What a beautiful day we had today! Long walks out in the sun and coffee with a lake view - something I needed to let my mind roam freely.
Hands have been busy too - I made these easy bracelets which are going to be a part of a bigger piece. I named them ladder bracelets - it is obvious why, so if you are into friendship bracelets and want to try something different, this is a project for you. They work up fast and are really cute.
Use a 3 mm hook and DK yarn
Foundation: Ch "x" number of stitches - even number of stitches. Measure the chain around your wrist until both ends meet.
Row 1: hdc in 3rd st from hook (initial chain), next ch2 sk2 hdc in next st.
When you come to the end, chain the closure - for this you have to have a bead or a button ready so first try how many chains you'll need for it and chain the necessary amount.
Row 2: ch 2 and hdc1 in first space, next, hdc2 in each chain space, hdc1 in the chain stitch. Repeat this pattern across. When you come to the last chain space, hdc 2,ch1, hdc2 (that would be the other end where you will sew on a button) and from there, don't turn your work but continue working the other side with the same pattern: hdc2 in each chain space, hdc1 in the chain stitch.
When you come to the other end - where the closure loop is - sc 5 in the loop/ chain and then sl st to end. Tie knots, weave ends. Fill the chain spaces with beads or leave as is.
Enjoy this and have a happy weekend!