Chain Link Beaded Bracelet Cuff
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Chain Link Beaded Bracelet Cuff

Hemp and beads combine to create this very interesting, textural cuff bracelet.

Designed by Wendy Cooper for Darice®

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Hemp, 20lb. – Dark Brown
  • Oblong Pearl Beads (110-120), 4x5mm
  • Pearl 2-Hole Button, 5/8"
  • Crochet Hook – Size E
  • Needle
  • Thread (7") – Brown
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
 

Project Instructions

Cut a 20-23 yard piece and a 28" piece of dark brown hemp. NOTE: Actual yardage will vary depending on tightness of one’s crochet stitches. If you don’t have 20 continuous yards, each link will take about 4 yards to complete.  

To make first link, make a slip knot on one end of the long-yardage piece of hemp. Using the crochet hook, chain stitch 16 stitches, and then slip stitch into the first stitch of the chain, making a loop. To begin next row, make three chain stitches. Then make 28 DC (double crochets) in the loop (work loose end into this row while crocheting). 

To finish, slip stitch to the beginning three chain stitches. Cut hemp strand about 6" from crochet circle and pull hemp end through the last slip stitch. Make a small knot to finish and weave end within crocheted Link. Trim end.  

To add a link, make a slip knot on one end of the long-yardage piece of hemp. Chain stitch 16 stitches. Hold previously made link in front of you (be sure right side is facing upwards). Slide the end of the new16-stitch chain down through the hole of the previously made link. Leaving the previously made link dangling on the 16-stitch chain, make a slip stitch into the first stitch of the new chain, thereby creating the beginning loop for the next link.   

To begin next row of new link, make three chain stitches. Then make 28 DC in the loop of the new link (work loose end into this row while crocheting).   

To finish new Link, slip stitch to the beginning three chain stitches. Cut hemp strand about 6" from crochet circle and pull hemp end through the last slip stitch. Make a small knot to finish and weave end within crocheted link. Previously made link is already attached as new link was created “around” it.  

To finish bracelet, repeat Step 4 three more times so that bracelet is a total of five links long, with each new link attached to the previous one.  

Lay bracelet flat on work surface making sure all links are facing the same direction and are flat. Stitch in place on reverse side. Sew oblong pearl beads onto the front of each link, following the curves of the links as shown in photo.  

Take the 28" piece of hemp, and cut into two pieces, one 6" long and the other 22" long.   

To add a clasp button, take the 6" piece in half and thread through the holes of the button. Fold hemp in half and slide button to the fold. Make an overhand knot on the underside of the button. Take the two hemp ends and thread through two adjacent stitches on one end of bracelet (so button shows on the right side of the bracelet). Knot the two ends together (on underside of bracelet) to hold button sturdy and in place. To finish, use hook to thread loose ends into bracelet and trim ends.  

Clasp loop with 22" piece of hemp, make a slip knot on one side (leaving a 5" tail on for tying later). Chain stitch for 10 stitches. Pull hemp end all the way through to tie off the chain. Take the loose ends from the chain and thread through two adjacent stitches on the other end of the bracelet (opposite side from button, make sure loop you are creating is facing on the right side of the bracelet). Tie ends together (on underside of bracelet) thereby creating chain-loop for the clasp. To finish, use hook to thread loose ends into bracelet and trim ends.

Tips

This cuff might take a little while to complete but it will be so worth it. Experiment with different hemp or bead colors.