This weekend I was going through my knitting needles and found that I had some loners and some that were just bent out of shape. Rather than just throwing them away, I thought that maybe I could do something with them. That’s when I came up with these fun bracelets!

I would have taken photos of the process, but it would have been impossible for me to take them while doing it, so I’m just going to explain to you how I made them.

Step 1:
Bring a large pot of water to boil.

Step 2:
Insert about half of the needle into the boiling water. Now, it’s best to use the small gauges. Size 1-4 are probably best. The silver one I used was a 5, and it was really difficulty to form.

Step 3: 
Remove from water. With a towel (because it’s really hot), form your first bend/curve. This takes some patience and trial & error. The bend needs to be made while it’s still hot. It makes it much easier to bend.

Step 4:
Repeat. Dip some more of the needle into the boiling water, bend with a towel until you get the curves you need to fit around your wrist. Be sure to leave some wiggle room so you can get it on and off. There is a bit of give to them, but try not to make them so tight that you can’t get them over your hand. Check the fit now and then.

If you don’t have extra needles on hand or just don’t want to create your own, I currently have 4 available in my Etsy shop right now for $6 each.

I would love to hear what you think of these!

Happy Crafting!

DIY Knitting Needles Upcycled Bracelets
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These look fab 🙂 , love anything that recycles or upcycles into something pretty, and this fits the bill


Thank you! They were all bent or lonely, and I didn't want to just throw them out. 🙂