I love creating accessory pieces using scrap fabrics or yarns that I have around the house. It gives me such a satisfaction to know that I’ve put them to good use. To make this easy and fresh accessory, you just need a little bit of leftover yarn and a touch of time.
I chose to make the cording in black and the crochet flower in a contrasting cream. But you can choose any colour combination.
Crochet Flower: Adapted from our DIY mulberry wreath post.
- Yarn: DK weight Angora/merino wool blend
- Needle: US 7/3.50mm (or try different sizes to achieve the desired effect with the yarn you choose)
1. Chain 19 (ensure that the starting chain has an odd number of chains).
2. Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook. Hdc in every following chain to end. Turn.
3. Row 2: Single crochet in next chain space. Triple crochet five in next chain space. Repeat pattern across to end of row. Should end with a single crochet. Fasten off, leaving tail long enough for sewing (about 4 inches).
4. Curl the crocheted piece around itself to achieve your desired look- a tighter curl will give a smaller, denser flower, whereas a looser curl will give a larger, more airy flower. Fix flower in place by sewing together.
- XF, 25g, 100% silk, Maharani
- Size Pair of 2.25mm (US1) DPN size
- Darning needle; regular sewing needle and sewing thread for finishing purposes
1. Prepare to cast on using long tail method. To create fastening loop at end of cord, fold 3” of the yarn end and then knot for the first cast on stitch at 1” from loop end.
2. Cast on 3 stitches
3. Knit 1 row. Do not turn the work.
4. Slide the stitches to the other end of the needle.
5. Knit a second row by bringing the yarn behind the work and starting with the first stitch. Tug the work from the bottom after first stitch to help it to take shape and to even out the tension.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 until i-cord measures 19” or desired length.
7. Cast off. Darn the loose ends into the cord.
Attach the crochet flower to the cast off end of the i-cord. Use a regular sewing thread and needle to secure in place. And the bracelet is done!
What uses have you found for scrap yarn?
Tuesday 2nd of February 2016
I have revisited this cute little bracelet and included it in my 20 Yarn-Tastic Jewelry Projects Round Up. Thanks again for sharing it at our Yarn Fanatic Party :)AlexandraEyeLoveKnots.blogspot.comRound Up: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2016/02/20-yarn-tastic-jewelry-projects-yarn.html
Tuesday 11th of August 2015
What a beautiful bracelet. I wish I knew how to crochet. Thank you for cohosting #HomeMattersParty.
Monday 10th of August 2015
This is so cute! Unfortunately, I've managed only to crochet a simple scarf but with practice, I might be able to do something like this. Thanks for sharing!
Sunday 9th of August 2015
It's so cute. I'm going to have to ask my mom for help, since I can't knit or crochet myself. So great to be co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you this month. It's going to be fun!
Amanda @ Momily Homily
Sunday 9th of August 2015
Once again you girls have wowed us less creative types. You make it look so easy though. I think even I could do this. :)Great to be co-hosting the #homematters party again with you this month.