Saturday, 16 March 2013

Crochet a bracelet

After making my huge knitted floor cushion, I was left with a few odds and ends of Hooplayarn.

 

 

It seemed perfect for making jewellery, so I thought I'd have a go at a bracelet of sorts. With some beads.

 

Pretty, huh?

 

This was so unbelievably easy to make, and all you need to be able to do is crochet a chain.

Yep, seriously that is all.

 

 

 

Here's what to do:

Gather supplies.

  • You'll need what ever yarn you have to spare and a hook to match.

I used Hooplayarn and a 15mm hook.

  • Beads of choice.

I had bought these glass beads verrrrry cheaply on eBay. Find similar here.

 

Ok.

To start, you'll need to cut a length of yarn. This will depend on how many times you want your chain to wrap around your wrist. Try starting with a metre, this should give you plenty.

 

Next, thread the beads onto one end. I used 15 beads here, but you might need more or less, depending on sizes. (you can always add more)

 

 

With the other end of the yarn, make a slip knot and put it on yer hook.

Right, this is soooo easy.

Pull your first bead right up to your hook, nice and snug.

 

 

Now make a chain stitch (yarn over, pull up a loop).

You have crocheted a bead.

 

 

Repeat with the next bead and the next until you have a length you're happy with.

 

 

 

Knot the end and tie both ends together.

 

 

 

Bracelet made.

 

 

 

This would work with all sorts of yarn and beads. Make it longer and you'd have a well-lush necklace, too.

 

 

 

See ya

X

 

17 comments:

  1. Great idea. My daughter always wants to 'make' something but has not progressed from making a chain yet. This could be a project for us to do together.

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  2. this is simple and amazing!!!!
    thank you for sharing this beauty!!!!
    happy weekend, xxxx Ale

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  3. Nice idea! Ik make beads from polymer clay, I can use them.

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    SALUDITOS

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  5. Nice idea, and so quick, perfect for all the times I decide to make a present for someone an hour before they are due to arrive. Love the floor cushion on the previous post, fab, I haven't done needles as big as that, they look a bit cumbersome? I guess once you get into the swing though it makes up quickly.

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend.x

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  6. Such a good idea! I have beads like that I just need some tshirt yarn :)

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  7. Lovely and easy.Good idea.

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  8. AWESOME tutorial! Thanks.
    Anne xx

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  9. that is lovely. have you tried crocheting with jewellery wire and beads? it is really easy and gives a lovely effect.

    Nikki x

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  10. That looks so effective! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing a tutorial - something else for the to-do list.....
    Carly
    x

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  11. Fantastic idea- can't wait to try it!

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  12. What a good idea! I have a few off bits of hooplayarn left over from a basket I just made! Thanks for sharing! N

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  13. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share and Great post,I really like your article and nice pic

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