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?
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!
- 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)
First, thread 14 pony beads on a ball/skein of yarn.
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 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.
First bead is in!
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.
Continue along long side edge with sc in ea st.
At the short edge on the end, put 2 sc in ea st to turn the corners.
Sc in ea st up the 2nd side.
Connect the short edges together with a sl st in ea sc (4) from the wrong side.
Flip right side out and you have a simple bracelet!
These are perfect gifts for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!