I really enjoy crocheting with materials besides yarn, and this crochet bracelet gave me the chance to play around with crocheting leather. Darice’s leather cord is super thin and easy to crochet with. Plus, it comes in several colors – I love the pink! With just a few jewelry findings, it makes a fun and unique bracelet.
- Darice .5mm Leather Cord (2)
- Darice Leather Tassels
- Darice 4 Hole Latch Clasp
- Darice 7mm Jump Rings
- 2.75 mm Crochet Hook
- 3.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Jewelry Pliers
Step One. Begin by attaching your cord to one side of the clasp using a single crochet stitch. Using the smaller 2.75 mm hook (the other one is too big to fit through the holes in the clasp), crochet one singe crochet stitch over each hole.
Step Two. Now we are going to switch to the larger 3.5 mm hook to give our stitches a little more room to breathe. With the larger hook, chain 1, turn, and single crochet in each stitch across (that’s four total).
Now we are going to switch over to double crochet, so for the next row, chain 2 (that will count as the first dc in this row), and double crochet in each stitch across.
About halfway through your crochet bracelet, your first strand of leather cording will run out. To add in the new piece, complete half of the last double crochet in your row, and then pull through the final two loops with the new piece.
When you are finished with your bracelet, go back and use the smaller hook to weave in the ends along the back of the crochet bracelet, and then just snip off the tail ends.
Step Three. First insert your hook into the stitch in the bracelet and draw up a loop, then insert your hook into the hole in the clasp and draw through a loop.
Step Four. When your bracelet is all crocheted, it’s time to attach the tassels.
Use your pliers to gently open up a jump rings. Loop the jump ring through the light pink tassel and one of the bottom holes of one of the clasps. Use the pliers to close the jump ring. I attached the darker tassel to the crochet bracelet using three jump rings so it would hang lower than the light pink tassel.
And you’re all done!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.