These easy-to-make bracelets are stylish, great for scraps and perfect for showing off pretty buttons. Make several in an hour and give them to all your friends. These are the modern friendship bracelets that will take over the summer.
Time: 1 Hour Pattern (Make several in an hour!)
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Customize to fit any size wrist.
Gauge: Gauge not important
Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% cotton; 186 yards [170 meters]/100 grams): #98 ecru (20 yards)
Universal Yarn Yashi Iro (100% raffia; 124 yards [113 meters]/50 grams): #204 sea life (20 yards)
Lizbeth Size 3 (100% Egyptian cotton crochet thread; 120 yards [110 meters]/50 grams): #605 silver (20 yards)
Needles: US size 8 [5 mm] and 7 [4.5 mm] dpns
Notions: Buttons from https://www.ascuteasabutton.com/: #REN H300 13/16″ (worsted weight cotton yarn bracelet); #DILL 370299 1″ (raffia bracelet); #REN JSB316 7/8″ (size 3 cotton thread bracelet); tapestry needle, safety pin
Worsted Weight Bracelets
With larger needles, CO 4 sts.
Row 1: K across, do not turn, slide sts back to opposite end of LH needle.
Next Rows: Rep Row 1 until stretched piece when doubled will fit around wrist. Gently pull on cord and roll between fingers as work progresses to create uniform stitches on I-Cord.
Last Row: At end of last row when desired length is achieved, [p2tog] twice, pass first st over last st. Fasten off, leaving a 9″ tail.
- Place bracelet on a flat surface, bring ends together to form a circle, being careful to not twist tube strands. Thread beg tail through tapestry needle, insert needle through opposite end of bracelet, knot tails tightly on WS to secure. Make 2-3 whip stitches through ends to seam together. Cut away one tail.
- Press both I-cord strands of bracelet together to create a 1-1 ¼″ loop extension just above seam. Thread rem tail through needle and use to sew both strands together at seam and (#REN H300 button for worsted weight cotton yarn bracelet; #DILL 370299 for raffia bracelet), or desired button over top of seam.
- Insert needle through both strands 1/4” away from left side edge of button, *wrap yarn around bracelet strands 6-8 times (wrap accent made), bring ends to WS and knot securely, trim away excess.**
- Place bracelet over wrist having button at top center of wrist, insert opposite end of bracelet through button loop extension and over button, place a safety pin through both strands of bracelet 1/4” away of loop extension edge. Remove bracelet from wrist, insert needle in marked spot and rep from * to ** of step 3 to create wrap accent.
Cotton Thread Bracelet
Using smaller needles, CO 5 sts.
Work same as for Worsted Weight Bracelet. Use button # REN JSB316 for step 2 of assembly.
I followed the pattern from Row 1, Next Rows, to the Last Row, then Assembly 1. I tried to follow the remaining steps but was unsuccessful with 2-4. Could you provide a video or photos of those steps? I really like the idea. Also, do I have to make three I cords, or can I just make one.
Hello Janis! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
Hello Janis! We’ve added an assembly photo, I hope this helps!
– Nicola, Editor
And yes, you do not have to make 3 cords you can just make one or as many as you want!
Hi there. Do you have a video for this project?
Hi Melissa! At this time, we do not have a video for this pattern. Please let me know if you have any specific questions and I can reach out to the designer for advice! – Nicola, Editor
I think I might add a small charm to the button on some that I will try to make … I crochet not so good at knitting. Lol
Hi Angie! We actually have crocheted versions too! https://www.ilikecrochet.com/magazine/crochet-accessories/crochet-bracelet-patterns/adored-i-cord-bracelets/
Enjoy! – Nicola, Editor
These look like great quick and easy gifts!
I did go to the ascuteasabutton website, I remembered we have a small button store in town so I just need to know the size of the buttons . example 1 1/4″(32mm). I am sorry I didn’t explain myself better.
Hi Connie! I just heard back from the designer and added the button sizes to the materials list. Hope that helps! – Nicola, Editor
H300 leather knot 13/16″
JSB316 (pearlized) 7/8″
370299 (copper dome) 1″
These bracelets are adorable, and I am anxious to try making some.. What size button is needed?
Hi Connie! So glad you like them! The button item numbers are here: Buttons from https://www.ascuteasabutton.com/: #REN H300 (worsted weight cotton yarn bracelet); #DILL 370299 (raffia bracelet); #REN JSB316 (size 3 cotton thread bracelet) but there are multiple sizes. I’ll check with the designer to verify which sizes she used!