I love projects which use things I already have. This is a cool way of using up those left over bits of wool when you have finished a larger project.
I saw a necklace that used this construction method (which is knitted rather than crocheted) and wondered if I could make something similar using crochet.
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The bracelet is made from two strips passed through each other to make the chevron pattern. Each strip is made starting with a row of fsc, the chain part of which ends up in the middle of the strip so that each strip looks symmetrical when finished.
I used some left over wool and a size 4mm crochet hook. The bracelet is 21cm long; modifications are given below if you need a smaller or larger size.
Strip 1 (I used white wool):
Row 1: fsc 38, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 37 sc across, 3 sc in last st (to turn corner), 3sc in side of last sc of row 1 (to turn corner again)
Row 3 is worked over the chain sts of the fsc row:
Row 3: (continue from row 2 without turning work) 6sc, *ch2, skip 2 sts, 4sc, repeat 4 more times, 2sc, ch1, turn
Row 4: sc across working 2 sc’s in each ch sp, ch1, turn (38 sts)
Row 5: 38 sc across, fasten off leaving a long tail
Strip 2 (I used blue wool):
Work as Strip 1 except row 3:
Row 3: 9sc, *ch2, skip 2 sts, 4sc, repeat 3 more times, 5sc, ch1, turn
Lay strip 1 on strip 2 with both right sides facing upwards and the tails of each at opposite ends. Using the tail of strip 1 sc the strips together along the short edge.
Push strip 2 through the first ch sp hole of strip 1 (fold in half to make it look nicer- it’s easier this way too). Then push strip 1 through the first ch sp of strip 2.
Continue in this way until all the end and use the tail of strip 2 to sc the strips together. Do not fasten off, chain 5 (or however many you need to fit over your button) and slip st into the other corner of the piece to form a loop for the closure. Fasten off and weave the end in securely.
Sew a button to the other end.
To make a longer or shorter bracelet, add or subtract multiples of 6 fsc at the start. Row 3 will need extra or fewer repeats for each set of 6 sts added, on both strips.
This could work as a choker style but make sure your wool does not irritate your neck before you start if you go for this!