To make this crochet bracelet you will need:
- Omega 100% nylon thread #2 – in the color of your preference - I used silver.
-1.25 mm or 1.5 crochet hook (depending on how tight you crochet - I used a 1.25 mm hook.)
- 6 mm swarovski bicones in the color of your choice (or an assortment of different colors). The number of beads will depend on the length of your bracelet. I made my bracelet 7 inches long and I used 9 beads.
- ruler or measuring tape
- thread clippers or scissors
- lighter - This is a common tool for burning the ends of the nylon thread to prevent fraying.
1. With the 1.25 mm hook, leave a tail of about 4 inches and make a slip knot. Ch 1. Leave the loop of your chain a bit long.
2. Using your 0.6 mm hook pick up a bead by inserting the 0.6 mm hook through the hole of the bead. Now pick up the loop of your chain and pull the loop through the bead.
5. Fasten off leaving a 4 inch tail.
6. If you prefer to tie your bracelet around your wrist, finish off each end of the bracelet by holding the thread up to the flame of a lighter so the ends melt and don't fray.
You could also use the tails of your bracelet to attach a metal clasp, such as a lobster claw, a spring ring or hook and eye. You can probably find low cost clasps for bracelets at you local craft store or you can search online, for example here.
Another option is to follow a tutorial on YouTube for making an adjustable square knot like I did. There are many such tutorials available. I followed this one: youtu.be/z5PmJJzLeGs?t=247 .
To prepare my setup, I form a circle with the bracelet and use a third thread (maybe 8 or 10 inches long) to create a knot around the two bracelet ends. I usually tape my bracelet ends together at the top and at the bottom to keep them straight and make sure I am working around both strands with the third thread. After your bracelet is set up this way... follow the YouTube tutorial to complete the adjustable square knot.
I usually add a smaller bicone to each bracelet end (3 mm).
To do so, start by taking the long tail of one of the bracelet ends and making a slip knot.
(Note: Leave enough tail to complete the chain around the bead and fasten off... unlike the way I did it in this picture. But you get the idea, I hope.)
Then take the lighter and bring the flame up to the end of the thread to melt it a bit.