Beginning Bruges lace crochet pattern
Bruges lace is a traditional artform from Belgium that is made by tatting. But some clever crocheter developed a crochet technique that mimics it and this simple crochet bracelet pattern is a beginning bruges lace crochet pattern. It is a very simple design that uses a very small amount of yarn. It’s an excellent scrappy crochet project because of that, and so quick to make! These small crochet bracelets make excellent gifts too!
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This is simple crochet bracelet pattern uses the Bruges lace crochet technique, but only the very basics of it. I made a start to finish video tutorial for this bracelet geared to teaching beginners how to read written crochet patterns.
However, Bruges lace crochet patterns can be very intricate, beautiful, and complex. I have a how-to video that demonstrates how to do the turns and joins of a more advanced Bruges lace pattern. I also have a few other Bruges lace crochet patterns that include these more advanced techniques.
The pattern for this simple beginner Bruges lace cuff bracelet is available free here on my blog! Just scroll down. However, if you would prefer an ad-free PDF you can purchase that on Ravelry or Etsy!
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Bruges Bracelet, a Beginning Bruges Lace Crochet Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Finished Measurements: About 2” wide, custom length.
Yarn: Ancient Arts Yarn Nettle Soft DK (68% Superwash Fine Merino, 32% Nettle; 263 yds [240 m]; 3.5 oz [100g]; CYCA weight: 3/light): 1 skein of Nothing But Blue Skies can make several
The model bracelet in my photos used about 11 yds (4 g) of yarn and fits an adult medium wrist.
Crochet Hook: H/8 (5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: yarn needle, sewing needle, sewing thread, 5/8” diameter button
Gauge: 8 rows = 4 ¼” long
This pattern is written in standard US terms.
You can make this bracelet in any size yarn. Use an appropriately sized hook for your yarn. However, this will change the width of the bracelet. You could add width or subtract width by adding or subtracting to the beginning ch and the number of double crochet stitches per row.
ch(s) = chain(s), tutorial here.
dc = double crochet, tutorial here.
sl st = slip stitch, tutorial here
st(s) = stitch(es)
Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook (ch 5 counts as ch lp) and each of 3 rem chs — 4 dc
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, dc in each st — 4 dc.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures the same, or just smaller than, the desired wrist circumference, or for the average adult between 6 ½” and 8 ½” long.
Last row: Ch 3 (this will form your buttonhole), turn, sk 3 sts, sl st in last st — 1 ch lp, 1 sl st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Using sewing thread and sewing needle, attach button to beginning end of bracelet. Block. Fasten final button loop around button to secure around wrist. Enjoy!
As with all my patterns, please do not make digital or paper copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
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