Valor Bracelets: Trendy Rainbow Bands

Use small amounts of yarn scraps to crochet this trendy self-buttoning bracelet. The rainbow bracelets were made with our Lotus color samples, available as a kit.
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  • Item #: 2L-J120716
  • Manufacturer: Vashti Braha

Use small amounts of yarn scraps to crochet this self-buttoning bracelet. The rainbow bracelets were made with two color sample sets and less than half of one Lotus Snack ball (available as a kit).

A popular crochet stitch, the "V-stitch", makes a slim column that you then edge with simple stitches in a contrasting color. It’s easy to fine-tune the final size of the bracelet; you could easily make a hairband or belt length with more yarn. 

Crochet a button and loop clasp as you go, or you can opt to sew a button on later. 

Skill Level: Easy/IntermediateSkill level shifts closer to Easy if you sew on a button instead of crocheting one. Metal free (no experience with jewelry findings is required). UK and Australian equivalents for American measurements, yarn weights, and stitch terms are in brackets. 

You’ll have the opportunity to learn these skills

  • How to crochet a single column of multicolored V-stitches with a contrasting border.
  • How to create a colorful, quick, on-trend bracelet with a mix of simple crochet stitches.
  • How to crochet a button  and chain-loop clasp as you go.
  • How to customize the fit, and create a hairband or belt version instead.

Size1.12” (2.8 cm) wide and 7.25” (18.4 cm) long. Length is easily customized.


  • Crochet hook: US D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. 
  • Yarn

DesigningVashti Lotus Snack ball (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon; 85 yds/77.7 m per 1.16 oz/33 g ball), color Black Gleam: one ball yields 6–8 bracelets.
DesigningVashti Lotus Samples (Set of all colors) (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon; 45 in./114 cm lengths of all colors). Each length yields two V-stitch rows of bracelet.
Yarn substitution advice: Choose a #2 Fine Weight yarn with a recommended crochet hook size range of US E/4 {3.5 mm} to US G/6 {4.0 mm}. These yarns may be called Sport or Heavy Sock {Light DK, 5-Ply}.

  • Option: approx. 1/2” {1.3 cm} diameter button, plus needle and thread to sew it on.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
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Price $1.99

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