Monday, 20 August 2012
How to crochet a bracelet
Before we went on holidays, juggling work, family, the pets, the friends and house and garden wasn't really a problem.
So why do I find it so difficult now?
It feels as if I am constantly playing catch-up, and there is just so little time for all the things I used to fit easily into my day,
like doing crafty things and writing blog posts (or washing my hair....).
So when I made a bracelet for a friend today I took the opportunity to photograph the steps.
Here is a DIY for a very quick, very simple crocheted bracelet.
You will need some thin wire (mine is a 0.25 mm silver wire)
Some beads (I used 12, because that is a significant number for my friend), and
a crocheting hook (the thinner the hook the smaller the chains. I used a 5 but only because it was the only hook I had)
a clasp and a ring to close the bracelet (or necklace)
Warning: this can be quite addictive!
Start by putting all the beads onto the wire (don't cut the wire):
Make a loop at the beginning of the wire, then attach the metall ring to the end of the wire:
Start crocheting chains, adding a bead every now and then (I added one every 4 to 6 chains).
Continue until all your beads have been used:
Then cut the wire and attach the clasp at the end:
I like it most when the bracelet is wrapped several times around the arm. You can of course also use it as a necklace,
or make it a lot longer and have many strands around your neck or up your arm.
Wishing you a wonderful, calm, centered, creative day :-).
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Lots of love,