Originally posted 20 April 2018
I’m back here for the second time in one week! How did that happen? Well I am feeling energised and so much better in myself and I’m putting it down to the supplements I am taking, the increased levels of vitamin D in my diet and of course, that sunshine!! If you’d like to catch up on my story of health and happiness, you can find it here. I have also posted a vitamin D rich recipe here. As I am typing this, the back door is wide open, I can hear a blackbird singing so sweetly and the flowers and plants in my garden are celebrating by blooming and growing towards the well needed warmth and light.
So I’m grabbing the bull by the horns…no that’s too aggressive for my liking…I’m celebrating the flower whilst it blooms…that’s better…and channelling that energy into making, writing, gardening and so on. I’ve been wanting to share this make with you since I crocheted around curtain rings to make Christmas decorations in December….
After I had made these decorations, I pretty much wanted to crochet around everything! I have even attempted to crochet around a cork! (still a work/idea in progress). I did successfully crochet around embroidery hoops…
In other words, the method I use in this tutorial is adaptable!
Wooden bangles – you can get them here although if you wanted to be eco friendly you could find plain bracelets (plastic would also work) in a charity shop and crochet around those.
Yarn – I used this lovely sparkly yarn, a definite favourite of mine, from Rico Design which is a mixture of cotton, acrylic and metallic yarn. Sparkles are for life not just for Christmas!
Crochet hook – the yarn I used called for a UK 4mm. Adapt yours accordingly.
Make a slip knot onto the crochet hook, leaving just a small length of yarn (this will be hidden under the threads later).
Start with the yarn at the back of the bangle and the crochet hook at the front.
Put the crochet hook through the middle of the bangle. Yarn over hook and pull through the middle of the bangle and then through the loop on the hook on the outside of the bangle. You are making a slip stitch.
With the yarn still at the back of the bangle, yarn over hook and pull through the loop on the hook on the outside of the bangle, making another slip stitch. Note, do not go through the middle of the bangle for this step. There should be 2 threads at the front and 2 at the back.
Repeat these 2 slip stitches all the way round, so going through the middle of the bangle yarn over hook, pull through the loop on the hook, then yarn over hook from the back of the bangle, pull through the loop on the hook.
As you go along, you will need to move your threads together and neaten them up. The front threads tend to cross over each other, so these may need straightening out too.
When there is enough yarn on the bangle, fasten off. Tie the ends together once and using a darning needle hide them under the threads on the bangle. Trim the ends if necessary.
At this stage the slip stitches will be visible on the outside of the bangle. If you like this look, the stitches and threads will just need a little neatening up.
I like the stitches to be on the inside and just the threads to be visible on the outside. If you would like to achieve this look too, gently move the stitches all the way round, neaten them on the outside and your crochet bangle is complete!
Pop onto to your wrist and admire!!
I am dying to make a stripy bangle or perhaps add little crochet flowers. There are so many possibilities and I think they would make lovely gifts too!
Well my lovelies, I am going to enjoy my garden and the sunshine for a little bit before I pick the kids up from school!
Take lots of care of yourselves won’t you? I hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are. See you back here very soon,
Lots and lots of love