Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: It's been a very long time since I have posted anything to my Blog. Due to family and life in general, I got a little detoured. I will try to get time to type up some new entries. I have created a lot of items, gave them away and did not take pictures or type them up. We lost both of our boys this year. Jiggy in March and Stubby in July. We have a new friend her name is MayBee (due to the fact that we weren't quite sure about keeping her). She's 4 years old and full of energy. I make her Kitty Strings with yarn, it was such a hit, I donated some to the local animal shelter. I'll try to put them on the Blog next week. As usual, if you have questions about crafting or crochet, I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Beaded Cuff Bracelet
By Berta Gilholm 

Size: Length - 7 ½ inches unstretched, 8 ½ stretched; Width - 1 ½ inches.

(1 skein) Caron Simply Soft, 3 oz/85gm Worsted - Any Yellow color
(1 skein) Caron Simply Soft 3 oz/85gm Worsted - Any Dark Brown color
Beads, 25 assorted: I used Metallic look mixed beads from Oriental Trader, 12 small bugle size Turquoise, 6 small bugle size gold, 6 larger rose carved gold, 1 larger rose carved Turquoise and 1 lg. button size Gold bead for button.
Crochet Hook: US H8/5mm
Small Head Yarn Needle for beading
Cuff can be worn Button Up also............

Abbreviations:  Ch = chain, FO = fasten off, Slst = slip stitch, Rnd = round, Sc = single crochet, St = stitch,
Gb = gold bugle bead, Gr = gold rose bead, Tqr = turquoise rose bead, Tqb = turquoise bugle bead,  
Note: String and carry beads along and move them up as needed in work on yellow yarn only. Cuff is worked in rounds and rows. Weave in ends as work progresses.

Instructions: To avoid confusion, the first Part is a Round, the Second Part  (beading area) is a Row, the third part is 2 Rows.
With Brown Ch 30,
Button Hole - Slst in 6th ch from hook,
Part 1: (Rnd) Sc in next 24 ch across, 3 more sc in last ch worked, (work around corner) sc  in other side of ch row for 23 stitches, Slst in each 6 buttonhole ch, FO Brown,
String beads onto yellow yarn as follows1 sm. Turquoise Bugle, 1 sm. Gold Bugle, (3x)
1 sm. Turquoise Bugle,  1 lg. Gold Rose bead, (3x)
1 lg. Turquoise Rose bead
1 lg. Gold Rose bead, 1 sm Turquoise Bugle (3x)
1 sm. Gold Bugle, 1 sm. Turquoise Bugle (3x)

Part 2: (Row 1): Join Yellow yarn in first sc next to last slst, Ch 1, slide up Tqb and sc in same sc as joining ch, (*slide up Gb and sc in next sc, slide up Tqb and sc in next sc), Repeat from (*) 3 times, ((**slide up Gr and sc in next sc, slide up Tqb and sc in next sc)), Repeat from ((*)) 1 more time, slide up Gr and sc in next sc, slide up Tqr and sc in next sc, Repeat ((**))  3 times, Repeat (*) 3 times, FO Yellow and weave in end.

Part 3: (Row 2 and Row 3)
Join Brown in the 4th slst on button hole area so that the beads are facing away from you, in back of work.
Ch 1,working in front area of sc, sc in first 2 slst,  sc in each sc across  keep beads to back side), sc 2 times in each row at end of work,  turn,  (32 sc)
Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc  sc in each sc around corner and across work to last 2 sc, skip these 2 sc and FO and weave in ends sewing together last st and slst area, (30 sc) Sew button bead to area where you ended off. Fasten button and enjoy!


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