DIY: Chunky Crochet Necklace

Today I’m sharing my latest make for Minerva Crafts Blogger Network : a chunky crochet necklace using zpagetti yarn.  January has been so so very cold – and I’ve been exhausted pretty much every day (I’m sure it wasn’t as bad last year??).  I’ve been wearing layer upon layer and spending as much time wrapped up in a blanket as is humanely possible (luckily series like Making A Murderer have given me a great reason to stay in!).

I used zpagetti yarn for this make – it’s a favourite material of mine because the thickness means projects move so so quickly.  I also think it adds a really contemporary feel to more traditional techniques (I’m also currently making a basket in the stuff).  This tutorial is really quick and very easy – perfect if you’re new to crochet or looking to pick up a new skill this january.  You can also mix and match the colours as much as you want and it’s a great little project for using scraps.

You Will need:

  • 12mm crochet hook
  • Zpagetti yarn in two contrasting colours
  • Scissors


  • Create a slip knot in the end of your base yarn with a 25cm tail
  • Chain stitch 30 and then cut another tail of 25cm. Pull this tail through your final stitch to secure.

crochet chain

  • Change to your second colour – begin with a slip knot and then double crochet into your base chain the whole way along.  This gives you a beautifully chunky necklace but you could go bigger simply by adding another row.

I love pairing my necklace with big comfy jumpers and warm long sleeve dresses!

chunky crochet necklace

 View my other makes for Minerva Crafts, and all the other talented makers in the bloggers network here

This post was created for the Minerva Crafts Blogging Netwwork.  I received the materials for free but design and ideas are my own.  This post also includes affiliate links.


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