Are you in search of the ideal jewelry piece for accessorizing patriotic-themed clothing — or for dressing up a plain white shirt so that you’ve got all three components of the red, white and blue theme covered? If so, check out this lovely red and blue metallic beaded crochet bracelet. You might want to wear this bracelet on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Veteran’s Day — but it would also look fabulous as an everyday accessory.
As far as bead crochet projects go, you’d have a hard time finding one that’s quicker or easier. This bracelet works up super fast; you’ll be able to make it and wear it the same day.
Supplies You’ll Need for Making this Bracelet:
This is a list of the supplies I used to make the sample bracelet you see pictured. Feel free to substitute other colors, fabrications and brands if you prefer.
Beads: round red glass beads — around 10-12, give or take a few depending on how big you want your bracelet to be
Fiber: less than 1 skein (8 m / 8.7 yards) of DMC Light Effects embroidery floss; the colorway used in the sample is called “Carnivale Fun,” #E-140. If you make substitutions, keep in mind that the fiber needs to be strong enough to support the beads you’ll be using.
Crochet Hook: Size C / 2.5 mm, or your preferred size
Clasp or Closure: Either a gold tone or silver tone clasp would work well with this colorway. You can’t tell from the photo, but the metallic floss does incorporate shiny flecks of gold, so a gold-colored closure would be harmonious.
Other: A beading needle and tapestry needle
You can also make other colorways of this design — like these:
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By Amy Solovay
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, knittingandcrochet.net and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.
This page was last updated on 7-3-2019.