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.



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