Granny Square Necklace and Earrings

Since I needed to rest this weekend and did not really have very good mental concentration, I decided to tackle a simple granny square project. Earlier in the week I had purchased several skeins of embroidery floss in a variety of colors in anticipation of making some Granny Square Necklaces. Granny squares are so simple to make, but I had never thought about using embroidery floss. I made this set to match my favorite green skirt.

They were quick and easy to make. The necklace was made with all six strands of floss, while the earrings were made with three strands for each color. Fewer strands caused them to turn out a bit smaller than the necklace granny square, which was the intent. The next earrings I will try with only two strands, as these were still a bit larger than I’m used to wearing. And these still need to be starched so they don’t fold in upon themselves.

This set was also very inexpensive to make. The black cord necklace was the most expensive part of the whole project, costing slightly less than $3.00. I figure the whole set cost me under $5.00 to make and that is only because I bought the embroidery floss at the locally owned craft store, where it was more than double Wal-mart’s price. With the numerous colors available for embroidery floss, I can easily make sets to match every outfit I own!


  1. Carol

    Now you have me intrigued. So how do you separate the floss strands without making a mess? I’ve done up to a yard successfully, but I’m thinking you might need more than that for these.

  2. Missus Wookie

    Cool idea to have them in outfit matching colours. Makes me wonder about a new hobby..

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