Project inspiration can come from so many different places. One great place to find inspiration is by looking at craft supplies, whether that means walking around a craft store or browsing online, because sometimes you will find products that you haven’t seen before that will give you an idea for a project. That was the case for me with this project. I saw the leather bracelets with holes punched in them and immediately thought that those holes would be perfect for adding a crocheted edging to. I think that leather and lacy crochet makes for a really neat combination on these DIY leather cuff bracelets. Leather is a tougher material while the lacy edging is more delicate and I really like that contrast.
I decided to play around a little with the threads that I used to see what would work. You could really use any thread that you can fit through the holes with the crochet hook. I decided to try a white thread, it was actually kite string but the size worked well for this project, and a couple of metallic threads, a gold and a silver. All three worked well for the bracelet. I felt that the metallic threads were a little more difficult to work with because of the texture but it was a small enough project that it wasn’t too bad. They did give a little more stiffness and definition to the edging than the white thread did which I liked. These DIY leather cuff bracelets are such a quick project that you can easily play around with different threads to see what crocheted effect you like best. They would make great gifts with the holidays coming up too.
- Darice Dark Brown Leather Bracelet Base with Snaps
- Thread to Crochet with (Darice 3 Ply Lame Cord in Metallic Gold or Metallic Silver and White Kite String)
- Steel Crochet Hook #6
- Yarn Needle
- Darice Scissors
Work along one side of the bracelet at a time, start the first row with the right side of the bracelet facing you
Row 1: join thread in first hole with a sc, [ch 1, sc in next hole] repeat to the end of that side.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch space across (37 sc).
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, [skip 2, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next stitch, ch 1, skip 2, sc in next stitch] repeat to the end.
Finish off and cut the thread.
And there you have your finished DIY leather cuff bracelets with crocheted edging. For another idea on finishing these pre-punched leather cuffs, check out our DIY leather bracelet with rhinestones post.