I have a new-found love of crochet bracelet making (and wearing). They are such pretty things to make, catch everyone’s eye and they are uber easy to make!
You don’t need fancy fastenings and you don’t need to work with thread and tiny hooks to work up a dainty bracelet. You don’t even need to use beads if you don’t want to!
I really love beads, especially crystal gem stones, so I love to include them in a crochet bracelet design. But the butterflies can wow beautifully by themselves.
One of the difficulties I always find with bracelets is fastening them! Do you find them difficult too? I usually just use a button to fasten, as this is so much easier than a normal jewellery clasp, but I found an even better method!
Magnetic fasteners… wow I am in love. The dinky magnetic fasteners I found work so wonderfully on bracelets! They’re definitely my new fav fastener. But don’t worry if you can’t get this type of fastener, you can use a button or whatever clasp you like too.
If you’d like to make a quick bracelet that’s going to be admired, I think you are going to love the Butterfly Bracelet!
It makes the perfect last-minute gift or as a gorgeous gift for yourself! The pattern includes 4 sizes: Child, Small, Medium and Large and measurements for a button and magnetic fastening.
The pattern uses US crochet terminology with UK shown within () in the abbreviations.
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#2 weight 4 ply (Fingering weight) cotton
Yarn used: Drops Love You 9 Recycled Cotton
I chose this yarn because it’s an eco-friendly recycled 100% cotton yarn and that’s so awesome for a yarn, but it isn’t always that easy to find so I also recommend the beautiful quality and great value Yarn and Colors Must Haves (I used this for my Crochet Bluebells pattern – oh my the colours!).
You can also substitute this for DK cotton, the butterflies may be slightly bigger so you may need to adapt bracelet size to suit.
Hook & Other Materials
- US Size C (3mm) crochet hook I love these ergonomic hooks, they’re very comfortable to use and great value too. If you’d like to treat yourself, why not get a set, I love that each hook size is a different colour; it helps me find the size I’m looking for so easily!
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker
- 15-16mm magnetic jewellery fastening (Charming Beads are fab – they are on ebay and Amazon too if you can’t find what you want on Etsy) or use a 10mm button
- 8mm beads with 1-2mm centre hole. Beads used in the sample pictured are Rose Quartz that have 1.5mm hole
- Beading needle if needed to bring yarn through the bead hole
Unfastened end to end (including button fastening, note: magnetic fastening measures 0.5cm smaller)
Child approx. 5¾” (14.5cm) – to fit wrist size approx. 5” (12-13cm)
Small approx. 6¾” (17cm) – to fit wrist size approx. 6” (15-16cm)
Medium approx. 7¾” (19.5cm) – to fit wrist size approx. 7” (17-18cm)
Large approx. 8¾” (22cm) – to fit wrist size approx. 8” (19-20cm)
- St – Stitch
- Sts – Stitches
- Sl st – Slip stitch
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet (UK: Tr – Treble)
- Hdc – Half Double crochet (UK: Htr – Half Treble)
- FO – Fasten off
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