Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Metallic Crochet Bangle Bracelet


Metallic Crochet Bangle Bracelet




I love the metallic thread in this yarn, which is what inspired me to make a jewel out of it. I also love the ply which stands up on it’s own making it the perfect yarn for this bracelet. I crocheted with a size E crochet hook keeping my stitches tight on the beginning chain then relaxing for the 1st-3rd rows and then keeping my stitches tight again on the last row which gave the bangle that curved look.
This pattern is worked in the round: 
Chain 20-30 tightly depending on the size hand and wrist you are making the bangle for. 25 chs fit my 6.75” wrist, and when done the bangle fit a 7” to 9” wrist, but remember the yarn will have a bit of stretch so account for that. 
Connect with a slip stitch the hump or back bump of the first ch st, being careful not to twist your work. 
Row 1: ch 1, single crochet all the way around, sl st in beginning st. 
Row 2: ch 3 (acts as a dc) dc all the way around, sl st in beginning dc. 
Row 3: ch 1, sc all the way around, sl st in beginning st. 
Row 4: ch 1, sc tightly all the way around, sl st in beginning st, tie off, weave ends in. 
OPTIONAL: Weave chain in and out of the dc posts in row 2, twice around, or your preference, and secure with a jumpring connecting the beginning chain with the ending chain, leaving a little slackness in it to accommodate the stretch of the yarn.