I love bangles. I made some recently using a plastic ring (made from cutting up cheap belts and glueing at one side) and sticking buttons on, but the buttons started to fall off so I had to think of something else.
These are very simple to make, and you can use up left-over bits of yarn. And you can add embellishments if you want. I sewed a button onto the last one I made, and dabbed it with a bit of clear nail polish for reinforcement.
I think the pics are self-explanatory? I made enough chains to go round the bangle and then did 1 extra. I used Vinni’s DK cotton Nikkim and a 3mm hook, and worked in rows of dc or htr until the length was sufficient to wrap over the bangle and stitch together. I did a sort of mini puff stitch in the turquoise one in the top picture.
I’d love to see your versions of this, if you make some. Send me a pic :-)
To be continued…
I’m a bit old for bangles but they look very good (and quick!)
No-one is ever too old for bangles, but even if they were, you still wouldn’t qualify :-)
Fantastic! I love quick projects like this, that use up leftovers! x
Me too. I love a quick result. :-)
I like. And I would wear them too :D
pleased to hear it :-)
I’m gonna make you some pink ones then!
Possibly wouldn’t wear those!
Give me a week, I have to try and make one. Knitted and crochet accessories are really “in” here in Melbourne at the moment. Fab idea by the way. : )
Okay but ONLY a week. :-)
These are super cute! :)
Thanks very much :-) I’m giving two away as gifts this afternoon so I hope the recipients feel the same way.
I’m sure they will like these and appreciate them :) These are way cute and It’s always nice to be given something that someone took the time to make for you :)
Very clever! I love this idea :)
thanks, easy peasy :-)
IN.LOVE!!!! Flippen awesome Jill
you make me laugh!
Love the bangles. Maryanne sent me to have a look at your blog. thanks for the inspiration! keep up the good work.
Thanks, Angella. That Maryanne, she can be so bossy sometimes!
As the very grateful recipient of one of them, I can vouch for just how gorgeous they really are!! SO so pretty! Thank you so much, Jill! xxxxxxx
well well well, a surprise visitor!!! Glad you liked, Fiona :-) and thanks for a lovely “meeting”.
maybe this is where my Ndebele suggestion could come to fruition?
you’re really going to push this one, aren’t you? :-)
I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome, enjoy :-)
So nice. Great idea with the belts and the colours are awesome.
Thank you :)
Puff st is ? Remind me pls :-)
I did 3 tr tog – you end up with 4 loops on your hook to pull through. I think you’ve done some already in one of the CAL squares, quite early on.
I lo-o-o-ve your crocheted bangles. And what a great idea to recycle those plastic belts. Wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing.
Love and Hugs,
Thanks, Tamara, only problem is I’ve run out of crummy belts now – will have to go on a belt run later this morning :-)
I can’t wait to see what else you find. HAHAHAHAHA!
great project and very happy to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday!
Thank you. You won’t know this but you are my go-to person for so many many things!!!
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