Christmas Chains Crochet Pattern

Crochet Christmas chains

Please note that this pattern is for personal use only.

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This pattern uses standard UK terminology. In a nutshell: USA crocheters should substitute a single–crochet stitch where they read ‘double–crochet’ and a half–double–crochet stitch where they read ‘half–treble’. Conversion charts for UK/USA stitch terminology, yarn thicknesses and hook sizes are given on page 44 of the 2013 edition of Crochet Unravelled (page 35 in the 2005 edition).

The side facing you as you work is the ‘right side’ (i.e. the outside of the finished item).

Please keep this item away from babies and small children since it is not intended as a toy. Please also be aware of other health and safety issues, e.g. keep them away from candles, etc.

Finished size of each chain: 1″ x 4″ (3 cm x 10 cm).



  • 2.5 mm crochet hook
  • Twilley’s ‘Goldfingering’. This is a widely available 3 ply gold coloured thread. 1 x 50 g ball makes approximately 13 links;
  • Craft glue (optional).


The normal turning chain for work in half–trebles is two chains, but by reducing this to one chain the work curls slightly to form a more rounded link. (See pages 20–21 of Crochet Unravelled for a step–by–step exercise in mastering turning chains.)

First link

Foundation chain. Chain 8.

Row 1

The first and second chains from hook count as 1 half–treble.

1 half–treble in 3rd chain from hook.

1 half–treble in each of next 5 chains (7 stitches).

Rows 2–40

Chain 1 (turning chain made: counts as 1 half–treble). Turn.

1 half–treble in each of next 6 stitches.

Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing the chain together.

Making up

Overlap the first row onto the 40th row.

Use the yarn tails to sew two rows of running stitch over these rows to join the chain.

Continue to fasten off the yarn tail by weaving it in. (Due to the nature of the goldfingering you may like to use a dab of craft glue to secure the cut end to the work if necessary.)

Second and subsequent links

Work as for first link, but pass through previous link before sewing the ends together.