The first step to crocheting your own bracelet is to decide where you want to wear it. Crocheted bracelets are perfect for weddings, proms, romantic dates, for work, the beach or for lounging around at home!
If you want to wear your bracelet to a wedding or other fancy occasion, then you will want to choose a material that will result in an elegant looking bracelet. A size 10 crochet thread is my ideal choice. However, you might also enjoy working with a thin wire, and/or beads.
The next step, and you guessed it, is to decide on your colors and the pattern. In regards to color, you want something that will match or contrast the rest of your outfit.
As for choosing a pattern for a fancy occasion, look for something with lots of lace or textures. Another thing to consider is the width of the bracelet. Narrow is good, but with the right pattern, or depending on your outfit, you might also want to consider something wider like cuff.
If crocheting a bracelet for work or at home, you could go with something a bit more casual. Your materials could be anything from a fine yarn or thread to a worsted weight material. Again, consider the rest of your outfit when choosing your pattern, material and colors.
Something neutral or something with multiple colors could go with a number of outfits. So that’s one thing to keep in mind if you want to wear it over and over again.
And the same goes if you’re crocheting for something that you’ll wear at the beach or with a summer outfit. Only in this case, you have the option to choose bright and cheerful colors to match the rest of the cheerful outfit. Rainbow colors are totally in for the summer months. As are brightly colored beads that can be inserted into your bracelet as you crochet.
So if lots of cheerful colors are in your taste of fashion, then you’ll need to choose a pattern that allows for lots of colors to be added. Or, if the pattern does not allow it, there are variegated yarns that might do the trick.
Last, but not least, crocheted bracelets aren’t just for you. Children, teens and toddlers will also have a blast wearing them. Crochet them in a worsted or a baby yarn for a nice comfortable fit.
And best of all, in most cases you’ll be able to resort to using up your yarn stash, so crocheting them doesn’t have to cost you a thing!