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May 7, 2014

Crochet Tutorial: Wish Bracelets

Video Tutorial: Crochet a beaded, hemp wish bracelet in less than 10 minutesI had never heard of wish bracelets until I discovered a tutorial that I recently featured on my other blog, Create Happy Crafts. The topic was how to make a braided wish bracelet by Happy Hour Projects.

You make the bracelets from hemp and small glass beads. The idea is that when you tie the bracelet onto your wrist you make a wish. Over time, the hemp naturally weakens. When it wears through and the beads fall off, your wish is released and will come true.

These are pretty little bracelets for summer and the braided version would be a perfect craft for kids and teens.

However, my grown-up fingers got a little numb after braiding a number of these bracelets for my daughter, niece and myself. So, I modified the design a bit and came up with a crocheted version. If you can chain, you can easily complete this project in less than 10 minutes.

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Directions


Basically, you slide the 7 beads onto the hemp. Then, with your crochet hook, chain until the piece measures 5-6 inches. Slide one bead up to your crochet hook and chain 1 to lock the bead into place. Continue to slide the beads up to the crochet hook, one at a time, and lock each into place with a chain 1. Then chain for another 5-6 inches and fasten off.

Here's the video so you can see exactly how to secure the beads onto the bracelet.




May all your wishes all come true!

12 comments:

  1. Sooo cute bracelet!Well done!
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  2. I think I'll be making this tonight :)

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  3. Thanks for the video, I could never make sense of how to crochet around beads. So simple though! Thanks.

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    1. This is the first time I have tried crocheting with beads and you're right, it is pretty simple. Now I can't wait to try another beaded crochet project.

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  4. Its a lovely bracelet I shall certainly give it a go :) Are this 6mm beads?

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    1. I think the size 6 seed beads are actually about 4 mm in diameter.

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    2. Thank you :)
      Sorry just re read my comment and should have put these not this!!

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    3. I understood what you meant. Just blame auto correct ;)

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