Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A New Use for the Charming Bracelet Pattern!





One of my favorite patterns from "Crocheting Clothes Kids Love", is the Charming Bracelet. Since there are several components to the necklace, there are many ways you can mix and match them. By using yarn instead of thread, you get larger scale chain links and charms which are more adult sized.

I made a necklace for myself, using the Charming Bracelet Pattern and "Gatsby" yarn by Katia. I really love this yarn for crocheting jewelry. I also used this yarn for the Raindrops Necklace and the Circles in the Sand Neckpiece. It has a rich look, smooth texture, and comes in beautiful shades.

For the necklace I used a size D/3 (3.25mm) hook, and made 15 Large Links. The only change to the pattern was in Round 2, where I made the same number of stitches as in Round 1.

For the center pendant I followed the instructions for the Large Charm exactly, except for the color change. I opted to make the charm in one color only. The necklace fastens the same way as the bracelet.

I also love the chain link necklace without the pendant, and I think I will be wearing it a lot!

Although this book was written with kids in mind, there are ways you can use the patterns for adults as well!
The Necklace Without a Pendant is Classic

Close-up of Pendant

Original Charming Bracelet From Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

2 comments:

  1. Lovely idea. Still waiting for my book from amazon. Hopefully it will arrive soon so I can put it to the test. Crocheting love from Iceland. :)

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  2. Thank you Aslaug! I hope you get your book very soon! :-)

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