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X Bangle: Free Crochet Pattern


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This is the first entry of many to come 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 😉

Above is the original bracelet I designed on a whim in 2011 when this all first started! I know that it took me 6 years to publish it… ? At least I did it!

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  • Lily Sugar N’ Cream, (100% cotton, 120 yds/109 m; 2.5 oz/ 70.9 g): Yellow mix (MC) and Orange (CC), 1 skein each
  • Hook: J/10 (6.00mm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


11 stitches = 4″, 7 rows = 3″


8″ long x 3″ wide, before seaming


  • MC: main color
  • CC: contrast color
  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • sp: space
  • FPdtr: front post double treble crochet


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.

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.




  • Pattern is written US terms
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Bracelet is worked flat and joined after all rows have been completed.
  • Ch 3 counts as dc throughout the pattern.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Each row is turned.
  • This can be made with 2 complimentary colors or in one color. if you use one color, you will not need to fasten off, but continue to follow the instructions as written.

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Using MC, ch 26

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. Mark any stitch as right side – 25 sc

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn; fasten off MC – 14 dc, 11 ch-1 sp

Row 3: With right side facing, use CC to join with dc in first st, dc in each st and ch-1 sp across, turn – 25 dc

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across, fasten off.

Row 5: With right side facing, use MC to join with sc in first st, FPdtr around 3rd dc 3 rows below, sc in next st, crossing over the last FPdtr made, FPdtr around 2nd dc 3 rows below, *sc in next st, sk next dc 3 rows below, FPdtr around next st, sc in next st, FPdtr around skipped dc 3 rows below; repeat from * across, turn – 13 sc, 12 FPdtr

Make the first FPdtr around the dc indicated by the arrow on the left, and the FPdtr is made around the dc indicated by the arrow on the right.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn – 14 dc, 11 ch-1 sp

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off with long tail for seaming – 25 sc


  1. Weave in all ends
  2. Fold the piece in half, and use long tail to seam.

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31 Responses

    1. Hi Amelia,
      For tunisian crochet, you can get started with a straight crochet hook that does not have a thumb rest. The thumb rest may stretch the stitches, but can be used for practice. When you’re ready for a tunisian crochet project, you can start with an afghan hook (really long straight crochet hook with an end cap, or long with a cable attached), or an interchangeable tunisian hook (a straight hook that a cable is added to).

    1. Thank you, Diane! I think bangle bracelets are a classic and when we get to crochet them, it can always match our wardrobe.

    1. Thank you! Bracelets are a great way to practice new techniques in a project that is small but large enough to get a feel for the technique.

    1. Thank you for checking it out. I would have never thought back then that a bracelet would lead to designing tops, shawls and dresses.

    1. Thank you for checking out the very first post. I’ve learned a lot since then. It’s a great way to use scraps of cotton yarn.

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