Crocheting Jewelry Clasps

By Candace – 11 Comments

If you come across a nice jewelry pattern in your search for things to crochet, it can be off-putting to realize you need more supplies if you happen to not have findings for jewelry already in your craft supply stash. But there’s no need to rush out and buy clasps or hold off on starting a project until you get some if you make clasps of your own.

Toggle Clasps:

Toggle clasps use a bar and a ring to hold a necklace or bracelet closed. With a tight, firm gauge, you can easily make your own by crocheting a few rows back and forth. You can slip your finished bar into a crocheted ring or a loop.

Button Clasps:

Button clasps follow the same idea as a toggle. If you happen to have a button you would like to use, you can skip making your own, but there are many button patterns around, so you can close your jewelry with many different shapes. You can even miniaturize some applique patterns to make a really unique closure. As with the toggle, you can use a ring or a loop, or you can also add a buttonhole to your project.

You can crochet a chain to attach your clasps or sew them on with your yarn needle.

If you need help making a clasp, feel free to leave a comment.

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11 Comments

  1. shelby says:

    Thanks! I never thought of trying this before!

  2. Emma says:

    Great idea! Thank you for a great blog, you have taught me many things. :)

  3. Brenda says:

    Thank you much

  4. Glennys says:

    This is a great idea! Thank you!

  5. John Hablinski says:

    I have made a couple of crocheted buttons with chain stitches between as clasps for shawls and on occasion I’ve linked real brass buttons with a chain stitch joining the buttons.

  6. Christina says:

    Just a quick idea…I remake my old watches by taking off the old bands and crocheting new ones directly onto the old spring post. I then cut up the old band and reuse the buckle or whatever closure it had. Sometimes I do buy a new closure just because! I’ve done different bands like – string of granny squares, or FPDC & BPDC. They look great and lots of people usually want to order them! I can’t keep up!

  7. Carla says:

    Do you have a pattern for the clasps and or the button clasp?

    Thank you

  8. Joyce Armstrong says:

    Not my original idea, but I’ve made a flower and chain instead of a button on little girls clothes. Then they don’t have to lay on a hard button either.

  9. Helen Kollar says:

    A great idea, I make a lot of necklaces out of ladder yarn and this would work so well for them. I need a pattern to help me so if you have one would love to see it. I love this idea.

  10. erin says:

    Thank you for this site it’s really been such a big help

  11. Debbie says:

    I would also like a pattern for the toggle and button clasp. I’m just starting to crochet jewerly..

    Thanks Debbie

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