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curly bracelet

 

you do not like hearts and valentine’s day to you is ….?

make a nice bracelet for yourself!

the stitch technique is the same as for this scarf cowl, see here

curly-scarf - elisabeth andrée

you can use yarn of all types, thick or thin, just adjust the number of your beginning chains.

there are some differences between the scarf and the bracelet:

  1. the number of stitches
  2. the thickness of the yarn
  3. for the scarf h dc and for the bracelet sc.
  4. the number of strings.

 

ideas

next to a bracelet or scarf, a single string would be nice to sew along the edge of a cushion. or do you have an invitation for a dinner or party and no money to buy new clothes? if you have a basic t-shirt or blouse and yarn in the same color: make two bracelets and slide them to the ends of the sleeves. many garments have spare buttons you may use.

curly-scarf - elisabeth andrée

how to?

for the yellow bracelet i used thin yarn: dmc petra 5, a yellow fake pearl and a 2 mm crochet hook.

  1. for the first string you make 70 chains plus 1 extra to start
  2. crochet 2 sc into the 2nd chain from hook, crochet 3 sc in the next ch and in each subsequent chain until the end of row
  3. don’t fasten off but make again 70 chains plus 1 extra and repeat 2. for the second and following rows.
  4. do not cut the yarn when you’ve made the last string, because you will now crochet 1 sc in all ends of the strings. maybe an extra sc is necessary to create a perfectly straight part at the end of the bracelet. make the length and width just the size you like and need for the button or bead. if you are satisfied fasten off.
  5. attach the yarn at the other end of the first string. now make sure the strings are not twisted with each other. then you can crochet the second end of your bracelet, but do not forget to make a buttonhole.
  6. fasten off and your bracelet is ready.
 
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enjoy!

curly-scarf - elisabeth andrée


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tutorial flower bracelet & necklace

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first i intended to make a tutorial, but then i thought it isn’t very special, so i only published some photo’s with a brief explanation. but now, here is the tutorial for you, by special request of amy.

the flowers i have crocheted over a year ago and i really do not remember how it evolved. i think – on the basis of a pattern – i tried a few things and it has become this little flower. they were originally meant to sew around the edge of a white scarf.

used materials and stitches

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materials
  • (leftover) cotton yarn
  • small buttons with 4 holes for the necklace
  • 1 button with 2 holes for the bracelet
  • crochet hook sizes 2 – 2.5 mm
  • sewing thread in a matching color
  • a needle with a blunt point
stitches
  • chain = ch
  • ss = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • h dc = half double crochet

how to make the flowers

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  1. start with a magic ring
  2. don’t start with a ch, but make 6 sc into the ring (not too tight, especially not your first stitch)
  3. close the magic ring and ss into the first sc
  4. don’t start with a ch, but crochet 1 h dc and 1 ss into the same stitch as the ss
  5. in the next 5 sc you make: 2 h dc and 1 ss
  6. cut the yarn and finish the flower with needle and thread in the first stitch (which is the ss) and the last stitch you have made in the following way:
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weave in both ends but only cut one off, because you need a thread to attach the flower onto the necklace. i did not cut the yarn ends until i had sewn the flower on the necklace .

how to make the necklace

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  1. crochet a number of chains until you reach the length you like to have, then close it into to a ring (try to avoid turning and twisting).
  2. make 2 ch and crochet 1 h dc into the next ch and into all the chains till end of row. 
  3. finish the necklace with a ss or rather with needle and yarn in the same way as you did with the flowers (photo 1,2,3)
  4. (if you like to make a belt for example you don’t close the chains into a ring but, but at the end you turn, then make 1 h dc into the 3rd ch from hook and into all the chains till the end of row. repeat this row if you want it wider).

how to attach the flowers onto the necklace

  1. define where you want to sew the flowers onto the necklace
  2. you have 1 thread left on each flower. all flowers have a little dent and that is where you sew the yarn to the front (pictures 2 – 5)
  3. sew the yarn through two holes of a button (picture 6)
  4. sew the yarn with a flower and button onto the necklace. see pictures 7 – 12 how to do that. 
  5. sew the button by pulling the yarn through the two remaining holesnote: pull on the yarn but not too tight, so the flower can dangle a little
  6. weave in the end at the back side of the necklace.note: try to avoid bumps of yarn on the back of your necklace. 
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with a contrasting color yarn you can make basting stitches and more secure the buttons. 

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how to make the flower bracelet

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  1. start with making 3 ch and then ss into the dent of the first flower
  2. crochet 3 ch and ss into the next flower, repeat this untill you have the desired length
  3. end with 3 ch
  4. close the bracelet into a ring (try to avoid turning and twisting) by attaching the first and the last chain together, you can do this in the following way:
  5. cut the yarn after the last chain stitch
  6. sew the yarn through a button and then into the first chain stitch, sew securely
  7. to make it extra solid i have sewn some stitches with plain sewing yarn.
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that’s it!
hope you like the tutorial and that you will make many pretty flower bracelets and necklaces!
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jewelry or garland?

these are all variations on the little cups of my tutorial, also the pendant.

pendant and little cups necklace - elisabeth andrée

i used different types of yarn including embroidery thread. you can wear the cups as earrings, charms on a necklace or bracelet, brooches… just to give you some ideas.

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tutorials

for the pendant i adjusted the pattern, you can find it via this link: pendant-pattern

pendant and little cups necklace - elisabeth andrée

pattern for the cups: spring-garland

pendant and little cups necklace - elisabeth andrée

for the green drops of the bracelet-like-cuff see nr. 10 of my tutorial for the spring garland

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