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Step 1: Materials Needed

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 As well as the materials in the list below, you will need to know how to crochet three stitches: slip stitch (sl), chain stitch (ch), and single crochet stitch (sc). Check out www.instructables.com/id/Beginning-crochet/ and www.instructables.com/id/How-to-crochet-a-ball-or-a-hackey-sack/step3/Join-with-a-slip-stitch-to-form-a-ring/ if you don't know how to do these three stitches. :-)

Materials:

- Thread
- Small crochet hook (I used size 10)
- Two sizes of beads
     - "big" I used size 8/0
     - "small" I used size 12/0
- Scissors
- A piece of wire bent in half
- Needle (Not in the picture)



Step 2: The Loop

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Joined Chain.jpg
Finished Chain.jpg
 Alright, here we go! First tightly ch 20. Then join the 20th stitch to the 1st stitch with a sl. Ch two and sc 20 stitches around, joining with another sl. There you go, this is the loop that will help hold the bracelet together.

Step 3: Starting Base of Bracelet

 Ch two and sc two stitches in each of the next two stitches (4 sc). Now this part gets pretty wacky, so hang with me here. I'll try and make it as clear as possible. Turn you work around. You are now going to crochet in the same stitches you just crocheted in, just on the opposite side. Follow the pictures, and sc two stitches in the each of the two stitches (4 sc) for a total of 8 stitches. Join the 8th stitch to the 1st with a sl, ch 2 and sc 8 stitches counterclockwise. Until now, you've been working clockwise, so you will be crocheting in the opposite direction. (This is the most unconventional step. If I'm not being clear enough, please feel free to tell me.)
 
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monkeyhart55 months ago

about how long does it take you to make one

mae0606694 years ago
Thanks for this 'ible. Been wanting to learn this technique. Saw a necklace recently with this technique with  irregular amethyst beads -the possibilities are endless.
Kiteman4 years ago
Kitewife likes, but is too ill to be bothered to post.
Oh, dear! What's the matter? :(
She has an excessively-phlegmy chest infection.  The antibiotics have started kicking in now, but she slept until 2pm yesterday.

She has downloaded the PDF.
Aww, sounds nasty. Tell her get well soon.
She is improving - her bark is foul at the moment, though.
Is it worse than her bite?
Haha - two nations, divided....

Well that does it.  From now on, all my projects will have beaded, crocheted straps.  Thank you!
ChrysN4 years ago
Wow, these look great!
hishealer4 years ago

I have all this stuff at home!  I will totally make a few today.  I bet they look great around ponytails too.  I used to make necklaces with the same materials and only slip stitches, I might post a companion 'ible.

Doctor What4 years ago
Cool!  I've seen some people with these, and I've always wanted to know how to make them!