How do you make a plain ol’ bracelet fun? Add puff stitches!
Puff stitches are great little stitches that are raised from the rest of your piece in a “puff” sort of way. . They add texture and character to your crocheted works. The puff stitch can be used with a plain single crochet work to make raised images or lettering. I first used the puff stitch a few years back, when I made an ABC blanket for one of my daughters. I enjoyed working with it and I was impressed with the effect. This led me to think of what else I could do with such an interesting stitch.
Enter the puff stitch bracelet!
This bracelet is fun to make and to wear! The puffs are spaced evenly around and the bracelet is trimmed with a simple, yet complimenting border.
This puff stitch bracelet can be whipped up in no time! You can make a few of them in a variety of color combinations, and choose one to fit your mood or match your outfit. The bracelet makes a unique gift or a wonderful addition to your craft booth!
Puff Stitch Bracelet
Size F crochet hook
Worsted weight cotton yarn in two colors.
Puff Stitch: [yo, pull up loop] 4 times (9 loops on hook), yo and pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops, push puff to front of work and go on to work next stitch.
With color A, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Turn (3sc)
Rows 2&3: Ch 1, sc across. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc, puff stitch, sc. Turn.
Rows 5-30 (or to desired length): Repeat rows 2-4 .
Rows 31-33: Ch 1, sc across. Turn.
Finish off, and switch to color B
Ch 1, sc evenly around entire work. Join to first color B sc with a slip stitch.
Form the button loop:
Sc 2, ch 3, sc 2.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Make a button:
Working with color A, leave a 3 inch tail and ch 3.
Hdc 6 times in the first ch made. Join with sl st to the first hdc.
Finish off leaving a 3 inch tail.
Draw tails through the center of the button and use them to attach button to the bracelet.