But the crafter in me wants to make my own. I have watched youtube videos and found some online tutorials but I am no where near close to having anything that looks like a bracelet. However, I did buy several small crochet hooks, seed beeds, and beading thread and spent hours working on it.
The other day, I stopped beading and worked on a tutorial for the Bowdabra Blog. I made a personalized infant onesie and crocheted headband with bow. You can find the tutorial here. While making the crocheted headband I came across a really simple crocheting pattern at Mom of 5 Daughters.
I used the crocheting pattern as my inspiration for making a beaded stretchy headband. I still haven't mastered the tubular crochet beading but I got to use one of my new hooks, some small beads, and crochet my own design. I am calling that crafty progress!
To make the headband you will need the following supplies:
Metallic Elastic Cord 20yd/card, Silver (Pack of 1), 4mm Turquoise Faceted Beads (1,000 Beads), Susan Bates 5-1/2-Inch Silvalume Aluminum Crochet Hook, 2.75mm, Silver Pink
1. After gathering my supplies I strung approximately 100 beads onto the cording.
2. Then I made a slip knot at the end of the cording and chained 9.
3. I doubled crocheted in the 5th chain from the beginning, then I chained 1 adding a bead.
4. I doubled crocheted in the 3rd chain from the beginning, then chained 1 adding a bead.
5. Then I doubled in the last chain.
6. Next, I chained three, turned it, then double crocheted in the first stitch. (The double crochet will be right above your first bead.) Then chained 1 added a bead, double crocheted, chained 1 added a bead, double crocheted, then chain 3 and turned. I continued this pattern adding two beads to each row.
7. When the headband measured 18" long (loosely stretched) I crocheted the ends together. 18" long is the perfect size for me as an adult.