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Spring Bracelet

Inspired by the desire to send my Grandmother a present for her 80th birthday which is coming up in just a few days.

Thread: No. 10 crochet thread in ecru, green, pink, lavender, and purple.

Steel hook size 5

Start with ecru thread: Ch 55

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in ea ch to the end. (53 dc (includes ch at beg))

Note: I like to work the first row into the back side of the ch so that I leave the V side available to be worked on a row returning down the other side.

Row 2 (round): ch 1, turn 90 degrees clockwise, work 3 sc into side of dc at end of row, now work a sc into the available (V) side of ea ch of the beg ch, 3 sc into side of dc at end of row, and 1 sc in top of ea dc of row 1, join to first sc with sl st.

Row 3 (round): Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, [sc in next st, ch 1] around to end, join to first sc with sl st. cut and hid thread.

Green leafy row on top.

Attach green thread around stem of first available dc at end of row. (Not the one that has 3 sc worked into it. The next one.) Basic st across top: ch 2, sk 1 dc, [sl st around stem of next dc, ch 2, sk 1 dc] repeat to end. Embellishment: Don’t do this straight across the middle, weave back and forth from end to end of the dc’s so it looks more natural/organic. Start not with stem of dc, but work it partly into sc row at one side. Next work into a loop of the dc near the same side. Next one should be worked in the middle of the dc. Next should move slightly to the other side. Next one should be worked partly into the sc on the other end. Now start moving back towards the first side. Weave back and forth in this manner until you get to the end.

Flowers:

I have 3 colors of flowers. You pick your own obviously. (I think my next one will be a variety of blues. Red, orange, and yellow would be pretty if I had any. Even white ones would be pretty I’m sure.)

Attach First flower color (pink) around the green row and dc under so that it is solidly anchored. First one goes around the second dc from the end of the row. Ch 4, sl st into the near side of the first sl st that you attached with. This will be the center of your flower. [ch 3, sl st in first loop again] 5 times. Your mini flower has 6 petals. I didn’t find it necessary to join to first ch. I just cut the thread and hid it underneath. Note: I hid the thread end from the beg by working ea center sl st around it.

Skip 6 dc, and add your next flower over the 7th. Repeat to end. I believe on mine I had to skip only 5 dc once, so that the last flower would be over the second to the last dc.

Finish up: Sew a snap on with ecru thread. Make sure you put one half on the top side and the other half on the bottom side. Instinct may try and tell you to do both on the bottom, but this would be wrong and you’d have to take it off and do it over.

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