I like wearing bangle bracelets, but I dislike the way they clatter against one another every time I move my wrist. The advantage to knit bracelets and crochet bracelets is that they are quiet; if you are leaning against a keyboard, they won’t press into your skin, and if you have small hands, you don’t have to worry about them sliding off.
These bracelets work up in minutes using just scraps of yarn. Make a bracelet (or several) tonight to complement tomorrow’s outfit.
I-Cord Bangle Bracelet
Materials: two double-pointed needles, yarn, tapestry needle
Make one or a wrist-full of bangle bracelets that won’t drive you crazy by clanking against one another all day. By changing the size of the needles and the thickness of the yarn that you use, you can create a variety of looks to this simple pattern. Select a smooth yarn; color-changing yarns are a fun option for this easy bracelet.
Small needles and fine yarn will create delicate bangles while larger needles and chunkier yarn creates a bulkier bracelet. If you are making a stack of bracelets, try different colors and different size needles for the most interesting look.
Directions: Cast on 4-to-6 stitches. Knit. Don’t turn your work; instead the yarn will pull across the back, causing the piece to curl in on itself and create a smooth cord. Work the I-cord until it just fits around your hand (the bracelet should stretch a bit over your hand without being so large as to fall off).
Bind off; cut a tail. With the tapestry needle, connect the two ends of the I-cord into a bangle bracelet. Weave loose ends into the cord.
2-Minute Crochet Bracelet
Materials: crochet hook and yarn
This is a fabulously easy bracelet that you can make even if all you know how to make is a crochet chain. Again, you can get away with nearly any size crochet hook (although I’d stay away from the really large hooks). I like using a smooth textured yarn in a solid color or a color changing yarn.
Directions: Chain 2 stitches. Work one stitch into the chain furthest from the hook. Continue creating a chain of approximately 100 links. Knot the end and tie the tails at the beginning and end together; weave in the excess yarn.
To wear, loop the crocheted chain around and around your wrist. Experiment with longer and shorter chains or with wearing two or three chains together (make each chain using a different type of yarn).
Whether you knit or crochet, these quick bracelet patterns allow you to create a one-of-a-kind fashion accessory. These bangles are so easy to make, you can create them as party favors or give a stack of bracelets as a gift.
Check out these other quick-and-easy craft projects:
Crochet a Romantic Rose Necklace
Crochet a Romantic Rose Headband
Knit or Crochet a Young Girl’s Purse