Pop Tab Bracelets are one of my favorite fashion accessories so I am always thinking of new designs and techniques to create with them.
I recently completed a new plarn handbag using the traditional Puff Stitch as part of the design. Impressed by the character the stitch offered to my handbag, it has been added to my list of favorite stitches.
As I was thinking of my next pop tab bracelet design, I decided to see what a pop tab bracelet would look like using the traditional Puff Stitch. At first, it lacked the finesse I was expecting. Then I decided to make the chain 1 through the next pop tab giving the appearance the Puff Stitch was 'laying down on the job' so to speak. That was it.
That's how I came up with the name of Lazy 'P'.
Made with Dollar Tree plastic yarn aka plarn
·Crochet Hook – Size G
·Plastic Yarn:Approximately 2 standard size plastic grocery bags (width of strip –
18-22 Pop/Pull Tabs (clean & consistent in size).The #
needed will be determined by size of wrist
·(optional) Craft Needle for weaving in ends
Note:Not all plastic is made the same.When using plarn, achieving the desired
size or gauge is dependent on the texture, thickness and strip width of the
ch(s) = chain(s)
po = plarn over
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
·Read through pattern instructions before beginning.
general is susceptible to ripping/tearing due to its very nature.
oWeaving in ends -
it is best to maneuver your craft needle behind a puff st and not through the
stitch to avoid splitting the plastic yarn.
·The edged hole of
the pop tab will be always be placed behind a non-edged hole.
Puff Stitch: Po, insert hook in pop tab, po, pull through
and bring plarn up higher than normal (3 loops on hook), po, insert hook in
same pop tab, po, pull through and bring plarn up to height of rest of stitches
(5 loops on hook), *po, insert hook once again into the same pop tab, po, pull
through and bring plarn up to height of rest of stitches (7 loops on hook), [IMPORTANT
NOTE:For more puff,repeat from * until enough puff is achieved.] po, pull plarn through ALL loops on
With 2 pop tabs overlapped, join
plarn with a sl st in overlapped hole, ch 1, place a new pop tab under previous
pop tab, make a puff st in that hole.
*Place another pop tab under the
previous pop tab, in new overlapped hole make a sl st, ch1 and Puff st.
*Continue overlapping pattern
until desired length is achieved ending in last overlapped hole.
until bracelet is long enough to fit around wrist.[Fitting Tip – wrap bracelet around wrist
overlapping the firstandlast pop tab. There is some stretch so no additional tabs
are needed to maneuver finished bracelet over hand.]
Remove hook from st (make a big enough loop so
completed work doesn’t come out because you’ll be coming back to it).
Working on opposite side, in 1st
overlapped hole join with a *sl st, ch 1 and Puff st.*Repeat pattern in each overlapped hole to
last overlapped hole.Before connecting the ends, do a second
The 1st hole is skipped as it will be worked when forming the circle.
Circle - Overlap the ends together to
form a circle.
Both ends pulled together
*Work pattern of sl st, ch1 and
puff st in this hole. Finish by making a sl st in 1st puff st.Fasten off, weave in ends behind the puff st.
(This link will take you directly to my (Crochooley) Ravelry pattern page)
I would love for you to share pictures of your Lazy 'P' Pop Tab Bracelet with me whether it is made with plarn (plastic yarn), tarn (t-shirt yarn), blarn (blue jean yarn), harn (hosiery yarn) or even regular yarn.
Feel free to make and sell your finished product from this pattern. LOL - I can't stop you anyway from doing it so I might as well offer you the permission.
However, please do not take credit or offer the pattern as your own. Please direct them to this page. If you have any trouble accessing the pattern, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and I will email the pattern to you.