With a little thread, some beads and a crochet hook you can make one or a dozen colorful crochet bracelets perfect for wearing with Summer fashions. Dig in your stash, I’ll bet you have almost everything you need to make them.
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These two bracelets are perfect for beginners. You’ll need to know how to do the chain stitch, the slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet.
Here’s what you’ll need to make beaded crocheted bracelets:
- fine yarn or thread, cotton or acrylic. I used fingering weight acrylic yarn from my stash. 6 strand embroidery thread would work well, too.
- crochet hooks to suit the yarn, I used 3 and 4mm hooks (D and G in American hook sizes)
- 2 or 3mm seed beads
- decorative buttons (I used one from my stash.)
- clasps if you don’t want to tie the bracelet on. (I used a lobster clasp which wasn’t the best choice, but in my stash.)
- tapestry needle
- white glue
Button Clasp Bracelet
Follow the tutorial at Jewelry Making Journal.
Use a bit of white glue on the end of the yarn to form a point. After it dries it should be easy to slide the beads onto the thread.
I used a 3mm crochet hook. Thread 50 or 60 beads onto the yarn (better to have too many). Then thread the yarn through the buttonholes and tie a knot on the back.
Begin making a chain. Every 4 or 5 chains, slide a bead up to the hook and make a chain around it.
When the chain is long enough to wrap around your wrist several times stop adding beads and chain enough stitches to pass the button through. Use a slip stitch to close the loop and single crochet around the ring to reinforce it. Fasten off.
Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle and hide the end within the work.What crafty creations could you make today from YOUR craft stash?! #CraftRoomDestashChallengeClick To Tweet
Beaded Band Bracelet
Find the tutorial at ABC Knitting.
I used a 4mm hook for this one. Thread about 150 beads onto the yarn.
My bracelet was four double crochets wide instead of the three called for in the pattern.
Chain 6, double crochet in the third chain from the hook and then one double crochet in each of the remaining stitches. Make 5 beaded chain stitches and turn. (In retrospect 4 chains would have worked better with the size hook I used).
Make four double crochet stitches across, 5 beaded chain stitches and turn. Repeat the pattern until the band fits comfortably around your wrist. Fasten off and thread the tail onto a needle to weave into the work.
Attach a clasp and a jump ring to make a closure.
These bracelets were fun to make. When I was a teenager my friends and I spent hours making similar bracelets. I have to confess thread crochet is challenging for me now that I’m older. I had to have very good light in order to see the stitches.
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