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Fabric Rope Chain

Added Dec 21, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...




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Reinvent the 80’s gold chain craze with this amazingly easy fabric version! All it takes is a bit of scrap yarn or fabric strips, and basic crochet skills. This makes a great last-minute gift, or a quick way to spruce up a boring outfit.

This project was created by David Morgan, a Bronx, New York-based accessories designer with a shop called Chauncey P. Graham. He is also a blogger and is the Project Coordinator for BurdaStyle! You can find more about him in his blog, Yes, David Is Here

Material Notes

Fabric strips or thick yarn (ribbon would work too)
Crochet hook (preferably very large, like Size 12 – 15).
Sewing Needle and Thread




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Other
Cotton, Blends, Other


Creator/ Model

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    Dec 21, 2009, 11.06 PMby reneebeth

    Hah…I guess I didn’t know what a “dookie chain” was. The kids who come into my art room refer to poop as “dookie” (globs of finger paint, for example: “oooooooh that looks like dookie!”) Sorry, I had to laugh when I saw the name of this project. A lot. But it’s a cool idea! I feel like it’d make great garlands for the holidays, too—wrapped around a tree or on the mantle or hung from window frames.

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      Dec 21, 2009, 11.16 PMby mynameisdavid

      lol I know Renee. I thought the same thing. But I did a bit of research and that is indeed the name for those kind of chains :)

      - David

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      Dec 21, 2009, 11.57 PMby mynameisdavid

      ….so we’ve decided to edit the name. I couldn’t look at it without laughing:)

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    Dec 21, 2009, 10.59 PMby missymay

    cool, but you need to fix the link for ‘Yes, David Is Here’

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      Dec 21, 2009, 11.15 PMby mynameisdavid

      Thanks MissMay!

      It should be fixed now.

      - David

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    Dec 21, 2009, 10.52 PMby nenasew

    Using up my scraps of fabric is always a great idea. I cant throw them away and I cant keep up with them. I will have to try a couple of Dookies chains.

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