Fiesta Collection – Black, Gold & Orange Single Wrap, Dagger Crochet Bracelet
- Size 6 Toho Seed Beads P471 Galvanized Gold
- Size 8 Toho Seed Bead 4P71 Galvanized Gold or Miyuki D4202 Duracoat Galvanized Gold
- Size 6 Miyuki Seed Bead 406F Opaque Orange Matte
- Size 8 Miyuki Seed Bead 407FR Op Vermillion Red AB Matte
- Size 11 Miyuki Seed Bead 408 Opaque Dark Red
- TierraCast Dagger Gold Plated (1)
- 6mm Ball and Socket Clasp Gold Plated (1)
- Black Macramé Cord Medium
- GS Hypo Cement
Finished Length Approx. 6 ½’” * Can be custom fit * An EZ Bracelet Sizer helps to give accurate fit
#2 (1.5mm) Crochet Hook
EZ Bracelet Sizer
Key Code for Beads:
G6 = Size 6 Gold Seed Bead G8 = Size 7 Gold Seed Bead O6 = Size 6 Orange Seed Bead V8 = Size 8 Vermillion Red Seed Bead R11 = Size 11 Dark Red Seed Bead GD = TC Gold Dagger
Instructions on Construction:
1. Threading sequence is as follows: G8 (1), G6 (1), G8 (1), R11 (1), V8 (1), O6 (1), G8 (1), G6 (1), GD (1) * The Gold Dagger is the midpoint, the second half is a mirror image.
2. Start with chain of eight stitches, these will be used to attach clasp, catch first bead into next stitch. Pattern is as follows: G8 (1), Chain 3, G6 (1), Chain 3, G8 (1), Chain 3, R11 (1), Chain 3, V8 (1), Chain 3, O6 (1), Chain 3, G8 (1), Chain 3, G6 (1), Chain 3, GD (1) this is the midpoint, the second side is a mirror image of first side.
3. * I use a tight tension when I crochet with beads, yours will probably be different so I suggest you check how many repeats you will need to reach your desired length. Finish with a chain of eight stitches, then cast off.
4. Cut macramé cord (leaving a tail length that is long enough to sew clasp) and thread through loop on clasp (if you are having problems getting the chain through the loop take out four stitches, thread the crochet loop through the loop on clasp, and then using your crochet hook make four more stitches.
5. Using a darning needle carefully stitch the folded over section of four stitches to the chain below. I try to stitch up (towards clasp), and then back down (going through both sides of each of the four stitches). Weave your needle back up through this section so that it finishes by clasp. I use a thread Zap to melt away the excess cord
* This tool is highly effective when it has new batteries and so I am careful to start melting the cord about ¼” away from where I want to finish! You could use scissors, but the advantage of a Thread Zap is that it melds your cord together, so no unravelling or loose ends sticking out. As a final touch I add a dab of hypo cement to the area just zapped, this may be overkill
when using the Thread Zap, but I would do it for sure if you are using scissors. Repeat for other end of crochet chain.
6. You are now ready to admire your handiwork.
Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman