Not Granny's Bangle Bracelet
Gorgeous and Fun! As the name states, this is Not Granny's Bangle Bracelet. (Now pause for a moment to say it with an ATTITUDE. Ready?)
This is Not. Granny's. Bangle. Bracelet.
This bracelet is my new favorite. I chose colors to go with a sundress I have that has a black top with the maxi skirt in bright turquoise, yellow, red, and green. Both of these will work well. Made simply with Aunt Lydia's Size 10 thread, a traditional granny pattern, and a size 7 hook, this soft and malleable bracelet is so comfortable and light, you can wear it every day. The most recently color I've used is Natural and it's so lovely. Don't you think?
Make sure to check out my matching Not Granny's Gladiator Barefoot Sandals pattern, too!
What colors would you use?
Not Granny's Gladiator Barefoot Sandals, click HERE.
Hope you love it, too! Need a review of this bracelet tutorial? Click HERE.
Aunt Lydia's Size 10 Crochet Thread
Steel Hook Size 7/ 1.5mm
Needle the appropriate size for this thread
Read all instructions before beginning. Each row can be a new color. Work with any colors of your choice. For ease, fasten off, and break the thread after every row. You may start a new round in any corner; mixing it up makes it look even. Starting chain counts as a stitch. If your first square does not measure what mine measures, you will need to adjust your tension or your hook size. Not doing so will cause your bangle to be a different size.
Square width = 1.5″
6 squares = 9″ bangle
Note: Model's wrist is pictured and it measures 6″. Model's forearm measures 9″.
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
xs – times
To start, ch6, join with a sl st to form ring.
R1: ch2, work 2dc in the ring, ch3, *3dc in ring, ch3* 3 times, join with a sl st in top of ch2, fasten off, break yarn.
R2: To start a corner with a new strand, work the following in the same ch-3 space: sl st, ch2 , 2dc, ch3, 3dc (first corner made) ch1, *in the next ch-3 space, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc* repeat * to * 3xs, sl st into top of ch, fasten off, break yarn.
R3: Choose any ch-3 space corner to work into, sl st, ch2 , 2dc, ch3, 3dc (first corner made) ch1, *in the next ch-3 space, 3dc, ch1, in the corner ch-3 space, 3dc, ch3, 3dc* repeat * to * 3xs, sl st into top of ch, fasten off, break yarn.
One square made. Repeat 6xs for a 9″ bangle.
If you need a visual for making the actual Granny square or starting with a new color, I recommend Tamara Kelley's Moogly video tutorial on Youtube HERE.
Need help with the mattress stitch to join? Click HERE for Oombawka Designs tutorial.
With a new thread, single crochet across the tops of the squares over the tails for a more dense edging.
13sc in each square across for (13 x 6 = 78 stitches), join with a sl st, ch1, do not turn, sc78 around, join with a sl st, fasten off, break yarn. Repeat on the opposite side. Sew in the tails and block it for a fresh, clean look!