Chevron Stripe Bracelet

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.

Finished bracelet

Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)

Pattern:

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

Strips for bracelet

Finishing off:

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.

Strips sc’d together at one end

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.

Strip 2 fed through strip 1…

… strip 1 fed through strip 2, and so on!

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.

Chain closure

Add a button at the other end. I like the combination of red with blue and white!

Modifications:

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!

Back of bracelet

Downloadable pdf patterns:

Chevron Bracelet US

Chevron Bracelet UK

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