Chain of fools

Like anyone interested in fashion I’m a fan of Garance Dore’s blog and her amazing photography. Recently I saw this post and fell in love with this bracelet … which is not available yet and which will be out of my price range when it is, seeing as the most I usually spend on accessories (or anything) is about $10. So I thought I’d have a go at crocheting one instead. What do you think? And do you like the gratuitous use of Suki as a backdrop? The bracelet was a bit of trial and error so I’m not going to try to give the instructions in detail, but it wasn’t exactly tricky. I used fairly fine cotton (from the Salvos of course!) and started off by making a ring that would fit around my middle finger out of chain stitch. I did a few rows of double crochet around that, then made the bit that joins the ring and the bracelet by doing rows and rows of double crochet (about 5 stitches across) before making another ring of chain stitches to fit around my wrist and doing rows of double crochet around that too… and that’s it! It had been ages since I’d crocheted but it’s so light and portable that I’ll be doing it again soon, especially as this black bracelet was really just a practice run and I want to make one out of a metallic thread … if I can find that in an op shop! Meanwhile, I thought I was doing pretty well until I saw this… which I’d love to make, but I think I’d better brush up on my skills a bit. I’ll have to make sure I don’t end up heading in this direction and use the craft for questionable purposes…..