Updated: Mar 4
One of the best parts of crocheting is giving a homemade gift to someone who really appreciates it! I love giving crochet gifts to my loved ones at Christmas time but I'm never thinking about it until now- which is kind of late... It's really hard to find things to make that don't take a lot of time and effort if you're behind the 8 ball, like me!
Landon's mom wears an ID badge at her school and needed a new lanyard- and I love me a crochet request. All you need is some crochet thread and a clasp and you got yourself a stylish lanyard! It is the perfect gift for that person in your life that has to carry keys or an ID badge for work- and it's pretty quick to make. Dress it up with a little pin or button on the bottom- I bought an apple pin for Linda since she's a teacher :)
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Here's the Darling Dana Designs Original Pattern:
Thread- Super Fine (Weight 1) I used Aunt Lydias Crochet Thread Fashion 3 in Black <-- Get yours here!
Size 3.5 MM Hook
Clasp- I used Hildie & Jo Lobster Clasps <-- Get yours here!
Sl st to attach to clasp.
R1: SC in each stitch across, turn.
R2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn.
R3: Ch 1, sc in next 2 stitches, *ch 4, sk 2 sp, sc in next 3 stitches; rep from * to last 4 stitches, ch 4, sk 2 sp, sc in next 2 stitches, turn.
R4: Ch 1, sc in next sc, *5 sc in ch spaces, sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc; rep from * to end.
Attach other side with a slip stitch to the clasp. **Ensure your lanyard isn't twisted before attaching. Be sure to slip stitch the two ends together at the bottom so that they don't slip apart.