Rainbow Chain Necklace


-  H hook
-  worsted weight yarn
-  yarn needle

You will need to know how to:

-  chain  (ch)
-  single crochet  (sc)

This pattern is quick and easy.  You can do this, I promise.

Choose six colors.  I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple yarn.

Yes, I know that is not how it works when we think of ROYGBIV...

Make one chain of each color. 

**  Be sure to leave a little extra yarn at the beginning and end of each chain for when you tie them together.

I did my chains as follows:

Red                                                       Ch 80.
Orange                                                  Ch 90.
Yellow                                                  Ch 100.
Green                                                    Ch 110.
Blue                                                      Ch 120.
Purple                                                   Ch 130.

I should mention that, the higher the number of chains, the longer the chain it will be.

Now, you are going to tie the strands together.

**  I do not recommend that you tie the ends together before tying each end's ends together.  Does that makes sense?  Hold the six strands together and line up the ends before you tie.  Do this with each end and then, tie those ends together.  O.K.  You're probably really confused now...

Tie it tightly and then trim the ends to about an inch.  Don't worry about these ends too much.  You are going to cover them with a little strap.

Here's how to make the strap:

Ch 9.  Sc in first ch and across.                                      ( 8 sc )
Row 1:   Ch 1 and turn.  Sc across.                                ( 8 sc )

Repeat for rows 2-6. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

You now have a little rectangle that will be used to cover the knotty ends.  Fold it around those knotty ends and sew the long sides together to form a little tube around your necklace.

**  If you choose to modify this pattern to have more strands, you will need to add rows to the strap to be sure it can fit snuggly around the extra chains.

Hide ends.  Put on.  Smile.

**  Of course, what you make from this pattern is your property:  sell it, gift it, donate it.  However, please do not steal my pattern and give credit where credit is due - a quick little link is always appreciated.  ;)

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