Happy Bracelets: Simple Beaded Crochet

Happy Bracelets

 

Energized by the Filigree Bracelets, and inspired by this pin and my new Operation Christmas Child friend, Pat with the San Gabriel Valley OCC group, I got playing with beads and the bracelet idea. The Happy Bracelet was born!

Why is it called the Happy Bracelet?

Happy Bracelet

Because every time I make one – or see one I’ve already made – it makes me happy!  It’s been a rough go of it lately – happy is good!

Make a Happy Bracelet

Happy Bracelets are really easy to make, so if you know how to chain, single crochet (sc) and slip stitch (sl st), you can do this!

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You’ll need:What You Need to Make Happy Bracelets

  • Worsted weight yarn (I use a lot of Red Heart Super Saver)
  • Tapestry needle (eye + yarn needs to fit through bead)
  • 14 plastic pony beads (Hobby Lobby has lots of colors!)
  • Crochet hook (I used size 4.5 mm)

Directions:

First, thread 14 pony beads on a ball/skein of yarn.

String Beads

Remove the tapestry needle and pick up your crochet hook.

Row 1: Chain 3. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in last ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in 1st sc. Slide bead up near hook.

Sc First Bead On

Sc in next sc catching the yarn for the yo just past the bead so the bead pops to back (which is the right side of the bracelet). Ch 1, turn.

Yarn Over After the Bead

First bead is in!

Bead Will Pop to the Back

Row 3: Sc in ea sc, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 using 1 bead each repeat until you have 14 beads on the bracelet.  End with Row 3. Do not fasten off.

Edging

Continue along long side edge with sc in ea st.  Begin the Edging

At the short edge on the end, put 2 sc in ea st to turn the corners.

Turn the Corner

Sc in ea st up the 2nd side.

Join

Connect the short edges together with a sl st in ea sc (4) from the wrong side.

Sl St to Join on Wrong Side

Flip right side out and you have a simple bracelet!

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Happy Christmas Bracelet

These are perfect gifts for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

 

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