In creating this piece I was inspired by the mixed media jewelry in Jaclyn Mayer’s Orly Genger collection. She created some amazing looks with non-traditional jewelry materials, so I decided to try my hand at combining some suede cord with gold chain link. I’m really happy with the contrast between the shiny chain and the soft suede. Crocheting with the suede was really interesting, and I love how the natural stretchiness of the crochet makes this cuff really comfortable to slip on and wear all day.

Time Needed 
1 to 2 hours
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Skill Level 
Intermediate

Step-by-Step Tutorial Read

Materials
  • Project Yield 
    4 - 5 cuffs
  • Time Needed 
    1 to 2 hours
  • Skill Level 
    Intermediate
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    Gather your materials.
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    Make a slip knot. Single crochet until you have a length about one and a half times the size of your wrist. You need the extra length because this technique will make the cuff tighter and smaller.
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    Use a slip stitch to create a circle. Just make sure the single crochet chain is not twisted before connecting the chain together.
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    For round 2, make slip stitch into each stitch around.
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    To start round 3, make a single chain one. Then make a slip stitch into each stitch around, but instead of crocheting under both strands of the stitch, make your slip stitches under a single strand. I found it easier to crochet along the outside of the bracelet so you can see which strand to slip stitch under. Then just repeat round 3 until your cuff is the desired width. (Make sure to start each round with a chain one, or your cuff will be slightly uneven.)
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    Once you have reached the desired width for your cuff, pull the loop out and cut the strand so you have a few inches left. Make a knot and weave in the ends.
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    I found the cuff looked more finished on the other side so I flipped it inside out, but you can wear it whatever way you prefer.
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    Thread the gold chain through the cuff. Then weave the chain in and out of the stitches with your crochet hook. I would sometimes pull the chain through to the back of the bracelet to add more variety to the look.
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    Continue threading the chain through until you like the look, then bring the ends of the chain together. Connect the two ends with a jump ring, then cut the chain off.
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    Your cuff is ready to wear—just slip over your wrist!

Crocheted Suede Cuff

$20.00
Kit Yield 
4 - 5 cuffs
What's Included
Suede Lace .125in Wide 25yd Spool
Blue Moon Fine Cable Chain 100in 1/Pkg
Jewelry Basics Metal Findings 300/Pkg
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