View Full Version : Looking for cross necklaces made from yarn


stargazr11
04-22-2007, 01:07 PM
I have a friend who got a cross necklace made out of red and black yarn while he was deployed in the War. He received it from a prison inmate and said it was the best thing he has ever received. He said whenever he took it off is the only time he got injured. He has since lost the necklace, and I am wondering if anyone knows how to make them, or where to get another? I followed a google search here from someone who had a purple and white one made...
Thank you :-)

HardHeadedWoman
04-22-2007, 01:29 PM
could you try and locate the inmate and write him and explain the situation to see if they might make another one for him?

2blu
04-22-2007, 03:03 PM
My son was wearing a red and white cross made of yard when he was released from jail in Dec. , so I would guess that they are pretty common in jail. Unfortunately he is back in ( as of Friday ) and will spend his 19th birthday locked up. I wish he would of remembered how much his cross meant when he first got out. Good luck on finding a new cross, I'm sure there are more out there.

stargazr11
04-22-2007, 03:25 PM
To JamiesFeatherwood, It was back during Desert Storm, he doesnt even know who the inmate was, so sadly we cant locate him.
To 2blu, would your son remember where he got it from?

Valentina
04-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Keep posting about this because I have seen those many times, and someone will be able to locate one, I'm sure. i'll ask around too. When i taught high school the kids used to make them

stargazr11
04-22-2007, 03:32 PM
If I knew even what it looked like, I might be able to re- create it. But I cant even get a decent description from him. I want to get or make one and surprise him

GHOTI
04-22-2007, 06:26 PM
Here is a site with instructions on making one. Maybe you could make one for him.

http://www.makingfriends.com/yarn_crosses.htm

stargazr11
04-22-2007, 09:33 PM
could that really be it? I cant imagine he wore beads or gems on his. Thank you though!

Valentina
04-22-2007, 09:49 PM
I know what kind you want. It is small and made ONLY of yarn or string, no sticks, no gems or anything. That's the best description i can give you...sorry, but i will keep my eyes open for you

fairydreemer
04-23-2007, 05:49 AM
I have seen those before, JJ makes them all the time in jail. he is wearing about 3 of them around his neck now and he sent me a smaller one in the mail.
I dont know if they are made of yarn, I think they are made of string. but i will ask him. He does a really good job making them!

mrsdragoness
04-23-2007, 05:57 AM
Some are made of string.. I have several patterns in some macrame books I have.

bobbysbaby
04-23-2007, 07:24 AM
We have four, sent home from the county jail, made from the thread of the blankets there, have no idea how to make them though. They were our Christmas gifts.

stargazr11
04-23-2007, 06:38 PM
Yes *Valentina*, thats it!
*Fairy dreemer*, does he make them to give out, or will he make one to give out, or at least tell you how to make one? :-) And how to do red and black string combo?
*mrsdragoness* can you get an idea from the pattern, and give me a hint as to how?
This is awesome everyone! So glad I found this place :-)

Jillian
04-23-2007, 06:40 PM
Yes *Valentina*, thats it!
*Fairy dreemer*, does he make them to give out, or will he make one to give out, or at least tell you how to make one? :-) And how to do red and black string combo?
*mrsdragoness* can you get an idea from the pattern, and give me a hint as to how?
This is awesome everyone! So glad I found this place :-)


My husband made us when he was in county a few years back and it was made out of string, and piece of white trash bag ..

dixiebelle1973
05-10-2012, 01:51 AM
I have a friend who got a cross necklace made out of red and black yarn while he was deployed in the War. He received it from a prison inmate and said it was the best thing he has ever received. He said whenever he took it off is the only time he got injured. He has since lost the necklace, and I am wondering if anyone knows how to make them, or where to get another? I followed a google search here from someone who had a purple and white one made...
Thank you :-)

I know where u can get the same concept. They are made from trash bags.

Timsgirl2011
05-26-2012, 09:10 PM
do you still need one my fiance makes them, we have one for every member of our family, im sure I could ask him to make one for you if you still need it.

OffenderNoMore
05-27-2012, 09:39 PM
The kind of necklace you are wanting is made out of string and takes about three hours to make. My question here is does he remember if it was red, or red and white and does he remember if the "necklace" part of it was spun? I ask because many of us ex-offenders know how to make them and just to have some idea would make it easier to make. The cross is actually made out of eight really long pieces of string that are braided using the four method and it actually starts out as two pieces that are joined into one. Not sure if I can do it anymore, but I'll try it tomorrow and let you know. I used to make store by making this kind of "jewelry" and I did it by using "string" from state towels and dying it, so I am thinking it will be a lot easier to make out here in the free. At the very least, pm me and I can tell you how to do it. It is kind of tedious and it's perfect work for when you are sitting in front of the t.v.

Geauxin'KraZee
09-11-2012, 09:12 AM
I make these necklaces with yarn and plastic canvas. You cut the plastic canvas into the shape of a.cross( you choose the size) then you choose the color yarn you want and cross-stitch inside of the holes. Then you select a trim color and just straight stitch around the perimeter of the cross. Use a large eye needle to accommodate the size of the yarn. Then you make a chain and attatch it to the cross. I've made so many of these and they are very popular.

HisBabygirl_09
09-24-2012, 09:11 AM
I have no idea how to make them but my sweetie (before he went to jail) made me a few cross necklaces he made out of trash bags :P. They're pretty neat :).