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Chain Necklace – free crochet pattern

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About a week ago I was looking through the fashion trends for spring and noticed a lot of “statement” necklaces. Several of them were the type with a large chain around the top half, and then several small chains around the bottom half. They inspired me to create this uber~fun crochet necklace!

Free-Crochet-Pattern-Chain-Necklace
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If you can crochet a chain, you can make this necklace.

So let’s get started.

You will need:
4.5mm or 5.0mm crochet hook
10.omm crochet hook
Worsted Weight or DK yarn (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice used in the samples)
metal yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
yo ~ yarn over
ch ~ chain

Cut 5 strands of yarn as follows:

Measure 180″ of yarn, pinch it in half at this point, and measure back another 180″ (this will create a piece of yarn that is 360″ long, and folded in half.) Repeat this 4 more times, one each at 185″, 190″, 195″, and 200″.

Hold all the folds together as one loop, and place the loop around a size N (10.0mm) crochet hook. There will be a group of yarn strands in front of the hook (between you and the hook,) and another in back of the hook. Fold the front group over the back, yo with the back group of yarn, and pull through, creating a slip knot. See the pictures below, and the video for further help.

Start-of-chain-necklace

Ch35, this will make the top half of the necklace. If you make less chains the top half will be shorter, but the whole necklace will be longer. If you make more chains the top half will be longer, but the whole necklace will be shorter.

Leave the loops on the large hook. Slip one loop only off the large hook, and using a 4.5 or 5.0mm hook, ch with just that one strand of yarn. Ch to the end of yarn, until just 1 1/2″ remain, and pull yarn through. Repeat with each of remaining 9 strands of yarn.

Starting-Small-Chains

Cut 2 more strands of yarn, 2 yards (72″) long. Thread one onto a yarn needle, and tie ends together. Sew needle through ends of all 10 chains, do not pull through. Fold necklace into a circle, taking care not to twist, and continue to sew through beginning of necklace. Pull through, threading yarn through the end of the strands of yarn on the needle, and pull tight.

Closing-Chain-Necklace

Wrap yarn around large chain, covering over tails from the small chains, for 1″, clip tails, and wrap yarn back down the same 1″. Sew through a small amount of yarn on the back of the necklace, sew through the same bit again, then thread the yarn through the wrapped section and clip. Wrap the other end of the large chain in the same manner.

Wrapping-Chain-Necklace

Wear and enjoy!

Just-a-few-chain-necklaces-done

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for this pattern on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.

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4 thoughts on “Chain Necklace – free crochet pattern”

  1. Just finished my necklace, the pattern work up wonderful, no problems at all, Thank you for a great idea to use up scrap yarn.

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  2. Do you have a ribbon crochet necklace tutorial ? I Find your instructions and tutorial very easy. Had fun making the spiral net pony tail holders. Was looking something to do with left over net yarn! Thank you!

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