Crochet Handcuffs

Crochet Handcuffs

Crochet handcuffs remind us of a childhood full of make believe.

crochet handcuffs

We spent hours playing house, school and, of course, cops and robbers. We dodged behind trees and shot at each other with guns made from twigs. I can’t imagine what playtime would have been like if our mother had crocheted a pair of handcuffs for us!

If you have kids who love to run and play and make believe…picture what adventures they’ll have with a pair of handcuffs! Do they love heros like Dick Tracy and Andy Griffith? Or would they enjoy creating their own characters as local cops, private detectives or special agents?

These crocheted handcuffs are one size fits all. The button slips through any of the spaces in the row of double crochets.

Skill Level: Beginner

Technique Used: Crochet in Rows, Crochet around Chain

Stitches Used: chain, single crochet, double crochet


  • Vanna’s Choice [worsted weight (4)] SILVER GREY – remnant (approx. 26 yards)
  • Hook: J/10/6.00 mm
  • (2) ¾” buttons
  • Yarn Needle
  • Needle and thread


Chain Link Instructions (make 2)

Ch 15, Join with sl st. Ch 1

Rnd 1: Work 27 sc around the ch-15. Join with a sl st. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Joining (Center) Chain Link Instructions (make 1)

Ch 15: Put two links made previously onto chain. Join with a sl st so the two other links are captured. Ch 1.

Rnd 1: Work 27 sc around the ch-15. Join with a sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.

handcuffs assembled

Cuff Instructions (make 2)

Ch 31

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc across. (30)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc across. (30)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. Finish off and weave in ends. (30)

With a whip stitch, attach Row 15 of one handcuff to outer chain link using the tail of the outer link. Repeat with other handcuff.

Sew a button to the end of one of the handcuffs (either 2nd or 29th stitch). The row of DC will act as button holes. Repeat with other handcuff.

Wishing your kids lots of playtime adventures where all the bad guys are caught and the good guys live happily ever after!

These are toys only and are not to be used as a restraining device. Please play at your own risk.

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