This is a round braid using four strands of flat crocheted cord. So first, I needed to crochet flat cords. I used cotton crochet thread and 1.40mm hook. This is the simple process:
Single crochet on the second chain from the hook.
Repeat single crochet, chain 1, turn, until you reach your desired length. I made my cords up to 7.5 inches, with this crochet thread and hook size, the width ended up approximately 4mm.
These are the finished 4 flat cords. I left a longer tail on both sides of one cord for stitching later.
With a needle and using the longer tail, I stitched the four cords together.
Now, they're ready to be braided. I started a picture tutorial for braiding but it seems that it's not as good as a video tutorial. Anyway, this video from Beadaholique channel in YouTube was also where I learned four strand braiding. Click this link to check it out.
After I finished braiding, again using a needle and the long tail, I sewed the cords together. The braid's finished length is 6 inches.
On to attaching my findings. I connected an eyepin to each end of the braided cord, secured by tying the tails around the pin.
I then chose what end caps to use. I tried these cones on but they seem a bit big for a short bracelet so I just made these wire end caps.
I just twisted jewelry wire around the tip of a pen up to the size I needed.
I applied glue on the cord for more secured ends.
I put a small round bead, made a small loop using a round-nose pliers and twisted the eyepin to finish.
Then the jump rings, clasp, and chain links for adjustment. I also added this cute padlock charm.
And here's my round braided crochet bracelet in summery yellow and green.
I also made another one using pink and orange shades, and there will be more to come. I hope you like this cute simple bracelet tutorial. Until next time. Cheers!