Hello all! Last week I needed to take a hiatus. Work was crazy and to keep up with crafting and blogging was impossible. So I am back! This weekend I worked on some jewel-tone headbands/wrap bracelets. My goal was to create a simple and practical accessory that could be worn by several age groups. As for crafters, this is a cute and quick gift that can help use up some of your stash scraps :).
You need: Fiber of your choice in sport weight, 2- size 3 double-pointed knitting needles, 22 bead small beads, crochet hook (2.0mm), tapestry needle, 1 button.
Finished Length: 17″ (44.5 cm)
To begin: Thread all of your beads onto your working strand.
CO 5 sts. Make sure you leave at least 5-6″ of a tail in order to create a button loop in the finishing process.
Rows 1-4: Knit all sts to create an I-cord.
Row 5: Knit 2. Incorporate 1 bead into I-cord with slip-stitch method. Knit 2.
Repeat rows 1-5 until you have used all 22 beads. After you have completed the last row with a bead, knit 3 additional rows.
Next Row: Knit 1, K2tog twice.
Last Row: Knit 3 sts together and tie off your work.
Finishing: Use your crochet hook to chain stitch 12 stitches (or however many you need to fit around your chosen button). Attach the loop to the I-cord and sew in the ends. On the other side, use your tapestry needle to sew the button to the I-cord.