Crochet Puff-Bead Bracelet

 I created this bracelet this morning as a gift to a Lakota friend of mine. The beads are made of wood and remind me of drumming. The yarn I used is Cascade Fixation, which is rather elastic. You can use the button hold method like I did for the bracelet. If you prefer, it should be easy enough to create a one-piece that stretches enough to go on and off. I'll be working on that next.

Yarn: Cascade Fixation, less than 1 skein.

11 Beads: 12x8 oval wood beads, or any you like.
11 beads for small wrist, 15 for larger.
Beaded single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull loop through stitch, push up bead, yarn over, pull through all loops. 

Bracelet with a Buttonhole
Load 12 (15) beads to start.
Ch 24 (32).

Row 1. SC in second chain from the hook, sc across.
Row 2. Ch1, sc in first sc. *Beaded single crochet in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc* finish with a single crochet. Ch 8 or number of chains needed to go around 1 bead securely.
Row 3. SC in first sc. Button hole made. SC across.
Finish off and weave in ends.

Bracelet as one-piece, no buttonhole needed.
Load 14 (16) beads to start.
Ch 28 (32)
Round 1: Join to first chain with sl st.  SC around. 27 stitches.
Round 2. sc around.
Round 3. Sc in first sc of previous round. *Beaded single crochet in next sc, ch 1, sl st in next sc* End round with a single crochet.
Round 4. Sc around
Round 5. Sc around. 
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

© Copyright Jennifer Moore, 2012. All Rights Reserved. Please feel free to use this pattern for your own, non-commercial, use. Do not redistribute. Thanks!


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