Earlier this year, I visited the Hemptique booth at Creativation, a trade show for the craft and hobby industry. I was very impressed with the range of colors they had available in hemp cord. The representative gave me some samples and I’ve been crocheting bracelets from them ever since. This crochet pattern combines bobbles and craft beads to create a textured and durable hemp bracelet.
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When I first saw the Hemptique display, I was assuming that all the cord would be in the earthy colors I usually associate with hemp cord.
I was delighted to discover that Hemptique offers a great range of colors, including variegated, metallic, and glitter hemp cord.
I used the Hemp Cord 4-color card boxes, which allow you to sample several colors (but don’t quite include enough of any one color to finish an adult sized bracelet). I added some faux bronze etched craft beads, but you could use any type of crafting beads.
If you plan on making a bunch of these bracelets, I would recommend getting spools so you could have the option to make a bracelet in one color, or have more control over color changes. Nonetheless, these were pretty fun to make!
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- Bracelet: 0.75” (2 cm) wide x 8” (21 cm) long.
- Hemptique Hemp Cord (100% hemp) – one 4-Color Card Box (samples use cord from Star Fish and Paradise boxes), or approximately 16 yd (14.5 m) hemp cord.
- US Size D-3/3.25 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 4 crafting beads. (I used the Etched Crafting Beads by Bead Landing.)
- Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use tight tension so the crochet fabric is firm.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- bob – bobble – *Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * in same st 2 more times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
- ch – chain
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Change colors in last yarn over of last sc of wrong side row.
- Push bobbles and beads towards front of Right Side rows.
- Customize size by decreasing or increasing repeats of Rows 2-9.
- Thread 4 beads onto hemp cord.
- Ch 4.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next st and each st across. (3 sts)
- Row 2: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, bobble in next st, sc in last st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
- Rows 4-5: Rep Row 3 twice.
- Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, slide bead forward, ch 1 around bead, sc in last st. (2 sts + 2 ch)
- Row 7: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch, sk next ch, sc in last st. (3 sts)
- Rows 8-9: Rep Row 3 twice.
- Rows 10-33: Rep Rows 2-9, 3 times (or until bracelet measures approximately one repeat shorter than desired length).
- Rows 34-37: Rep Rows 2-5.
- Row 38: Rep Row 3.
- Row 39: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in last st. (2 sts + ch-3 sp buttonhole)
- Row 40: Turn,ch 1, sc in first st, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last st. Fasten off. (5 sts)
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.
- Close by inserting first bead from Row 3 through buttonhole formed by Row 39.