Free Pattern – ZigZag Bracelet

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!


About daisyandherthings

Crafty Socialist beer drinking mother of two.
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One Response to Free Pattern – ZigZag Bracelet

  1. sterlingsop says:

    I know what you mean about having everything sorted out….except for the odd bag here and the odd box there which gets shunted from pillar to post, unravelled, unpacked, repacked and reordered every now and again! The stuff in my loft is like an OCD orgasm. Just don’t look under the dining table or behind the settee…..

    Great pattern 🙂

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