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Free Sparkly Beaded Bracelet Crochet Pattern

Updated on September 24, 2012
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Crochet Your Own Sparkly Beaded Bracelet!

This bracelet is so much fun to make because it combines two of my favorite crafts, Crochet and jewelry-making. Anytime I get to open up my bead treasure box and use my crochet hook too, it's going to be a fun time!

If you are looking for a quick "emergency" gift for someone, look no further because you can whip this up in under an hour. If you're into beaded jewelry making and crochet, you probably have everything you need on hand already.

I'm doing this bracelet in several versions to show you the limitless possibilities with this pattern. (More pictures coming quickly!) You can use .5mm or .7mm clear bead elastic. You can use #8 Perle Cotton as I've done in this photo. You can use regular #10 crochet thread or Omega nylon thread. For my third version, I've chosen Omega's Nylon thread, available in lots of colors. You could even use monofilament (fishing line) for a totally different concept. The pattern would also work in a sport-weight yarn provided you can find beads with large enough drill holes.

Just choose your thread - choose your beads - and crochet away! I've made the pattern easily customizable for various wrist sizes. If you like, you can add any pretty charm to your bracelet, as I've done with mine.

Why stop at a bracelet? Go for a matching necklace, or even a skinny beaded belt to go with any outfit!

Silver Omega Nylon

Silver Omega Nylon
Silver Omega Nylon

Here's One Side...

And Here's The Other Side - This Is So Comfy!

I did this bracelet with .7mm bracelet stretch elastic and Opal Swarovski crystals in the 6mm size bicones.

What You Will Need

Choice of pre-drilled beads or crystals

Crochet hook size 8 or preferred

Choice of:

- .7mm stretch bead elastic

- #10 crochet thread

-Monofilament fishing line, 8# test

- Choice of bracelet fastener - spring ring, toggle, etc., available anywhere jewelry making supplies are sold

Gold Embroidery Floss

Gold Embroidery Floss
Gold Embroidery Floss

Check Your Bead's Hole Size!

To avoid disappointment, make sure you check to see that the thread (or elastic) you've chosen will fit through the bead or crystal's drilled hole.

How To Make The Magic!

String 2 crystals per each inch of bracelet plus one crystal.

Note: These directions are given in what I call "customizable gauge." Your gauge, and the pattern, will be different using different types of thread or elastic. These instructions are given using the .7mm stretch bead elastic. For the starting chain, you wlll chain more stitches for thread or embroidery floss. Hopefully that will become clear in a minute!

Tie your starting knot on hook. If you are using bead elastic, tie the knot 5-6 times tightly. Ch 1 around one crystal. (This will be used to hide your knot later). Chain 1 more through the hole of one half of your fastener finding. Chain enough chains to equal 1/2 inch, adding a crystal to the last chain. Now chain enough chains to equal your other half inch. Note the number of chains required. Now repeat this section as many times as necessary to fit your wrist as desired without stretching.

Ch 2, crochet through the hole in your other half of the fastener finding, chain 2 more, and turn.

TRC in 4th chain from hook. *Chain enough chains to just reach the center point on chain in between where you are and the next crystal. SC in that chain. Chain the same amount you just chained. Work a 3-TRC Cluster in the chain before the crystal, over the crystal, and in the chain following the crystal. Ch 1 to close. Ch 2, add crystal, ch 2, and SC in top of cluster just made. Repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Tuck end of thread or elastic into adjacent bead and secure with a drop of jewelry glue.

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    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I like this idea very much.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Very cool idea! Love the combination ~ lovely bracelet, would love to try it sometime! B : )

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      patsy43 4 years ago

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      myfanwy65 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this pattern! I love that you have shown several various types of material to make the bracelets from!

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      Pam Irie 4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Crochet IS relaxing and you make so many wonderful items. Thank you for another great pattern!