My Favorite Bracelet Pattern

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I think this has to be my favorite bracelet pattern!

Why you ask?

  • it is worked lengthwise which means you can make it any length you want easily without counting out a starting chain and hoping it finishes at the length you want
  • it works up very quickly (maybe 15 minutes if you have never tried the stitch before)
  • it produces a slightly stretchy bracelet so you can easily stretch it over your hand to wear on your wrist
  • I love how it zigzags on the top and bottom edges
  • I love the texture in the stitch
  • it is super EASY to crochet
  • and honestly I think it is so pretty!

Do you want to try it too? Here is my free crochet pattern:

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My Favorite Bracelet Pattern

My Favorite Bracelet @OombawkaDesign

Thread: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Fashion 3 (Super Fine 1)
Hook: 2.25 mm (B)

Abbreviations: ch – chain, ch2sp – chain 2 space, shell – shell (see special stitch below), sc – single crochet, R- row, RS – right side (i.e. this is the ‘pretty side’)

Special Stitch: Shell (shell) – work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) into the space indicated

Helpful Tutorials:

Invisible Join

R1: (RS): ch 3, work 1 shell (see special stitch above) in the 3rd ch from the hook, turn

Chain 3 My Favorite Bracelet @OombawkaDesign

shell 3rd ch from hook My Favorite Bracelet @OombawkaDesign

R2: ch 2, work 1 shell in the ch2sp of the previous shell, turn

Ch 2 My Favorite Bracelet @OombawkaDesign

 

shell in ch2sp My Favorite Bracelet @OombawkaDesign

Repeat R2 until you reach the length you want for your bracelet. Finish off with an invisible join and then whip stitch the two ends together to form a bracelet. Weave in your ends.

Or if you prefer, you can certainly add metal clasps to the bracelet to open and close it.

I made my bracelet 8″ long.  The measurements I searched for online recommend anywhere from 7.5″ to 8.5″ for women for cuff style bracelets (Small 7.5″ – Medium 8 ” – Large 8.5″).

To find out how large to make yours measure the distance around the widest part of your hand – with the thumb held close to the palm. This is the widest section you will need to be able to slide the bracelet over to reach your wrist.

Have fun!

My Favorite Bracelet @OombawkaDesign

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26 Comments

  1. Hi there
    I Like your pattern so easy, you must make a video on YouTube,
    Thank you

  2. Absolutely beautifull and so easy. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  3. Oooh! I hope she loves it! Thank you for trying the pattern Terrie and if you have questions please feel free to message me 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  4. I love the ankle bracelet idea Miri. My daughter’s birthday is next week & you just gave me a wonderful idea. Thank you Rhonda for the beautiful pattern!

  5. Hi Miri, Average sizes seem to be 9-10 inches. My ankle is 10 inches and I am a plus-sized person. From the few sources I see online it seems like 9 inches is the most common size made 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. Thanks so much for this pattern!
    My daughter is celebrating a birthday in a week and asked for crocheted ankle bracelet. Do you have any advice how wide to make it to turn it into an ankle bracelet?

  7. Hello, Rhondda 🙂

    Just want to say thank you for sharing this great pattern.
    It’s simple but really beautiful!

  8. I love these bracelets! Like you said, once you get the hang of it, it’s a piece of cake! They would also be great awareness bracelets! Breast Cancer-pink, which I made for myself. 1 year survivor here!! Autism, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia etc !

  9. Hi Poppy, You are very welcome 🙂 I’m happy you like my patterns – and I thank you for leaving me such lovely and happy comments on my posts – you totally made my night! Have a fantastic week, Rhondda

  10. Hi there from Georgia!!!
    Thank you so much for giving us this pattern!!! I appreciate it very much!!!
    Waving at you!

    Poppy

  11. Hi Louise, You are very welcome 🙂 I am so happy you like the pattern – and I hope the girls at church love the bracelets 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  12. Hi Connie, I’m so happy she is trying the pattern! I really hope she is able to master the stitches and make those BFF bracelets 🙂 Thank you so much for telling me 🙂 Rhondda

  13. I love these. I am going to make them for our girls at church for when they go to camp in June. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.

  14. My grand daughter is trying to make these. She wants to share them with her best friends! BFF bracelets!!

  15. Its so beautiful and so easy. Thanks a lot for sharing it with all.