How to Knit a Necklace with Beaded Texture

Let’s embark on a delightful journey to knit a necklace with a beaded texture! It’s a cheerful, colorful, and whimsical gift idea for yourself or your loved ones. You won’t need to purchase any extra materials like wooden beads or clasps because we will be knitting the bead shape texture ourselves. Get your hands on our printable pattern and video tutorial to start crafting your own unique necklace today!

Knitted Necklace with Beaded Texture in blue and white yarn colors displayed on a mannequin.
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Knitting an Easy Necklace

Create a delightful, quick-knit gift that your loved ones will proudly wear! Just like my mom, who still wears the beaded necklace I crafted for her on Mother’s Day more than five years ago whenever we meet – it’s truly heartwarming.

You have the freedom to knit your necklace in any length you fancy. For an extra special touch, consider making longer strands that you can double or even triple up, creating a one-of-a-kind statement necklace. The necklace in the picture was made at a length of 120 inches (305 cm). So, get your knitting needles ready and let your creativity shine!

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Blocking mat with t-pins of knitted necklace in blue yarn colors.

Knitting Supplies

This is a very colorful, casual, whimsical project. I just love how versatile this necklace is when using multi-colored and self-striping yarns. No need to change yarn colors and weave in all those ends!

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Yarn: Worsted Weight #4
Pictured: Lion Brand® Scarfie Yarn in Cream/Teal colors
Yardage: 100 yards (91 m)
I like knitting jewelry items with acrylic yarn because of its durability and washability. Plus, it has excellent stitch clarity and the colors retain their vibrancy throughout regular wear.
Feel free to select any fiber and colors of your choice.

Double-Pointed Knitting Needles: 8 US (5.0 mm) 7″ or shorter

Tapestry Needle


Blocking Mats and T-Pins (optional)

Knitting supplies of blue yarn color, knitting needles, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Knitting Techniques

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Knitted necklace with beaded texture in yellow, pink, and blue color yarn.

Printable Knitting Pattern

Learn to knit a necklace with beaded texture for a colorful, casual, and whimsical gift.

Makes: Knitted Necklace with Beaded Texture
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate


  • Yarn - Worsted (#4)


  • Double Pointed Knitting Needles (Size 7 US for Worsted)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle


This Beaded Necklace is knitted in the I-Cord Technique on Double Pointed Needles.

Step 1: Cast On

Cast On 3 stitches onto one double-pointed knitting needle.


Step 2: I-Cord

Knit an I-Cord for 12 Stitches

An I-Cord is a three-dimensional tube and may be best understood how to execute when viewing the video tutorial below.

With the 3 stitches cast onto your double-pointed needle, slide those stitches to the opposite end. With your other needle, knit those three stitches. Repeat.


Step 3: Knitted Bead Shape

  1. Row 1: KFB 3 times (6 Sts)
  2. Row 2: P6
  3. Row 3: K1, KFB 4 times, K1 (10 Sts)
  4. Row 4: P10
  5. Row 5: K10
  6. Row 6: P1, P2Tog 4 times, P1 ( 6 Sts)
  7. Row 7: K2Tog 3 Times (3 Sts)

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 and Two until your necklace is the length you desire.


Step 4: Finishing

  • Bind Off 3 stitches.
  • Cut your yarn and weave through the last stitch with your tapestry needle.
  • For the best results, I encourage wet blocking your piece. Doing so allows the necklace to lay flat and display beautifully. Make certain to NOT use any steam or heat if your yarn has any synthetic, acrylic fibers. If blocking is new to you, I suggest reviewing this great tutorial on blocking wool knitting by Brooklyn Tweed.
  • Tack the two ends of your i-cord together with yarn.
  • Weave in all ends.


Knitting Techniques

  • I-Cord Technique
  • Slip Knot
  • CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  • K = Knit Stitch
  • P = Purl Stitch
  • KFB = Knit Front and Back (increase)
  • K2Tog = Knit Two Stitches Together (decrease)
  • P2Tog = Purl Two Stitches Together (decrease)

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