I’ve been super busy with some really cool (or at least I think so!) new patterns that are coming your way very very soon, but I feel like I’ve been neglecting all of my crochet family that I love so much!
So, today, I’m giving you a wee sneak peek into what’s coming down the line for you…At least color wise, in the form a free pattern! If you know ANYTHING about me at all, it’s that I love color!
I’m dreaming of craft fairs, festivals, and glasses of wine on the patio… what better to fancy all that up, than a…..
Mandala Dreamcatcher Wrap Bracelet
You can make this beauty in just a short amount of time, and with just about any thread you have around, even embroidery floss! Think of all the color possibilities there!
So, let’s get to it:
– Size B (2.25mm) crochet hook
– Small amount of fingering weight crochet cotton/size 5 perle cotton/embroidery floss in your choice of colors; Shown: Euro Baby Kid Cotton in (A) Hot Pop Pink, (B) Blue Buzz, (C) Tango, (D) Cloud White, (E) Blue Belle
– tapestry needle for weaving ends
This is one size fits most, the strands can be adjusted in length as well as the finger loop made larger or smaller. Note: My mannequin arm is on the smaller side, the mandala will cover less of the front of most average hands.
The central dreamcatcher mandala measures about 2 ¾” in diameter.
This is worked in a continuous circle, without turning, some rounds are joined and some are not, each will specify what to do, the rounds are not turned, you may mark the 1st or last stitch of each round to keep track of your counts. This begins with the magic circle, to learn check YouTube videos, if you do not want to, this may be replaced with the traditional ch-2, working the 1st round in the 2nd ch from the hook. I prefer the look of my chains to be 2 as opposed to 3 for a dc and ch-1, hdc in same st where the ch-1 does not count, this is not an error). When a set of instructions is given with parenthesis followed by a number of repeats, only repeat the stitches within those parenthesis directly before the repeat instruction.
With Color A (pink), Make magic circle, ch 1:
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring, pull tail gently to close. (8 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to 1st sc made tie off Color A. (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Join Color B (royal blue) in any sc around w a sl st, ch 1, sc in the same st, ch 1, sc in the next st, (sc in nxt st, ch 1, sc in nxt st) 7 times total, sl st to 1st sc made, tie off Color B. (you may mark these ch-1 space so they are easier to identify in the nxt rnd) (16 sc and 8 ch-1 sps, 24 sts total)
Rnd 4: Join Color C (orange) in any ch-1 sp around w a sl st, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), (dc, ch 1, 2dc) in same ch-1 sp,*sk nxt 2 sc, (2dc, ch 1, 2 dc in) in nxt ch-1 sp, repeat from *, six times more, sk last 2 sc and sl st to the top of the beg ch-2, tie off Color C. (8 v-stitches consisting of 32 dc, and 8 ch-1 sps, or 40 sts total)
Rnd 5: Join Color D (white) with a sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in the same space, *bphdc (back post half double crochet) around the nxt 4 dc, 3 sc in the nxt ch-1 space, repeat from *, six times more, bphdc around the last 4 dc, sl st to the 1st sc made tie off. (56 sts)
Rnd 6: Join Color E (turquoise) with a sl st to the the 2nd sc of the any 3 sc group), ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 6, sk the nxt 6 sts, *sc in the nxt sc, (the 2nd sc of the nxt 3 sc group), ch 6, sk the nxt 6 sts, repeat from *, 6 times more, sl st to the 1st sc made, eliminating the final sc and sl st to the 1st sc made instead. (8 sc, and 8 ch-6 spaces)
Rnd 7: ch 1 (does not count as a st), bphdc around the same sc as the join, (this is a little fiddly, but you got this!) 8 sc in the nxt ch-6 sp, *bphdc around the nxt sc, 8 sc in the nxt ch-6 space, repeat from *, six times more, sl st to 1st bphdc made, ch 18 (chain more or less if your middle finger is larger or smaller than average), sl st back into the top of the bphdc and tie off Color E. (72 sts)
Weave in all ends at this point.
Cut a (4) strands that measure 60” (or if you have larger forearms, up this to about 80”) each of 3 colors, I chose the turquoise, pink, and orange. There will be (12) strands total.
Position so the finger loop is at the bottom. Use one strand of each color, and in one of the BPhdc marked with an arrow above, loop the 3 strands evenly in half through.
Match the colored strands together and hold those two as one strand. Then, braid until the braid measures about 25” (or if you have larger arms or want more wraps, keep braiding to about 35”). Tie all the strands together using a basic overhand knot and trim the tails even.
Join the remaining 3 strands in the other BPHDC marked with an arrow in the photo, and repeat the above process for the second strand.
Slide your middle finger through the loop and wrap the strands as many or few times as you like!
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