Holiday Chains – FREE Crochet Pattern

Yes it is the season to be jolly, or maybe you are more of a humbug type…. or maybe its not even a season you recognise.  If you are on the lookout for a fun and speedy crochet project this may the one for you.

Perfect for scraps these chains are inspired by the paper chains I made as a child.  Significantly better for the planet than shiny foil decorations, these yarn chains are great for beginners and a mindless make for a winter evening.

By simply ‘chainging’… I couldn’t help myself 😉  up the colours you can create a pastel spring floral chain for a conservatory or outdoor family area, darker orange and purple for a halloween inspired chain or indeed blues and whites for a winter frost inspired chain.  The sample I created uses my left over scraps of Batik DK yarn by Stylecraft in red, gold and green which could have different meanings, but at this time of year most folk will jump straight to Christmas rather than anything else.

You can use any weight yarn, the heavier the yarn the larger your finished chain and the quicker it will work up, just make sure to use a suitably sized crochet hook for the yarn you opt for.

On to the Pattern!

  1. Chain 12 sts, turn.
  2. Work treble crochet (double crochet US) into 2nd chain from the end, chain 2, turn. (10 sts)
  3. Repeat the instruction above for a further 20 rows.
  4. Place both ends of the chain together and with a double crochet (single crochet US) worked through both pieces of fabric, join the two ends together.


Your first link has been created. 


Repeat the link instructions above and thread the next link through the previous link before joining the ends.

That’s all there is to it!



If you do get carried away and create lots of individual links you can thread two closed links onto a third new link, in fact putting several closed loops together on a single link makes a fun end to your chain, if you like that kinda thing.