Lotus Chips Jewelry Charms


  • Six small jewelry patterns.
  • Wear all or some of a color spectrum!
  • Crochet your own wearable reference set of colors in your yarn stash.

More details below.


A set of six small jewelry charms designed for wearing a rainbow spectrum! Although it was originally designed for DesigningVashti.com Lotus yarn colors, many other yarns and color combinations can be used.

The idea for these little patterns came about as a way to make the most of short colorful yarn pieces. It’s a great way to use up yarn scraps. I knew I wanted to be able to send out “snips” of every color of our Lotus yarn. No online photos of yarn can capture what it’s like to hold it in your hands. Why not be able to make something with them that would be easy to use, organize neatly, and wear?

They’re turning out to be practical and convenient. I’ve used them often in the studio when considering color combinations for a new Lotus design. It’s like playing with paint chips! Wear your tiny color samples of your yarn stash when you go to a bead or craft store. Combine a few for a holiday look.

See Candied Color Charms for a whole new beaded set!

Skill Level

Projects Range from Easy to IntermediateI’ve kept pattern abbreviations to a minimum and include International English equivalents for American terms.

?After using this pattern, you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • How to slip a loop for a smooth join that uses less yarn than a slip stitch does.
  • How to crochet a lean picot that uses very little yarn to add definition to corners.
  • How to identify the bump of each chain stitch.
  • See issue #56 of Crochet Inspirations Newsletter for more.

Finished Dimensions

  1. Rainbow Plankton: 3.5” {8.9 cm} long X .4” {1 cm} wide
  2. Color Poptabs: 1” {2.54 cm} long X 1.2” {3.05 cm} wide
  3. Posy Buttons: 1” {2.54 cm} diameter
  4. Chimes: 1.5” {3.05 cm} long X .25” {.64 cm} wide
  5. Bracelet Chip-chain: 7.5” {19 cm} long; easy to customize fit.
  6. Necklace Chip-chain: approx. 21″ {53.34 cm} long.


  • Crochet Hook: Sizes D/US3 {3.25 mm} and E/US4 {3.50 mm} or size desired. Gauge is not important for this project. I used the next smaller size, C/US2 {3.00 mm or 2.75 mm}, for weaving in yarn ends that were too short for a yarn needle.
  • Yarn Shown: DesigningVashti.com Lotus (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon; 256yds/235m per 3.5oz/100g ball), a bit over 36″ {91.44 cm} per color chip, plus about 3 yd. {2.74 m} of Black Gleam for mounting. Request a sample set of Lotus colors in the comment box when you check out. They’re long enough (45″ or 1.25 yards) to yield a set of twenty chips (one shape of every current Lotus yarn color). 

Substituting a yarn: To use the crochet hook sizes above, choose a #2 Fine Weight yarn with a recommended crochet hook size range of US4-E/3.5 mm to US6-G/4.0 mm. These yarns may also be referred to as Sport or Heavy Sock {Light DK, 5-Ply}. If you substitute thinner or thicker yarns, use crochet hook sizes in ranges appropriate for the yarns.


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