From crochet.about.com - Gentle Waves Crocheted Wristlet Free Pattern
Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall
For a larger photo of the wristlet, see http://crochet.about.com/od/wristbands/ss/aa061105.htm
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Materials Used In The Example: Light Worsted Weight Yarn - Caron Simply Soft brand
Color A: Black, color No. 9727 and Color B: Embroidery Print, color No. 9811
Online Sources For Embroidery Print color yarn, see:
US Size I hook
Finished Size: About 4 inches wide
Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, dec = decrease, ea = each, hdc = half double crochet, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch
How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn
through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time.
How to Crochet in One Loop Only: http://crochet.about.com/library/blbackfrontloop.htm
How to Skip a Stitch: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa071804.htm
Designed by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2005 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Starting Chain: With Color A, Chain 15.
Row 1: With Color A, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across. (14 sc)
The photo on the left shows the stitches used in crocheting Row 2. Follow the numbered row directions from right to left on the photo.
Row 2: With Color A, ch 1, sc in first sc, skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc, skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc, sc in last sc. Do not end off Color A. The unused strand is carried loosely along the side and is crocheted over later in the outside round.
Used in Row 3 - single crochet decrease (sc dec) -
How to Decrease in Single Crochet (close-up photos show how)
Row 3: Attach color B. ch 1, sc in first sc, * sc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc, sc in next dc, ** sc dec over next 2 stitches (which is a decrease made over the dc and sc), then sc dec over the next 2 stitches (over the sc and dc), then repeat the directions between * and ** once, then sc in last sc.
Row 4: With color B, working in the back loop only of each sc, for the entire row, ch 1, sc in ea of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, then again: sc dec over the next 2 sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in both loops of last sc.
Rows 5 and 6: With Color A, repeat row 4.
Rows 7 and 8: With Color B, repeat row 4.
Rows 9 and 10: With Color A, repeat row 4.
Rows 11 and 12: With Color B, repeat row 4.
Row 13: With Color A, repeat row 4.
Used in Row 14 - half double crochet (hdc) - How to hdc: http://crochet.about.com/library/blhalfdouble.htm
Row 14: With Color A, ch 3 (counts as first dc), then working in both loops for the entire row, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, dc in next sc, hdc in ea of next 3 sc, sc in next sc, hdc in ea of next 2 sc, dc in last sc. (14 stitches)
Row 15: ch 1, sc in each stitch across. (14 sc)
Outside Round: Next, working along the side of the piece, ch 1, then sc in edge of sc row, 2 sc around post of dc at edge of next row, sc in edge of ea of next 13 rows, then, ch 1, sc in ea of 14 sc across end, ch 1, then working along the other side and while doing this side, crochet around the unused strands that were carried along the edge from the color changes, sc in end of row just made, sc in edge of ea of 13 rows, 2 sc around post of dc at end of next row, sc in edge of next sc row. ch 1, then, work across next end for ribbing row, with the following directions:
Gentle Waves Wristlet Ribbing Rows and Finishing Directions
Ribbing Row 1: With color A, working in the back loop only of each stitch, for the entire row, sc in end of last sc of outside round just made, sc in ea of next 14 sc across row, sc in end of sc of outside rnd. (16 sc)
Ribbing Row 2: working in the back loop only of each sc, for the entire row, ch 1, sc in ea sc across. (16 sc in back loop only)
Ribbing Rows 3-6: Repeat ribbing row 2.
Check the size of the wrist band at this point and add additional ribbing rows, if needed. It fits my wrist just right with 6 ribbing rows but you may find that it needs more (or less) ribbing rows for another size wrist.
Joining Row: Fold, with right sides together, holding two end rows together, ch 1, then crocheting through both rows at the same time, slip stitch in back loop only of row just made and in both loops of other end row. Slip stitch in this same manner across the row. (16 sl st) End off. Weave in ends. Turn right side out.
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