[Learn Ginantsilyo by Project]
What the project is about: crocheting rows of dc to form a band and make a bracelet out of it
One of the skills I learned as a crocheter is to incorporate crochet in jewelry/accessory making. I used to sell beaded accessories during college so I have a decent background on designing accessories. If you appreciate the beauty of threads against your skin and you look at the stitches as intricate designs for adornment, then let me walk you through with how you can turn simple rows of dc into a wrist band.
WristBand with button applique:
Skills to learn:
- crochet rows of dc
- create a wrist band
About the yarn and button used :
The yarn i used is bought in Bodega sa Rosario, Pasig. It has the same texture and luster of embroidery threads commonly used in cross stitching.
I used the buttons with this kind of back. These buttons are given to me by a local store for tailoring needs. The owner got fond of me when i keep looking for unique stuffs in her store, so she gave me a lot of single piece buttons on her stock.
The actual project instructions:
- 8 metal links
- 1 wire with loop at end
- Chrochet Thread (texture is like the DMC Thread used for cross stitch).
- 2 metal bars
- 1.6 mm crochet hook
- needle (big)
I bought the metal links, bars, and wires at Quiapo. The metal bars costs around 20Php/pack (contains 10), the links and wires are around the same price.
All in all, the materials came cheap. It took me less than 30 minutes to create this accessory.
Make a knot around one metal bar. And tighten it.This will serve as your first sc.
Make 8 sc around the chain like this:
Turn around. Chain 3 (serve as 1 dc). 8 DC into each next sc.
Create 9 rows with 9 DC.
Cut the yarn with a scissor, We will have to sew the yarn into the second metal bar with a needle.
Attach 3 metal links on each side of the metal bars. Then connect the 3rd links from both sides with the loop of the our wire.
Form the wire into a hook.
Attach three links in each side on the other metal bar. COnnect the 3rd links with another metal link. Connect the fourth link and the button using another metal link.