How to Make a Boondoggle Lanyard


Making a lanyard out of a spiral or diamond weave boondoggle is a quick project. You can use the lanyard as a key chain or attach it to your purse or backpack. All it takes is a few extra weaves and stitches to make a length of boondoggle into a lanyard.

Step 1

Create a square stitch after the finished spiral or diamond stitch. You should have about 1 foot of loose strands at the end of the weave.

Step 2

Leave the square stitch loose.

Step 3

Bring the hook at the end of the boondoggle weave up and through the loose square stitch.

Step 4

Pull it through 8 inches.

Step 5

Tighten the square stitch, pulling it snug.

Step 6

Create another square stitch, around the braid in the middle. Pull snug.

Step 7

Continue making square stitches until there are only 4 inches of loose boondoggle strands remaining.

Step 8

Make a completion stitch to finish the lanyard.

Things You'll Need

  • 24 inches, roughly, of woven boondoggle with hook attached at one end and 12 inches of loose boondoggle strands on the other


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  • Boondoggle Man: Spiral Stitch
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  • Boondoggle Man: Square Stitch
  • Boondoggle Man: Completion Stitch
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