Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Made it

On a beautiful day (when I don't have to go to work) I find it fun to take some of my crafty stuff out on the deck and play.
Recently I took this out with me

When I was done playing I had this.
Just a little experiment that turned into a cute bracelet.
For anyone who crochet's here's how I did it.
I don't recall what size hook I used but it was a small one.
With 3 strands of crochet thread held together chain 45 (more or less depending on the size of your wrist). Then single crochet in each chain across, fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach ring to one end and clasp to the other. Sew a button in the center of bracelet with matching thread and you're done.
Now you've got a brand new cute bracelet for summer. Perfect considering today is the first day of this wonderful season.

33 comments:

Ginny said...

What a wonderful post to kick off summer with!! My mom would have known how to make this, she crocheted all the time! This is beautiful, cool, cute, original, and hip all at once! It reminds me of cool water and southwestern jewelry!

Snappy Di said...

Totally adorable... If I knew how to crochet I would make those for my granddaughter. She'd love showing it off to her friends.

Di

Tanyia said...

Ann, this is adorable!!!

Donna said...

What fun, summer charm! Wish I could crochet!

Chatty Crone said...

You just went out with those things and whipped out that beautiful bracelet - I agree - it is adorable.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Doris Sturm said...

Wow, that turned out really cute. Don't you just love to crochet outside? I do! The light is so much better than inside my apartment.

Tell Duke we love him and give him a scratch behind the ears...

Take care and keep on creating!

Doris and the Gizz!

Sandee said...

How cute. I tried to crochet once. It was really pitiful. Two left thumbs. I can see the crafty side of life right here. And visit Duke too.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Grace said...

That is cute - I don't understand the instructions but then my crochet skills are limited (I'm actually crocheting a blanket right now...)

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Ann super cute. My mom would like to learn how to do it but it seems that involves a lot n she's having a hard time seeing well. It's beautiful. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Catherine said...

Now that is a perfect way to combine a lovely day and a fun craft. Oh you are a smart one dearest Ann!

xo Catherine

BeadedTail said...

That is an adorable little bracelet! I used to crochet when I was a kid but don't think I would know how to start now. I sure wish you'd open an Etsy shop so we can purchase your creative treasures!

Cards by Cheryl said...

well aren't you talented...I knit and crochet but I am far better at knitting.

Love the bracelet {and I thought you crocheted the button in the middle}...very nice

Helen said...

Wow, I love that! Is the flower crochet flower? it look like it was harden with something.

tahtimbo said...

You make it sound so simple! Knowing me, the cat would end up playing with the button and I would end up with ball of thread tied in a big knot :-)

Ratty said...

I really like that. The bracelet looks better than a lot of things that could be bought in the store. Not many people could do something so well.

Zach (Fledgling Blogger) said...

How cute is that! :D

I miss being around here. Send my warmest regards to Duke! :)

marie said...

What a perfect way to spend the day. The bracelet is really cute...I love the button you used. It looks like a tiny crocheted flower.

FishHawk said...

Yawn.

Sher said...

That is so cute and I love the colors! Perfect bracelet for summer.

Grampy said...

Great job Ann. I will show my wife so she can make one for Maya.

Marg said...

That is such a cute bracelet. What a great result from playing. I agree with Sharla, that you should put some of your things on Etsy. They are really well done. Hugs to Duke.

Out on the prairie said...

lovely, you played outside and had results from a good idea

Sandra said...

you always amaze me with your creativity. it is so cute, and looks good on your arm. kiss my duke boy for me. hope you enjoyed your day off playing.

Erika said...

What a great bracelet. I like how you just take something and create something wonderful with it.

Ann said...

So cute! That's a button?! Had to look twice... it sure looks like crocheting too; what a great find!

Philippa said...

That's clever - really impressive! Bet you enjoyed your crafty day.

vickie said...

Sweeeeet!! Thanks for sharing that

Don't unplug your hub said...

Amazing. This would make a very attractive dog collar. I can't think which dog, but it might need to be waterproofed.

Donna said...

OH FOR PETEYS SAKE!!!Hahahaaa!!
All you have to do is stand in one place and something Beautiful pops up!!
This really is Beautiful work Ann!!
hughugs

Jean said...

You could sell those!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

It looks like you crocheted the button too.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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