Hello!!!!!! This was definitely a loooooong break, since I was sitting here writing my last blog post. Well, ever since we came back from our dreamy vacation in France, I find it very hard to catch up with my normal routine and I’m really sooooo behind with just everything. This is not the first time I write it down here – being a working at home mom, having a home studio is THE most difficult/ complicated job ever. I find myself struggling juggling between motherhood and my CrochetObjet little world so often. Not to mention that there’s always something extra to add into my motherhood being. About two weeks ago, our eldest (15 years old teenage girl), slipped from her skateboard, broke her leg and stretched a strap on her leg. To make a long story short, she’s got half a leg in plaster and she can only walk with crutches, imagine that (with all details included here). So, being here now, writing down at my little blog corner – this simple thing is a real big fat bonus for me now.
I’m still having my on going crochet workshops along with my Monday’s weekly sessions, which helps me to keep myself on track. These mornings are so up lifters, colourful and peaceful. So many beautiful projects and patterns in progress and I wanted to share one of them with you today.
It was really a long time ago when I first told you about this bubble-y cotton bracelet. We made quite a lot of them, here on our crochet workshops and Monday’s sessions. I also made it for myself and for my friend Hilit, when traveling to Budapest. While crocheting on the plane, on our way to Budapest, I knew I would like to share this pattern with you. I didn’t know it’ll take so long till I’ll actually do it.
SO, today is the day and I’m finally here with this step-by-step pattern for you, And you know what? Eventually I realize that now it is the best time for it, because summer is just around the corner and a set of colourful Buddha bracelets can be just a perfect addition to any summer light T shirt or dress.
Where did it come from you ask? well, you know I have these Monday’s weekly sessions here? We meet just a few of us, it is more or less the same 5-8 ladies every week. These meetings are meant for those who would like to meet me frequently and not just once a month, like with my workshops. Anyway one of the ladies here, lets say her name is Ronny (sweet sweet heart Ronny), she told us about a crocheted necklace she saw on a friend the other morning and she really wanted me to teach her how to make it. So, after many descriptions and trials, we finally came out with this pattern. Ronny was very happy with it and so were the others. We crocheted many colourful necklaces and bracelets here on our meetings and workshops. I posted some of them on my FB and IG pages. Today you’ll also be able to crochet a Buddha bracelet or necklace of your own.
Before we start with the pattern, here is some important information you should know.
This is a step-by-step pattern, followed by close up pictures to show each step along the way. It will be very easy for you if you are familiar with crochet sts and if this is not your first crochet project. If it is your first crochet project, you might need to go to YouTube and look for some “how-to” for the relevant sts.
WHAT DO YOU NEED
Yarn: Buddha bracelet kit or GrannyKit cotton in any colour. As you can see in the below picture you’ll only need less than 5 gr’ per one bracelet so if you have some oddments it’ll work perfectly.
Crochet hook: You can use 1.5 / 1.75 / 2mm – you’ll know what size you prefer after you crochet the first few bubbles. I use them all as I like to create a different density when I make a colourful set.
A pair of crafty scissors
Tapestry needle ABREVIATIONS AND STITCHES (US crochet terms)
ch = chain stitch
st(s) = stitch(s)
yo = yarn over
sl st = slip stitch = insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st and through the lp on your hook.
dc = double crochet = yo, insert hook, yo, pull the lp back through the st (3 lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps on hook (2 lps left on hook), yo and pull through remaining 2 lps.
When you have reached the desired length, the next step is making the loop to close the bracelet.
Step 2: Don’t take your hook out. Fold your work and make a sl st into the first real dc made. Roll it with your fingers and shape your bubble-y popcorn.
Step 3: Hold your first bubble in a position that it’s facing you and ch 6, make these ch sts not too tight please.
Step 4: Make 7 dc’s into the 3rd BAR loop of the 3rd st from hook.
Step 5: Don’t take your hook out. Fold your work and make a sl st into the first real dc made. Now hold your bubble in a position that it is facing you and repeat steps 3-5 till you have as much bubble-y popcorns as you like. For bracelet we crocheted 18 – 19 bubbles. For necklace we crocheted about 104 bubbles.
Step 6: Ch 12 and sl st into the first 3 ch sts made. Sl st into the st at the base of your ch 12. Leave about 15 c”m yarn tail, Break the yarn and fasten off. Weave in both tails. Pull the first bubble through the closing loop and your Buddha bracelet is here!!!