Crochet Pattern: Indian Bracelet

By Amy Yarbrough – 15 Comments
I have always been proud of my Cherokee heritage. Of course, I’m equally proud of the Irish and Scottish blood in me as well. But as autumn rolls around we tend to remember the vital role the Native Americans had in the settling of the New World. I love this time of year and I look forward to hearing the stories once again! This bracelet is an example of my love for the season and the events surrounding it. I hope you enjoy crocheting it! Indian Bracelet

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 18” (46 cm) long, 1/2” (1 cm) wide

Super Fine Weight Yarn (approximately 3 yards each for colors A, B, and C)
Crochet Hook D (3.25 mm)

6 sc = 1”
6 rows = 1”
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 6: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: Indian Bracelet
Row 1: with color A, ch 38, sc in second ch from hook and in next 2 ch, *3 sc in next ch, sc in next 3 ch, sc3tog, sc in next 3 ch, repeat from * 2 more times, 3 sc in next ch, sc in last 3 sc: 39 sts

Row 2: change to color B, ch 1, turn, skip 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, *3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sc3tog, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * 2 more times, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc: 39 sts

Row 3: with color C, repeat row 2.

Finish off all ends leaving an 6-8” tail.

Cut 2-16” strands of colors B and C, and 1-16” strand of color A. Attach 1 strand of colors B and C to left side, then attach the three leftover strands of colors A, B, and C to the right side. For instructions on how to do this, see next paragraph. Tie a knot on each side of the bracelet close to the end. Trim strands even.

How to Attach Strands
Fold thread in half. Insert hook into selected stitch, loop strand at the halfway point over the hook and draw through the stitch partway, yarn over with both strands and pull through. Tug to tighten.

Indian Bracelet

If you run into any problems, or just have a question, leave me a message in the comments below and I’ll get back with you as soon as possible!

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  1. Missy Lou says:

    so if our people were so important to the development of this country, how come we get ONE lousy day??
    Missy Lou aka Peggy (Cherokee, French. Scots and Welch)

    • Well Missy Lou, I’d hardly call Thanksgiving “one, lousy day”, but I agree, I would love to see more of our Native American heritage in our celebrating. 🙂 But then again, since the people of America are made up of parts of all the world’s cultures, we couldn’t exactly have many days to celebrate them or we’d be celebrating all the time! Lol!

      • Missy Lou says:

        the one lousy day I was referring to is 26 Oct. —Thanksgiving is not normally called Native American or American Indian Day, now is it? So let’s cut all the other ethnic months down to just one day.

        • I’m sorry, Missy Lou, my mistake. I’m not very familiar with October 26 being Native American Day.


          • Missy Lou says:

            my point exactly! do you sort of understand now why I got on my high horse over this? Only American Indians know about the holiday and not all of them know about it!

        • Debora says:

          “Missy Lou” if you would get off your high horse and stop whining for a minute maybe we could get back to the subject at hand, which is CROCHET.
          So Amy, to tie this pretty bracelet to your wrist you need two hands? Do you have any directions on how to use a button or beads in order to get by with using one hand to attach it? Also, do you have a picture of how to tie your version of this to your wrist? What I mean is what the strands look like after getting the ties attached to the bracelet.

          Thank you for the free pattern! It’s really cute.

          • Hi Debora,

            It’s possible to tie it with one hand but it takes practice. After attaching the separate strands to the bracelet you tie a knot with all of the strands, near the the bracelet, on that side so that they are together. You can have someone else tie it for you, or try it yourself like I said, but adding a bead or button will take a major alteration to the pattern. I hope this helps!


  2. Esther Bray says:

    How do I crotchet 3sc together as in the pattern.

  3. Becki says:

    I love this, so many possibilities with this pattern! Thank you so much for sharing a FREE pattern. I really appreciate all your freebies : )

  4. Tisia says:

    You know I’m part Cherokee, Yut and Blackfoot indian and I’m proud of my native american heretage, and african american. I guess you can say I’m a mixture. Anyway, I’m going to make this. thanks much.

  5. Varsha suraiya says:

    Simply amazing!!! I’ve gone thru various blogs but crochet spot comes up with new variations always.I wish you could also give patterns in symbol form along side as it helps to follow.
    Superb I love your stuff.

  6. Ethel says:

    I have a straight edge after doing the stitch pattern on the 38 chs. I don’t know what I am doing wrong.

    • Amy says:

      Hello Ethel,
      After working row 1 your project will still be fairly straight. You will achieve the most dramatic points to your chevron pattern by row 3. If you have worked the pattern like the instructions say, alternating between increases and decreases, then you should be doing everything right. Let me know if this helps!

      Keep Crocheting,

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