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Friday, April 27, 2012

Crochet Round Beaded Bracelet Pattern


This little bracelet was designed for a Lakota friend of mine on a cold, rainy day. The Cascade fixation yarn is soft and warm without being heavy. The beads are about 12x8. These particular ones are a variation of a yellow turquoise stone. 

 
Materials:
·         Yarn: Cascade Fixation Solid
·         Beads: 5-6 large beads, as needed according to size
·         Size F crochet hook
·         Yarn needle

Beaded chain stitch: Push up bead, hook yarn on other side of bead, pull through chain.
Chain 5, Beaded chain stitch, *chain 5, beaded chain stitch* until you reach the right size for the wrist- five beaded chain stitches for small wrists, six for larger. Join with a sl st to the first ch.
Round 1: ch1. Sc around, join to first sc with sl st.
Round 2: sl 2, *sk 1, tc 7 in next sc (above beaded ch st), sk 1, sl st in next sc*. Join to 1 sc with sl st. Turn bracelet over and turn around so you are working on the right side of the bracelet on the unfinished side of the beads.
Round 3: *sk 1, tc 7 in next sc (above beaded ch st), sk 1, sl st in next sc.* Join to beginning of round sl st with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Variations:

·         If you are using round beads rather than oval, then change the triple crochet stitches (tc) to double crochet stitches (dc) to round out the bead bed made by the shell stitch.
·         If you are using a thicker yarn or for a less full look, you can cut the triple crochets from 7 to 5.

Key:

Sc: single crochet
Sk st: skip stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
Tc: triple crochet

© Copyright Jenna Moore, Jenna Moore Designs

More Patterns Coming

Y'all have really inspired me! I noticed today that the last time I posted a pattern it was almost a year ago-April 29, 2011. So, I'm thinking perhaps I just get inspired in the spring. I also noticed that when I post patterns y'all come 'round to get 'em. So I'm working now to write up some of the other patterns I've made. I'm almost done with my fusion craft Batman hat pattern. After that comes my snake scarf that I made for the kiddos I hope.
Remember, these patterns are free for your personal use, but please don't redistribute or sell them. You can also keep up with me on Ravelry where I keep a shop of all my patterns. (Don't worry, if it's free here it's also free there.) My Ravelry id is jenna3. See you there and happy stitching!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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.

Materials
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!