This post was originally created by me for Darice. It also contains affiliate links for your convenience.
I don't do a lot of jewelry projects and tutorials, so this post is a bit outside of my wheelhouse, but I'm always looking for new materials to crochet, and when I saw this thin leather cording, I knew it would make some great crocheted jewelry. The tassels are trending right now, and they make this bracelet a lot of fun to wear.
Want to make your own? Here's what you will need:
- .5 mm leather cording (2 pkgs) - I chose pink, but I like the blue a lot too (get it from Amazon or Consumer Crafts)
- 4 Hole Latch Clasp (get it from Amazon or Consumer Crafts)
- Tassels (from Amazon or Consumer Crafts) - they also come in blue!
- Jump rings
- 2.75 mm crochet hook
- 3.50 mm crochet hook
- Jewelry Pliers
Begin with a slip knot on your hook and work each stitch over each hole in the clasp as shown in the image above. You should now have four single crochet stitches.
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.
You will repeat this double crochet row thirteen times until your bracelet is about six inches long (if you want a longer bracelet, add a couple more rows).
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.
After your 14 dc rows, do one row of sc in each stitch. Then it is time to switch back to the smaller 2.75 mm hook and crochet through the other clasp.
Step Three - To crochet your bracelet to the other side of the clasp, 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.
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Pull the loop through the two loops on your hook to complete the single crochet. Pull the end of your cord through the final loop, and weave in the end.
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.
Ta-Da! Your fancy new tassel bracelet is all ready to wear!
If you like this project, be sure to pin the image below so you can find it again!