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diy anthropologie purl one bracelet

September 22, 2011

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These bracelets are a clever way to use up small amounts of yarn and old, chain necklaces. It requires some basic knitting knowledge (If anyone is interested in learning how to knit, I made a video showing the basics) 

  • Yarn
  • Size 8 knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Chains (broken chain necklaces are perfect for this) 

    [Use the following pattern to knit the rectangles: Cast on 12 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch for 5 inches. Bind off]
    [Roll the rectangle up]
    [Using the ends of the yarn sew the tube closed]
    [Attach the chain to one side.  Use a piece of thread to connect the chain to the needle and sew through the other side of the tube]
    [I found it easiest to sew the chain while wearing the bracelet. This ensures a proper fit. The bracelet has no closure- it rolls on and off your wrist. You want it to be fitted, but not tight]
    [Voilà! The finished bracelets]

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      September 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

      This looks amazing! I love how you see something and then recreate your own (for a lot cheaper). I love this.


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      September 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      these bracelets are so cute and unique. you did an awesome job with the recreation and yours look nice paired together. definitely a piece i would wear.

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      Jaclyn T
      September 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Nice. I'm going to have to try this with crocheting!



      –Jaclyn T
      Silver Twig Necklace GIVEAWAY @ my blog:

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      The Key To Chic
      September 23, 2011 at 12:47 am

      Wow, it looks great! Very resourceful, too. Now I need to learn to knit!

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      Clara Turbay
      September 23, 2011 at 2:32 am

      I like them so much.

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      .sabo skirt.
      September 23, 2011 at 3:50 am

      Beautiful post! The bracelets come out awesome! We love the style of yarn and metal together. Perfect.

      Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

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      September 23, 2011 at 4:21 am

      Seriously, when are you going to start auctioning off these DIYs?? p.s. I referred to your braid tutorial pics on a shoot today for hair inspiration!

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      The Queen of Hearts
      September 23, 2011 at 6:39 am

      Excellent job there love! Looks like someone could start their own accessories company!


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      September 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      love it!!!!

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      September 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      Hi, your blog is amazing!
      I really love the shots 🙂

      Check out mine!

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      September 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      Love this DIY project, will be trying my own later tonight!! Great combination of chain and wool!! Been looking for something like this for so long, and love it even more as is an Anthro knock-off. Great blog as well, I'll be following you daily (rss + twitter)!! Love, Maria (

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      Randi~Dukes and Duchesses
      October 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

      Those are fantastic … thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

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      October 4, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      I just checked out the anthropologie web catalog. Yep, there it was- $158.00 for this simple bracelet.
      Who pays this much for such a thing? If anyone knows, send the sucker my way. I've got all kinds of things that she can buy!

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      December 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

      So cute jewelry! thanks for sharing.

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      Tainted Fibers
      January 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I think I will try it with i-cord

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      February 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we featured it recently! You can view it here

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      Angie Briggs
      April 7, 2012 at 5:38 am

      I LOVE this. I am a crocheter/knitter and jewelry maker, so this is right up my alley. Kudos!

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      November 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Love it! Is there any way I can follow via Blogger (GFC) ? 🙂

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        Gina Michele
        November 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

        I added a GFC widget to the right side of the page =)
        Thanks for reading!

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      December 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      My chain keeps snagging in my yarn. Any suggestions??

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        Gina Michele
        December 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

        Sorry to hear that! Some chains string through more easily than others. String the chain through a tube (like a plastic drinking straw or coffee stirrer) might help.

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      Judy Bloniarz
      September 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Wow, a great way to use up scraps of yarn and chain. I bet this would work using one of those small I-cord knitting looms with four prongs.

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