Monday, January 16, 2012

Vintage Inspired Crochet Bracelet Pattern: Make it YOU!

I adore vintage inspired pieces, they just have so much character and a sophistication about them.  I wanted to do a bracelet that was a mix of a natural fiber and a touch of some glamour.  I also wanted something that would work up quick and easy.  I added in the row where you can weave in ribbon or lace as a way to customize this bracelet and make it fit the personality of  the person wearing it.  It reminds me of some shirts and dresses I crocheted for my daughter that have these rows in them.  She loves changing up her outfits with lace and ribbon.

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For this bracelet you will need:

Cotton yarn {I choose an all natural cotton found at a local shop}
Ribbon, lace, or fabric to weave  through {I can't wait to go and get some lace this week for this bracelet.  I can see in my head the color and style of the one I want for this and I am so excited to see it come together. :) }
A button {I used a vintage button out of my collection}
Needle, yarn needle, and thread
5.00mm hook

Written in US Crochet Terms

Stitches used:

Chain {ch}
Single Crochet {sc}
Half Double Crochet {hdc}
Double Crochet {dc}
Triple Crochet {tr}
Shell {3dc, 1tr, 3dc}
Skip {sk}
Space {sp}
Vintage Inspired Crochet Bracelet: Make it YOU

ch 24 and then 2 more
The ch 2 does not count.

Row 1:  hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook
hdc across {24 hdc}

Row 2:  Ch 2 {does not count}
hdc across for 22 hdc
ch 1, sk 1, hdc  {23 hdc, 1ch 1, 1sk}
In this row you created your button loop for your button to go through.

Row 3: ch 2 {counts}
ch 3 more
sk 3, dc
*ch 3, sk 3, dc* repeat to the end of the row ending in a dc {6 ch 3 spaces}

Row 4:  Ch 2 {counts}
hdc across, doing 3 hdc in each ch 3 sp.  This makes the spaces smoother for weaving in ribbons and lace.
3 hdc in the last ch 3 sp  {24 hdc}

Row 5:  ch 1 {does not count}
sc in the ch 1 stitch space
sk 2, shell in the next, sk 2
*sc, sk 2, shell, sk 2* repeat until you have 3 shells

I ended the shells here because I don't like having something on the palm of my hand when writing and driving.  You could do a fourth shell if you wanted to.
Finish off all your ends and weave them in.  Sew on a button, find a fabulous piece of ribbon, lace, or whatever you desire to weave in the chain spaces.

I love all the possibilities this bracelet has could make it more casual with some basic ribbon or totally dress it up with some fabulous lace or dressy ribbons.  I can't wait to try out more options with this.  I am working on a necklace similar to this.  I found it after writing this pattern and thought it was so cute but I would never wear it the way the pattern was written.  I reworked it and made it more me and I can't wait to share it with you.  Just have to find that perfect lace to go with it and then I am set. :)

I love the way this looks on, its so feminine and soft with just the right hint of vintage appeal for me.
I don't really fancy taking photos of myself....whenever I do I always edit them like crazy with effects.  I guess its just fun to see yourself in a whole new perspective, or its the inner artist in my trying to come out visually, who knows! lol  You will also see a lot of wood in the back of most of my photos.  This is for two reasons: 1. The light in my house is so very hard to take photos in for me. 2. I love the way wood looks in the background in photographs. :)
Just a reminder, this pattern is for personal use only and if you make one I would love to see the finished product. :)
I set up a flickr account to post finished products from others, so if you would like to have yours up there just send me a message and I would gladly post it.

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