This free pattern is for a super easy and quick friendship bracelet.
It works up beautifully in variegated thread colours and would be a perfect beginner crochet project.
The bracelet can be crocheted, from start to finish, in less than 10 minutes. It is easily customized to different sizes as it is worked lengthwise.
You can simply tie the ends together to be worn on a friend’s wrist, or you can stitch the two ends together and slide it over your hand to wear.
Who knew something so easy to make could look so pretty?
10 Minute Rainbow Friendship Bracelet
- Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 Crochet Thread (shown in Mexicana and Ocean)
- 2.25 mm (B) Crochet Hook
Abbreviations Used: R – row, sc – single crochet, ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches
Bracelet Lengths: Please note these are approximate lengths and the actual wrist size will vary from person to person. If you do not have an exact wrist size for the person you wish to give the bracelet to, the easiest way to make one to fit would be to finish off leaving a tail for tying the bracelet in place. Try it on the wrist and if it is too large then remove the last few rows until it fits and then tie it on!
- 2-3 years: 5.0″
- 4-5 years: 5.5″
- 6-7 years: 6.0″
- 8-9 years: 6.25″
- 10-11 years: 6.5″
- 12-13 years: 7″
- Small 7.5″
- Medium 8 ”
- Large 8.5″
Rainbow Friendship Bracelet Pattern
R1: ch 3, begin in the 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn (2)
R2: work 1 sc in each of the 2 sts, ch 1, turn (2)
R3: work 1 sc in each of the 2 sts, ch 1, turn (2)
R4 – End: repeat R3 until your bracelet measures the length you want (see size options listed above if needed)
Super simple right? If you are teaching someone to crochet this would be a good starting project – it allows them to practise some very basic stitches and in the end they have something to show for their work. Learning something new is always much more fun when you can walk away with a finished item.
These will make great summertime projects!
My daughter has already asked me to make a few for her friends to give to them at the end of the school year. She wants the rainbow colours but I have to admit I am loving the Oceania colours myself and I will share an easy modification to this pattern in tomorrow’s free pattern post. It will kick this basic project up a notch – to make a lovely gift, or a pretty addition to your own summertime jewellery collection!