These are ceramic Greek beads I had left over from a crochet/bead edging on a scarf so I used them up but you could use buttons if you have lots in a jar - which I am suspecting you have! Do follow the link to the Beadsite it is great value and they have always been really good.
You need: 2 ply yarn or embroidery thread, 2.5 mm hook, 15 buttons or beads. Written in UK terms.
Firstly, thread 15 buttons or beads onto your yarn.
Row 1: Ch9 join into a circle with a SS to form a loop (this is the button hole that will close it at the end) Ch48
Now ch2. dc5 into the 2nd chain from the hook and join with a slip stich. (this makes a little pad to sew your closing button onto)
Row 2: Dc into every chain along the bracelet.
Row 3: *Ch3, miss 2ch, dc in the next ch* repeat to end to make lots of loops.
Row 4: This is the button row. *1dc into first chain loop slip up a button, SS, 1dc in the same loop, ch1* do this in every loop to the end.
Finishing: Sew a slightly larger button on the button pad. Weave in ends. Use the loop at the other end to close the bracelet round the larger button.
Did you enjoy it? What about a necklace to match?
Any questions do not hesitate to comment and I will try and help you out. What colours are you going to use? Will it work for a little fella? What button stash are you hoarding? Happy crochet! Jo x
They're so pretty! I have always wondered how to work beads into crochet, it's not as difficult as I thought now that I've seen this. Thanks for the tutorial!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely for very little effort. Have a go! Jo xDelete
Thank you so much for sharing, and how did you know about my button hoard? I thought I may make some for my daughter and her friends, thanks again :) xxReplyDelete
They are great for party bags too! Enjoy. Jo xDelete
Very cute project for summertime, I'll make some for my daughter - she has a big button collection! Chrissie xReplyDelete
Oh ... I love the necklace!! xReplyDelete
Jo theses are fab, I shall make them with my granddaughter when she comes to stay. A big thank you, have a great weekReplyDelete
Lots of love
Oooh these are fab .. Might need to make one or three! Thanks very much for the tutorial xReplyDelete
These are so pretty, perfect summer necklaces. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us. xReplyDelete
What a great idea. I might have the odd button or too somewhere in the house. Who am I kidding, I've got jars and tins of buttons. However I find it hard to let them go.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the pattern.
Hello Jo - I know I left you a message on this one so I think I may have forgotten to click the publish button - nearly missed that a few times on different blogs. Hurry is no good!!!ReplyDelete
Anyway, I think this little bracelet is so sweet - as is the necklet, so well done to you for writing it all up so nicely so we can have a go too!
Now I will click 'publish'!
Thank you for the fab tutorial xReplyDelete
What a fun summer project!ReplyDelete
This is great Jo - thanks for the great tutorial - always wondered how beads and buttons found their way into crochet!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jo! This project is now on my want to do list!ReplyDelete
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