Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Genevieve's Bracelet (an adaptation of Genevieve's Belt pattern)

                                           Photo by Joe Coca
I was asked by Interweave Crochet to make a swatch to be sent with my "Genevieve's Belt" sample, and it occurred to me that I could make the swatch into a bracelet.  That way it would be two patterns in one!  I wasn't sure if the magazine would include it in the photos, so when I saw it in the preview, I was ecstatic!  They weren't able to include my instructions in the magazine for how to make the belt pattern work for a bracelet, so I thought I would share the details here.
Please note:  you must refer to the instructions for "Genevieve's Belt", found in the Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010 Special Issue, in order to make this bracelet.

Here are the details for the design adaptation:

A shortened strip and one frame motif (2 "rectangle frames" and 1 "top frame") creates this charming bracelet.

1.   Ch 45 and follow instructions for "belt strip", "belt strip border", "belt strip detail".  Then, make 2 "rectangle frames", and 1 "top frame".

2.  Block all pieces and weave in all loose ends.

3.  Assemble frame motif by stitching the 2 "rectangle frames" together and then stitching the "top frame" on top of them.

4.  Weave the strip through the motif as in the belt pattern, and center it on the strip.

5.  Stitch it to the strip at each end with with invisible nylon thread. Then, sew a (1” w x 3/4” h) piece of velcro on the ends of the strip (one on the right side of the strip and one on the wrong side) to use as a closure.

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