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Evelyn Van Orden designs original knit and crochet patterns which are available here on Craftsy and also on her website evelynArts.com and at fine yarn shops,

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Knit Beaded Bracelet

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit Beaded Bracelet
Knit Beaded Bracelet
Knit Beaded Bracelet

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, k, p, kfb, k2tog, bind off

Pattern Description:

I love knitting. I love jewelry. Voila! Here is a pattern that satisfies both passions. The essence of knitting with beads is distilled into its simplest form with this pattern. Believe it or not, you can knit a bracelet in only 1/2 hour. Cost of supplies is low because you only need 5-10 yds of yarn and 18-75 beads for a bracelet! Get a head start on your Christmas and birthday gifts while saving money at the same time.

Bracelet is worked from side-to-side over 7 stitches. Because of the nature of stockinette stitch, the piece tends to roll naturally into a tube. You have the option of leaving your piece naturally rolled, or wet blocking it flat. The choice is yours.

Charts are provided for 3 different bead patterns: Chart 1: Small Diamonds Chart 2: Small/Large Diamonds Chart 3: Allover Pattern

Choose yarn and beads in complementary or contrasting colors. Don't try to match colors exactly because the beads won't show up. Choose a clasp that enhances your piece: toggle or plunge, small or large, color (silvertone, goldtone, antique brass, copper, etc.). Most of my beading supplies were purchased at Michael's and JoAnn's. If you want premium beads and findings, find a bead shop in your area or shop online.

Consider embellishing your pieces with charms, tassles, found objects, broken earrings, earring orphans, etc. You can even recycle your old jewelry -- charms, pendants, broken earrings.... Don't throw anything away, repurpose it instead. Easy to Make. Elegant to Wear.

NOTE: These designs won ribbons at the 90th Annual Los Angeles County Fair 2012, the largest county fair in the nation.


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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7" or desired length including clasp


  • DK or sock/lace weight yarn
  • Knitting needles size US 5 or 2 or size to obtain desired tension
  • Size 6.0 ("E") beads: 28-75 depending on beading chart
  • Toggle clasp approx 1/2" long
  • Tapestry needle size 24 or 26 for stringing beads
  • Yarn needle for sewing clasp and weaving tails

You Will Also Need:

  • Triangle bead tray to help with stringing beads

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