Learn how to make this simple crochet bracelet using a magic circle! Video tutorial included.
Did you see the adorable crocheted coffee cup cozy I featured over at the last Inspiration Monday Link Party? (If you didn’t know, I co-host a huge Sunday/Monday Linky party with 7 other bloggers. Definitely stop by next Sunday, anytime after 1 pm to link up or to see what everyone else is up too…)
After seeing the crochet cozy, I was inspired to pull out my crochet supplies and make something! I wasn’t quite in the mood to crochet anything complicated, so I decided to make a simple crocheted bracelet. (Plus I’ve been wanting to demonstrate the magic ring technique used in my teeny tiny crochet heart pattern, and this was perfect!)
The bracelets I’m showing here are made with recycled t-shirts and knit fabric scraps cut into strips, but you can also use a super chunky yarn. (Cut fabric strips based on the size of the recipient and weight of the fabric.) This picture shows different widths and this picture shows a metallic chunky yarn. Non-stretchy lightweight fabric would work too if the fraying doesn’t bother you.
When using fabric strips to crochet the bracelets, I found they looked best when made with a solid or yarn dyed fabric (yarn dyed = looks the same on both sides.)
Just imagine all of the different bracelets you could make!
And after making one or two, you’ll be able to knock these out in just a few minutes each.
Simple crocheted bracelet instructions.
- 2 to 3 yards of fabric strips or chunky yarn
- Crochet hook. (Size you need will vary based on the thickness/width of your fabric/yarn.) The hooks I used varied in size from 9 to 11.5 mm (see bottom of post for recommended items.)
These are the basic instructions and if you need more help, check out the video below:
1. Make a magic circle/ring, (just make the loop around your hand) then ch 1.
2. SC through the ring, tightening the stitches as you go to match the upper and lower tension.
3. When you have made enough stitches to create a wide enough bracelet, pull on the tail of the magic circle, moving the stitches down the ring to close the loop. You will most likely need to tug on the stitches to get the tension right.
Solid Knit Fabric
Susan Bates Red Heart Crystallites Acrylic Crochet Hook Set, Size L11/M13/N15/P16
Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K
Blue yarn used in the linked photo
Book: Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World
Bonbons Yarn, Brights (I haven’t used these, but they are too cute not to link to!)
Confused? Just watch the video!
So what do you think, ready to make a couple?
Want more Easy crochet projects? Check these out: