Monday, November 22, 2010

Homemade Lanyard

I have my first little tutorial, although it might not be very useful if you don't know how to crochet. Although, I will say that crocheting is really easy to learn. I taught myself by watching various "how-to" videos off of the internet, and now I'm addicted!

This product is really good for those who are just beginning. It's quick, and quite easy. Plus you have a lot of freedom if you want to practice using different yarns and stitches. However, the one I made is really quite basic. You will notice that there is a lot of flexibility in this pattern...

So, here's what you'll need for this lanyard:

 A latch/keychain. I got this one off of an old lanyard that I 
didn't want anymore.

A medium weight yarn. I used this Simply Soft by 
Caron. It's one of my favorites.

A 4.25mm Crochet Hook. This is
also the same thing as a size G hook.

Yarn Needle
  1.  Ch. 5
  2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc in each chain until end. (should be 4 sc's, making 5 stitches total).
  3. Do this for the length of of your lanyard. I'm not sure how many rows I did for sure, but I would say its about 100.
  4. Slide your lanyard onto into the D-ring of the latch. Slip stitch the ends of the lanyard together. I found it helpful to change the direction your hook is facing (so that it's towards you, instead of away from you). And then when you slip stitch, make sure to pull through all the stitches, which will be about 5.
  5. Cut and finish off your lanyard, and weave each end up the sides of your lanyard with a yarn needle.
  6. Cut off a generous amount of yarn (about 6 in.) and use the yarn needle to weave this yarn through the section of the lanyard above the D-ring, so that the D-ring doesn't slide around your lanyard. When I did this, I wrapped half the yarn section around one way and then cut off the end, and then wrapped the other half around the other way and cut off the extra. 
 Finished Product!


  1. Nice lanyard!
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  2. Such a great idea; thanks for sharing! I'm following from the Friday blog hops. Please visit when you get a chance!



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