I decided to make crochet chain jewelry because the chain is so basic and it’s important to be able to make an even length of chain to have successful crochet projects.
I started with a little ball of medium weight green yarn and a corresponding hook (US 7 or 4.5 mm). Chain until you run out of yarn, get bored or decide your chain is long enough. My chain, if I counted correctly, was about 150 chains long.
I happened to have this little pendant that is the perfect color and the crochet chain was able to slide through. You could use pony beads or anything with large holes that the chain can slide through to embellish your crochet chain necklace.
To finish it off, use what’s known as a fisherman’s knot: first tie one end to the other piece of yarn, then tie that yarn to the other one. It makes a strong knot that you can trim pretty close to without worry of it coming undone.
Adjust the chain so the knots will be at the back. Mine doubled is perfect for the neckline of my new dress from StitchFix (yes, that’s an affiliate link, but isn’t it cute?). It will stretch some as you wear it with the weight of the pendant, but it wasn’t a big deal.
You could also do this as a wrap bracelet. My chain goes around my wrist six times, and while the pendant is a little heavy for a bracelet, this would be great with chunky beads.
Have you ever made crochet chain jewelry? Check out my crochet chain scarf for another fun and easy beginner crochet project!