Crocheted In Thread Basic Stretch Wristlet
Crochet directions by Sandi Marshall
I designed this decorative wrist band with stitches that give it some stretch for a comfortable fit. You can decorate the basic wristlet with small crocheted appliques, such as a One Tier Rose Motif, With Ties a Two Tier Rose Motif, With Ties.
Coats and Clarks Aunt Lydia's size 10 cotton thread - approximately 60 yards for one wristlet.
Color - No. 928 Oasis (a multicolor of blue, green, white and beige)
US size 8 steel hook
Finished Size: 1 1/2 inches wide
Length before joining is about 7 1/2 inches for an average adult female wrist (adjust as needed).
Gauge: 5 of the (sc, ch 1, skip 1 stitch) repeat = 1 inch, 8 rows in pattern = 1 inch
Note: Gauge is not crucial in this project because the wristlet can be wider or narrower and still look great. Also, the length is determined by the size wrist of the person who will be wearing it.
ch = chain
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sp = space
To Begin: Chain 16.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea chain across. (15 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 (to turn), sc in back loop only of ea of first 2 sc, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times, then ch 2, skip next sc, sc in back loop only of ea of last 2 sc.
Row 3: ch 1 (to turn), sc in back loop only of ea of first 2 sc, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next sc) 5 times, then sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in back loop only of ea of last 2 sc.
Row 4: ch 1 (to turn), sc in back loop only of ea of first 2 sc, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, then ch 2, skip next sc, sc in back loop only of ea of last 2 sc.
Rows 5-65: (or until desired length is reached) - Repeat rows 3 and 4 consecutively.
Check the length on the size wrist of the person who will be wearing it and adjust the length as needed (by crocheting fewer than 65 rows or more than 65 rows). The wristlet will stretch to go over the hand to put the wristlet on and off. Check to be sure that you have enough rows for proper stretch to go over the hand of the person who will be wearing it.
When finished, end off, leaving a length of thread for sewing the ends together. Thread that length on a large-eye sewing needle. Place wristlet ends together, with the wrong sides of the wristlet facing out. Sew ends together. How To Sew Crocheted Pieces Together. Weave in ends. Turn wristlet right side out.
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