Crochet Pattern: Lanyard

By Rachel Choi – 7 Comments
Crochet a simple lanyard to wear around your neck. Attach your keys, ID, or other items you don’t want to loss. Follow the instructions within the crochet pattern, to adjust the lanyard as you desire. This is a beginner level pattern, but if you need help, you can always ask me!

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 12″ (30.5 cm) long, 1/2″ (1.5 cm) wide

Medium Weight Yarn (small amount of main color)
Crochet Hook H (4.00 mm)
Yarn needle
Key ring
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not important for this pattern. Use the instructions within the pattern to crochet the size you desire.

crochet lanyard

Crochet Pattern: Lanyard
Round 1: ch 100 (or a chain that is the circumference of the your desired lanyard. Remember that lanyard will stretch), place the chain though the center of the key ring, sl st in next first ch made: 100 ch
Round 2: ch 2, hdc in each ch around, sl st in top of beginning ch-2: 100 hdc
Round 3: sl st in each hdc around, finish off: 100 sl st

Optional: with a yarn needle, sew a straight line across lanyard 1″ above the key ring. This will prevent the ring from sliding around the lanyard.

Need help? Let me know!

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  1. Faith says:

    Thank you I’ve been looking to make a lanyard for my fiance to put his keys thank you so much

  2. yeah says:

    Interesting idea!

  3. Fleurdelis says:

    I’m a Newbee to your website but an oldie crochet addict. I will make this lanyard for myself in some girly color to wear to work. I used to frequent another website called Patterns by Dot. She had terrific patterns but is not posting any more. I miss her. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gail Dvorchak says:

    My daughter works in a pediatric hospital and I am making this for her in different colors and embellishing them with little motifs like flowers, footballs, owls, pumpkins etc. She said not only her co workers but the kids seem to really enjoy seeing them and it brightens up her drab scrubs.


  5. Martha in Georgia says:

    I made it in just a little while one evening – not bad for a newbie. It’s great – BUT I allowed it to twist in the original loop. Dang. It looks great but is not flat. It has a twist. Any suggestions on avoiding the twist next time around?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Martha, I’m glad you made it! Making sure it doesn’t twist is tricky, even for me! When I’m working with a long chain, I end up running my hand through it a few times to untwist it. Even after I join the chain to make the loop I check and double check it before I go on. Sounds tedious, but always worth it in the end 🙂

  6. I just found your site. And I am going to make myself a lanyard tonight. I always use a lanyard of some type for my keys, but I never thought of making my own. DOH!!!! Now–what color to use…..

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