Sunday, June 29, 2014

Crocheted Summer Bracelets - free tutorial


 Hello everyone! 

Today I have a wonderful project to share with you. And it is heavenly easy to make. 
I made these flat, stacking bracelets (see pictures at the end) last summer and they were such fun to wear so this year I decided to make some more but a bit different. 
 

 To make these you need cotton crochet yarn / thread. I used sport yarn and adequate hook.
For a wrist circumference of  16cm/ 6.3" I chained 52 +1 as a sc for the next row. 
Row 1 to 8: sc in all stitches. Remember to chain 1 more at the end of each row as the beginning sc for the next row.



After the second row measure it on your wrist to see if it fits. It shouldn't be too snug because you have to slip your hand through it when done.


 

 

My finished 8 row piece measures about 3.4 cm / 1.3" in width


Next , fold it, right sides facing ...


... and bring the yarn through both sides so that you can work that edge.


sc through both sides.
 

 The bracelet measures about 2 cm / 0.8".


When you come to the end, join the ends and sl stitch them in the round. You may also take a tapestry needle and sew them.


First slip stitch the upper layer. Turn the bracelet as you work so that it is easy to do it in the round.
 




The finish. If you want to conceal the finish you may decorated it with beads or add a piece of fabric over it. 


 
  
These are the "flat" bracelets I talked about above. I call them flat because they are literally flat - I made only 5 rows of sc and that gives them the flatness, while the other ones gain a dome-shaped quality when done. 
 



For many different looks, you can combine both types.
 

I hope you like this project!

9 comments:

Linda Powell said...

what a fun and quick project and brilliant for beginners too Maya. I adore all the fun colours you chose too, you now have bracelets for every occasion :-)

Ira Huberts said...

Who wants loom bracelets when you can make these! Yours are supercool Maya and I just LOVE your red/white/blue skirt as well!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Katherine said...

Love these bracelets, Maya! Will have to grab hook and yarn and give these a try. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us.

chris Lafargue-Bonet said...

Fun, quick and easy. Who could ask for more? ;)

Anna said...

Beautiful !!! And matching perfectly with the outfit !
Thanks for the tutorial !
And your visit !
Anna

Brooke Bock said...

Super cute! With directions even I can follow...I am one of those fiber girls that can do it if you sit next to me and show me but when I see all the dcc, sc stuff I am baffled. Your tutorial is the best of both!Thank you> I also favorite your Etsy shop!

I found you through the Off the Hook Monday link party!

Best,

Brooke

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Brooke! I am glad you like this.

Let's Talk About Me said...

Fun! Super cute too. I really love the blue, purple, and pink combination.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Maya, these are too fun! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at The Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-106.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse