Thursday, December 27, 2012

DIY: Crochet Lace Scallop Trim Bracelet

Disclaimer: I am not the author of this pattern and I in no way claim to be

About a year ago I came across a YouTube video with instructions on how to crochet this ^ Lace Scallop Trim Bracelet made by Gwen Fisher. I of course watched the video several time so I could write the pattern out and try it myself. I've experimented with different types of yarns/threads and finally came across a finished product in which I absolutely adore. I just have to share this because I think you will enjoy this just as much as I do.To see the video from the pattern's author click HERE. Click here for Gwen's website.

To start your very own scallop bracelet you will need:
  • Crochet Thread (I used Red Heart Fashion Crochet Thread in Coffee)
  • A 3.5 mm crochet hook (This is exactly what this thread calls for)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle 
  • Sewing Thread
  • Beads/Buttons of your choice

Stitches Used:
  • ch
  • sl st
  • sc
  • hdc
  • dc

Start: Slipknot

Row 1:  ch 7, sl st into slipknot

Row 2:  ch 1, turn
             sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc, sl st, over the chain that was just formed
             (end of first *LARGE* scallop)

Row 3:  ch 1 turn,
             1 sc into the next 2 stitches
             ch 7, turn
             sl st over chain

Row 4:  ch 1, turn
             sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc, sl st, into last dc of previous scallop
             (end of second scallop)

Row 5:  ch 1, turn
             1 sc into the next 2 stitches
             ch 5, turn
             sl st into dc

Row 6:  ch 1, turn
             sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc, sl st into last dc of previous scallop
             (end of third scallop)

Row 7:  ch 1, turn
             sc into the next 4 stitches
             ch 6, turn
             sl st into dc

Row 8:  ch 1, turn
             sc, hdc, 6 dc, hdc, sc, sl st into last dc of previous scallop
             (End of next scallop)

Repeat rows 7 and 8 to continue making more scallops for your desired length. Tie off, then weave the ends inside stitches.

To end the bracelet, make a large scallop as you did in row 2. This will act as the button closure.

Sew the button/bead onto the starting end of the bracelet with a needle and thread.

(Tip: to create a seamless look, use a thread close to the color of the bracelet  or use the same thread as you did with the bracelet if possible.)

**If you should have any problems making this, please contact me through commenting on this post or through twitter. I highly suggest you watch the video. It literally draws out what you are doing here.

Now you should have a handmade bracelet of your own to show off to your friends and family!

What do you think of the finished product? Will you try to make your own? Would you buy a bracelet like this if it was available for purchase?

Monday, December 3, 2012

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