Crochet Shell Bracelet {free crochet pattern}

Here’s a pretty little shell bracelet that’s so quick to work you could make one to match every outfit in an hour! The color and adorning possibilities are endless, but here’s one option above with a fancy button and tiny flower. I had to find a project to use my elegant gray yarn, and this worked perfectly. The buttons really make it more fancy.

Crochet Shell Bracelet Free Crochet Pattern

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 Bracelet Free Pattern with a Button

Crochet Shell Bracelet

Written By: Sara McFall of My Merry Messy Life


  • CH = chain
  • SL ST= slip stitch
  • DC = double crochet


The Pattern

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.

Add A Button

Sew your favorite button on one end (make sure it’s on the right side, the same side where you can add embellishment).
You don’t have to crochet a hole into the pattern because the shell stitch naturally opens up where you can insert the button – see below.

Free Pattern for a Crochet Shell Stitch Bracelet

Now you get to count my freckles!

Merry Crocheting!
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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Oh my – I haven’t crocheted in years. But this makes me want to start again. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Such a great tutorial! And easy enough to follow for a beginner like myself. These would make great gifts! Thanks for sharing, Sara!

  3. This is a very nice bracelet – I like it!
    Easy-to-make and quite elegant

  4. Wow! Love this, please share it! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at

  5. I made a few inspired by the headband post. I used metal clasps instead of buttons.Yours look nicer.

  6. I made your bracelet with crochet thread and add three small flowers. I love how they turned out. Thanks for your pattern.

  7. Sue Eldredge says:

    Love your site. Made this bracelet. So cute. Going to try it with crochet cotton.

  8. Heather Aston says:

    L-O-V-E, LOVE this and the baby she’ll headband patterns! Thanks for the patterns and beautiful inspiration!!!

    God is Great,
    Sister Heather Aston

  9. I hope that you will see this, since this blog was so long ago! I had a bit of difficulty my first time trying this. My second side was very loose between the shells, and I’m not sure why. Would you share your thoughts with me, please?

    • Hi Sarah! Hmm, I’m not sure why your second side would be looser, maybe because you’re pulling on the middle of the first side’s stitches. I’d try working it again on that side, since it doesn’t’ take too long with a bracelet, and see if that helps.

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