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Crochet NEVER LOST Pen Holder Necklace

Updated on December 20, 2014
NEVER LOST pen holder necklace is composed of two sections - the pen wrap and the elastic necklace. My niece loves her purple pen holder so much she agreed to pose as my model for this cover photo!
NEVER LOST pen holder necklace is composed of two sections - the pen wrap and the elastic necklace. My niece loves her purple pen holder so much she agreed to pose as my model for this cover photo!

Table of Contents:


1. Skills Required

2. Materials and Tools

3. Project Instruction

  • Crochet Instruction

  • Assembly

4. You Can Buy This HERE.

"Where's my pen?!"

That's what I always say while developing our curriculum (we are at that painful transition stage where everything needs to be aligned with the standards). I just went back to teaching and was plagued with the where's-my-pen problem.

When I came home from work, I looked at my pen and thought what could be done. I always get a panic attack whenever I lose my pen, especially a good one.

Looking at how my retractable pen is constructed, I finally found a way.

NEVER LOST Works Well with RETRACTABLE PENS.

Source

Do you always lose your pen? Does your child always lose his/her pen?

Now you know what to do.

1. Skills Required

  • Ch, sc, sl st

  • Work in a spiral

  • Working with very thin threads

Everything I used is here EXCEPT for the tapestry needle.
Everything I used is here EXCEPT for the tapestry needle.

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Has work relationship been strained with borrowed-pen-never-returned issue?

Now you know what to do.

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2. Materials

  • 3 strands of sewing thread, 1.5 m each (or any thin thread - the thinner, the better)

  • 1 m thin elastic

  • 1.00-mm steel crochet hook

  • Scissors

  • Lighter

  • Tapestry needle

These are my very own NEVER LOST pen holder necklaces. They keep me sane in the office. I always know where my pen is.
These are my very own NEVER LOST pen holder necklaces. They keep me sane in the office. I always know where my pen is.

3. Project Instructions

This pen holder is composed of two sections - the pen wrap and the elastic necklace.

The pen wrap is crocheted spirally, meaning the sc's are worked continuously. The rounds are not pronounced.

The elastic is then connected to the pen wrap via a neat knot.

The finished pen wraps
The finished pen wraps
They look so pretty attached to the elastic necklaces!
They look so pretty attached to the elastic necklaces!
  • Crochet Instructions:

To make the pen wrap..

//Pattern begins


Ch 10, sl st to form ring.

Sc on each ch (stitch count - 10 sc)

(10 sc) 3x (total sc count - 40)

Ch 5, 10 sc, sl st in next st. (total sc count - 50)

Break off and weave in ends.

//Pattern ends


You can adjust the number of beginning chains according to how "fat" your pen is.

It's also a good idea to start with loose chains because it can expand while passing through those "grips".


Develop the habit of always checking your retractable pen when using NEVER LOST.


You should know why.

  • Assembly

1. Tie a knot to make a necklace.

2. Insert one end in ch-5 space. (See Figure 1.)

3. Pass the other end in the loop created. (See Figure 2.)

4. Pull the elastic in place. (See Figure 3 & 4.)

5. Secure the loose end of the elastic by melting it near fire. DO NOT put in fire, the elastic will be charred! Just put it close to the fire for the loose ends to melt in place. (See Figure 5 &6.)

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Figure 1. Insert one end in ch-5 space. Figure 2. Pass the other end in the loop created.Figure 3. Pull the elastic in place.Figure 4. Pull the elastic in place. (It looks better with this one.)Figure 5. Secure the loose end of the elastic by melting it near fire. DO NOT put in fire, the elastic will be charred! Just put it close to the fire for the loose ends to melt in place.Figure 6. After being melted in fire, this is now how it looks - much cleaner, isn't it?
Figure 1. Insert one end in ch-5 space.
Figure 1. Insert one end in ch-5 space.
Figure 2. Pass the other end in the loop created.
Figure 2. Pass the other end in the loop created.
Figure 3. Pull the elastic in place.
Figure 3. Pull the elastic in place.
Figure 4. Pull the elastic in place. (It looks better with this one.)
Figure 4. Pull the elastic in place. (It looks better with this one.)
Figure 5. Secure the loose end of the elastic by melting it near fire. DO NOT put in fire, the elastic will be charred! Just put it close to the fire for the loose ends to melt in place.
Figure 5. Secure the loose end of the elastic by melting it near fire. DO NOT put in fire, the elastic will be charred! Just put it close to the fire for the loose ends to melt in place.
Figure 6. After being melted in fire, this is now how it looks - much cleaner, isn't it?
Figure 6. After being melted in fire, this is now how it looks - much cleaner, isn't it?

Are you going to make NEVER LOST?

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You Can Buy This HERE!

Well, if you don't crochet and you want one, I make these and sell them through my online shop. However, I only sell within my country Philippines (It's more fun in the Philippines!)

Crochet Inc.

If you want to make this pen holder and sell it, contact me so I can include a link to you in this section. It is my honor to have my design brought to life by various crocheters.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Thank you Ceres Schwarz for an insightful comment. When I wrote this I had in mind that I would be able to make it years from now with less guesswork.

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      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      This looks really nice and is definitely a good way to never lose your pen. The crocheted pen wrap and the necklace itself look really lovely. Your many images of the instructions on how to make this are very helpful and really show how to properly make your own pen holder necklace.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Go heidithorne! Thanks for leaving a comment! ",)

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      Heidi Thorne 

      5 years ago from Chicago Area

      Love it! I'll need to make a couple.

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      I think so too! LOL! Thanks for leaving a comment. ",)

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      Dianne Hunt 

      5 years ago from Maryland

      Really neat idea!

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