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