This is the first entry of many to come (I hope) where I share my crochet designs with you. I have had several ideas over the years that I would use for the creation of custom items for customers. I enjoy, no, LOVE, crochet, and I enjoy designing new ideas as well, especially something that is a quick project like the X Bangle, a free crochet pattern.
I have dug deep in my files to discover numerous designs from a baby top with a diaper cover to a mobius cowl to a skirt. There would be more if I can ever find my original notebook that disappeared last summer while I was pregnant… The forgetfulness was worse while carrying twins…
Some of my designs will take some work so you can create your own version, but stick with me and we’ll make the world more fashionable one stitch at a time 😉
Below is a bracelet I designed on a whim in 2011 when this all first started. Comment below and tell me what you think!
Materials: Sugar N’ Crème Cotton, yellow mix(MC) and orange (CC) or any worsted weight yarn, small amount; stitch marker; yarn needle
Hook: J/10 (6.00mm)
Gauge: 3″ x 4,” 10 stitches and 7 rows
Finished size: 8″ long x 3″ wide
MC: main color
CC: contrast color
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
ch-1-sp: chain one space
FPdtr= Front Post double treble crochet
To make FPdtr: yarn over three times, insert hook around the post of stitch on the previous row from front to back to front, yarn over and pull up loop (5 loops on hook), [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] four times.
- Sequence: *Use MC for 2 rows, then CC for 2 rows
- Bracelet is worked flat and joined after all rows have been completed.
- Join with a sc: Holding yarn tail in hand with hook, wrap yarn around hook once, insert hook in desired stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through two loops.
- Join with a dc: Holding yarn tail in hand with hook, wrap yarn twice around hook; insert hook in desired stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (three loops on hook); [yarn over and pull through two loops] twice. Complete following dc as normal. Yarn tail can be weaved in or worked over with the next row.
Begin with MC, ch 26.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Mark any stitch as right side.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn; dc in sc, ch 1, * skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * across to last 3 sc, skip next sc, dc in last 2 sc, fasten off.
Row 3: With right side facing, join CC with dc in first dc; dc in next dc and in each ch-1 sp across.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in next dc and in each dc across, fasten off.
Row 5: With right side facing, join MC with sc in first dc; * skip next 2 dc, work FPdtr around dc 3 rows below (dc of Row 2), skip next st, sc, working across the last FPdtr made, work FPdtr around second dc of row 2 , skip next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * across, sl st to join.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn; dc in next FPdtr, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, * dc in next FPdtr, ch 1, skip next sc, dc n next FPdtr, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across to last 2 sts; fasten off.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn; sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing ends together.
Joining ends: Hold ends together to form a circle; use tail to sew the ends together, fasten off.
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*You can create and sell completed items from this pattern, and a link to my blog should be included in the item listing. In no way can this pattern be redistributed without expressed consent from Creations By Courtney, LLC