Crochet Braid Bracelet by June Gilbank

Crochet Braid Bracelet

Crochet
July 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
3 - 7 yards (3 - 6 m)
US
This pattern is available for free.

Crochet Braid Bracelet is an original PlanetJune Accessories crochet pattern by June Gilbank.

Crochet up a speedy braided bracelet with this decorative cord technique that’s deceptively easy to crochet as it uses only single crochet stitches! Customize the length and look to match your own style or make a personalized gift. Simply change the yarn colour and button fastener to go from playful children’s jewellery to a rugged man’s bracelet, or from a beachy summer look to a fashion accessory in your favourite colour.

The special technique used to make the cord is shown in my Basic Crochet Cord video (linked from the pattern page) for both right- and left-handers. The technique is my simplified variation of the cord used to make Romanian Point Lace.

Yarn: Yarn of your choice (I recommend a firm, smooth yarn like mercerized cotton in DK/light #3 yarn, or size 3 crochet thread, but you can experiment with different yarns to see what gives you a look you like). The quantity needed will vary depending on your yarn thickness, hook size, and bracelet length, but you’ll typically only need 3-6m for one bracelet.

Hook: An appropriate hook (see the yarn’s ball band as a starting point for the hook size, but you may wish to go up or down a couple of sizes to give different results). Sample bracelets used E US/3.5mm hooks and H/5mm hooks.

Size: Customizable to any size

Note: This pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation. The PDF version, available for any size donation, is formatted for easy viewing and printing and includes bonus information (detailed below). The complete pattern is available to view in full (for no charge) from the linked page.

PDF version bonus information:

  • Step-by-step text and photo instructions for the Basic Crochet Cord (in right- and left-handed versions), so you can still make the bracelet without having the video in front of you
  • Bonus tips and advice
  • Instructions to make a double-stranded variation - a neat two-strand bracelet with the button centred over the crossover point (the dark pink version pictured in the final photo here)

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