Easy Scarf Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg.

Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

This easy scarf necklace makes a lovely gift for ladies of all ages!

It’s even simple enough that children could choose a pretty scarf and make this necklace for Mom, Grandma, Aunties, or teachers.

Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

It makes a stylish statement necklace, but it’s comfortably lightweight.

And since there’s no clasp, it’s easy to put on and take off.

Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

To make the necklace, we’ll simply knot a donut pendant in place, and knot the scarf ends.

Whenever you want to change the necklace back to a scarf, you can simply untie the knots that made it a necklace.

Supplies:

  • A narrow, lightweight scarf.
    I’m using a scarf that measures 8.5″ x 60″ (21.6cm x 152.5cm).
    Here’s the scarf I’m using (black with white spiders!):
    Shell donut pendant bead for Easy Scarf Necklace - Scarf for Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg by Rena Klingenberg
  • A donut bead with a fairly large hole in the middle.
    My donut is a carved seashell that’s 50mm in diameter, with a 15mm diameter hole. (I would recommend 50mm as the smallest size pendant to use for this necklace; a bigger donut would probably look better.)
    Here’s the donut bead I’m using:
    Shell donut pendant bead for Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

How to Make an
Easy Scarf Necklace

Start by twisting your scarf:

Twisting scarf for Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Now we’ll attach the donut pendant to the scarf, using a larks-head knot.

The instructions for each step are below this photo:

Attaching the donut pendant with a larks head knot for Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

  • Photo 1:
    Find the centerpoint of your twisted scarf, and fold the scarf in half on that point.
  • Photo 2:
    Thread the folded end of your scarf through the front side of your donut hole, making a big loop in your scarf at the back of the donut.
  • Photo 3:
    Take the two free ends of your twisted scarf, and thread them through the scarf loop you created.
  • Photo 4:
    Gently pull the scarf ends until the loop is tight and lies just above the top of your donut bead.

Now tie a simple knot in each end of your scarf:

Knotting scarf ends for Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

And you’re done!

Your finished scarf necklace should look like this:
Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

To wear it, tie the scarf in a simple overhand knot behind your neck.

(An overhand knot is the first part of the knot for tying your shoes, when you cross one shoelace end over the other).

Then let the scarf ends hang down in front, on each side of the pendant:

Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Easy Scarf Necklace - tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

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Comments

  1. Easy and classy. Thank you!

  2. Love this statement piece necklace. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  3. too easy! goodness how do you think of these things!?!? love this and so useful for every day!

  4. This is too cute! I never thought of turning a scarf into a necklace!

  5. Beaded Birch says:

    Love this! Always looking for something to do with my 9 year old granddaughter, and this makes a great gift from her to her mom!

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