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Perdita – Bluebell – A Knitted Bracelet

Last week, I officially joined the Harry Potter Knitting & Crochet House Cup on Ravelry.

Participants are sorted into houses, and monthly assignments are posted.  Participants are only required to complete one “class” per month but can complete more.  Points are awarded, and the house with the most points wins.

There is a lot of socializing as well as a lot of inspiration as projects are oohed and ahhed over.

I’ve jumped right on in, excited to have finally found a forum comprised of nice people.  Many welcomed me immediately, and I felt loved.

Anyhoo…enough about the mushy stuff.

I wanted to share one of the four projects I’ve completed in the last week.  Yes, vacation has been so good to me.  Sleep in, do a few household chores, nap, eat dinner, and knit.  I’ll enjoy this while I can!

Here’s the project.

It’s called Perdita.  This pattern, free on Knitty, actually consists of three patterns for three different bracelets.

I made Bluebell.

I used Artiste DMC Cotton Pearl.  The colorway is #790196.  It’s a light blue…very pretty.

I used size 0 needles and made the XS size.  I should have made the small though, which only adds one more repeat.

I bought the beads at Hobby Lobby.  It’s the Chocolate/Blue mixture.  I used a .75mm crochet hook to string the beads as I knit.  I did not string them all beforehand.  This link explains how to add beads to a project.

The pattern was super-easy.  I easily knit it in one evening…during a movie that Chicky and I sat down to watch together.

I’m so happy that I’ve been practicing my crocheting skills, because I was able to SC around one end and chain the button loops.  I wound up adding an extra button because there was a large gap between the two I originally put on.  The extra repeat would have prevented this gap.  Hindsight.  All worked out in the end.

The buttons are actually brown, not orange.

I absolutely love this little bracelet and will probably make more in different colors!

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One Response

  1. I love that bracelet. I wonder if there is something similar in crochet. Guess I’ll have to do some research.

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