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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Beaded Crochet Bracelet with Pattern

Keeping in step with the project theme of last week, I've made another beaded bracelet. This time however, it involves crochet.

Gather your supplies and make a few of these!



Materials:

  • Assorted Beads (make sure the hole is big enough for your choice of thread)
  • size E/4 - 3.5MM hook
  • Crochet thread, yarn or Friendship thread
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
  • bracelet closure

Stitches used: (American Terms)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

Step One: String your beads onto your yarn. Using as few or as many as you like. I opt to put extra on my thread because if there are extra when you're finished it's no big deal.




Step Two: Chain a number that will loosely go across your wrist + 1. The "+1" is our turning chain and it's needed to make sure we don't use up the length as we work on the bracelet.

Step Three:
SC in second ch from hook and in each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Begin Beading
Step Four:

SC in first stitch, *add bead, ch 1, skip next stitch, SC in next. Repeat from * across, ending with a SC stitch at the end. Ch 1 and turn.


Adding a bead is as simple as pulling it close to your hook,
chain one to go over the top of the bead, skip the next stitch,
and SC in the next. There! You've added a bead!


If you want more than one row of beads: Do one row repeating Step Three then Repeat Step Four. This ensures all your beads are showing in the right side.

If you're happy with one row of beads: SC in each stitch across. Tie off securely and weave in loose ends.


Attaching Closure

Leaving a long tail, make a chain of 8 stitches and tie off. Slip the closure onto the chain and secure to the back side of the bracelet with the long ends.

Repeat for the opposite side.






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You can make one to match every outfit and every mood! Be creative and step out of the box. Express yourself through your craft!




Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~


4 comments:

  1. The blue and green one is awesome! Thanks for sharing your post on my What Are You Doing? Blog Hop! http://contentemeant.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-are-you-doing-wednesday-blog-hop-54.html

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    1. Glad you like it! That one is my favorite too!

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  2. Thanks. They are so cute. Can't wait to try them.

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