Thinking of making crocheted friendship bracelets? Why not crochet this very simple friendship ring bracelets! These are made of plarn obtained from transparent plastic bags. If its transparent, why the colors, you may ask. I crocheted it together with polyester thread. Cool, right? My girlfriends from college loved it when I gave it to them.
What You Need
Transparent plarn cut into 1/8-in strips
polyester thread of any color
16 pcs of 1.0-cm metal rings
1 pc 12-mm lobster lock
Steel Hook No. 7
Long Nose Plier
Join the plarn and polyester thread to a metal ring.
Ch 1, 6 sc in ring.
(6 sc in the next metal ring) 13x.
12 sc around the last metal ring.
(6 sc in the next metal ring) 14x.
Sl st to ch-1.
Your FO by now must be twisty, it won't lie flat. To make it do so, iron the bracelet between two pieces of paper until it sticks to the paper. You have to keep checking. Otherwise, the plarn will be melted, the crochet details will be lost in the process and the paper will stick to your bracelet. And it's not easy to remove. Drawing paper seems to work best for me because its thick enough it can distribute heat slowly.
Attach the remaining metal rings at one end. On these, attach the lobster lock.
This is the BFF Bracelet my college best friend chose.
This is made from the same pattern except that its made from green plarn only.
Another college BFF got this. She was our class president.
Â© January 16, 2011 by Moira Durano-Abesmo
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Tell me what you think of this bracelet. Would you make some for your BFF's?
I Love Comments
ViolaSuSi on September 10, 2013:
Good tip of how making them lie flat. I didn't know.
anonymous on July 23, 2012:
I love this bracelet but how are you attaching one ring to the other?
MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on August 01, 2011:
@HealthfulMD: I'm glad you like it. ^^,
Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on July 31, 2011:
I don't have any plarn, but I bet these would look beautiful with cotton or silk yarn. Will add them to the craft list of things to make for my girls.