long I wanted the fringe to be. I made sure to double the measurement before cutting.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I used three long strands of this cotton yarn per pair of squares on the plastic canvas.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

Using the tapestry needle to make life much much easier, I threaded the three strands of yarn through one square, and back through the adjacent square.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

Don’t worry if the strands aren’t perfectly straight. That can be fixed! I trimmed the fringe much like I would my bangs–if I had bangs!

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I had to go back to my elementary home economics days for this one. With a simple back stitch, I started sewing in rows to create whatever pattern I wanted.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

By skipping squares with each row, I was able to create a triangle shape.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I switched colors to brighten up the piece.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I used purple to create a border around the triangle.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I switched to an old rose shade, and added two more back stitch rows.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

Nearly done!

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

With some white, I filled in the remaining squares.

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

I used the leftover white yarn to fashion a necklace chain for the necklace. Cute right? This took all but an hour to make. Try out this micro weave necklace!

I Try DIY | Micro Weave Necklace

Make sure to tag @mikkomix or @itrydiy on Instagram to show me your own work. Happy crafting!

December 15, 2015

RELATED POSTS

LEAVE A COMMENT