CROCHET FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS – FREE PATTERN!

FREE Crochet Friendship Bracelet Tutorial || Pom Pom Quarterly

Our summer issue is full of surprises. Did you spot all the Bird of Paradise flowers poking their heads into shots? Such divas! We also noticed that we have an abundance of pineapples in this issue  – we’re a teeeeeny bit obsessed. Okay, we know it’s a trend, but how could we resist when they’re so graphic and just remind us of a delicious, juicy summer?

You may not, however, noticed our tiniest pineapple. Can you see him in the photo above? He’s appeared in the form of a crochet bracelet! See it now, the one in green?

Summer isn’t always a time when you want a big sweater piled in your lap while you finish the last sleeve. So we thought it would be excellent to whip up some little bracelets from scrap yarn and trade ’em with buds, like you might at summer camp. In addition to the pineapple cuff with the 70s macrame vibe, we’ve also got a much simpler zig zag bracelet that works up in no time.

FREE Crochet Friendship Bracelet Tutorial || Pom Pom Quarterly

FREE Crochet Friendship Bracelet Tutorial || Pom Pom Quarterly

So grab your nearest skinny scraps – perhaps in a summery cotton or linen? – and get making!

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Zig Zag Friendship Bracelet

We used both laceweight and 4-ply/sock yarns for our bracelets. Use whatever scraps you’ve got! Use a 3 mm / D hook, or whatever hook gives you a nice solid, but not too stiff bracelet.

Instructions:

Leaving a tail from your slip knot of at least 15 cm / 6”,  ch 4.

Row 1: In 4th ch from hook, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 2, ch 3], turn.

Row 2: [Dc  2, ch 2, dc 2, ch 3] in ch 2 space, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until bracelet is 14 cm / 5 1/2” long. Break yarn, leaving a tail of at least 15 cm / 6”.

Soak bracelets and let dry flat, pinning if needed to keep them from curling. Tie around  your (or your bestie’s) wrist, and wear with pride!

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Pineapple Crush Friendship Bracelet

This one is more like a cuff, so we recommend a 4-ply/sock yarn and a 3.5 mm / E hook.

Instructions (see illustrations below for extra guidance):

Leaving a tail from your slip knot of at least 15 cm /  6”, ch 13.

Sc 1 in 7th st from hook, ch 6, sc 1 in furthest ch from hook, ch 7, turn. [fig.1]

[(Dc 1, ch 1) 9 times, dc 1] in 6-ch loop farthest from hook. Ch 7 and sl st into furthest st from hook, turn. [fig.2]

Sc 10 into 7-ch sp, [(sc 1,ch 3, sc 1) into next ch sp} 4 times, sc into next ch sp. [fig.3]

Your first pineapple is not quite done, but now you will begin to work on pineapple number 2!

*Ch 13, sc 1 in 7th st from hook, ch 6, sc in ch 1 sp from the first pineapple, ch 7, turn. [fig.4]

[(Dc 1, ch 1) 9 times, dc 1] in 6-ch loop farthest from hook. Ch 7 and sl st into sc at the bottom of this new pineapple, turn.

Sc 10 into 7-ch sp, [(sc 1,ch 3, sc 1) into next ch sp] 4 times, sc into next ch sp. [fig.5]

Repeat from * once, or until desired length of bracelet.

**Now continue around the top of your final pineapple as follows: [ch 3, sc] into same ch 1 sp as previous sc. [(Sc 1,ch 3, sc 1) into next ch sp] 4 more times. Sc 10 in following 7-ch sp. [fig.6]

Continuing on to pineapple below,  [(sc 1,ch 3, sc 1) into next ch sp] 4 times, sc 10 in following 7-ch sp.

Repeat from ** once more (or however many times necessary to complete each pineapple).

Break yarn and weave in this end only. Attach a length of yarn at the other end of bracelet securely. Soak bracelet and let dry, pinning if necessary to keep it from twisting. Tie it on and flaunt your pineapples!

pineapple crush

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8 Responses to CROCHET FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS – FREE PATTERN!

  1. Annabella July 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    The zig zag is my favourite! Will need to learn to crochet I guess. I’ve got plenty of scraps for it!

  2. Anne July 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I’m done with the zigzag (so pretty) and on my way into the pineapple bracelet but I’m not sure I quite understand how it goes. Could you post a picture of this bracelet alone? Thanks for you help!

    • pompommag July 7, 2014 at 5:22 am #

      Yay! So glad to hear you’re crocheting up a storm!
      We don’t have a pic of the pineapple bracelet alone to hand, but we’ll get one for you! In the meantime, it might help to know that if you click on the pictures, they will open up even larger in a new page.
      x

    • pompommag July 28, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

      Hi Anne,
      Here’s a close up of the pineapple – hope that helps!
      Pineapple Friendship Bracelet closeup

  3. Marie July 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Help ! I am so lost…

    I am new to crochet, I did a couple a baby jaquets but it was plain dc squarres put together. Each time I tried something a little harder, I came to an halt with a little bunch of sad tied and knotted yarn on my lap. I tried Zig zag bracelet with some caution and, to my great amazement, was victorious !
    But today at lunch break, so many tries and nothing good, I got stuck on the pinapple again… : I think I get lost into chain space…
    Can someone help please ? pretty pretty please !! ^^ A little drawing of, say, what I should end up with at the end of one halp-pineapple step ? :-)

    M.

    • pompommag July 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

      Hi Marie!
      We’re going to try to get a little diagram for this one as some people have been having trouble with the pineapples :) Watch this space!

  4. Lally July 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    Oh I love the zigzag bracelets such a cool idea! I’m pretty terrible at crocheting but I’m trying hard to learn. My mum is amazing at it so I might have to get her to have a go at these!

    Beautiful site, so inspired by it all!

    Lally

  5. Sofia September 26, 2014 at 1:33 am #

    I made the zigzag one with the tiniest bit of scrap yarn I had- so glad it could finally be put to use! Then I sewed on some little metallic beads and it turned out so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!

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