Pattern by Shelby Allaho
In the blink of an eye, with a snip of thread and a twist of your hook, you can create this fun bracelet. It’s perfect with jeans or for dressing up. And if your friends find out you made it yourself, they might just ask you to make some for them too (better get ready to teach them all how to crochet for themselves!).
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, working in the round, working in the back loop only.
- Size 8 DMC Pearl Cotton thread (Art. 116) (100% cotton):
- For the black cuff: 4 balls in black [Color A] and 2 balls in cream [Color B]
- For the pink cuff: 2 balls in pink [Color A] and 3 balls in variegated pink [Color B]
- Substitution: About 31 yds/28 m of sportweight yarn or size 8 crochet thread
- 3.25mm (size D) hook
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- Straight pins
- Beads and fabric glue (optional)
Band: 1 1/16 inches wide x 6 5/8 inches long
Flower: 2 1/4 inches in diameter
(Note: The length of the bracelet can be altered to fit your wrist by adding or subtracting chains along the band.)
6 single crochets = 1 inch
Note: It Takes Two
The bracelet band and the flowers are made with two strands of thread held together, so you’ll need two balls of each color. You don’t have to do anything different when you crochet, just make like you’re using one strand of yarn (see the photo, below). The bracelet bands solid in color, made with two strands of the same color held together; the flowers are multicolored, made with one strand of black and one of cream for the black cuff or two strands of variegated pink for the pink cuff. You can also make the band with one strand each of two different colors for a multicolor effect, if you like.
Make the center of the band
The center of the band is a circle that will be the base of the flower.
Using 2 strands of Color A held together (see note, above), chain 4. Slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Work 5 single crochets into the ring. Place a stitch marker in the last stitch of this round and move it to the last stitch as you complete each round so you know where each round ends.
(Note: All stitches in Rounds 2–4 are worked in the back loop only of the stitches. You’ll use the front loops later to make the flower.)
Round 2: Work 2 single crochets in the back loop only of each stitch around—10 single crochets.
Round 3: *Single crochet in the back loop only of the next stitch, 2 single crochets in the back loop only of the next stitch; repeat from * around—15 single crochets.
Round 4: *Single crochet in the back loop only of each of the next 2 stitches, 2 single crochets in the back loop only of the next stitch; repeat from * around—20 single crochets.
Make the left side of the band
The band sides are made of 6 strands of chain stitches.
Continuing where you left off:
Strands 1 and 2: Single crochet in each of the next 8 stitches, chain 19, single crochet in the 2nd chain from your hook and in each of the next 2 chains. Chain 15, skip the remainder of the first chain. Slip stitch in the same stitch of the center circle. Repeat for Strand 2.
Strands 3 and 4: Single crochet in the next stitch of the center circle, chain 15, single crochet in each of the 3 single crochets at the end of the previous strand. Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each of the next 3 single crochets. Chain 15, skip the remainder of the previous strand. Slip stitch in the same stitch of the center circle. Repeat for Strand 4.
Strands 5 and 6: Repeat Strands 3 and 4.
Make the right side of the band
To get to the other side for the right band, single crochet in the next 7 stitches of the center circle, then repeat as for the left side.
Single crochet in the next 4 stitches of the center circle, then slip stitch in the last 5 stitches to finish off the circle. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends.
Make the center of the flower
Make the flower stitches in the unworked front loops remaining on the center circle of the band. Working with 2 strands held together (one each of Color A and Color B), attach the yarn with slip stitch in the first unworked front loop on the outer edge of the circle.
Straight petal: *Chain 5, slip stitch in the 2nd chain from your hook and in each chain across. Slip stitch in the same loop you attached the yarn to. Slip stitch in the next unworked front loop. Repeat from * once more.
Loop petal: *Chain 10, slip stitch in the beginning loop, slip stitch in the next stitch. Repeat from * once more.
Repeat this sequence of 2 straight petals followed by 2 loop petals, working around in a spiral until you reach the last stitch in the center of the flower. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends.
Make the button
With 2 strands of Color A held together, chain 4, slip stitch in the 1st chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 1, work 6 single crochets into the ring, do not join the round—6 single crochets.
Round 2: Single crochet in the back loop only of each stitch around.
Round 3: *Single crochet in the back loop only of the next stitch, skip the next stitch; repeat from * around to close up the dome. Fasten off, leaving a 6-inch yarn tail.
To attach the button, thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail of the button and sew the button onto the end of the left side of the band.
To make a closing loop, using 2 strands of Color A held together, attach the yarn with slip stitch to the end of the right side of the band, chain 9. Slip stitch in the same stitch as the join. Fasten off and weave in the loose ends.
Block the cuff as follows. Using straight pins, pin the cuffs to a flat surface, straightening the band and all the flower petals. Lightly spray the cuff with water using a water bottle and let it air-dry before removing the pins.
If you like, attach a bead to the center of each flower using fabric glue.
About the Designer
Shelby Allaho spends much of her free time creating one-of-a kind jewelry pieces, handbags and home decor items. She also enjoys teaching traditional and freeform crochet. She can hardly wait to teach her baby girl to crochet. She will put a hook in her hand as soon as she can hold it in one hand and yarn in the other!
- Size 8 DMC Pearl Cotton thread (Art. 116) (100% cotton):
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Marilyn, What a beautiful spirit you have! Good luck as you move forward and away from your loss.
So sad to hear that, Marilyn. Best of luck to you, hope things turn around!
I am so excited to make one of these darling bracelets. I have daughters, grandaughters, great grandaughters, friends, etc. that would love these. Thanks so much for the adorable pattern.
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I love this bracelet and would like to be able to make it to sell in my friends shop. Can I do this? Thanks so much!
Wow, I’m 12 and I LOVE knitting and crochet. I was looking for a pattern for my teacher and I found this. This is perfect.
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This is adorable! My daughter’s and grand daughter’s will love this! Thanks for the free crochet pattern.
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