The breathtaking pieces of the extremely talented and generous artist, Laura Normandin, include paper goods, granny square art, jewelry, handmade dolls, and these wonderfully charming crocheted bracelets that she has kindly agreed to teach us to make. Influenced by larger scale handicrafts that surrounded her during her youth, Laura’s refined, miniature creations leave you speechless.

Materials

Valdani thread colors pictured above:

Thread colors used for pattern images below:

Tools + Notions

The Pattern

Gauge:

13 stitches = 1-inch

Finished sizes (approximate)

Small = 6.25-inches around

Medium = 6.5-inches around

Large = 7-inches around

Below in pattern as follows S (M, L)

Abbreviations:

Please note that these abbreviations are for standard American crochet.

Chain = ch

Slip Stitch = sl st

Single crochet = sc

Double crochet = dc

Half double crochet = hdc: yarn over, insert hook in stitch, draw loop through, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Note: When changing colors, carry thread along side of work, do not cut ends of thread until finished.

If you are new to crochet or need to brush up on your skills, click here to find our Crochet Basics Tutorial.

With Color 1, ch 82 (86, 90), turn.

Row 1: Starting in the second ch from hook and working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc. Change to Color 2, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc. Change to Color 1, ch 1 turn.

Row 4: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *sc, hdc, dc into dc directly below in previous Color 1 row, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc. Change to Color 2, ch 2, turn.

Row 6: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, ch 2, turn.

Row 7: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc. Change to Color 1, ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *sc, hdc, dc, into dc st directly below in previous Color 1 row, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, ch 1, turn corner and work sc in each of edge stitches, ch 1, turn, sc in each of the next 3 stitches, ch 5, sc in last 3 stitches, turn corner again to above previous row.

Row 9: Loosely slip stitch in each stitch across, turn corner to finish off edge, cut Color 2 thread with a 3-inch tail, sc in each edge stitch, working over the loose thread ends to bind, fasten off. Weave in last loose end and trim excess threads.

For wider bracelet:

Follow same directions through Row 7.

Row 8: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, * sc, hdc, dc into dc st directly below in previous color 1 row, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc. Change to Color 2, ch 2, turn.

Row 10: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc. Change to Color 1, ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc. Change to Color 2, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: Working one stitch into each stitch from the previous row, *sc, hdc, dc into dc st directly below in previous color 1 row, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, ch 1, turn corner and work sc in each of the edge stitches, ch 1 turn, sc in each of next 3 stitches, ch 5, sc in each of last 3 stitches, turn corner again to above previous row.

Row 13: Loosely slip stitch in each stitch across, turn corner to finish off edge, cut Color 2 thread with a 3-inch tail, sc in each edge stitch working over loose thread ends to bind, fasten off. Weave in last loose end and trim excess threads.

For both size bracelets:

Steam flat. Sew on matching button (make sure it slips through the loop) with needle and sewing thread.