I don’t know about you, but Pinterest is one of my guilty pleasures.  I rarely veg out online, unless I am at the gym and catching up on my fellow bloggers (I don’t deserve multi-tasking credit, I am a very slow walker these days).  At night, though, when I am not crocheting, I turn to Pinterest for my entertainment.  No, I don’t work for Pinterest or anything connected to it. I just appreciate the inspiration it has given me over the years, and I would like to give you some themed crochet treats that I have pinned.

9 Crochet Chain Pins:

1. Counting crochet chains

I love free (probably why I try to post free tutorials/patterns myself).  If you don’t watch the video no problem, I pinned this photo because of the picture.  It’s easy to lose track of counting chains when you are stitching a lot.  This picture shows how to go back and count your chain stitches.  This is especially important when moving from a chain to a single crochet (next months tutorial).

2. Crochet Chain Scarves

How simple is this scarf?  I posted another crochet chain scarf last week, you can see it here.  This week, I wanted to find something different, but equally as beautiful.  I love the different colors used, and the strategically placed knots that keep it together.  I am definitely adding this to my crochet bucket list!

3. Chain Cuff

Okay, after looking at this gal’s Flickr account, I realized this cuff is probably knit, but who cares?  You could make the same thing with a crochet chain, and it is totally cool.

4.  Chain Necklaces

I loved these two necklaces equally, so they both make number 4!  The first is ALL CHAINS, while the second does have some other stitches involved.  What a simple idea to make a chunky statement necklace.  These have been on my to do list for ages!

5.  Chains With Beads

By stringing a bead onto the yarn beforehand and doing a regular old chain stitch with a bead, you can totally transform a necklace.  I love these colors (well, anything orange really), and the beads take the chains to the next level.

6.  Chaining with Other Materials

Why stick with yarn?  Crocheting with jewelry wire can create delicate one of a kind pieces.  It’s time to think outside the box, people :).

7.  Chain Bangles and Baubles

Again, why stick with just yarn?  Beads and buttons can take a simple chain and turn it into a funky work of body art.  Experiment with different size beads, different colors, and let your creative side show.

8.  Crochet Chains for the Home

A chain bunting is a great way to dress up a wall for the home.  Just create one looooong chain and add accents to it.  The flowers and leaves on this picture are crochet (although the petals are chained), but you could add silk flowers, felt flowers, paper flowers or whatever other adornment you want.  The possibilities are endless!

9.  Holiday Chains

I know we are a bit late on this idea (or early, depending on how you look at things), but what an easy way to add a little holiday cheer!  I love how she used different shades of green, and although the red bows are crochet, you could always use ribbon or beads or whatever you want.  I love this as an alternative to the fake garland we use above our windows;  you don’t have to clean up any needles this way either!

What do you think of my Pinterest 9?  I had a lot of fun combing through my pins to find a variety for you.  If you are looking for more crochet inspiration, I encourage you to check out my Pinterest page.  I have a TON of crochet, and add more every week!

Thanks for reading and Happy Crocheting!

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