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:

Chain = ch

Slip Stitch = sl st

Single crochet = sc

Double crochet = dc

Half double crochet = hdc: yo, insert hook in st, draw lp through, yo, draw through all 3 loops (lps) 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.

Ch 81 (85, 89) in color 1, ch 1 turn.

Row 1: In second ch from hook, *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, change to color 2, ch 2 turn.

Row 2: *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, ch 2 turn.

Row 3: *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, change to color 1, ch 1 turn.

Row 4: *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 5: *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, change to color 2, ch 2 turn.

Row 6: *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, ch 2 turn.

Row 7: *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, change to color 1, ch 1 turn.

Row 8: *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 sts, ch 1 turn, sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 5, sc in last 3 sts, turn corner again to above previous row.

Row 9: Loosely sl st in each st across, turn corner to finish off edge, cut color 2 thread with a 3-inch tail, sc in each edge st 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 until row 7.

Row 8: * 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: *sc, hdc, dc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a sc, change to color 2, ch 2 turn.

Row 10: *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, change to color 1, ch 1 turn.

Row 11: *dc, hdc, sc, hdc, repeat from * across row ending with a dc, change to color 2,ch 1 turn.

Row 12: *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 sts, ch 1 turn, sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 5, sc in each of last 3 sts, turn corner again to above previous row.

Row 13: Loosely sl st in each st across, turn corner to finish off edge, cut color 2 thread with a 3-inch tail, sc in each edge st 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.