Tutorial: DIY Bohemian Twist Yarn Necklace {beginner crochet}

by This is Carrie on September 3, 2012

This fall, yarn isn’t just for scarves.  With your pile of scrap yarn or a pack of Lion Brand Bon Bons, a beautiful Bohemian Twist necklace is just a few steps away.  Make one for yourself & some as gifts!

Don’t let the crochet hook scare you! For this project you will need to learn how to do a simple crochet chain stitch, making the Bohemian Twist necklace the perfect beginner crochet project (without looking like a beginner crochet project).


A collection of yarn from your scrap pile or a pack of Lion Brand Yarn Bon Bon Metallic yarn in “Party”
Crochet Hook (size G)
12″ jewelry chain
2 jump rings
1 clasp
2 large fold over crimps

Once you’ve picked out the color combination for your necklace, chain stitch 90 to create a loose chain strand around 18″ long.  Create a total of 12 chain strands of the same length, dividing them up between the colors you’ve chosen.  I crocheted 5 of the main color, 4 of the secondary color, 2 of the tertiary color and 1 of the accent color.

Tie the strands together at the top of the chains and create a twist braid using 6 strands in each hand.  To twist braid, twist each 6 strand segment to the left, then cross segments left  over right. Tie off at end. Dab a bit of glue on the knots at each end to secure. (Watch a video tutorial for the twist braid HERE)

Twist excess yarn together and fold back towards necklace before using your fold over crimp to secure around all the yarn.  Trim off extra yarn.
Attach jump rings and 5″ of chain to each fold over crimp. Attach clasp to finish.




Azureh September 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

That came out really pretty. My mom is hard to make stuff for but I think she’d like this and wear it 😀 Thanks for sharing.

maggie September 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

This is really cute, but I don’t understand how to do the “twist braid.” Can you help?

This is Carrie
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I added links to video tutorial on twist braiding. Hope that helps!

maggie September 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

That is so interesting – it’s amazing that it stays in place.
Can’t wait to try it.
Thanks so much!

meagan September 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

What tool do you use to attach the jumprings and clasp.? Pliers or something.?

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

I stole the needle nose pliers from the tool box, but I think there are jewelry making pliers that work beautifully as well.

Julia September 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I know this may not be a purpose you had in mind for your necklace tutorial, but I can’t wait to make this so that my son has something to play w/ when he’s nursing/chew on when I’m holding him. I’m hoping to make it a bit longer AND use all yarn (even for the “chain”) so I don’t have to buy anything 😛 thanks for the tutorial and inspiration! I will let you know how it turns out.

Jennifer October 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Love this! I just finished the yarn part. Where did you find the large fold over crimps? I didn’t see them at my local JoAnn’s. Thanks!

this is carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

I got my large crimps at my local bead shop. I’m not sure a generic craft store would have something like that.

Amanda Reply:

Do you know the size of the crimps? I am having a hard time finding ones that large :( Maybe I can find them easier online.

this is carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

They are very similar to these:


Amanda October 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

Thanks for the link! I love this project by the way- so cute!

Rachel May 17, 2013 at 5:56 am

I want to make these today!! About how long does it take start to finish?

Williany Aminuddin August 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

thanks for sharing how to make twist yarn neclace..its really helpful…nice creation

Georgia January 29, 2015 at 7:10 am

When I visit the nursing home my mother is in, I like to take gifts for the staff. These will be wonderful and, I’m sure, much appreciated.

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