This pretty bow-tie bracelet works up in a snap! The lightly ribbed band stretches for a perfect fit, and the big bow looks oh so cute on little wrists. The pattern is adjustable to fit anyone, so this would make a great “mommy & me” design.
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- Worsted weight yarn – 25-40 yds each of 2 colors – shown in pink (A) and blue (B).
- Size I / 9 (5.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Easy – All single crochet, chains, and slip stitches. Some working in back loop only.
13 sc x 15 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is not particularly important for this project, as it can be adjusted for size. Band should measure about 1 inch across, including the edging.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
Row 1: With A, ch 5, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of each st across.
Repeat Row 2 until band is desired length. For a child size bracelet, you should need about 15-18 rows, for an adult size, you will need about 17-20 rows. It should fit pretty snugly around the wrist at this point – the edging will give it a little extra room.
- Ch 1, working in sides of rows, (sl st, ch 1) in each row.
- Working across bottom of row 1, (sl st, ch 1) in each st.
- Working in sides of rows, (sl st, ch 1) in each row
- Working across last row, (sl st, ch 1) in each st. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off, leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing
Stop to check the size – at this point it should stretch to fit comfortably around the wrist. If it’s too loose, it will want to turn when you wear it.
With right sides together, join the piece into a circle by sewing first and last rows together. Weave in ends, and set band aside.
Row 1 (RS): With B, ch 7, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (6 sc).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rows 3-25: Repeat Row 2
Edging: Work the same as the edging for the bracelet.
With right sides together, join the piece into a circle by sewing first and last rows together. Weave in ends.
Turn bow so right side is facing, and flatten the circle so that the seam lies in the middle – this is where the tie at the center of the bow will go.
Join color A by sewing it in, starting at the center of the seam. Weave in and trim the tail. You should now have color A coming from your skein or ball, to the center of the seam as shown below.
Wrap the yarn around the center of the bow tightly 2 or 3 times. This will create the bow shape. Fluff it out and adjust as needed until it looks even. When you’re happy with the shape, continue wrapping the yarn around the center until you’re happy with the effect and it feels secure. I wrapped it about 20 times.
Cut the yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing. At the back of the bow, sew this tail back and forth through the center wrap a couple of times to secure it. Once it’s secure, use the remaining tail to attach the bow to the bracelet, and weave in the end.
I hope you enjoy the pattern. Special thanks to MixedKreations for testing it!
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