Rainbow Lanyard


Tamara Kelly


Recently I was commissioned to make some rainbow striped lanyards. Simple enough, I thought, but truth be told, getting the right thickness and look took more thought and experimentation than you might expect! Luckily, they turned out rather well, and everyone was pleased!

When all was said and done, the construction on these couldn’t have been simpler – the only stitches used are chains and slip stitches! This technique means you can get 6 different colored stripes in less than an inch of width. The finished lanyards I made were about 27 inches long – they fit comfortably over the head, but aren’t so long as to cause a problem at lunch. One word of caution – I would not recommend these for young children, unless you alter the pattern to include a safety breakaway buckle.

Materials List

  • US-G, 4.00mm hook
  • 5-10 yds each of 6 different colors worsted weight yarn (Spinrite Peaches & Creme shown)
  • 1″ Split Key Ring (or size desired)

Finished Size

27″ long: Want it longer? Just add more chains!

The Pattern

For full instructions and more photos, please visit moogly’s Free Rainbow Lanyard Pattern! Thank you!

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