Monday, July 30, 2007

Tutorial: Crochet Beaded Bracelet

I've found another use for my crochet cotton thread - a beaded bracelet. It's great for summer, when you might be getting sweaty, dirty, or jumping in the pool (sea, lake, whatever), because it's washable - so you don't even have to take it off.

This pattern could easily be changed to be an anklet or choker.  It's a simple single crochet, so you can add stitches to make it wider and rows to make it longer.  I used beads for my bracelet, but you can use anything you can string on the thread: beads, buttons, sequins ... use your imagination *and* your stash.

I reserve the copyright on the pattern and the instructions (which means you can't reprint this anywhere), but feel free to make all the bracelets you want and do anything you want with them (yep, you can sell them).

If you make a bracelet, let me know.  I'd love to see it!


Crochet Cotton Thread
48 beads
1 button
big-holed needle
size C (2 or 2.75mm) crochet hook


sl = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
bsc* = beaded single crochet

*Bead Single Crochet: (bsc): Do a normal single crochet, except after you put your hook through the stitch in the previous row, pull a bead up to your hook and then yarn over using the crochet cotton thread on the far side of the bead.  Then pull the loop through the stitch in the previous row.  You will now have two loops on the hook and the bead will be looped against the piece.  Yarn over and pull through both loops to complete the single crochet.

Basic Instructions

· Thread 48 beads on crochet cotton thread.
· ch 7, leaving about 10" of crochet cotton thread before the start of the chain.
· Row 1 - Starting with 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 6 ch, ch 1, turn.
· Row 2 - sc in each stitch across (total 6), ch 1, turn.
· Row 3 - sc in each stitch across (total 6), ch 1, turn.
· Row 4 - sc, bsc, sc, bsc, sc, bsc, ch 1, turn.
· Row 5 - sc in each stitch across (total 6), ch 1, turn.
· Row 6 - 2 sc, bsc, sc, bsc, sc, ch 1, turn.
· Row 7 - repeat Rows 3-6 until you've used all the beads.
· Last Row - sc in each stitch across (total 6), ch 3, turn.
· Button Hole - skip 5 stitches, sc in last stitch of previous row, finish off, weave in end.
· Attach button with 10" thread at beginning of bracelet and weave in end.

Detailed Instructions (text is above, or next to, its corresponding photo)

1) Thread 48 beads on crochet cotton thread.  I bought sky quartz beads.  They were $6 for two packs of 24.  When you're stringing your beads, count them two times, and then count them again.  All of the beads must be on the thread before you start, so it pays to make sure they are all there.  I used the big-eyed needle to thread them on.

2) Chain 7. Leave about 10 inches of thread before you start crocheting.  This will be used to attach the button later.

I'm a tight crocheter.  I've found I need to make these chains extra tight or else the first row is much wider than the rest of the rows. Usually I don't have to worry about this, but I do with the crochet cotton thread.

3) Row 1 - Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet in each of the next 6 chains (total 6 single crochet), chain 1, turn.

4) Row 2 & 3 - Single crochet in each stitch across (total 6 single crochet), chain 1, turn.

5) Row 4 - Single crochet, bead single crochet, single crochet, bead single crochet, single crochet, bead single crochet, chain 1, turn.

Below are photos of the bead single crochet (bsc).  [A] put hook in the stitch of the previous row and pull a bead up to the hook.  [B] Yarn over using the thread on the far side of the bead.  [C] Complete the single crochet as normal.

6) This is the completed Row 4.

You may be wondering why the beads aren't centered on the bracelet.  I found that if I had a five-stitch-wide bracelet and I put a bead on stitch one, three, and five, that the first bead looked like it was hanging off the edge of the bracelet.  The way the bead is secured by a diagonal thread makes it lay to the right a little.  That's why I added a stitch before the first bead.

7) Row 5 - Single crochet in each stitch across (total 6 single crochet), chain 1, turn.  While you crochet this row, the beads are facing you.

8) Row 6 - single crochet, single crochet, bead single crochet, single crochet, bead single crochet, single crochet, chain 1, turn.

This row only has two beads and they are offset from the beads in the three-bead rows to create a pattern.  You could change when you make the bead stitches to create a different pattern if you want.

9) Repeat Rows 3, 4, 5, 6 until you've used all the beads.  Below is what your bracelet will look like after your first repeat of Row 3.

10) Last Row - Single crochet in each stitch across (total 6 single crochet), chain 3, turn.

11) Button Hole - skip 5 stitches, single crochet in last stitch of previous row.  You might want to wait to finish off your bracelet until you can test if the button hole is big enough for your button.  If it's too big or too small, adjust the number of chains.  The important part is that your chain starts at one corner and your single crochet is at the other corner.  This makes a clean edge with no poky or floppy bracelet corners.

To finish off, make a chain and pull through a big loop.  Cut the loop and pull the cut end completely through the last chain.  Pull tightly.  Use the needle to weave the end into the bracelet.  Trim off any extra thread.

12) You are going to attach the button using the 10-inch tail of thread you left at the beginning of your bracelet.  Use the needle to weave in the spaces between the stitches of the first row.  First come from the back to the front in the first space, from the front to the back in the second space, and then from the back to the front in the third space.  Your needle will now be coming up in the space just to the right of the middle of the bracelet.

13) Pull the thread tight to gather the stitches together, then thread the button by coming from behind to the front.

14) Next, go through the button from the front to the back.  Thread the needle through the spaces of the rest of the row just like you did the first half of the row.

15) Pull the thread tight to gather all the stitches.  This will make a clean edge free of poky, floppy corners on this end, too.  Make a knot (just like a normal embroidery knot: half-way insert the needle behind a thread in the bracelet, wrap the thread from the needle around the needle twice, pull the needle through the wrapped thread).  Weave in the end and trim the excess thread.

16) That's it!  You're done.

Let me know if you have any questions or you find any typos. :)

319 Comments (comments are disabled)

michelle said ...
wow what a great tutorial!
7/30/2007 1:34 AM

Anna said ...
Thats very generous to share the pattern and allow to let people sell their results :-) I made something quite similar (at least the idea) for my little sister earlier this summer. I especially love the fastness of the project and that its washable :-) I went for a very simple llo for the bracelet and therefore made a beaded necklace to go with it. If you like, take a look:
7/30/2007 4:46 AM

Carlene said ...
Thanks, I think I'm gonna try it. (I just left a dozen or so balls of crochet thread unbought at an estate sale this weekend...crap.)
7/30/2007 5:52 AM

meg said ...
wow - that is so so pretty. you are so talented and generous, miss alice!
7/30/2007 6:13 AM

dottycookie said ...
Love it, love it, love it - I need to buy supplies NOW!

You are clever - and so very generous to share it!
7/30/2007 6:31 AM

planetjune said ...
Ooh, another lovely idea, and the tutorial is great too. I really love the colours of the beads you chose.
7/30/2007 7:15 AM

alicia said ...
I love this! I can't wait to make it. I bet it would be beautiful as edging on a sweater, too.
7/30/2007 8:29 AM

Kate said ...
What a wonderful bracelet and a fabulous tutorial! Thanks!
7/30/2007 8:32 AM

ambika said ...
You are so awesome. This is a great pattern--and I think this might be the only crochet stitch I actually know so I definitely want to try this.

Also, I tagged you as a Rockin' Girl Blogger (I wish it was 'lady' instead of 'girl' but ah well.)
7/30/2007 9:46 AM

Nic said ...
So cute!! I think you could make some super cute rings too, maybe if you crochet in a round?
7/30/2007 9:46 AM

monica said ...
I love this, and I can't wait to try it! Thank you for the great instructions and pics!
7/30/2007 9:54 AM

laura said ...
Good tutorial. Nice of you to put the time into this and share. I mainly knit bags and haven't worked with really fine thread, so this is good to see.
7/30/2007 10:20 AM

laura said ...
Just noticed that for some commenters, the hyperlinked name doesn't work. If you try Anna and Laura, you'll see that we don't have a blogger account, and our hyperlink doesn't work -- unless you know to remove part of the url that shows up in the address bar. I simply entered my url with www in my previous post and in this one I'm trying without www. Have you come across this before?
7/30/2007 10:30 AM

Craftypiggie said ...
Oh how pretty.. great tut your good at expressing your craft.
thank you nice pattern

7/30/2007 10:56 AM

Shannon said ...
the bracelet is so absolutely gorgeous! i might have to teach myself to crochet now...
7/30/2007 12:45 PM

Angeleen said ...

7/30/2007 5:53 PM

mellowbeing said ...
Oo, thanks so much for the great tutorial! I've been wanting to make myself one of these for so long and this explanation makes it look so simple :) Will try it out soon and let ya know of my results :)
7/31/2007 4:40 AM

normanack said ...
Again, many thanks for sharing the pattern! I love how natural and pretty your bracelet is. It could have belonged to a mermaid and washed up on the shore.

You have inspired me to get out of the house and get some crochet thread.
7/31/2007 8:23 AM

Marietta said ...
now i have a use or all that crochet thread i bought years ago (thinking i was going to make doilies...yeah, i know...crazy) and of course i have beads somewhere...if not i just discovered two new-to-me beading stores.MUST MAKE!
7/31/2007 8:58 AM

Elizabeth said ...
That's an awesome project!
7/31/2007 6:26 PM

Blaize said ...
You are Famous! You're on Craftzine! You are Awesome. But I already knew that....
7/31/2007 10:01 PM

est said ...
beautiful!yr tutorial is so clear and the pics so pro! i love the beads! is this the same yarn you use in your bags? i saw some yarn that labeled as organic cotton yarn look like this too.
7/31/2007 11:10 PM

knitphomaniac said ...
I found you via :)

Stellar bracelet!
8/1/2007 6:21 AM

Hilde C. said ...
Great idea, and a great tutorial -thank you for sharing it :-)
8/1/2007 9:13 AM

Lu said ...
GET OUT!!! This is so darn cute and I have wanted to crochet with thread and make jewelry. This is perfect and so is your tutorial.
8/1/2007 10:24 AM

Debby said ...
Very pretty. And thank you for such a nice tutorial.
8/1/2007 12:53 PM

Kris said ...
That is so cute. I'm going to have to drag out my crochet thread and steel hooks. It obviously calls for a trip to the craft store for more beads.
8/1/2007 5:16 PM

AnaMaria said ...
Thank you for sharing your Crochet Beaded Bracelet pattern. It is beautiful, and your instructions make it look very easy to make.
8/1/2007 8:52 PM

Kuky said ...
Oooh so pretty! Another reason I want to learn how to crochet!
8/1/2007 9:40 PM

Jude said ...
I wanna leap out of my chair and go get some beads! Thank you for sharing the pattern!
8/2/2007 7:16 AM

Alex said ...
Fabulous tutorial.
I always wondered how the beads are going into the crochet work... thanks for sharing!It's looking much easiere than I expected.
Pretty bracelet, looks like summer!
8/3/2007 2:39 PM

Angelina said ...
Does Andrew take the pictures for your tutorials? They are really great!

I'm not ready to learn to crochet yet, but when I am I think this would be a great project to start with.

I think it's a very snazzy bracelet!
8/3/2007 11:31 PM

Jamie said ...
hey...this is an amazing tutorial & great idea :)

I just got some small round tigers eye beads, & was going to make a bracelet very similar to your exact style & sell it in my etsy shop, but i fell in love with it before i finished it, so i'm keeping it.

here's a link to the picture, since you said you'd like to see. Thanks again!
8/4/2007 12:01 AM

Lori said ...
When I was younger (6 yrs. old) my mother had a friend (65 yrs old) that taught me to do something similar. Instead, you work the crocheting in the round so that the beads are on the outside of a 'tube'. You start with 4 ch and join to form a ring. As you work your round you pull up a bead so that there are four beads to a 'layer'. Eventually you will see a spiral tube forming. After you have reached the desired length it is finished off and clasped.. I make them all the time as gifts and have sold them over the years. The beads that I was taught to use are smaller - not a seed bead...They are just big enough to string on crochet cotton no.10. They really are beautiful!
8/4/2007 9:20 AM

Anonymous said ...
omg! that is so cute! i cant do croching yet because i just stared knitting and stuff. that would look soo cute with some sparkles because i love jewlery and i am also a year round swimmer and that would be awesome because i hate taking off all my jewlery before i swim so i dont ruin it but i wouldnt have to worry about it!
8/4/2007 2:02 PM

Suzie Sews said ...
This is fantastic...thank so where is my hook...
8/5/2007 7:11 AM

le voila said ...
A great tutorial!!Thanks
8/5/2007 11:52 AM

cocuklacocuk said ...
very nice, i will try also.
8/6/2007 4:00 PM

Kat said ...
Thanks for combining two of my loves!! Can't wait to try this out- I need to go through my bead stash....
8/7/2007 6:06 PM

V. said ...
Finally - something to do with all my Crocheting thread!!
Awesome work with this tutorial.
~V. (
8/15/2007 1:53 AM

Cardea said ...
OMG I love it! I have tons of thread to use up too. (My grandmother wore me out crocheting doilies for her.) Thank you so much!
8/15/2007 12:45 PM

Jen said ...
Wow, that is so cool - and a really terrific tutorial, too. It's just a lovely bracelet!
8/15/2007 9:33 PM

monica said ...
I finally tried making one of these tonight, and I love it. Here's a link to my blog entry about it, with a couple of pics, in case you're curious. Thanks!
8/19/2007 9:17 PM

joanie said ...
These are so beautiful and your tutorial is so clear it might even get me to try crocheting again! These days I only tackle projects that I can finish quickly so I love little projects like this. THANKS
9/2/2007 3:12 AM

Tsoniki said ...
Way too cool! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, can't wait to try it out.
9/27/2007 9:49 PM

Anonymous said ...
Thanks you for the pattern. I would like to know what kind of bead you used. I found some beads and it cannot be threaded using crochet cotton.
Anyway made one using big black beads and it is cute.
12/23/2007 2:31 PM

Jodi said ...
This is a great pattern and beautiful tutorial. Thanks so much for posting this and allowing the item to be sold. I too planned to make for sale but like the first one so much that I just HAVE to keep it.

Thanks again.

1/6/2008 10:37 AM

Lisa Ancarrow said ...
I love this bracelet! Thanks for sharing!
1/30/2008 11:17 AM

Wow! I love this bracelet! The idea of a button closer is really great too. Thanks for posting the instructions, I just might try it sometime!
3/6/2008 5:53 PM

katya said ...
wow! what a wonderful and comprehensive tute! the bracelet will be a perfect going away gift to a friend of mine. thanks so much for sharing this. =)
3/25/2008 7:28 PM

Tricia said ...
Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing, it's really pretty.
3/30/2008 9:31 PM

marcela said ...
aunque no hablo ingles comprendi muy bien tus imagenes gracias
4/6/2008 10:41 PM

priscilla said ...
I love the step by step instruction and photos. it helps alot, especialy for semeone who never bead-crochet like me.
5/1/2008 11:13 PM

Hopie said ...
Super Tutorial! Thanks for sharing your work!

5/5/2008 9:28 PM

Lisa said ...
This bracelet is beautiful! I hope to make some for my daughters and their friends. I've never tried beading with my stitching. I think your instructions are very clear and the photos are great. Thank you!
6/3/2008 8:42 AM

usha said ...
What a lovely bracelet, and such easy-to-follow instructions too! I'am gettings those beads right away!
6/3/2008 9:32 PM

Sharon said ...
I've made several bracelets for my great nieces and friends, each one slightly different. I enjoy making the bracelets and everyone I've made them for loves them. Thank you very much for the pattern.
6/15/2008 1:26 PM

peapod said ...
so nice :) going out for thread and beads right now!!!
6/19/2008 11:29 AM

Gemma said ...
Stunning! :D
7/5/2008 3:01 PM

Chy said ...
I really enjoyed working this pattern. I have used it to give as gifts for my friends. I found that if I use dark colored thread and some metal beads it could be given to men. Just thought I would share that idea with you and others.
7/14/2008 10:56 PM

Pauline said ...
Hi Futuregirl!
As a newbie crocheteer I started the bracelet last night with help from a friend who knows lots of crafts. I use thread nr. 10 and a needle 1,75 mm (don't know what US size it is).
It's the first time I'm crocheting something so small, but it works for me and I like it a lot! I can finish this cutie right in time for a festival I'm attending tomorrow. When I held a crochet hook for the first time I'd never thought I'd be able to make something like this myself so soon, but I could and that's thanks to your clear description!

Thanks a bunch for sharing this!

Best wishes, Pauline
7/31/2008 6:49 AM

Melissa said ...
Thanks for this. I just made one with burgundy thread, pink beads and black clay beads.
8/1/2008 10:44 PM

This was the most professional and helpful tutorial I've seen lately. You did a profound job for those of us who have to actually see in order to do.
Thank you
9/22/2008 1:35 PM

LADY DIANA QM said ...
Hey futuregirl!

I loved your technique! Being that I am an artist, I see so many uses for this pattern. Why, it could even be incorporated into a handbag (with a long strap). Was thinking of running out to get some macrame cord, instead of the crochet thread, and incorporated different type of beads into it (the bracelet, that is).

Anyway, thanks alot, because my Grand-daughters would really love something different like these. Perfect to put with their Christmas presents. I'll also have to try and figure out a way to show you a necklace I designed (in my MOM's crochet stitch -- which was from Portugal). Everytime I use this, people always stop me to compliment. For me, though, it is a rememberance of some wonderful memories with my MOM, before she went home to be with the LORD. The stitch resembles a flower, and I've taught it to a few people.

Your bracelet could also become a necklace -- same wideth -- longer length, or even an anklet.

Thanks so much for sharing!! I just loved the graphics. They are great, and whomever did the photography should be commended.

Thanks alot!! By the way, if you decide to make it into a necklace, try using extenders at the base. I am a professional beader, and love to do really different stuff. By an extender, I would mean maybe even some leave beads (co-ordinated with the top beads).

For myself, also, I will not use a button, because (it's so easy to come undone -- even if you use a button stitch on the closure). I be think'n a larger size jumpring/with a lobster claw closure (plated is fine). You just gave me a brainstorm, this would look great with a metallic thread, with Cloisonne Beads. The look could further be enhanced even with Clay Beads.

Listen to me going on!!! I always get carried away! Ha! Ha! I am what is categorized as a Weaving Beadaholic, and your crocheting has encouraged me to do some creative work in this area.

I am a very humble person, but do enjoy encouraging creativity in others. You are a gracious person, because you have touched alot of people with this creativity. I'll have to definitely do something for you, and forward it. So, I will keep in touch!!!!

Thank you so much,


P.S. My newest project is almost completed, and after that I'll be working on these (with five (5) grand-daughters to surprise. Can't wait!!!!!
10/6/2008 9:25 PM

indianasme said ...
First of all, I love your blog. Your photos and tutorials are just great! I really like this pattern. I have made one for myself that has aqua beads. I made one for my Aunt with lavender beads and a mother of pear button closure. She said that she gets nice comments on it whenever she wears it. This pattern was very easy to follow---as I need step by step directions at this point in my crocheting! Thank you for all of your wonderful posts.
10/28/2008 11:42 AM

Janine said ...
Everything has pretty much been said already, but I still wanted to take the time to say thank you-- for the tutorial, the generosity of letting the finished bracelets be sold, and for the absolutely awesome pictorial. I especially love how you've given tips on how to give a nicely-finished look (no pokey or floppy ends) I've been having problems with that since I recently began making these types of bracelets. The answer was so simple, but it just hadn't occurred to me, and you have illustrated it perfectly! Thanks again and good vibes to you :o)
10/28/2008 3:24 PM

Theresa said ...
Great tutorial! I've linked to you in today's blog post. :o)
11/17/2008 7:35 PM

Shirley said ...
VERY pretty and easy also! Thank you for sharing this pattern.
11/30/2008 5:30 PM

dinah said ...
salut ! merci beaucoup de cette idée super géniale, je vous adore et encore merci.
joyeuses fetes à tous.
12/2/2008 9:21 AM

shay from leeds said ...
this is soooo awsome i saved the link a couple of months ago and forgot about it. i was desprate to make something for my mum and here is the perfect prezzi!!
thanks a bunch futuregirl!!!

12/16/2008 8:36 AM

shay from leeds said ...
if you do not have a button, once finished, add a few rows and use sl st to join to the base chain.
love shay, 12
12/17/2008 1:59 PM

cassandra said ...
This is a great design. I made one yesterday and it looks amazing. I made it out of bamboo thread and round pearlescent baby blue and mother of pearl beads. Thanks for the pattern.
3/15/2009 11:32 AM

Connie said ...
I've been looking for something like this for my daughter to give to her flag team members... since she's captain we want to do little special things vs. just going and buying everyday stuff. Thanks a million!!!!
4/23/2009 2:35 PM

Esther Gonzalez said ...
Hi I made my own breaded bracelet and became my favorite, showed to a friend and she loved now I am making her one.
6/6/2009 12:38 PM

futuregirl said ...
Yay! I love how these are great gifts!
6/12/2009 10:47 PM

Lisa said ...
Yay! I finally made one!
My wrists seem to be bigger than yours because I ended up crocheting a little more at the end. Next time I'll add extra beads as this was so easy to make! Thank you for sharing the tute. I have 2 photos posted on my flickr and will have it posted on my blog sometime soon.
7/2/2009 10:19 AM

Tammy said ...
Thank you for this great pattern! I just made one this weekend & I think I'll be making many more this summer.
7/6/2009 3:47 PM

futuregirl said ...
Lisa & Tammy - Great bracelets! Thanks for the links. :)
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11/1/2009 8:46 PM

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11/8/2009 5:30 PM

Mércia said ...
Very beautiful!
Thank you!
11/27/2009 7:13 PM

Rann May Luba said ...
I promised myself before to give you pictures of the beaded bracelet and watch strap I made because you inspired me. Please do check my blog and you'll find some of the pictures there. I just started making a blog because of you as well :), hopefully you would be the first to visit it.
12/14/2009 1:55 AM

miss goodwin said ...
cool idea! I love it! am going to try it soon
12/18/2009 5:30 PM

marie rowley said ...
wow i love it, I am going to give it a try. thank you for posting. keep up the great work. :)
1/13/2010 7:50 AM

Pamela (Refilwe's mom) said ...
THANK YOU for such an incredible pattern/idea, the detailed instructions, and your generosity in sharing this without restrictions! I have recently been spending a lot of my time with Native Americans and looking for ideas of things to make to bless them. So many have been, and still are, so abused! And so many are so kind in their response. I cannot wait to try these so I can showcase some great buttons and beads just for them! Thank you, again! Once I make some I'll send you photos. BLESS YOU for your kindness!
1/15/2010 1:57 PM

Ada said ...
This is great! I'm using wire instead of thread:
3/3/2010 3:53 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Ada ... Beautiful! Are you using my pattern or your own?
3/7/2010 5:50 AM

kimberly said ...
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I have been trying to find things to make and sell at festivals to make some extra money but now days every thing is copy righted. The bracelet is so beautiful, you are such i brilliant woman :>
4/8/2010 2:20 AM

futuregirl replied ...
kimberly ... Thanks! I hope these sell well for you. :)
6/23/2010 9:16 PM

Anne said ...
When I crochet the beads on, They face opposite directions for each row. How do I get them to face the same direction?
5/18/2010 1:15 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Anne ... Do you mean that they are on the front *and* the back? If that's what you mean, then only add beads every-other row, *not* every row. If you mean something else, email me and we'll figure it out. :)
5/18/2010 1:24 PM

Anne said ...
Thank you!!! It work fine!! Is there a way to send a picture to you?
5/22/2010 8:39 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Anne ... Yes! Just email me the picture. :) I'd love to feature it on a Peepshow post.
6/30/2010 10:35 PM

Judi said ...
My daughter and granddaughters will just love these! Thank you so much for the pattern and the wonderful tutorial....very helpful! I think I might even make a few for myself!!
5/26/2010 1:42 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Judi ... Make the *first* one for yourself! :) I'd love to see pictures of your bracelets if you'd like to send them to me.
6/23/2010 9:16 PM

Carly said ...
I love it! Thinking about making one for my friend. What size beads did you use?
5/30/2010 8:19 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Carly ... Not sure what size beads I used. I've seen all sorts of sizes used, even little buttons! :)
6/23/2010 9:15 PM

march said ...
It`s great!!! I love it!!! I will try it.
6/15/2010 6:01 PM

futuregirl replied ...
march ... I'd love to see photos of the bracelet you make if you'd like to send them to me. :)
6/21/2010 12:11 PM

I love these bracelets! I made a bunch one weekend and gave some away on my blog:
Thanks for sharing the pattern. It is really fun to work up!
6/25/2010 6:28 AM

futuregirl replied ...
radioactivegan ... That's awesome! What a great give away. :) Thanks for letting me know about it!! :)
6/26/2010 3:01 AM

Lovestitch said ...
Perfect! I can't help making one for myself right now! Thank you so much for your great tutorial. Take care. All the best.
7/1/2010 12:43 AM

Gloria Clayton said ...
Long ago I crocheted rings and necklaces with similar results, brings back memories. FYI recyle old jewelery in this manner! Lots of beads and pearls found at flea markets, etate sales, etc...Must make something similar for the grands! Thank you for sharing.
7/16/2010 6:13 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Gloria Clayton ... Such a great idea to use found beads! Thanks for the tip. :)
7/26/2010 6:17 PM

Katie said ...
very cute and fast to make...I made one with pale pink thread and pearl beads, then added a vintage button. Great gift idea! (teachers etc..) Maybe will try this same pattern but double the beads and do a headband? /thanks
7/17/2010 10:20 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Katie ... I've seen others use the pattern to make headbands and it was super cute. I'd love to see photos of what you come up with.
7/26/2010 6:19 PM

Dreamer said ...

I absolutely love this bracelet! After reading your post, I immediately tried it! I wore it to work (I'm an ESL teacher) and my teen Korean students went CRAZY over it. I'm still experimenting with my own designs and different types of beads. I give it to them as gifts. ^_^

Thank you very much for sharing how to make this wonderful bracelet! ^_^
7/31/2010 11:52 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Dreamer ... That's so awesome! Thanks for letting me know they were a hit. :)
8/10/2010 12:09 AM

Valentina said ...
Thanks for sharing such an easy and fast pattern. I have already made four bracelets and plan on making more. Will try and send you the picture of the bracelets that I made.
8/6/2010 7:10 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Valentina ... I would love to see photos! Thanks for the sweet comment.
8/10/2010 12:09 AM

Dreamer said ...
you can see a photo of three bracelets I made on my blog. ^_^ here's the link to that post:

8/13/2010 11:02 PM

windy said ...
I'm a beginner in crochet world, but I will try to work on this pattern to be my sister's birthday gift.
thank you so much for this beautiful pattern...
11/1/2010 4:39 PM

futuregirl replied ...
windy ... Let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to see photos of your finished bracelet if you want to send them to me.
11/9/2010 9:37 PM

edna said ...
i love the idea and since it was my first one i did the bracelet and then the beads, and i did it in 40 min. thanks
11/10/2010 10:30 PM

futuregirl replied ...
edna ... That's fast!
11/10/2010 10:36 PM

JenSu said ...
I saw a project like this on Uncommon Threads. I searched the internet for instructions. Your detail is amazing- thank you so much for putting this out there for others to learn and enjoy!
11/18/2010 7:12 PM

Lisa Gonzales said ...
Thanx for the pattern. I am going to make a braille bead bracelet for my daughter. I'm going to spell out a her name.
12/20/2010 7:16 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Lisa Gonzales ... What a great idea!
12/29/2010 8:26 PM

Melba Mosby said ...
This is a very nice pattern, very easy, I planto make
several in different colors.
1/17/2011 6:13 AM

Maria said ...
I love the pattern but since I'm a beginner I wish it had more of the little details. I had no idea what size Crochet thread to use or what size beads to use. I am essentially winging it from a beginner stand point and it got a lil frustrating :(. But I do love the pattern and thank you for it.
1/21/2011 7:14 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Maria ... I'm sorry my tutorial has you feeling lost! You can use any size thread and any size beads (as long as the thread you pick fits through the bead holes). The thread will have a hook-size recommendation on it. I probably used a 4.0mm hook, size 10 crochet thread. If you already have the thread, you can take a little piece to the craft store and use it to find beads with the right sized holes. You can also use buttons instead of beads ... anything with a hole. Let me know if you have more questions. :)
1/21/2011 7:44 PM

CeCe said ...
Love this..just emailed my sister-in-law for the girls wrist and neck sizes. Would look adorable with Easter outfits. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
3/9/2011 9:11 AM

futuregirl replied ...
CeCe ... Great idea!
3/16/2011 2:01 AM

Kate said ...
What a detailed tutorial. Well done! Thanks for the pattern. Can't wait to try it.
3/9/2011 9:54 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Kate ... You're welcome. Thanks for leaving such a great comment. :)
3/16/2011 2:02 AM

linda said ...
3/9/2011 10:52 AM

Mary said ...
wow this is great. I have made similar bracelets, anklets and necklaces but your directions makes it so much easier to follow. My daughters and I wanted to make some but I couldn't think of how to explain it to them. Now I can use your instructions to show them (I copied and printed out your directions and have your website on the bottom for credit purposes). Thanks for a great presentation and I am going to look at your other postings.
3/9/2011 12:14 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Mary ... Yay! Family crafting. I love it!
3/16/2011 2:02 AM

Aquila Clark said ...
You are so generous to give us this pattern and allow us to sell it--I love your site-thanks--
3/9/2011 1:37 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Aquila Clark ... You're welcome!
3/16/2011 2:03 AM

Stefani Wonders said ...
I just think this is gorgeous and cannot wait to get the tools to try and make one! Thank you so much for posting such a detailed tutorial. I am just beginning with crocheting. I have done two hats and that is it.
3/9/2011 4:00 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Stefani Wonders ... After two hats, these should be a quick and easy project. Enjoy!
3/20/2011 11:08 PM

Minerva Mucy said ...
This is the best example on how to crochet. The pictures are so helpful and easy to follow. I want to make this bracelet now. Thank you Alice, you are a sweetheart and so talented..Min
3/9/2011 5:34 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Minerva Mucy ... Thank you so much for the wonderful and sweet comment!
3/16/2011 2:04 AM

Marion said ...
Thanks Future Girl! I love this, and am going to make at least one (if comes out OK or even better, I'll make more as gifts).
3/9/2011 6:27 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Marion ... I'm sure yours will come out great!
3/20/2011 11:05 PM

Dorothy said ...
Thank you so much for posting such wonderful photos to illustrate each step. I was often curious how it worked. Can't wait to start a project.
3/10/2011 3:21 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Dorothy ... Thank you for the sweet comment!
3/16/2011 2:05 AM

violeta said ...
Nicely done!
3/10/2011 9:51 AM

futuregirl replied ...
violeta ... Thank you!
3/20/2011 11:06 PM

Michelle Houghton said ...
This is so cute & easy.
3/10/2011 2:12 PM

Kay said ...
I was so delighted to see this. I head a ministry group that makes things for the local community pregnancy center and we are always looking for little things we can do for the mothers that will make them feel special. This definately qualifies.
3/10/2011 4:32 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Kay ... That sounds wonderful. Thank you for letting me know. :)
3/16/2011 2:06 AM

Toni said ...
I loved your pattern.Very sweet of you to share your talent!!
3/11/2011 9:17 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Toni ... Thank you for the nice comment!
3/16/2011 2:06 AM

MaryKay Larson said ...
How COOL is that?! And cute. I think I will make some of these in my kids' school colors as a booster fund-raiser. Being a visual-learner I appreciate your tutorial very much. thanx!
3/13/2011 10:51 AM

futuregirl replied ...
MaryKay Larson ... You're welcome! Good luck on raising money for the school. :)
3/16/2011 2:07 AM

Mari said ...
3/18/2011 5:18 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Mari ... Thanks!
3/20/2011 9:59 PM

LesLee said ...
this was a great tutorial, with great directions. many folks don't take each step in crocheting as something that needs to be written down for the pattern reader. great job. love the idea. thanks.
3/19/2011 4:16 PM

futuregirl replied ...
LesLee ... Thank you for the sweet comment!
3/20/2011 9:59 PM

Tinker said ...
isn't there a way to just print the pattern and not all the comments, what a waste of paper and ink
3/20/2011 5:47 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Tinker ... There are a couple ways you could have accomplished this.

(1) Select "print preview" and see what pages have the information you want. In your print dialog box, enter those pages in the "page range"

(2) Use your mouse to select the part of the page you want to print. In your print dialog box under "print range" select "selection".

You can do both of these things for any web page you happen to be on, not just my website.

If you ever forget to only print what you want and you start seeing pages of comments spitting out of your printer, you can always hit the cancel button and it will stop printing.

Hope that helps.
3/20/2011 6:09 PM

Carol Plata said ...
I just love the bracelet I can't wait to get started making it, they make nice gifts.
3/21/2011 7:27 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Carol Plata ... Thank you! I'd love to see any you make.
3/28/2011 2:34 AM

sonnymarie said ...
cute bracelet
3/22/2011 12:44 PM

futuregirl replied ...
sonnymarie ... Thank you!
3/28/2011 2:34 AM

gardenofyesterday said ...
I have to do this! I love it!
3/28/2011 4:10 PM

futuregirl replied ...
gardenofyesterday ... Thanks!
3/28/2011 9:51 PM

JelliDonut said ...
Thanks for such a great pattern and tutorial! I have a huge stash of beads and this bracelet will be the perfect way to use them.
4/3/2011 6:52 PM

futuregirl replied ...
JelliDonut ... Sounds great! I'd love to see any bracelets you make. :)
4/3/2011 10:23 PM

Martha said ...
Thanks for all the visual. It always helps to be able to connect a picture with the written instruction. I actually think I can do this. Thanks again.
4/8/2011 7:40 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Martha ... I *know* you can do this. :) Thanks for stopping by!
4/13/2011 11:53 PM

Smullis said ...
I found your pattern today and gave it a try! I haven't crocheted in a couple years, but your instructions were great. Love the look! I did my beads a little different...mostly because I wasn't paying attention before I realized I did it incorrectly. :-) I've posted mine on my blog. Thanks for a great idea and some awesome instructions.
4/10/2011 8:41 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Smullis ... Oh, you're too sweet! Thanks for letting me know you like the pattern. :)
4/13/2011 11:56 PM

Tarah said ...
I love this bracelet and have made it several times for friends. I made a knitted pattern that is based on this bracelet. I am thinking about posting the knitted pattern on my blog. Would it be alright if I linked to this pattern in my blog post?

4/14/2011 11:45 AM

Rosa said ...
wow!how nice your design.Thanks for sharing process of design ,you are very generous.May God bless you.
4/15/2011 6:04 AM

Deniece Constant said ...
I love your tutorial. Can't wait to get started. I have found some other beading tuts but couldn't follow them- not enough specific info-got lost. I do not believe I can get lost with yours. I will be happy to email photos of what I finish. I do not have a blog or a site except my stores on Have you ever heard of it? It is WAAAY cheaper than eBay.
Not sure if linking is allowed.
4/29/2011 10:16 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Deniece Constant ... I'd love to see your finished bracelets! :)
6/3/2011 9:38 PM

Epsiej said ...
Hey! What a nice bracelet! I've made my own version: It's also on Ravelry.

I'm sorry for my bad English, but I'm from the Netherlands ;)
5/7/2011 8:15 AM

Nina said ...
Thank you SO much for the VERY clear instructions! This is a beautiful project!

This year was my daughter's teacher's first year teaching and she has been such an incredible teacher (as, I am sure she will continue to be) that I felt like a complete DOLT for forgetting "teacher appreciation day"!

I put this together this afternoon and just HAD to share the results! My daughter picked out the colors and I made a button out of a steel washer and a bead to close it up. I thought it turned out lovely!
(I made the box out of a bar-of-soap box and tissue paper :D)

Thank you again and again for giving me something to make for such an AMAZING teacher!
5/7/2011 3:14 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Nina ... Your bracelet did turn out lovely! Thank you for the sweet comment. :)
6/23/2011 9:18 PM

Carol Marley said ...
GREAT tutorial ! Best I have ever seen! I plan on making a bracelet - or three - as soon as I find some suitable beads.

Thank you for making it available.
5/9/2011 8:11 AM

mary lou withrow said ...
have been looking for a pattern like this for a while. want to try this with vintage buttons as well.

will have my computer going soon. i'm at the library.
5/9/2011 4:42 PM

Jean Thompson said ...
This is a really nice project. Thanks for sharing. This will be a great way to use up my stash of thread and loads of odd beads!
5/10/2011 4:00 AM

MJ's in Knit Fits said ...
Hello Alice,
I found your DARLING beaded bracelet on All Free Crochet. It is PERFECT for my second GD to make. Thinking I will make some for GD's three and four, also. I KNOW they all will LOVE them.
Your tutorial is excellently done. I read the text portion and understood the instructions. When I came to the detailed instructions with the photos, I was amazed! Any child who crochets can make your bracelet easily.
Thank you so very much for a wonderful project for little girls... and for big girls. As the kids say, YOU ROCK!
PS~ When entering numbers for the Robot Foiler, DO NOT use the number pad on your keyboard. It did not accept mine three times.
5/10/2011 8:29 AM

futuregirl replied ...
MJ's in Knit Fits ... You are absolutely the sweetest. How fun to think of you and your GDs crocheting beaded bracelets together. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a great comment for me.
6/23/2011 9:21 PM

rain swazey said ...
Alice--this looks great --I cant wait to try it!! Thanks~~Rain
5/11/2011 6:21 AM

Jill said ...
very creative and thank you for sharing im gone give it a try i was looking to start a little craft business nothing big that might be the start
5/11/2011 12:19 PM

Eileen Parent said ...
Best detailed directions with photos no room for confusion.
5/12/2011 12:11 AM

Anne said ...
This is a great pattern. Thanks for sharing. Perfect gift idea.
5/12/2011 11:26 AM

Kristel T.M. said ...
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've linked to your site on my blog. I love making this bracelet!
5/19/2011 9:12 AM

Morrigan Le Fae said ...
I am a pretty experienced crochet maniac, and I am just recently getting into doing other crafts with my crochet stitches.

I truly appreciate this tutorial because of how vividly it instructs to add beads to a simple crochet pattern. (For those of us who try to visualize how a stitch will end up before doing it, bead-crochet can seem a little confusing) I also have picked up MANY beads over the years that are a *little* too big to use in beading projects but would look great in this project.

You have just given me this year's christmas/birthday gifts for friends and family. So easy, and beautiful. My 3-year old daughter already treasures the one I made her. Thank you!
5/25/2011 1:19 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Morrigan Le Fae ... Yay! Thank you so much for this amazing comment. You're a sweetheart!
6/23/2011 9:19 PM

fran said ...
Hi I just found this cute bracelet pattern.
5/28/2011 11:56 AM

Sharon said ...
Thank you for the pattern, will send picture, after making one! Sharon
6/10/2011 7:39 AM

Amy said ...
I absolutely LOVE this pattern! Can't wait to try it out!
6/19/2011 4:40 AM

Marcia said ...
lindo !!

6/19/2011 5:51 AM

Teri Z. said ...
Love this type of bracelet, Alice! You did a great job! I'm considering trying this pattern out but using smaller beads, and maybe make the bracelet a bit narrower. I was wondering if you have ever tried making this kind of bracelet with smaller beads. If so, if you have a picture of what it looks like, I'd like to see it.
6/19/2011 10:00 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Teri Z. ... You can see a lot of different versions of this bracelet by other people on They might have made the kind you're thinking of.
6/20/2011 10:30 PM

Alexasue5099975 said ...
I agree, this is a very pretty pattern. Thank you for sharing. The directions are the
best, because as a visual learner, sometimes the word instructions just don't
compute. I really appreciate the precise wording right next to the clear to see pictures.
6/19/2011 11:49 AM

Domestic Diva said ...
I love this bracelet
Can you have something on YouTube to show me step to step
Sorry I have a hard time reading directions and understanding them
6/19/2011 5:52 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Domestic Diva ... I wish I had time to make videos of everything I post, but I don't have the time to do that. Sorry to disappoint you. :)
6/19/2011 7:27 PM

Denise R. Smith said ...
Love it. It was very easy. The pictures were a great help. I'm going to make one for all of my friends.
6/26/2011 1:33 PM

Em said ...
I've recently been toying with the idea of using crochet and beading together. I really like this pattern and will diffentaly try it. It's a great way to get wide braclets. Thanks for the pattern and for adding the pictures to go with.
7/9/2011 6:16 PM

Anna said ...
I love your bracelet and have given them as gifts sold one at a consignment shop. Will email pictures of some of the bracelets I have made. I have used several different kinds of beads from my "stash" as you suggested! Directions are easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing.
7/11/2011 6:06 AM

Eva said ...
Oooh so pretty!
7/18/2011 3:19 PM

Eva said ...
The pictures were a great help. I'm going to make one for all of my nieces.
7/18/2011 3:22 PM

Sam said ...
I love this pattern! I'm not very used to working with fine thread so this is a little new and I don't have the proper hook for this pattern but instead I used a D hook and two strands of thread and it turned out great! Thanks for putting the time into this pattern!
7/26/2011 1:39 PM

Peg ODonnell said ...
Oh how I love this bracelet. I ran right out and bought the materials needed and made three of them already. I can't wait to make more. I will take pictures and share them with everyone. Thanks for clear and accurate directions, and the tutorial is perfect...
8/12/2011 2:12 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Peg ODonnell ... That's wonderful! I'm so happy you like my pattern. :)
8/15/2011 2:21 PM

Eva said ...
Thanks so much for the detailed description! I made mine with red yarn and pony beads. Next I'm going to make a headband. Thanks!
8/30/2011 1:37 PM

erma young said ...
I remember my grandmother having a mult-colored crochet beaded neclace when I was a little girl. When she died in '77, I asked for the necklaces and was refused, the next day they bulldozed her house in and put in a cow pasture. Today I found your site, and was reading the notes and I remembered grandma neclace, I now have the pattern to crochet my own jewerly. Thanks for sharing, now I'll give my children, grandchildren and my greatdaughter, their own necklace. Keep up the good work
Erma Jane
9/20/2011 10:53 AM

futuregirl replied ...
erma young ... Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with me. It's heartbreaking to hear that your request was denied and those mementos were lost forever. It's so sad when those kinds of things happen. The wonderful part is that you've taken that experience and decided to do something sweet and memorable for your family. Thanks again for leaving such a great comment.
9/20/2011 11:31 AM

marta said ...
Gracias por compartir este bonito tutorial.Ese brazalete es hermoso.
10/7/2011 5:42 PM

Pat Lehnen said ...
I keep coming back to this design and appreciate it more and more!! I have made several of these with all kinds of variations. Thank you, thank you, thank you! So great to see someone from the Bay Area (I'm and native! but living in Sacramento area.) How can I get some photos to you?
10/15/2011 6:09 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Pat Lehnen ... Oh, goodness, how sweet are you?! You could email photos to me. I'd love to see them!
10/22/2011 10:16 PM

Alexasue5099975 said ...
I love this pattern and have made several for gifts. Have made the mistake of not counting beads correctly a few times. So I finished crocheting the bracelet anyway.
Then after cutting the thread when I finished, I pulled out the stitches, threaded on a needle, added the missing beads, and re-stitched the bracelet. I can't send pictures, don't have the necessary technical equipment or know-how. Thanks again
for sharing.
10/25/2011 12:32 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Alexasue5099975 ... I love that you didn't let tiny mistakes stop you. :) You're a woman after my own heart.
10/29/2011 9:40 PM

Lee Ann said ...
Awesome bracelet! Thank you very much!! :) :)
11/12/2011 9:48 AM

Yvonne Freeman said ...
Oh thank you !!! I am about half-way through my first one. I am making them for Christmas presents. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

11/12/2011 3:35 PM

kristin said ...
this is awesome. my child does "market day" at school. they all have a chance to be vendors and customers and they use play money that they have to earn over the course of the year to make purchases. this will definately be on our vendor stand. thanks so much!

11/13/2011 9:42 AM

DesyK said ...
Thank you for the patten it is beautiful, again thank you very much for taking the time to do this.
11/13/2011 11:58 AM

Dorothy pollak said ...
You don't say what size crochet thread to use - 3? 10? Those are the sizes readily available.
11/13/2011 11:10 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Dorothy pollak ... My thread was unlabeled. As long as you can put your beads onto your thread, you're good. It doesn't really matter what size it is or what size hook you use. Experiment to find what works for you. :)
11/14/2011 12:12 AM

Thank you for sharing this pattern, you did a great job with the tutorial part of it as well. I have a very old crocheted bracelet my grandmother made with antique glass buttons. I've always wanted to use my button collection to make a bracelet similar to the one Grandma made. Thanks for giving me ideas on how to do it. I'll have to modify the pattern a bit to accommodate the different sized buttons but I think your pattern would work just fine. Thanks again. :)
11/14/2011 11:23 PM

Carol said ...
I'll bet that this would be lovely done with gold metallic (or silver) and clear jewel toned beads, as well.....hmmmm.
11/16/2011 12:42 PM

Grandma said ...
I loved this pattern. I made several the first night I saw it. One for my granddaughter and one for me and a couple of extras. Wore mine to church on Sunday and a lady there wanted me to make her one so I have made two more. Thanks for sharing. It really works well with different kinds of beads.
11/21/2011 6:42 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Grandma ... Thank you for letting me know about your success and happiness with my pattern. Sounds like you'll be busy for a while! :)
12/4/2011 3:42 PM

Mollie said ...
Wonderful instructions and picture.
Thank you.
11/21/2011 9:36 AM

Zoila Beatriaz Marcucci said ...
Hola, aunquen no se el ingles estoy de paso en BALTIMORE donde un hijo me gusta tejer y estoy maravillada con las cosas que tejen ustedes, y aprendo mucho saludos y abrazos gracias se les aprecia chao.
11/21/2011 10:17 AM

Phebe said ...
i'm having problems how to do this because of you now i think i can d it hehe i love you dear! ;)
11/25/2011 11:42 AM

Giselle Tse said ...
Thank you so much for the pattern! I made one with multicolored beads and my daughter loved it! I can't wait to make one for myself and my sister. This was my first time crocheting with beads and your instruction was so easy to understand. Thank you for your hard work!
12/12/2011 10:59 PM

veronica said ...
Hi Alice: I am attempting to make the crochet bead bracelate. I purchased little beads (they look the same size as your photo) but only very fine cotton thread could be put through with a tiny needle. When I start to crochet it is way too tiny. What size beads and crochet cotton did you use? Thank you.
1/4/2012 2:50 PM

futuregirl replied ...
veronica ... I don't know the details of my thread or bead size. Sorry! I suggest you first pick your crochet cotton, then find beads that fit on your thread.
1/4/2012 3:08 PM

Debra Shearer said ...
Thank you for this great project. I made one with materals I already had in my stash. I will email you the pictures I took.

1/21/2012 10:21 PM

Christy said ...
Thank you so much for a very well done pattern and demo. I have been wondering how to crochet with beads and know I know. Thanks for sharing!
1/22/2012 11:42 AM

su su swe said ...
Thanks for your design. I like very much.
2/9/2012 8:50 PM

chantal said ...
Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful pattern. I just finished making a bracelet for my mom with purple beads and it looks great!
Keep up the creative work...we all enjoy it.
2/11/2012 10:18 AM

mary zalesky said ...
havent tried to make it yet. seems easy enough, but i had 2 tell u it is beautiful. thank u
3/6/2012 12:45 PM

futuregirl replied ...
mary zalesky ... Thank you!
3/7/2012 7:44 PM

Cathy said ...
Wow, such a generous offer and beautiful tutorial! I can't wait to try this. I will give you credit wherever I go when wearing my new bracelet.
3/6/2012 3:26 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Cathy ... Thank you! You're a sweetheart. :)
3/7/2012 7:45 PM

Mighty said ...
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is fabulous, really appreciate your work and the kind thought of sharing it as well.
Thanks so much, i cant wait to try this now :)
3/8/2012 1:02 AM

kendell said ...
This is just awesome, thank you for sharing your work so freely. It is really appreciated. Kindest regards
3/18/2012 6:47 PM

Lisabernknopf said ...
I can't wait to make this :-) as soon as I get my new glasses! LOL
4/10/2012 4:26 AM

heaven said ...
its amazing...thanx alot for the tutorial :)
4/14/2012 3:14 AM

Teresa said ...
Thank you this was my first attempt at a crochet bracelet an your pictures an directions were wonderful. It turned out great! Thank you so much !!!! Please share more with us!!!
4/21/2012 1:58 AM

Teresa said ...
Do you know of a multiple strand seed bracelet, each end is a triangle shape an the middle is 10 strands of single crochet chains with seed beads on them, I figured how to decrease an make the triangle ends but how do you connect an create the strands in the middle? I have a picture I can send you, I feel in love with this bracelet an it looks like a good beginner project!
4/25/2012 2:14 AM

Tammy said ...
I have been wondering how to do this but hadn't taken the time to research it. Great job with the pics and tutorial. I definitely want to try this now!
4/25/2012 9:24 AM

Emma Barton said ...
i see Christmas presents in this one! :D thank you!
4/26/2012 4:23 AM

Darla Reed said ...
I made these last Easter for my teen aged grand-daughters, they loved them, so did their friends at school. I made so many I told them no more, fingers were way to tired. One of the girls even wore them as ankle bracelets, and they looked great.
4/26/2012 6:41 AM

Robin Mercer said ...
I tried making the bracelet and it was very easy to do after I went back and reread the directions. Instead of using the button, I used a larger bead that matched the ones I used on the bracelet. It seems to be holding good. The next one I make I may trying using a D hook instead. Thanks for the pattern.
4/27/2012 3:26 AM

Darla Reed said ...
I made these last Easter for my teen aged grand-daughters, they loved them, so did their friends at school. I made so many I told them no more, fingers were way to tired. One of the girls even wore them as ankle bracelets, and they looked great.
4/28/2012 10:03 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Darla Reed ... Hooray! I love hearing that people loved the bracelets you made. :) Thanks for letting me know.
5/28/2012 11:53 PM

Lynda Newman said ...
Hi, I am in the process of making 27 of these fab bracelets for a Communion class. I used white hairy wool and white beads and they look amazing, thank you for sharing. Lynda.Ireland.
5/3/2012 10:14 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Lynda Newman ... Did you finish all of these? I'd love to hear more. :)
6/30/2012 11:30 PM

Teresa said ...
I have size 10 thread it's a little bigger than thread,
is this the right size, it seems so tiny.
5/20/2012 2:45 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Teresa ... Try it out and see how it works. :)
5/28/2012 11:52 PM

Amanda said ...
Hi!! I loved making this bracelet. I've made two now. The first one I did just like yours and it turned out perfect! For the second one, I made it the same way except I sewed on a jump ring and a lobster clasp. I have pictures here:

At the end (before finishing off) I decreased evenly each row to kind of make a triangle. Then I just sewed on the clasp.
6/4/2012 5:59 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Amanda ... The amber beaded bracelet is beautiful! Thanks for the link.
6/30/2012 11:59 PM

Diane said ...
OOOOH LA LA!! This is gorgeous! I'm making this darling bracelet today. The instructions and photos make it so easy to follow the pattern. The only hard part will be deciding on what color the beads will be. I have a feeling, I'll be making quite a few in ALL colors! Thank you SOOOOO much for this pattern! I'm hugging you right now!! xxxxoooooo
6/10/2012 7:21 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Diane ... Gah! You're a darling. :)
7/1/2012 12:00 AM

Lynda Newman said ...
Yes, I finished all of them. The Communion was the 26th of May 2012 and I could not be there because I had a wedding in Croatia so I needed an idea for a cheap gift and they were perfect and children loved them. Thank you again.
7/1/2012 2:12 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Lynda Newman ... Fantastic!
7/28/2012 1:52 PM

Roberta said ...
I'm going to make several of these fo my great neices graduation gift. I'm sure she will love them and she may even share them with he friends as freindship bracelets.Thankyou for the pattern and the tutorial. One dilema solved for me...A big THANKYOU for this...

7/1/2012 7:30 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Roberta ... Sounds wonderful! I hope you get to make a bunch for the girls.
7/28/2012 1:52 PM

mary said ...
I really appreciate the quality and detail in your instructions. I have scraps laying around and this is inspirational. Thank you
8/5/2012 1:27 PM

omgpwny said ...
I absolutely loved your tutorial! The only problem for me is that I have a difficult time working stitches into the tiny crochet thread. Instead, I used your guidelines to turn it into long wrap pieces that can be worn as multi-wrap bracelets or as necklaces.

You do an amazing job of making the steps clear, and explaining exactly how to do each thing. It's a rare talent to possess! Even without the photos, any beginner could easily pick this up and understand. Kudos to you for all your hard work, and thank you for being so generous to share this with others. :)
8/14/2012 2:28 PM

Julie Fox said ...
This is so awesome. I have been looking for a long time to learn how to crochet with beads. I just wish you lived right next to me so I could come over and get an in person lesson!! I am not good at crocheting and only know the very basic stitch.
10/20/2012 6:15 PM

teri said ...
I love this bracelet, you can do tons of things with it. Tks a bunch I have GOT to try it.
11/1/2012 6:34 AM

Christine Cisneros Diaz said ...
Great tutorial. I was looking for a quick and funky project for gift giving and this certainly fits the bill. I'm making 10 for a going away gift for my fellow workers. Thank you. I look forward to making more crochet projects from your site. Christine
11/9/2012 2:44 PM

Marie said ...
i've been wanting to try out bead+crochet works but couldn't find a comprehensive-enough tutorial for by 2-bit brain..and then i stumbled upon your website *JOY!* Excited much to get home and get started! thank you so, so much from a newbie in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia :)
12/25/2012 2:01 AM

Oh this is a cutie! :) I'd like to do crafting this year, and I want to start with this. Hope I'll be successful. :D
1/10/2013 11:35 PM

Mayra said ...
Thanks so much for sharing this pattern.I just made one
for my daughter,she loves it.Now I am going to make one
for me.I was looking for a bracelet like this,with the
beads it looks so delicate and unique.Thanks again,you
are the best.
1/11/2013 8:17 PM

Lorena said ...
Great tutorial and gorgeous bracelet !!!!
Thank you, i'm going to try this
1/28/2013 12:43 PM

Pat Minyong said ...
So Lovely, I'll do it for myself.
Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.
1/29/2013 1:55 AM

SUE said ...
loved it,, made one in an hour. Ive never used thread, just need to get used to the thickness difference. Worked great!! Thank You
3/11/2013 5:45 PM

Barb said ...
Thanks for the great pattern and the wonderful
tutorial! I can't wait to make this for my daughter, daughter(in-law), and me!
4/22/2013 3:47 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Barb ... Yay! Thanks for the great comment
6/6/2013 10:22 PM

Lise said ...
Merci... Votre bracelet est très joli, j'en avais justement besoin...
Vous en avez des commentaires...
4/22/2013 6:11 PM

betty ezell said ...
beautiful work going to try one tonight hopefully. ty for the beautiful pattern
4/27/2013 4:35 PM

futuregirl replied ...
betty ezell ... You're welcome! :)
6/6/2013 10:20 PM

Maggie said ...
I have made this bracelet a number of times for my daughters' Christmas stocking and for my Granddaughters. It is so versatile.
5/19/2013 7:23 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Maggie ... Thanks for the sweet comment!
6/6/2013 10:20 PM

Jacquie Wallace/Nassau, Bahamas said ...
This is SIMPLY-BEAUTIFUL! I have croched a bracelet
before, but noy in this way...I plan to try it though.
I am more a knitter than a crocheter, but liking craft-
as I do when my interest is sparked by an item, I try it
and I am sure my Grand Children will be thrilled to sport them....Thank you, precious, for sharing this--you
are very generous with your talent..God Bless you with
more and more, beginning NOW and ALWAYS.
Jacquie Wallace
Nassau, Bahamas.
6/3/2013 11:42 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Jacquie Wallace/Nassau, Bahamas ... You are a sweetheart!
6/6/2013 10:20 PM

Alyson said ...
Superb tutorial and clear pictures. I will definitely be trying this once I've finished my present crochet item. Thanx for creating such a wonderful site. I especially like the Lining Worksheet.
6/6/2013 6:03 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Alyson ... Thank you! :)
6/6/2013 10:19 PM

Gina said ...
Love the bracelet. Can it be downloaded? I only have access through my phone right now. Thanks.
6/29/2013 11:30 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Gina ... Sorry! This in blog form only.
6/30/2013 2:44 PM

Jaunita said ...
Thanks for the crochet beaded bracelet pattern. I've never crocheted with beads before and I think I will enjoy this pattern. I love your beautiful assortment of bag patterns.

7/16/2013 9:22 PM

Shirley said ...
I really like this little item. The instructions a fabulously clear. Just one query, you say single crochet but I think for a British reader it's double crochet.
Thanks for your generosity.
7/23/2013 3:53 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Shirley ... You are correct British crocheters use different names for these stitches. I write my blog using the American names for the stitches since I live in the USA. I'm so glad you like my pattern.
8/18/2013 8:42 PM

Linda said ...
Hi future girl, this is gorgeous. Can I ask a question about working single crochet rows in the flat? Am I right that when working flat in single crochet you work into the first stitch and at the end of the row the single crochet turning chain of the previous row is your last stitch of the row? I just know you will know the answer to this and I just want to be sure I am doing this basic stitch correctly, thanks x
7/23/2013 1:42 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Linda ... Great question! It depends on the pattern. They should tell you. In my pattern, I have you make one chain (sometimes called a turning chain) between rows, but I then say "sc in each stitch across" which means "make one sc in each sc of the row before"

Sometimes patterns will have you start a row with a chain (one or more) and then you'll crochet into the top of it as if it were a stitch when you make the next row.

Let me know if you have any other questions. :)
8/18/2013 10:36 PM

samaneh said ...
so nice
good luck
8/25/2013 12:57 PM

Wren said ...
I made a bracelet in just a couple hrs., and plan to give it to my daughter for her 21st birthday! The directions which accompanied the pics made it very easy to follow! Using the collection of beads I have for making jewelry, I found few beads with holes large enough to fit through both needle and thread. Can you include the bead size you used for this fun project?
8/29/2013 7:36 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Wren ... Hi! I'm so glad you liked my tutorial. :) I didn't note the size when I made this 6 years ago and it's not in the photos I have of the project. Sorry! I did this project before I realize everyone asks for all the details about everything. I'm a much better craft blogger now.
8/30/2013 9:07 PM

Heather said ...
Great tutorial. So easy to follow.
I made three this weekend.

Thanks so much for sharing.
10/13/2013 5:42 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Heather ... Awesome!
10/18/2013 8:38 PM

bekim said ...
thanks! my girl will love it!
10/16/2013 8:09 PM

Deb Gauthier said ...
I'd love to try this, but just wasted a ton of paper and ink trying to print out the pattern. I finally stopped the printer without the pattern. There must be a way to print the pattern without the comments, but if there is I can't find it. Any suggestions?
11/23/2013 6:06 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Deb Gauthier ... There are a couple ways to accomplish this.

(1) Select "print preview" and see what pages have the information you want. In your print dialog box, enter those pages in the "page range"

(2) Use your mouse to select the part of the page you want to print. In your print dialog box under "print range" select "selection".

(3) In the "print range", enter only page 1. If that doesn't get all the info you need, then print again and enter only page 2 in the "print range". Continue until you've printed only the pages you need.

You can do both of these things for any web page or document you happen to have open, not just my website.

Hope that helps. :)
11/23/2013 9:18 AM

Karen said ...
Great tutorial! Just made 2 of these and they came out really nice! Thanks!
1/10/2014 8:44 PM

ann altman said ...
So much love this! Did not have beads so used all white gorgeous! Thank you!
1/11/2014 12:49 AM

Annette Leader said ...
just made your beautiful bracelet in an ecru thread and shiny glass copper brown beads... it is going to WOW!! my niece... how would i make the pattern bigger for myself... i have bif wrists as i am plus sized... thanks
1/20/2014 12:16 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Annette Leader ... Woohoo! I hope she loves it. :)
1/24/2014 9:59 PM

Charlene Hudson said ...
What a wonderful project and your instructions are so well written. I would like to know what size beads that you used for the bracelet. I am anxious to start a bracelet. Thanks for being so generous.
2/17/2014 4:39 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Charlene Hudson ... Hi! I'm so glad you liked my tutorial. :) I didn't note the size when I made this 6 years ago and it's not in the photos I have of the project. Sorry! I did this project before I realize everyone asks for all the details about everything. I'm a much better craft blogger now.
2/23/2014 1:49 PM

Joey said ...
I am totally impressed with you !! I will be stopping on the way home tonight to get supplies. Thank you for sharing your pattern.
2/20/2014 11:46 AM

CAROLE said ...
thank you
4/4/2014 9:09 AM

LeonorSS said ...
hi, is a beautiful idea... thanks for share...
5/17/2014 2:58 PM

Tati said ...
Nice !! ^_^
6/3/2014 8:44 PM

boocat said ...
I want to try something like this with metal wire. I found an old Lark (?-think it was) book about knitting textiles with metal wire. Never had the nerve to try one. But I have a jillion little jasper and agate beads. That could be so cute with a stone bead. Thanks for the cool idea.
8/27/2014 3:10 PM

futuregirl replied ...
boocat ... Sounds great!
9/7/2014 7:25 PM

Linda Lou said ...
Thanks for sharing! Always looking for fun thing for my little angels..
9/12/2014 10:12 AM

Sheryl K said ...
Thanks for sharing this pattern! I look forward to making a few in different colours, maybe try a necklace too.
1/26/2015 3:59 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Sheryl K ... Sounds cute! :)
1/31/2015 12:00 AM

Amalia said ...
thank for tutorial, it's awesome, Ilove it ^_^

2/25/2015 8:03 AM

Lynette Rowden said ...
My all time Fave pattern & project. today I am making another all in orange for M.S. my struggle causer > thank you soooooo much !

5/8/2015 5:21 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Lynette Rowden ... Yay! Thanks for the sweet comment. :) I wish you all the best. :)
5/22/2015 8:25 PM

Hazel said ...
I've been looking for a pattern/tutorial for this style of bracelet for a long time. Thanks for a great text and photographic instruction! I'm excited about sorting the beads out and starting to make lots of gifts for my friends and families!
6/13/2015 1:54 PM

Alexasue said ...
Hi, again. This is still my favorite pattern! I have now made over 650 of these bracelets. I have sold a few,(I added earrings to make a set) but mostly give them away as gifts. I have also used this pattern to make chokers for my daughters and granddaughters. I have about 200 of them hanging on a rack on the wall in my bedroom that I chose from to wear myself. There are many colors of beads and threads to experiment with. Thanx again for sharing this pattern !!!!!
6/15/2015 9:24 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Alexasue ... That is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to come comment. :) You are a sweetheart!
6/26/2015 9:13 PM

karen bowman said ...
thank you for this great pattern! you made the directions so clear! I used different types of base yarn and they all work great! thanks again for the simple but what a fashion statement.
6/15/2015 1:52 PM

futuregirl replied ...
karen bowman ... You're welcome! Thanks for the sweet comment.
6/26/2015 9:14 PM

futuregirl replied ...
karen bowman ... You're welcome! Thanks for the sweet comment.
6/26/2015 9:14 PM
Zully said ...
Me gustó mucho la explicación, y la pulsera me encanto, thanks.
6/26/2015 12:16 PM