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Knitter’s Spotlight: Versatile Pandora Necklace by Laura Biondi

Laura Biondi’s Versatile Pandora Necklace started as a gift to herself. She had received one skein of Berroco Versa for her birthday and wanted to make something extra special with it. She designed a cute crochet necklace pattern featuring Pandora style beads on three i-chords (which could be knit, as well!). Since then, she’s been flooded with compliments and requests for the pattern. “I’m also teaching a class on the necklace at my LYS, The Red Thread, and the waiting list is full!”

Versatile Pandora Necklace by Laura Biondi
Versatile Pandora Necklace by Laura Biondi

How did you come up with this pattern?

I got the idea for a necklace because it wouldn’t take much yarn and had ONLY ONE SKEIN. I searched online for knitted and crocheted necklaces but I wasn’t impressed with what I found. Then I had a vision of a lovely three-layered necklace with Pandora-style beads scattered throughout. The rest is history. I actually left work during my lunch hour to buy beads and findings for the necklace.

What’s your favorite project ever?

My favorite project ever is my Breathless Cardigan. I designed it myself, and someday, I’ll learn how to size it so I can share my pattern!

Any knitting/crochet disaster stories?

The first clothing item I ever attempted to make ended up the right size for a two year old, though it was supposed to be for me. I foolishly thought that I didn’t need to do a gauge swatch. Never again! I had that sweater sewn together and everything before I realized my horrible mistake. What’s worse, I didn’t know ANY two year olds! 

What’s your favorite thing about knitting/crochet?

My favorite thing about crochet is that it is very relaxing, and it is a wonderful creative outlet. I love looking at a skein of yarn and suddenly an amazing idea comes into my head.

Do you have a cool design you want to share?  Or did you recently finish a project with Berroco yarn?  You can email Ashley: or post it to the Berroco Lovers forum in Ravelry.

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