BFF Button Bracelets – Knitting Pattern

EDIT: This post contains a FREE pdf pattern for the bracelets.  Someone recently posted my free pattern on listia.  Not cool!  Thanks to Karen who reported it to me and listia.  3/30/2012

Goodnight is such a thoughtful girl.  Last week she told me that she remembered it was ‘Birdie’s’ birthday.  Birdie is one of her friends from the elementary school she attended.  Birdie is a special needs child and last year, when her mother threw her a birthday party, Goodnight is the only one who showed up.  It was her golden birthday, too.

Goodnight remembered all of that.  So we talked about doing something nice for Birdie, even though she doesn’t go to the same middle school as Goodnight.

Girl’s like bracelets and Goodnight wanted Birdie to remember that they are still friends, so I knit up with a set of bracelets that Goodnight liked enough to use as a gift.

It’s not rocket science knitting, but the colors on the buttons were so fun that I wanted to work with that.  Goodnight picked the buttons.  The green one below says: “Friends Forever”.  Sorry for the fuzzy pic.  But I think the rest are clear. 

The buttons are La Mode and they had other buttons with words as well.  The bracelets don’t take much time to knit.  I chose seed stitch because I love to knit seed stitch!!

Your bracelets don’t have to have words on them.  Goodnight found some frog buttons for a bracelet for herself.  Or how about a cameo for an elegant summer finish?  There are TONS of buttons and lots of yarns to choose.

I knit buttonholes into the ends of the bracelets and used clear buttons for closure.  That way they are barely noticeable.

It’s summer – time for bright colors and funky “Read My Wrist” frivolous ornamentation!!

Goodnight paired up the bracelets with a glittery little purse notebook and a ‘Twilight’ birthday card for her friend.  When she got them wrapped up, we drove to Birdie’s house to drop them off.  Goodnight couldn’t find Birdie’s phone number, so we just showed up.  I hate when that happens to me, so I was willing to accept it if no one answered the door.

Birdie answered the door and the girls got to giggle for a while.

If you want to knit up a few, click the link for the PDF:  BFF Button Bracelet

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20 Comments »

  1. 1
    Travis Says:

    What a neat thing to do!

  2. 2

    Thanks, Trav!

  3. 3
    katknit Says:

    Very cool!

  4. 4
    Christy Says:

    Thanks for the idea. I am going to knit up a few to give as behavior prizes for my class!

  5. 5

    Thank you. I can hardly keep up with them. My granddaughter has another friend who has a birthday coming up . . .

  6. 6

    Hi Christy. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad you have a way to put the BFF Button Bracelets to good use. Makes me think I could knit up a few and donate them to the day care center my granddaughter used to attend. They had a prize box too – for ‘helpers.’ Enjoy!

  7. 7
    Denise Says:

    What a great idea. Knitting them for classroom prizes. I am a special education teacher and my kids in K – 3rd grade would love these.

  8. 8

    Hello Denise Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Thanks for the work you do in special education. My sis worked as an aide to the special ed. teacher in her school district before she moved. thanks for letting me know how you’ll use the BFF Button Bracelets. I think that’s great! They’re quick!

  9. These are so cute! I have been wanting to knit up some bracelets to have some quick projects at hand. What a great gift idea – thanks.

  10. 10

    Cheryl: You’re very welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog to let me know you like them.

  11. 11
    Ami Says:

    I stumbled across your blog while looking for jewellery patterns through Knittingpatterncentral.com. I read the backstory about these bracelets and as someone who has a sibling with special needs, it made me smile to know that there are people like Goodnight out there!

    My sister has friends like Goodnight, but I know many people with special needs who unfortunately aren’t as blessed as my sister and Birdie. Please let Goodnight know that I say “Good on ya! The world needs more people like you!”

    ~ knitbyme4u

  12. 12

    Ami: Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. I gave your message to my granddaughter and she just smiled. I’m glad your sister is blessed, too. Thanks for stopping by.

  13. 13
    Karen Says:

    thought you should know…someone is selling your bracelet pattern on listia.com

    http://www.listia.com/auction/4183692-bff-button-bracelet-pdf-pattern

    I’m in the process of reporting them to listia.

  14. 14

    Karen: Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I see that you got her on the Red Heart download for the mini key ring purses pdf, too. Thanks.

  15. 15
    Karen Says:

    You are welcome. She told me she was having them deleted. She had a 3rd one up and she canceled that one. At least she is being cooperative about it. I’ve had some that I’ve reported/commented on and they’ve been downright nasty. From now on, I make sure I try to contact the owner of the pattern and notify them of it also. Listia is great about taking things like this off, but yardsellr.com is another story!

  16. 16

    Karen: I wondered how cooperative she would be. It takes guts to sell free patterns. Did you contact Red Heart, too?

  17. 17
    Karen Says:

    yes, I did.

  18. 18

    Karen: Well done! And many thanks.

  19. 19
    Lisa Says:

    Hi there, I came across your Blog and absolutely love the story of your granddaughter. I’d love to make some of these for my daughter and I as we love jewellry too. However, I can’t access the pattern as I can’t seem to open wordpress.Can you send me the pattern through email?

  20. 20

    Hi Lisa: I will do that for you.


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