I’m always thinking about a) things I can make quickly and b) projects that use up oddments. I’m terrible for stopping and starting, and also my tidying up skills are not great. So, while I have an attic where all my wool is organised according to colour, I also have a number of carrier bags round the house with mixed bits and bobs of wool… people fall over them, the kids pull them out and unravel them. This pattern helps with that!
You will need, oddments of wool in your chosen colour (or colours – you’ll see in some of the photos I’ve worked two strands together for a bit of interest), a 3.5mm crochet hook and a small button of your choice (I’ve used 10mm black 2-holed buttons, mostly because they’d been sorted out and were on a string, not to mention that 2 holes take less sewing than 4!).
- on starting, leave a thread long enough to sew on your chosen button when you’ve finished
- ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch sts, ch1, turn – 3sts
- sk first sc, dc 7 in next st, sl st in next st, ch1, turn
- *sl st 4, dc7 in next st, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next st, ch 1, turn
- repeat from * until bracelet is desired length, FO, sew on button, sew in ends
ch – Chain
st – Stitch
sc – Single Crochet
sk – Skip
dc – Double Crochet
sl st – Slip Stitch
FO – Fasten Off
The slip stitches make each shell-type motif off centre, hence the zig-zags along the side! Your button should fit through the bottom of a shell (the stitch into which you dc7), and so the bracelet is adjustable – just choose whichever shell gives you the most comfortable fit.
This pattern and featured photographs are copyright Daisy Bailey. Do not reproduce this pattern without permission, and do not sell the finished article. Make as many as you like for personal use, gifts or for charity, and enjoy!