Picture of VHS Tape Bracelet
I recently have started to crochet again, but I am just a beginner so I am trying to make easy patterns.
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

List of stitches used for this bracelet:
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet - sc
  • half double crochet - hdc
  • double crochet - dc
Kathmandu3656 months ago

Old magnetic tape is a polymer plastic with layers of metals on it. When these toxic metals shed "black dust" skin absorption or inhalation is possible.The layers of metals that create 'black or brown dust" contain cobalt, chromium, and iron and all can be toxic. Your work is beautiful, but safety first.

EL32 years ago
Isn't the tape toxic?
lindarose92 (author)  EL32 years ago
Honestly I don't know, I have seen people using it for many different things...I will check!
Really clever idea and good looking too!
lindarose92 (author)  joppenheimer2 years ago
Thank you so much! :)
pmahi2 years ago
nice bracelet.
lindarose92 (author)  pmahi2 years ago
I'm glad you like it :)
ctx19852 years ago
That's such a cool idea! I never would have thought of that in a million years! And I have almost a million VHS tapes haha
lindarose92 (author)  ctx19852 years ago
Thank you so much!! I wanted to try this with cassette tapes too but I couldn't open them! :D
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
welcome rose
awesome! please add it to the Green Design Contest... this is a great way to recycle something unused and very polluting!
lindarose92 (author)  andrea biffi2 years ago
I wanted to but I have already entered it to 3 contests and that's the limit! Between the Epilog Challence and the Green Design Contest I chose the first one...guess why...!! :D
Wow :). Thanks for sharing your awesomeness Linda :).
lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 years ago
Thank You so much Tarun!! :)
Bobey2 years ago
Would you please look at my instructables I am so nice to other people's instructables but all I get is bad comments
lindarose92 (author)  Bobey2 years ago
That's weird, people are always so nice here...I am going to take a look :)
Bobey2 years ago
Who would think of making it out of VHS tape that is awesome:-)
lindarose92 (author)  Bobey2 years ago
I am glad you like it! :)
sabu.dawdy2 years ago
i loved your idea :)
lindarose92 (author)  sabu.dawdy2 years ago
Thank you so much :)
Such a cool bracelet! great work Linda!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
I love it!!! Absolutely fantastic work!
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Thank you Mario!! You are always so kind! :)
You're welcome Linda! :-)
That's very cool! I didn't know that stuff would harden up if you stretched it!
lindarose92 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Yes, it's a very cool material! But make sure that you don't stretch it too much otherwise it breaks...and yes, that happened to me twice :D