Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Crochet Bangles - free pattern

Hello friends! I hope summer is treating you nice.
We are still melting over here. I can barely make myself move, let alone touch my hook. Luckily, I managed to take photos of my newest bangles I made to go with a blouse I am designing, and I thought this could be a lovely project for you as well, so today I am sharing the pattern for the bangles, but not the flowers (sadly). 
Important: The pattern is for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures. 

1) DK yarn and a 3mm hook (tip: for my jewelry I always use a smaller hook size than recommended for the yarn to make the crochet work more denser, tighter and neater) 
2) Flowers (crochet/fabric/felt) and beads (Links for crochet flowers below)
3) Sewing needle and thread in color of the bangle and tapestry needle for weaving ends.  
Crochet terms in American terminology: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc).

Measurements: wrist circumference fit (16 - 17 cm)
Foundation and round 1: ch42 and join with 1st st by a sl st to close the ring. Before joining make sure that your chain is not twisted and that you joined the right sides together.
Round 2: Starting from 2nd st, sl st1 in all stitches. Sl st in the 1st to end round. (42)
Round 3: Ch1 (counts as the 1st sc) and starting from 2nd st, sc1 in all stitches. Sl st in the 1st to end round. (42)
Round 4: Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and starting from 2nd st, dc1 in all stitches. Sl st in the 1st to end round. (42)
Rounds 5-6:  repeat round 4
Round 7: repeat round 3
Round 8: Sl st in all stitches around. Sl st in 1st st to end round. Cut yarn and work the tail. The bangle is done. 
Now you can leave it as such, or you can spray it with fabric starch or stiffener so as to retain its shape.
There are various ways you can decorate the bangle: use beads, textile flowers, metal findings, or combine several to make this a mixed media project. 
Here are some flower and leaves patterns you can use to decorate the bangle.
Have fun and happy crochet time!


Alhana said...

These are so pretty and cheerful! Thank you for sharing the pattern. We are melting too and dreaming of a cooler weather for crafting. Your project today brought a hint of hope onto my screen. :-)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Those are the cutest bangles Maya. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how to make them. We've been having a heat wave for a while and I look forward to the weather cooling down. Stay cool Maya.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alhana! Just heard with a friend who is visiting Münich and the temps were 12°C there. I envy her!!! Thinking of relocating near the Pole :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! I saw on your IG that you have not been spared the scorching weather! Hope it cools down soon! All the best xx

Sum of their Stories said...

Oh my, these are gorgeous.
I made an experimental crochet bracelet with flowers a year or so ago but never finished it properly or wrote up a pattern. It wasn't quite as lovely as yours though! I think I should go back to the drawing board with it!! Or maybe just make one of yours :-D

Kate said...

These are so pretty, Maya! It's HOT here as well. ^^

April J Harris said...

What pretty bracelets, Maya! They would be perfect with a lovely summer dress. Also, they would make a wonderful gift.

Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party which goes live on Sunday this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care and I hope you have a great week!

Maya Kuzman said...

Indeed April! Thank you so much for the lovely comment and upcoming feature! I cannot wait for the party :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! I think you should go ahead and pick up your project again - I am sure it will turn out great! You are welcome to make mine as well :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kate! I wish you a soon cool-off!

Divya N said...

I find that the plain bangle without the flowers looks pretty as is but with the flowers it looks like very pretty corsage.

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Oh so pretty, Maya! They would look lovely with a flowy summer dress.

My thrift store addiction said...

Maya, these are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

Pam said...

These are so gorgeous, Maya. I'm always in awe of your creations and the beautiful colors you choose. I'll be featuring this post at the TFT party tomorrow.Congrats! :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much, Pam! Excitedly waiting for the party! Hugs!

My Hubbard Home said...

These are the colors that I wear! Such a cute project. Thanks for sharing at the FWF party :)

handmade by amalia said...

You come up with the sweetest patterns, Maya.

Janiel said...

These are so fun. Making them for all the girls... big and little... in an up-coming wedding!

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, that is wonderful!! Please write back if you have questions and I'd love to hear how they turn out (no pressure, though). Happy wedding time!!