Breast Cancer Awareness Crocheted Bracelet
This breast cancer awareness crocheted bracelet is another version of the crocheted bracelet I designed in 2014. It’s made by crocheting one wide band for the center, and two chains of crochet with beads on either side. All strands are then clamped in a ribbon clamp, with a jump ring added to each end, a clasp and charm on one end and a bit of chain on the other so that the wearer can adjust the bracelet to fit her wrist.
You’ll need the following jewelry-making tools:
Split Ring Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, as well as Round Nose Pliers to help grab the jump rings and twist them onto where they needed to go.
I chose wooden beads because they are lightweight and don’t pull the crochet strands but stay in place nicely. A long skinny tapestry needle enabled me to strand the beads right on top of the single chain of crochet stitches.
Chain enough to wrap around your wrist with about 1 1/2 inch space between the two ends for the clasps. For me this was 36 chains. Then sc in the
2nd chain from the hook and down to the end. Cut yarn leaving a long tail.
As above but instead of cutting the yarn, sc around and along the other side. When you get to the end, 2 scs in the corner and sc to end.
I used wooden beads that are light, and fit onto a thin tapestry needle. Using the tail of the piece, thread the needle and string on as many beads as you like. Repeat for each string.
Using the Split Ring Pliers, add a split ring to each ribbon clamp.
Add ribbon charm, and a clasp. I added a chain on one end to give the wearer the ability to make the bracelet tighter or looser.