Sunday, March 4, 2012

Crochet Pattern Octopus Bracelet (free)

Why octopus? I've been crocheting the bracelet in a cafe with a friend of mine. She asked me, "what are you making? an octopus?" I guess with all the turquoise strings the bracelet did look like an octopus a bit. So here it is, octopus bracelet pattern:

Skill level: Advanced beginner.
Supplies: Crochet thread #10, crochet hook US 10 (1.30 mm).
Yarn ideas: Aunt Lidia’s cotton thread #10, Aunt Lidia’s Bamboo crochet thread #10, Royale Classic crochet thread, DMC Traditions cotton thread #10.
Gauge: 9 stitches & 9 rows equal 1x1” square is single crochet stitches.
Finished size: Length of the bracelet can be adjusted to your own measures.
Approximate time to complete this project: 1 hour.
Abbreviations and stitches used:
Ch – chain, (chs – chains),
Sc - single crochet,
Sl st - slip stitch, st – stitch, (sts - stitches).
Please note: This pattern is written in standard American terms.
Pictures in this pattern refer to the row (round) described directly above them. You read row (round) first, followed by pictures that refer to that particular row description.
Bracelet Pattern:
Start by measuring your wrist. Make one string of chain slightly smaller than the measure you’ve got. Count how many stitches you have in the chain. Make 8 more chain strings (9 all together). Make 8 strings in one color, and 9th chain in a contrast color.
Bracelet “buckle”:
Row 1: In main color, ch 10. Sc in ea ch, starting from 2nd ch. (9 sc.)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, insert hook into 1st sc, insert hook into 2nd ch of a long string. Yarn over, pull yarn through. Finish as sc. You’ve attached the first string. Continue attaching the rest of the strings, making sure they all face the same way.

Row 3-9: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st. (9 sc.)
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 12, sl st in 1st st, sc in next 3 sc, ch 12, sl st in 1st ch, sc in last 3 sts. (You’ve make 2 buttonholes).
Fasten off.

Button side of bracelet “buckle”:
Row 1: Ch 10. Sc in ea st, starting from 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Attach strings one by one in the same manner as you did previously, ensuring that the strings are straight and untangled.
Row 3-7: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st. (9 sc.)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sc, ch 5, sl st in 1st st, sc in next 3 sc, ch 5, sl st in 1st ch, sc in last 3 sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea sc of the previous row. (skip ch 5 of the previous row, leaving the chain behind sc.

The picture below shows you what the bracelet looks like after you’ve completed row 9.
Row 10-13: Ch 1, turn, sc in ea st. (9 sc.) Fasten off.

Making Buttons (make 1 in main color, and 1 in contrasting color):
Insert hook into ch 5 you’ve made during row 8. This is the chain ring you will be working into.
Round 1: Attach yarn to the ring. Ch 1, 8 sc in the ring, join with sl st.
Round 2: Ch 1, 12 sc in the middle of the ring (red arrow is pointing to it).
Join with sl st. Fasten off. Make a second button the same way. Fasten off, weave in all loose ends.
Try different color combinations to make fun bracelets.


  1. красиво и оригинально.

  2. Really pretty and a wonderful use of color! Love it!

  3. I love this pattern and made it in brown with a pale yellow acceent. My question is, what do you do with all of those ends? You can't weave them into the chain because they show, and there are so many to hide. I tied them off and dabbed clear nail polish on the ends... I would love to see a close up of how you hid all 18-20 string ends. Thanks for the pattern!

    1. Liz, I have been making a bracelet very similar to this forever now, and I don't finish off I make both ends and then do the chain back and forth between the two ends, it works really well I also string beadd and add beads to the chains makes for a more sophisticated bracelet. Happy crocheting, just an idea it may not be by the book of the pattern but that's what is soooo amazing about crocheting you can take a pattern and then tweak them for your own personal flare, and ease.

    2. For Liz: Weaving in all the ends is a bit of a pain, but mine doesn't look that bad to tell you the truth. I'll try to take a close up picture in a near future.

      Anonymous has a good idea as well, I haven't tried it, but it sounds like a great idea.

  4. Are you going to sell these in your ETSY store?

    1. Hi Jules, I only sell patterns, and never the ready made items. :)

  5. I love it so much , thanks ♥♥