{Make it Quick} T-Shirt Yarn Crochet Necklace


Ages ago I got a skein of T-Shirt yarn and a lovely 15mm wooden crochet hook when I subscribed to Mollie Makes magazine. Until now I’ve never got round to doing anything with it but I rediscovered them in my wool stash and decided to try making an idea I’ve had bubbling away for a while.

This DIY to make a crochet necklace is really quick – it takes about 10 minutes  – and has the added bonus that it’s totally baby proof. Yeah, I know, I’m sneaking in another baby-themed make, but hopefully you’ll like it if you’re not a mum or mum-to-be!

What You Need:

  • T-Shirt Yarn (mine is from We are Knitters, as is the hook)
  • A 15mm crochet hook.

How to Make it:

UK crochet stitches

  • ch – chain
  • htr – half treble crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  1. Leave a long tail (this will make one end of your necklace) then attach the yarn to your crochet hook using a slip knot.
  2. ch 12. Turn.
  3. htr into the third ch from the hook then htr across to the end of the chain. Turn.
  4. sl st back across to the other end of the piece. Fasten off.
  5. Cut a tail to make the other end of the necklace.


You can always add a couple of wooden beads if you like or just tie the necklace and wear it.

I hope you liked this quick necklace DIY. I’m off to go and plan some other fun crochet projects using T-Shirt yarn. I’ve got to say I enjoyed using the large hook (although I think it will take a bit of getting used to!).


Have you make anything with T-Shirt yarn either knitting or crochet? I would love to hear about them.

Lots of T-shirt love,