Five fingers – finger crochet! Or, you can make this using a large crochet hook and a simple chain stitch. What a great way to recycle raggedy tee shirts or those that remind you of things better left alone (think High School Musical tees, for instance). I bet you can have an armful of these made up by tomorrow! Just use this simple tutorial if you want to finger crochet them – or use the instructions for creating the strips of fabric and use your favorite crochet hook!
Now, since I sometimes like a bit of glitz, I’d take a side trip to Goodwill and find one of those metallic printed tunic tees from the 1970′s and create the strips o feature the metallic design. Oooh. Some of them even had ‘jewels’ glued into them. Remember those? You could incorporate a ‘jewel’ into your bracelet with a bit of fabric glue. Oy! My mind is going to all kinds of places. Adding charms. Sewing on buttons. What about tie-dyed tees? Ok, enough. I gotta get to creating those strips to crochet me a bracelet!
PS – If you’d rather finger knit you can check out Sarah (the Creative Jewish Mom’s) blog article with tutorial here.
By jd wolfe