Happy Thursday Friends! It is a gray and dreary day here today and I decided to make something bright and colorful to distract myself. I wasn’t going to share this because it is so simple but I thought maybe someone else was having a ‘gray day’ too – and since it is easy and takes so little effort it is highly rewarding to make it and wear it 🙂
This took me less than 10 minutes to make and I think you will be able to whip up a couple of these for yourself or your friends to wear in less than an hour. The bracelet is very light weight and it is very easy to make larger, or smaller. You can make these as anklets or necklaces too simply by increasing the number of beads and chains you work. For every 2 inches more length you want you will need 2 additional beads and to repeat the instructions in the * to ** 2 more times.
In the tradition of good old fashioned friendship bracelets, this Boho Bead Bracelet is worn by tying it in a simple knot at the wrist of the wearer. The two extra wrist beads on the ties are there to hold those pesky little ends down so they don’t show after you finish off the bracelet ends and they work perfectly for this purpose – with, or without a dab of glue holding the thread in place.
I think these will also be a hit with your children and at Craft Tables if you Crochet to Sell – the cost is low to make them and the time invested is short. Happy Spring! ♥ Rhondda
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- Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Classic 10 (100% Mercerized Cotton,  Lace ) Color: Natural
- Hook: 1.50 mm, No. 2, Clover Amour Hook
- Beads: 18 beads (0.5 cm long). The beads I used are 100PCS Mixed Lead Free Oval Wood Beads, Dyed, 4x6mm, hole: about 1.5mm (X-YTB034) from PandaHall and at the time I purchased them they cost 14 cents for 100 beads ($2.30 including shipping) *If you go to order change the package size to 100 pcs**
- Bead Needle, Scissors, Glue (optional)
approximately 11 inches before tying
is not imperative – 12 chs (4 beads) is 2 inches
US Terminology used
ch – chain
R – row/round
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- When you ch 1 to secure the bead, make the chain stitch the same size as the bead. Do not make it too tightly, or the bead will not sit flat it will ‘pucker’ and stand at an angle instead.
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Step 1: Using your bead needle, thread 16 beads onto the thread.
R1: Leaving a 4-inch tail of thread, ch 12. *Slide 1 bead up to rest beside the hook, ch 1 to secure the bead, ch 2**. Rep from * to ** 15 more times. Ch 10. Finish off leaving a 4-inch tail of thread. [106 ch]
Step 2: *Using your bead needle, thread 1 bead onto one of the 4-inch tails of thread from the end of R1. Slide 1 bead up onto the ch stitches themselves before tying 2 to 3 knots at the end of the chains. The final knot must be large enough to hold the bead on the chain stitches. Thread the rem tail of thread through the middle of the knot you tied, through the bead and back up to the ch sts. Finish off. You may want to add a small dot of glue to hold the ends securely under the bead and then slide the bead to cover the end.** Rep from * to ** for the second 4-inch tail of thread.
To wear your bracelet, simply tie the bracelet in place on your wrist. I tied mine loosely enough that I can still slide it on and off my hand but it does not fall off my wrist.