June 17, 2013

DIY Raffia Bracelet


I love the idea of raffia for warm weather, and played with lots of ideas on how to use it before I settled on revisiting a technique I used last summer. Instead of yarn, like these crochet necklaces, I used my crochet hook to add raffia to a simple chain bracelet.
Tools and materials:
Crochet hook
Large chain link bracelet (or make your own, like I did, with 12 mm chain, jump rings, and a toggle clasp)
Scissors









To crochet the raffia to the chain, follow these steps from my previous tutorial. I made a single row on one side of the chain, then knotted and trimmed the tails.


Cut and fold together few strands of the raffia to make a tassel. Loop the strands through one of the end links, then tie with another strand and trim the ends.



If the crochet is a little much for you (I promise it's easy once you get the hang of it), you can always try your hand at simply wrapping or braiding the raffia to the chain. Happy making!

5 comments:

  1. These are so cute. You could use recycled shopping bags to make these too!

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  2. Oh wow, I've never seen raffia used like that! Beautiful work!

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  3. Great minds think alike. I just finished some raffia bracelets. (Not crocheted, though. That's beyond me.)

    Love the light blue.

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  4. I need to try this! I wanted to let you know that I featured this in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see!

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  5. Incredible job Erin! I love how you crocheted it!
    xo
    Lia
    http://www.smartnsnazzy.com

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