Lacy Crochet Bracelet Pattern

Lacy crochet bracelet - patternThis delicate bracelet is crocheted using embroidery thread to create a lacy effect. You need a little bit of patience if you haven’t used such narrow thread before, but your fingers will soon get used it, and they’ll soon be flying – just make sure you have a good light to work by.  The lovely thing about embroidery thread is that there’s an enormous range of colours to choose from, including metallics & variegated threads.

You will need one skein of DMC Cotton Perle 5, a popper/press stud, a pretty, co-ordinating button (around 3/8″ or 1cm in diameter), and a 1.5mm/size 7 crochet hook. This creates a bracelet around 3/4″ or 2cm wide – but there’s no reason not to experiment with different threads & the equivalent crochet hook.

This pattern is written in USA crochet terms – I’ve given the equivalent UK terms in the abbreviation table.

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
ch sp: chain space
dc: double crochet (uk – treble)
fo: fasten off
hdc: half double crochet (uk – half treble)
2 hdc tog: 2 half double crochet together (uk – 2 half treble together)

When decreasing (2 hdc tog in the finishing rows) I would really recommend using an invisible decrease – it looks so much better.  This is a really helpful tutorial.

Pattern:

Chain 6

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 3 ch (4 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc (5 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st hdc, 1 hdc in next 4 hdc (5 hdc)

Row 4: ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st 2 hdc, 2 hdc in 3rd hdc, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc (6hdc)

Row 5: ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc (6hdc)

Row 6: ch 3, skip 2 hdc; 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in 3rd hdc; skip 2 hdc, 1 dc in final hdc

Row 7: ch 3, skip 1 dc, 5dc in 3 ch sp, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 8: ch 4 (this makes 1dc & 1 ch sp), 3 dc in central 3 stitches of 5 dc group, 1 ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 9: ch 3,1 dc in 1st ch sp, 1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in centre dc, skip 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 10: ch 3, skip 1 dc & 1 ch; 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc in centre dc; skip 1 ch & 1 dc, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 11: ch 3, skip 1 dc, 5dc in 3 ch sp, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 12: ch 4 (this makes 1dc & 1 ch sp), 3 dc in central 3 stitches of 5 dc group, 1 ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 13: ch 3,1 dc in 1st ch sp, 1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in centre dc, skip 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Rows 10-13 form the pattern. Continue with this pattern until length required (finishing with a row 13 equivalent), then finish off as follows:

Finishing row 1: 2 ch, make 1 hdc in 2nd dc, 1 hdc in 1 ch sp, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 hdc in 1 ch sp, 1 hdc in next final dc, 1 hdc in 3rd ch of turning ch (6 hdc)
Finishing row 2: 2 ch, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc tog, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc (5hdc)
Finishing row 3: 2 ch, 5 hdc
Finishing row 4: 2ch, 1 hdc in next 2 hdc, make invisible decrease over next 2 st, 1 hdc in next st (4hdc)
Finishing row 5: 2ch, 4 hdc, fo

Now sew in all the ends, attach the popper between the 2 end sections (now is a good time to check the fit!), and sew the decorative button in place.

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Hope you like this one… I have to confess that the only person who has tested it is me, so do let me know if you have any problems with it. And don’t forget to post any pics of finished bracelets to the Very Berry Flickr group.

24 Comments

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24 responses to “Lacy Crochet Bracelet Pattern

  1. Anonymous

    thank you very much for this free pattern.i cant wait to make it .

  2. gretchen

    I really love this pattern! Thanks 4 sharing it :D

  3. Hi! Just had to leave you a comment ! I have now made 2 of these lovely bracelets, My MIL brought me back some beautiful yarn from Austria and I made one for me and one for my daughter, they are so pretty. thank you again for your blog – love it !

  4. Mrs. Emmons

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful pattern!! Quick question. Do you mind if we sell the bracelets we make from this pattern, or is that a no-no?

  5. Thanks for the pattern. Just finished my first one. I didn’t have any press studs so I just used a button, put the buttonhole is slightly the wrong place, but it still looks great.

  6. Rose

    I was wondering if I can make the bracelet with a
    3 mm crochet hook with embroidery thread? or would it be better if i used thin yarn instead of the embroidery thread? can you give me some suggestions please?
    thank you for such a lovely pattern =)

    • Hi Rose, thanks for the comment. I should just give a try and see how it looks – you never know! It’s such a quick pattern that if it doesn’t look great you wont have wasted much time on it. Hope it works well for you.

  7. I did it, I did it! By God it was fiddly but I love that my sausage fingers made something so delicate!

  8. Jessie

    Row 7 confuses me. are you double crocheting into the double crochets of row 6? Or are all those double crochets going into the chain 3 spaces of row 7??

    • Hi Jessie… if you look again at row 6, you will see that you make 3 chains after the first double crochet. This creates a 3 chain space that you can use for your 5 double crochet in row 7. Hope this helps. Ali xx

  9. Katie

    Thanks for this, I have finally made one today and am really pleased with how it turned out. Was thinking it would also be lovely in a natural yarn (possibly sock yarn or 4ply) with a bigger hook to make a wider cuff, and then finish with a large wooden button. I’ll let you know if I try it.

    I have been visiting your blog and following you on facebook for a while now, and am always inspired by your ideas!

  10. Amanda

    When you hdc 2 tog, do you somehow use an invisible decrease for that? If so, how? Also, in finishing row 4, is it an invisible sc decrease?
    Thanks!
    Amanda

  11. You are very welcome. Thanks for letting me share it. Seems everyone at Tangled Happy loved this pattern too! Have a happy weekend. :)

  12. Mel

    Grrrr. Confused by this one. Any easier ways of explaining row 7 onwards?

    • Hi there Mel – that’s a tough question because it makes sense to me, lol! That’s always a problem with patterns… I’ll email you directly and see if we can work out what the problem is. :-)

    • Hello Mel – have tried to email you but it just bounces back… if you would like to email me on veryberryhandmade (at) gmail (dot) com, I will try and work out what the difficulty is.

  13. This is so pretty. I love it! Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this. :)

  14. I finally managed a crochet swatch yesterday. I’m really proud of myself as I’ve never been able to get past the ‘foundation’ row before! lol
    Thanks for the pattern, I’ll have to try it out when I’ve got the hang of crochet :)
    Ashley x

  15. Beautiful! I’ve been trying to come up with a cute bracelet, but somehow couldn’t. This one is perfect. Thanks for sharing! 8-)

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