Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

This post doubles as a sneak peek at April's Jewelry Club selection, because April's necklace features a nifty little clasp that you actually make while you're making the necklace. No special tools are required--all you need is your crochet hook and whatever yarn or thread you are using to make the necklace. It's easy and looks elegant to boot!

Necklace Clasp 10

Here's how to do it.


1. Begin the button with a chain 2, leaving a 12-inch tail for weaving later.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

2. Work 6 single crochet in the second chain from the hook.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

3. Without joining or turning, work 2 single crochets in each single crochet around, for a total of 12 single crochets.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

4. For the next round, work 1 single crochet in each single crochet around (for a total of 12 single crochets). Then close the button by decreasing 1 single crochet in each 2 single crochets, for a total of 6 single crochets in the last round.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

5. Using the 12-inch tail that was left at the beginning, weave the tail in and out of the last 6 stitches and pull tight to complete the button.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

Now work whatever fanciness you have planned for the necklace, and when the necklace is done, you'll work the button loop on the opposite side.

6. To work the button loop, work 12 chain stitches at the end of the necklace.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

7. Join with a slip stitch in the 12 chain from the hook to form the button loop.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

8. Work 12 single crochets in the button loop to make it nice and firm.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry

9. Now finish off your thread and weave in all the ends. You should have a button loop perfectly sized to fit over the button made at the beginning.

Built-In Clasps for Crochet Jewelry