Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Braided Bangle and / or Wristwarmer

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Beautiful Rainbow colours!
I love wearing wrist warmers. They cover a section of the arm that usually gets left out in the cold between the mitten and the sleeve.

And what better way to have an accessory that does double duty as a bangle!

Also works great as a pulse warmer to keep hands warm in those air conditioned offices .

The braiding is done before the bracelet is seamed together. For those of us old enough to remember; the same braiding technique is used to make those ever popular leather bracelets in the late 60's and early 70's.

The pattern itself is fairly simple once you master the tunisian linked stitch. I have included a youtube video detailing how to make this stitch.

(pattern written using north american crochet terms)
ch - chain                                                                                                Click here for pattern store
sc – single crochet
yo – yarn over
tunisian linked stitch
HOOK 3 mm
Darning needle

YARN Patons Astra Bright Ideas dk – Paint Box – small amount.
Any dk or sport weight yarn with 11 to 12 wpi (wraps per inch) can be substituted.

Advanced beginner who likes a challenge to Intermediate

Finished bracelet measures 17.5 cm (7”) unstretched (20.25 cm (8”) before braiding) by 2.5 cm (1”) wide

The final braiding also includes a how to youtube video to walk you through the process. Once you start making these little gems, you will not want to stop. These would make great gifts for a co-worker, a teen, yourself to keep your wrists warm and stylish.

I have proof, I've made all these bracelets in one evening!!

I look forward to seeing these bangles worn this winter. I may even wear 2 or 3 together to be totally original!

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