The great thing about crochet is that easy doesn't necessarily mean obvious...you can make very nice things using basic crochet stitches!
I first made this bracelet using simple cotton but after I read about the Vintage Contest, I decided to "destroy" an old VHS cassette and see what I could do with it! :D
So, here is my crocheted bracelet made with VHS tape! :)
Step 1: What you need
- VHS cassette
- 1.75 (4) crochet hook
- needle and thread
- chain stitch
- slip stitch
- single crochet - sc
- half double crochet - hdc
- double crochet - dc
using your screwdriver, remove all 5 screws in the back of the cassette and open it.
All you have to do is removing the 2 white "wheels" that contain the black tape and putting the rest of the cassette aside.
We don't need that part so you can either cut it or separate the 2 parts like I did (see the pictures).
Right now your tape is too large to crochet so gently stretch it with your fingers to harden it and create a thinner cord.
Work on small sections at a time for a better result.
Do this for your whole tape...or at least, enough tape to make a bracelet! :D
Step 4: Let's crochet!
Start making a slipknot.
Chain 7 and slip stitch in the slipknot.
Chain 1 and turn.
Make a sc, a hdc, 7 dc, a hdc, a sc and slip stitch in the slipknot.
This is your first scallop!