This thread crochet friendship bracelet uses a simple and unisex crochet pattern that works up really easily and quickly, making it a great choice for a group gift. Although friendship bracelets are often thought of as something for kids, they can be a touching celebration of friendship at any age. People who don't wish to wear them as they are can use them as keychain charms or bookmarks instead.
This crochet bracelet pattern takes just a few rows and a little bit of experience with thread crochet. You may need to make small adaptations to create the size and style of bracelet that is right for your group. You will find that this pattern serves as the basis for a very adaptable design, so tweak it as you wish!
The recommended size crochet hook for this pattern is a small size 9-millimeter thread crochet hook. However, this might be too small for some people to work with, especially since the project is crocheted with two threads held together. The recommended size is for best for people who already have experience working with smaller crochet hooks and tend to have loose tension. Play around with hook sizes to see what works for you; the bracelet design is adaptable so just do what feels comfortable.
Equipment / Tools
- Thread crochet hook with bamboo handle
- 1 ball size 10 crochet thread
- 1 ball size 3 crochet thread in another color
Hold both strands of thread together. Crochet a chain. The recommended starting chain is 52 stitches long, which is the right size for the recommended hook and loose tension.
This should make an adult-sized crochet friendship bracelet. You may need to adjust your own number of stitches to make the bracelet size that you want, especially if you have a different hook size or tighter tension. The length of the chain will be approximately the size of the entire bracelet so you can easily gauge how long to make it to suit your needs.
Stitch 1 HDC
Turn the chain that you've already worked and stitch one half double crochet into each chain across the row. You are still working with both crochet threads held together—that's what creates the beautiful two-toned effect that sets this particular friendship bracelet pattern apart from others.
Turn your crochet bracelet. Now slip stitch into the back loop only of each half double crochet stitch from the row below. Note that working the slip stitch into the first stitch of the row is optional. Some people find it difficult to work that first stitch, and it won't make a big difference to the design if you skip it.
Leave about 2 to 3 inches of thread at the end of the crochet bracelet. Cut and tie off. Do not weave in ends. The beginning and ending ends of the bracelet will be used to tie the bracelet onto the arm of the recipient.