Small amounts of cotton DK (#3, light worsted) yarn in two colours
3 mm crochet hook
Button with shank, approx. ½ inch (12 mm.)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl.st. = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
MC = main colour
CC = contrast colour
sk = skip
Popcorn stitch: make 4 dc into designated stitch, drop loop after last dc, insert hook from front to back into top of first dc worked, pick up dropped loop and draw through.
Gauge: Motif = 1¾ inches square (4.5 cm.)
The finished bracelet should measure approx. 7½ inches in length. See pattern notes at the end of
instructions for a custom fit.
Motif: Using MC, ch 4, join into ring with sl.st.
1st round: Ch 2 then work 7 sc into ring. Join with sl.st. to top of 2 ch. Fasten off
2nd round: Join CC to same place as join. Ch 3, 3 dc into same place as join. Drop loop after 3rd dc, insert hook into top of 3 ch from front to back, pick up dropped loop and draw through. Ch 3, *popcorn stitch (see special stitches) into next sc, ch 3*. Repeat from * to * six times (8 popcorns). Join with sl.st. to top of first popcorn. Fasten off
3rd round: Join MC with sl.st. to any 3 ch space. Ch 2, 2 sc into same 3 ch space. 3 sc 1 ch 3 sc into next 3 ch space (corner made). *3 sc in next 3 ch space, 3 sc 1 ch 3 sc into next chain space*. Repeat from * to * twice. Join with sl.st. to top of 2 ch. Sl.st. into next sc. Do not fasten off.
Strap – first side
1st row: Ch 18. Sc into 7th chain from hook, *ch 3 sk next 3 ch, sc into next ch* repeat from * to * once. Ch 3, sl.st. to same sc on motif as beg. ch. Sl.st. to next sc on motif, ch 1. Turn
2nd row: [5 sc into 3 ch space. Sl.st. into next sc] 3 times. 11 sc into 6 ch space, sl.st. into back loop of foundation chain (opposite sc in row 1). [5 sc into next 3 ch space, sl.st. into back loop of foundation chain] twice. 5 sc into next 3 ch space, sl.st. to next sc on motif. 3 ch. Turn.
3rd row: Sk first 2 sc, sc into next sc. *[Ch 5 sk next 4 sc, sc into next sc] 3 times*. Sc into each of next 7 sc. Rep. from * to *. Ch 3, sl.st. into next sc on motif. Ch 1. Turn.
4th row: 3 sc into 3 ch space, *[5 sc into 5 ch space] 3 times*. Sc into each of next 7 sc. Rep. from * to *. 3 sc into 3 ch space. Sl. st. to next sc on motif. Fasten off.
Strap – second side
Join yarn to middle sc of middle 3 sc group on the opposite side of the motif and work second side of strap in the same way as the first.
Finishing. Weave in ends. Sew button to the end of one of the straps. The loop at the end of the other side of the strap acts as the buttonhole.
Pattern note: The bracelet length can be altered to fit any size wrist. To make it larger, increase the foundation chain of the strap by 4 stitches (on one or both sides) and make an additional 3 ch loop in the first row. To decrease, work 4 less ch and leave out one of the 3 ch loops. Each 3 ch loop adds approx. half an inch to the total length of the strap.
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This is really pretty. I'm not much into yarn bracelets but this one, and it's in my favorite blue, really is appealing. I am thinking that this pattern done in embroidery cottons or crochet thread could end up as a hair barrette even or pretty brooch.
How long does it take you to make one, Elaine? And congrats on getting the photo up, I'm a bit techno-phobic myself. :)