While tidying up, I came across a headband/ear warmer that I had actually knitted for Miss 10 last year and the idea popped into my head to crochet some little bracelets in a similar fashion. Each mini skein would have to be the perfect size - and they were! They are incredibly easy (if a little fiddly with the small sized yarn) and look so very cool.
Note, I use US terminology when writing crochet patterns (I know, I know.... but it's how I learned... I can use Aussie terms, but I always seem to mentally revert back to US).
Mini Skein Crochet Bracelet
What you will need:
- One mini skein of sock weight yarn (my mini skeins are from Shiny Sheep Designs, but use whatever you have on hand)
- 3.5mm crochet hook (size E)
- Tapestry needle
Ch 8 and join into first ch with a sl st to make a ring.
Round 1: ch1, sc into each ch around, do not join.
Round 2: sc into each ch around, do not join.
Repeat last round until the bracelet will fit your wrist, allowing room for it to stretch over your hand.
7 inches (18cm) is a good size for a child's bracelet (or for small adults, like me!)
Sew ends together to form a circle.
Take the leftover yarn and wrap it evenly around the bracelet where the two ends meet - firmly, but not too tight. Finish off by securing the end under the wrapped yarn.
And there you are, all done! Now, go make many bracelets and use up some of those mini skeins floating around in your stash :)