I’ve been thinking about the beach lately. It snowed here this morning (hello, bipolar TN weather – 74 on Thursday, snow on Saturday!) and we have been planning a trip to sunny Florida this summer to see my in-laws who just moved down there. I’m dreaming of sandy beaches and beautiful weather while watching my three kiddos play in the snow. I can’t complain, though, it’s been a very mild winter and this is only the second time it’s snowed this winter. But I’m so ready for spring!
The La Plage bracelet (which means “The Beach” in French) opened my eyes to the beautiful jewelry findings that are out there. I had never designed any jewelry before but thought a granny square bracelet would be really nice. I love the Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 crochet thread and this Warm Teal color is my favorite, so I whipped up three flora grannies, put on a clasp – and was done!
This is such a quick and easy project. I’ve designed several other crochet jewelry pieces since this inspired me so much. Now I love to just peruse the jewelry aisle at my local JoAnn and see what I find next to inspire another piece!
La Plage Bracelet Pattern
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 (100% Cotton; 150 yards [137 meters]/50 grams): 65 Warm Teal, 1 ball
Hook: US Size D/3 (3.25 mm)
Notions: 2 End Bars with 7 loops, one 11mm lobster clasp, one 5mm jump ring; yarn needle
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 2” tall x 6” long without clasp
Gauge: Granny squares = 2” square
Dc cl: Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, leaving last loop of this dc on the hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull loop through all 3 loops on hook
Granny Square (Make 3)
Round 1: 4 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st – 4 sts.
Round 2: *Ch 3, dc cl, sl st in ring (one petal made); rep from * three times – 4 petals.
Round 3: Sl st to dc cl center of petal, *ch 3, sl st in dc cl of next petal; rep from *three times.
Round 4: Sl st to ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc 2, ch 3, dc 3) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, *(dc 3, ch 3, dc 3) in ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * two times, join with sl st to top of tch.
Round 5: Sl st to ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc 2, ch 3, dc 3) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, *3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (dc 3, ch 3, dc 3) in ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * two times, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of tch.
Weave in ends and block squares.
Sew squares together along sides as shown in picture.
Sew end bars to each end.
Attach lobster claw using a jump ring to one end.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern – and that you enjoy your new crochet bracelet! 🙂
*This pattern originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of I Like Crochet magazine.