It appears I have been on a bracelet kick lately! I have been so inspired by the jewelry findings I see at my local Joann. I found a set of charms that had “faith”, “love”, and this smaller one that says “believe” on one side and “inspire” on the other. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time, but I bought them because I really liked them. I set about to make a bracelet with some of my crochet thread stash and when I was putting the clasp on I thought one of these charms would really add to the bracelet – and I was right. I love it this way! I have already worn this several times and received compliments and questions about where I got it. It’s always humbling when people like my work and I love being able to say that I made it myself.
This was a very quick project and is only 5 rows. It does use size 10 crochet thread so it is helpful to be a little familiar with the smaller stitches, but even if you are not it is still a fairly easy project. The hardest part is crocheting into the third loop of the hdc in the second row. This was the first time I had done this and I like the result! This post from My Hobby is Crochet is what I used to help me determine exactly where the third loop was. I’ll have a video tutorial using this crochet thread up soon!
By Amanda Saladin
What You’ll Need
Hook: Size 8 Steel Crochet Hook (This one is my favorite)
Notions: 3/4-inch Ribbon Crimps
Charm(s) of your choice (These are the ones I bought)
6mm Jump Rings
15mm Lobster Clasp
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: Approx. 6 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inch wide not including clasp
Gauge: 40 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in hdc
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 67 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each ch across. (If you need help locating the 3rd loop, see this post.)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch-1), *sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1; repeat from * to last st, dc in last st.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in each dc and ch-sp.
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in back loop only of each st across.
Weave in ends.
Using pliers, attach ribbon crimps to ends securely. Some places recommend adhesive.
Attach jump rings to ends of ribbon crimps, attaching charm(s) to one end and lobster clasp to other end.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern! To see more, check out my free pattern library.