Celtic Bracelet

Celtic Bracelet crocheted with green and white yarn on a wrist

Celtic Bracelet

I love how this Celtic Bracelet turned out! It is really easy and quick to make using basic crochet stitches and a small amount of yarn. It truly is a beginner project – yay!  Plus, there is a fun effect you can see with this bracelet when you turn out the lights – read on to find out what that is!

Several years ago I created a similar bracelet, the Celtic Knot Bracelet (click here to see that FREE pattern), and it has been very popular since then.  That bracelet was created in honor of National Crochet Month (which is this month, March, yippee!) and I thought it was fitting to create another simple Celtic Bracelet design for this year’s International Crochet Month Blog Hop hosted by Marie of Underground Crafter.

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International Crochet Month Blog Hop

Blog hops are fun! This month 31 designers will be sharing their favorite crochet techniques and projects for FREE on their respective blogs as a way to celebrate March, the International Crochet Month!  Each day you can find a link to the new FREE pattern on the designer’s blog and while there you’ll be able to download a FREE PDF of the pattern of the day.  Don’t delay because each free download is only available for that day.  By the end of the month you will have 31 great patterns to make, wear and gift! Click here to see the daily schedule and to get more info.

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3 of the Celtic Bracelets laying flat on a white wooden surface - all crocheted in shades of green

Celtic Knot

The Celtic Knot that is in this Celtic Bracelet is easy to weave in just a few steps. Plus, I provide a FREE Celtic Knot Diagram for you to download that will help you weave the cords into the simple knot.  The diagram is color-coded and actual size so all you’ll need to do is print it out!

Stitches You Need to Know for the Celtic Bracelet

The Celtic Bracelet is truly a beginner pattern because you will only need to know how to chain, slip stitch and single crochet.  (For the bracelet strap you can do either half double crochet or single crochet – you decide!) And if you need some help with any of the stitches, no need to stress – I have you covered in the step-by-step video tutorial that you can watch below!  There are also time stamps in the video’s description so you can skip ahead to the part of the project that you are having trouble with.

Celtic Bracelet shown glowing in the dark on a black background

Lion Brand DIY Glo Yarn

As a little touch of extra fun I crocheted part of this project with glow-in-the-dark yarn!  It is super soft yarn and glows really well after you charge it under a bright light. I used Lion Brand’s DIY Glo Yarn which you can purchase here. When I was a young girl, I had a collection of glow-in-the-dark things (stickers, T-shirts, string, beads, etc.) – I loved how all of these things would glow once I turned out the lights in my room! So, I recommend trying out this yarn and adding it to this project – so fun!

Let’s get started on our Celtic Bracelet so we can wear it this St. Patrick’s Day!

Skill Level: Beginner

Measurements:

Finished Celtic Knot section = 4” long x 1 ¾” wide

Supplies for the bracelet project - yarn, hook, thread, measuring tape, snaps, scissors and needles

Supplies for the Celtic Bracelet:

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Size 3 yarn (DK weight) in 2 contrasting colors

(I used Omega’s Sinfonia in a green (840) and Lion Brand’s Glo yarn – a very small amount is needed of both colors)

Other yarn options: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

3.75 mm (F) crochet hook

Jumbo Tapestry Needle

Print out of Celtic Knot Diagram (download here)

6” x 6” square of ¼” thick corkboard (Styrofoam or a foam core board also work)

10-15 straight sewing pins

1 sew-on snap (9-10 mm in diameter)

Matching sewing thread and needle

Pattern PDF – Ad-free and large-print!

Remember you can purchase an ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Etsy shop here. It includes all the photos you see here along with all of the links to purchase supplies and the Celtic Knot diagram.

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Special Stitches and Abbreviations

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Back bar of Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a cord with even edges along both sides

Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Back Loop Only = Insert hk only into the back lp at the top of the stitch

Click here to watch a short video tutorial of this technique

Hdc (half double crochet) =YO, insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial!

Here is a step-by-step video tutorial for you so you can be successful! There are a few tips and tricks in this video that are not written on this blog post – Happy creating!

Notes

First 2 identical cords are crocheted

Then these 2 cords are woven into the Celtic Knot using the enclosed Celtic Knot Diagram

Lastly a short cord is crocheted to complete the bracelet length and a snap is sewn on

Front view of 3 Celtic Bracelets on a white wooden background

Instructions for the Celtic Bracelet:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Cord – Make 2:

Completed cord without any edging in green yarn on a white background

Completed cord is approximately 7 ¼” long x ½” wide:

With green ch 40

Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd  ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off. (39 sc)

Both of the completed cords with edgings on a cork mat

Edging:

With contrasting color (White/Glo yarn) join with sl st in back loop only of 1st st of cord (this is the end of the cord without yarn tails); continuing to work in the back loop only, sl st in each st across; ch 1, sl st in side of last sc of cord; ch 1; Now working on other side of cord and still working in the back loop only, sl st in each st across. Fasten off with long tail for assembly.

Weaving supplies for the bracelet project - cords, diagram, pins and cork board

Weaving the Celtic Knot

(Remember, click here to see the video tutorial to help with this step)

Place printout of Celtic Knot diagram on corkboard and hold in place with pins

(You can download a PDF of the diagram here)

Step 1 of weaving the Celtic Bracelet

With Right Side of cord facing lay cord along green path in diagram by first placing the center of the cord on black asterisk – make sure that the end of the cord with the slip stitches going along the short end is on the top

Step 2 of weaving the Celtic Bracelet

Follow arrows along the cord path first weaving along #1 and then weaving along #2 – make sure to correctly pass over the other sections of the cord

Showing how using a yarn needle can help get the cords into tight spaces

In this photo you can see how using the yarn needle to thread the cord through the tight spaces is helpful

Next place other cord center on orange path at black square on diagram making sure that the end of the cord with the slip stitches going along the short end is on the bottom

Step 3 of weaving the bracelet

Follow arrows along the cord path weaving first along #3 and the weaving along #4 – make sure to correctly pass either over or under the other sections of the cord

Step 4 of weaving the bracelet knot
Last step of weaving the bracelet knot

Pin ends of cords in place on right and left sides making sure that cord ends with the slip stitches going across is on TOP

Celtic Bracelet completely woven with pins in it on a cork mat

Remove knot from board and sew cord ends in place on Wrong Side with tapestry needle and yarn tails

Weave in all yarn tails on Wrong Side of Celtic Knot making sure stitching does not show on the Right Side (You can sew some of the crossings together but this knot should be a pretty snug weave and the cords should easily stay in place without a lot of stitching)

Celtic Bracelets laying flat on a white wooden surface

Finishing

Measure wrist and subtract total length of Celtic Knot section – Your Celtic Knot section should be about 4” long

Wrist length – Celtic Knot Length = Strap Length needed

Add about one to one and a half inch to the Strap Length number

Ch a length equal to this measurement and then add 2 chains

Working in the back bar of the chain, hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off with long tail for assembly.

(If you are not confident with the hdc stitch, then you can work single crochets across and add a slip stitch edging like we did to the cords that made up the Celtic Knot section)

Sew strap end with yarn tails to one side of Celtic Knot section on Wrong Side and weave in ends

With sewing thread and needle sew on one side of snap to other side of Celtic Knot section (on Wrong Side) – see photo above

With sewing thread and needle sew other part of snap onto strap on side that faces out from wrist

Celtic Bracelet on a woman's wrist in front of red and orange flowers

Your Celtic Bracelet is Complete!

Your Celtic Bracelet is complete! I hope you enjoyed making this project.  I would love to see a photo of it! Please send one along or tag me on Instagram! (@celticknotcrochet) Did you make your bracelet with the Glo-yarn?  I am loving my bracelets in shades of green, too but I think it could be pretty in a variety of color combinations.

And if you would like to see more crochet jewelry patterns, then check out these posts here and you’ll find all of my FREE crochet patterns here.

You can find more Celtic Knot crochet patterns on this page here.

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If you are here with the International Crochet Month Blog Hop, I appreciate you visiting. You can find the PDF of this pattern for purchase in my Etsy Shop here.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

Long image for pinterest of bracelet on a wrist and laying flat on a white surface

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