July 4th 2012
Crochet beaded wrap bracelet
Step 1: Gather materials.
- Measuring tape
- Size 3/1.5mm crochet hook
- Beading needle
- 1 large closure bead (a 20 mm donut or 8mm glass bead works well)
- Approximately 80–100 size 6 seed beads
- Size 10 crochet thread
Step 2: Measure loosely around your wrist or neck and multiply by the number of wraps desired to determine how long your finished piece should be.
Example: my wrist is 6.5” and I wanted my bracelet to wrap 5 times so I need a finished length of 32.5”
Step 3: Use a beading needle to string all your beads. You can string extra for safety. Whatever you don’t need can easily be removed from the thread later.
Step 4: Start crocheting!
Chain 17*, slip stitch in 1st chain to form loop.
*This loop will hook over your large closure bead, so adjust number of chain stitches if necessary to accommodate your closure bead.
Chain 1, [chain 1 with bead, chain 2] repeat until bracelet measures about an inch shorter than desired length, chain 1 with bead, chain 1.
Cut thread and pull through last loop to make a knot.
Using a needle, pull thread through center of closure bead and through last stitch twice.
Wrap thread around base of bead several times and secure.
Finish the beginning loop end by wrapping thread just above loop (before first bead) and securing end by pulling under wraps.
What is “chain 1 with bead”?
To chain 1 with a bead simply slide a bead up thread until it’s snug against the last stitch you made. From here work a chain stitch as you normally would being careful not to let the bead get pulled through the loop.