15 Minute Bangle
This is so simple and a breeze to get through, you will find yourself reaching for the ball of yarn in your sleep to whip one up for tomorrow’s doings =)
Oh, and you might find yourself making one for every girl you know!
There are 2 different ways I make these depending on the yarn I am using, so I will show my main pattern using either Lily’s Sugar ‘N Cream or Peaches and Creme cottons, and I will make the alteration at the end of the pattern for other lighter weight yarns.
Materials you will need:
-Your color choice in yarn from either the Sugar ‘n Cream or Peaches and Creme or any other cotton of your choice
-H hook 5 mm
dc – Double Crochet
fpdc – Front post double crochet
bpdc – Back post double crochet
Adult – You will start by chaining 30
Child – You will start by chaining 25
- Ch 30, join to the 1st ch in your foundation chain to form a circle (Make sure stitches aren’t twisted when joining. Right side of chain should be facing you.) ALTERNATIVE: If you are familiar with the foundation dc, I would suggest you start this pattern by making 30 foundation dc. This gives the pattern start a cleaner finish.
- Ch 2, dc in ea ch around, join into 1st dc of this row, at end.
- Ch2, *fpdc in 1st st, bpdc in next*, repeat * around to end and join with 1st dc
- Ch1, sc in ea dc around, finish off.
Hide your tails and voila! You are finished!! Easy huh?
Ok, as mentioned above, if you are making this bracelet for a child, you will start by chaining 25 instead of 30, and this is based on one I made for an 8 yr old girl, so younger children, you may have to adjust further.
As I mentioned, there is a slight twist to my pattern with a lighter weight yarn. (I actually like the bulky cotton better though)
In other, lighter weight yarns, acrylic, etc, after I chain my initial 30 and join, I will sc in ea ch around before starting with the step 2 above. So, if you have a thinner yarn, just add that extra step and I think you will like it better as well. I like the width of the cotton bracelet without that first step added, but feel free to add it if you like as well!
Picture above made with 4 oz – 113 gram, acrylic yarn.
Thanks everyone!…. and…. PLEASE! Show me your finished bangles! Would love to see them =)
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**A special THANK YOU! To Jeri, my fellow admin over at the YarnWars group on Facebook for the tip on a foundation dc alternative =) **