This is exactly like the shell headband I designed, but shorter, naturally. Visit that post to get a full photo and chart tutorial on how to work the shell stitch. Otherwise, continue below!
Crochet Shell Bracelet
Written By: Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life http://www.mymerrymessylife.com
- CH = chain
- SL ST= slip stitch
- DC = double crochet
- Hook: H
- Yarn: Acrylic, worsted weight – 4 – medium – I used Red Heart Super Saver Grey Heather
Chain to the length desired, but it must be divisible by 4, then add 3 chains at the end. For my wrist, my chain needed to be 27 – so that’s 6 sets of shells and about 7 inches long (17 1/2 cm). There is some overlap on my bracelet, where one shell lays on top of the other. So I suggest to make your chain about as long as the circumference of your wrist, because it will stretch quite a bit with acrylic yarn.Make sure your chains are nice and loose because you will work on the top and bottom of them.
- In the third chain from the hook, work 3 DC in the same CH.
- Skip a CH, and work a SL ST in the next CH.
- Skip a CH, and work 4 DC in the next stitch.
- *Skip a CH, and work a SL in the next stitch.
- Skip a CH, and work 4 DC in the next stitch.*
- Repeat from * to the end, making sure to end with a shell (4 DC).
- Turn your work 180 degrees, and work the first shell into the same chain (but on the bottom) of where you worked the last shell on the top.
- Repeat from * above to the end – working the shell stitches in the bottom of the middle of the top row’s shells
- Join the last shell to the first shell with a SL ST.