Copyright 2016 by Janis Frank
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Looking for something unique to crochet? Look no further! I have a thing for bracelets (and slippers, but that’s another story) and this is one of my most favourite things to crochet. Quick and easy to make, once you have made a few, it’ll take you less than an evening to make one.
This is also a great pattern if you have an extra special button that you just don’t know what to do with, but want to show it off. You can use a muted colour such as white, or ecru to make it stand out even more.
And if you are looking to make some extra cash and sell these, which I’m always cool with btw, the cost to make these is next to nothing. You can purchase crochet cotton thread for very reasonable costs, and reuse buttons you’ve collected, found at second hand stores, or even for cheap at many big box stores.
This is not the only crocheted jewelry pattern I’ve written. If you are looking for more crochet or knitting patterns, be sure to check out , my website or whereever you originally downloaded this pattern.
Table of Contents
Things you need:
1 ball of crochet cotton thread (Main colour)
1 ball complimentary colour of crochet cotton thread (accent colour or whatever you’d like the edging to be).
Size 10 (1.3 mm) crochet hook.
A pretty button
It’s not really important for this project as there isn’t a specific size needed. The pattern, as written, makes a bracelet that is approximately 7 inches (17.5 cm) in length. If you’re so inclinded, you can make this bracelet either longer or shorter in 1.5 cm or 5/8 inch increments. For example, if it is too long by 5/8 of an inch, then chain 6 less stitches (69 chains). If you needed the bracelet to be 3 cm longer, chain 12 more stitches than what the instructions give (87 chains).
Round 1: With main colour of thread, sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc in each chain to the end. In the last chain, 5sc. On the opposite side (there is a small loop on the bottom of each sc you made down the chain), sc to the end of the chain. In the last chain 4sc. Join with sl st to the first sc made. Break thread.
Round 2: With complimentary colour of thread, join the thread in the 3rd sc after join of last round. Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. 2sc. * ch5, skip next 3 sts, 3sc * repeat from * to * 10 more times. Ch7, sc in middle st of 5sc of previous round. C7, skip next 3 sts, 3sc, repeat from * to * 11 more times. Ch7, sc in top sc of previous round. Ch7, join with sl st to 1st sc of round. Break thread.
Round 3: With main colour of thread, join in 1st ch5 loop of previous round. Working in the loop, ch2, 9dc. 10dc in the each ch5 and ch7 loop around. Join with sl st to top of ch2. Break thread.
Round 4: With complimentary colour of thread, and working in the back loop of each dc, join thread in back loop of the 5th dc of previous round. Ch1, sc in same st as join. Sc in each dc leaving the last dc of shell unworked. In this unworked dc and the 1st dc of next shell, sc2tog. (In other words, sc2tog between the last dc of this shell and 1st dc of the following shell. ) * 8sc, sc2tog * repeat from * to * 9 more times. 8sc. (You should be at the end of the bracelet between the shells) ch 10 (or however many sts you need to slide over your selected button). Sl st in sc just made forming a loop. Sc2tog in the last dc of this shell and in the 1st dc of the next shell. * 8sc, sc2tog * repeat from * to * 11 more times. 8sc. (You should be at the opposite end of the bracelet between the shells). Sc2tog over last and first dc of the end shells. Sc in remaining dc. Sl st to first sc made in the round. Break thread.
Sew button to the end opposite the loop as shown above.
Work in thread ends.
Hints and Tips:
The counts for how many time you repeat the * to * sections of rounds 2 and 4 will change if you’ve made the bracelet longer or shorter than the 7 inches than I wrote this pattern.
To save work of sewing in ends, work in the ends of the threads as you are making the bracelet. Hold the thread behind your work and catch it as you make the next 4-5 stitches. The joins are positioned along the pattern so there isn’t too many ends in one area.
You can use 1 to 4 colours to make this bracelet. Just because I’ve only shown examples with 2 colours, doesn’t mean you can’t try something different.
When making the loop to secure the bracelet, chain as many stitches as you think you may need. Sl st to the sc and pass the button through the loop. If it is too small, undo the sl st and add more chains. If too long, undo the sl st and take some out. It’s easier to check now than later. And always easier to sl st to the sc to make sure it’s a good length.
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
sts – stitches
2sctog – single crochet 2 stitches together
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Looking for something unique to crochet? Look no further! I have a thing for bracelets (and slippers, but that's another story) and this is one of my most favourite things to crochet. Quick and easy to make, once you have made a few, it'll take you less than an evening to make one. This is also a great pattern if you have an extra special button that you just don't know what to do with, but want to show it off. You can use a muted colour such as white, or ecru to make it stand out even more. And if you are looking to make some extra cash and sell these, which I'm always cool with btw, the cost to make these is next to nothing. You can purchase crochet cotton thread for very reasonable costs, and reuse buttons you've collected, found at second hand stores, or even for cheap at many big box stores.