How to Make Your Own Yarn Charm

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How to Make Your Own Yarn Charm

I have been searching and searching for a yarn charm for my bracelet and can’t seem to find one that I like and that also fits my bracelet. But then I had an awesome idea … why not make my own!

How to Make Your Own Yarn Charm

crochet wire yarn charm

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 30 gauge wire
  • a small dowel about the diameter of your bracelet (or even the handle of one of your hooks!)
  • wire cutters (your scissors will work, although it’s probably not the best for keeping them sharp)

yarn charm

Just start wrapping the wire around your dowel. Build up the center first, then try to criss-cross the wire as much as possible to get a real yarn ball look.

yarn charm

When you get the ball as wide as you like it, cut the wire, leaving a bit of a tail, and weave the tail through the center and back through the loop. Cut the wire and nestle the end into the ball.

crochet charm


What do you think?

crochet wire yarn charm (5 of 6)

Now just twist it on to your bracelet.

yarn charm


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9 Responses to How to Make Your Own Yarn Charm

  1. Aida F. August 28, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    This is SO pretty Kara. It looks like the Pandora bracelets. 🙂

  2. Ilda de Frens August 28, 2013 at 5:01 am #


  3. Elisabeth Andree August 28, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    Lovely work!

  4. Marilyn August 28, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    This is BRILLIANT! You are so incredibly clever, Kara!

  5. anna August 28, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Very simple but so lovely !

  6. Kate August 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    How clever! Thank you for sharing 🙂
    Blessings 🙂

  7. Casey September 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Love it!

  8. sheila August 1, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Brilliant!!!!! I am going to make one that dangles for my rather old school charm bracelet. As a matter of fact, wouldn’t this be cute as a stitch marker?

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    • Kara August 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

      Oooh … Great idea!

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