2014/72 – crocheting wire jewelry

Ever wanted to try crocheting with wire? Here’s a really handy tutorial which goes through it step-by-step, showing you how to make jewelry. It looks pretty cool.

Tell us what you think!

Find it here:


2014/69 – dreamcatcher earrings

Here’s a cute one. Dreamcatcher earrings! Looks pretty easy, and you can make matching necklaces and other jewelry. Add some beads or feathers like in the picture and voila! Quicky, one-of-a-kind jewelry!

You have to sign up to see the tutorial, but it’s free, quick and easy. Find the tutorial here:


– Leeloo the Tall

2014/37 Finger rings

This beautiful crochet ring comes from I’mTopsyTurvy. She has kindly posted a pattern on this page but also links to others she found on Pinterest. These are gorgeous and quick to whip up, especially during summer in the northern hemisphere when it’s too hot for hats and blankets!

When the pattern asks for a dc, crochet a UK TR.

When it asks for an sc, crochet a UK DC.

She sticks her flowers to a metal ring base, but I don’t have any so I’ll be crocheting a little ring of a row or 2 of dc to attach mine to.

Visit her blog here!


Bracelet – pattern translation

Another bracelet approved of by The Loud Daughter. She’s 15 so is the source of all authority on What Is Cool and What Is Not Cool.

The designer made hers with twine! The pattern is simple – where it asks for an sc, crochet a UK DC. Where it asks for a dc, crochet a UK TR. Where it asks for an hdc, crochet a UK HTR.

Visit WrenHandmade for this pattern – and others!

Friendship bracelet

From Accrochet, a bilingual lady who posts in both English and French, this is dead quick and easy. My younger daughter, The Loud One, is mid-teens and this style of bracelet is v. trendy atm. You’ll earn instant Cool Points.

Click here to visit Accrochet for the tutorial. It’s all in chains!

Pattern Translation – Heart bracelet video tutorial

Found this on YouTube by SIMPLE CROCHET – it’s a fairly simple bracelet. You will need to translate the following stitches:

Single Crochet – UK DC

Half Double – UK HTR

Triple – UK Double Treble

Double Crochet – UK TR

Beware: there are also some increase stitches in there but she’s put lovely slow-motion sections in the video so you shouldn’t have any trouble.

Increase stitches are sneaky ways of getting extra stitches in without making it obvious.  They’re dead easy and really useful, plus also can give a lovely shape you wouldn’t get any other way. I use them a lot for flower petals.

For the bracelet section, she uses an ICORD. The video explains how to do this technique, but PlanetJune also has a great tutorial. If an Icord is a bit advanced for you at this point, you could easily make the bracelet some other way – chains, chains + a couple of rows of DC or HTR or TR. You can make this section as simple or as complicated as you like. Don’t stress it!

You could make belts or headbands this way too, and add as many hearts as you like in contrasting colours, perhaps. You could crochet around an existing bracelet or even add the heart to the broomstick bracelet we looked at yesterday!

Pattern translation – Broomstick Lace Bracelet

This isn’t as difficult as it looks!

This bracelet is all in UK DC, and is a great way to learn the broomstick technique. You can use all sorts to achieve the look – not necessarily a broomstick! You could use a 12 mm crochet hook, a big fat knitting needle, crayons, anything that generates a fat stitch like the one in the picture.

The pattern and photo tutorial come from The Evolution of Home, a superb craft blog, with lots of other crafty ideas too (not just crochet), including a piece of artwork from toilet rolls … that actually looks good!

The Evolution of Home.

Saturday Shout Out – Zegna’s Jewellery

Love this cuff – unique!


Now, you might wonder why we’re posting about an online jewellery store!

The reason is, Zegna’s jewellery making technique is crochet!

Her pretty shop can be found here.



Love the richness of colour in this necklace!

And I bet no one else has ear rings like these!

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