Tag Archives: Saint Patrick’s Day

Free Pattern Friday: Ribbon Bracelet

18 Mar

Friends! Romans! Countrymen! USE UP YOUR SCRAP YARN!

Or, in this case, your scrap ribbon!

Get yourself a teeny tiny hook (I believe I used a 2.25mm (B) hook, and do this:

1.  leave a long end on your starting side, then ch3

2. sl st in the first ch, TURN

3. ch 3

4 sl st into the loop you made in row 2, TURN

5. ch 3

6. sl st into the loop you made in row 4, TURN

7. ch 3

8 sl st into the loop you made in row 6, TURN

9. continue the pattern until your bracelet is the length you desire (I’m betting it’ll be somewhere between five and six inches, average), then FO, leaving another long end on this side.

10. use the two long ends to tie the bracelet to your wrist.


groovy, baby. PRO TIP:

Even though this bracelet is green, and even though you wore it on St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, your mom is still going to pinch you.  She will probably feel bad about it after she discovers that you were, in fact, wearing green. She may even try to make it up to you by buying you dinner.  You should let her do this.  You should also wear something less subtly green next St. Patrick’s Day. Just sayin’.


...It's not that easy being green...



Safety Dance

14 Mar

I’ve been on a bead kick.  My cousin Jess made me this awesome bracelet that she swears will align my chakras and turn me all zen and stuff.


Buddah beads = beautiful!

Isn’t it awesome?  You should totally get her to make you one.  She’s got a website and everything!

So I figured I’d give this whole beady bracelety thing a try.  I discovered a billionty-seven safety pins in my bead box.  I put on some music.

I failed miserably.


If I put it on a candle it becomes awesome, right?

I tried again.


St. Patrick's Day Fail.

Third time’s a charm, right?




If you were in third grade this would be cool, right?



…second grade?…


Anyway, I suppose I’ll leave the jewelry making to the jewelry makers and get back to the crochety side of the universe.  Also, someone should really take away my safety pin stash  before I turn it into a lamp or something…