Thursday, August 26, 2010

Make Your Own Red, White, and Blue Bangles for Labor Day!




I could make these for you, but better yet, how about you give it a try?  If you're not from the US, you could use the colors of your own flag.  I've shared this pattern on a few BLOG LINK PARTIES.

These are fun and super easy to make.  You've probably seen my free crochet pattern for these bangles before, but I changed the pattern just a bit.  Instead of using a double crochet in the middle, they are all single crochet stitches.


Steps:

Leave a 3 inch tail.

25 single stitches.
Loop the last single stitch back to the first one and stitch together to form a ring.
Single crochet in each single stitch you made above.
Turn.
Single crochet in each single stitch you made above (again).
Turn.
Single crochet in each single stitch you made above (again).
Finish off.

Super easy, right?


I usually have a few bangles in my ETSY shop if you'd rather I make them for you.


Hey, if you have 2 minutes, vote for this free pattern on CraftJuice.  THANKS!


These little bangles take about 10 minutes each for an intermediate, and they can be washed with your cotton wares.  The ones above are 100% cotton.


Email me here if you'd like me to make them for you - any color, any theme.


Here's another pattern for a quick and easy (but super cool) drink cozy.


Have fun!


Here are a few variations of the above pattern:  









56 comments:

Amanda said...

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Annemarie's Breiblog said...

Oh this is LOVELY! If you like: I have a blog post right now in which you can add a link to (for instance) your blog or Flickr-album. It's really easy and great fun. I would be delighted if you would add something.
Bye!

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Lovely idea ! going to make some now !!!
Louise x

eocrafter said...

Awesome summer bangles. I'm off to make some right now. Thanks for sharing!

Annemarie's Breiblog said...

Hi, thank you so much for posting the lovely picture on my blog. If you like to add something again you're very welcome!
I have a similar post every Saturday.
Bye!
Annemarie
www.annemariesbreiblog.blogspot.com

The Tablescaper said...

These are neat. I'm thinking they'd make great napkin rings.

Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These bracelets look so summery and fun! You tutorial is wonderfully done.
Such a fun project!
Yvonne

Kaysi said...

Those are awesome!!

Donene said...

Very, very cute! I am going to make some!!

Its A Blog Party said...

Very cute!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Lindsay Jewell said...

Wow, great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

Suzanne said...

Love your patriotic bracelets! So cute!

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Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

That's a GREAT and clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

porno izle said...

Oh this is LOVELY!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Those are adorable! :D

The Harris Family said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing this fun project. I think I want to make some for me and my girls to wear next weekend. Thanks for linking up and for your sweet comment.
-Crystal

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Kicking myself daily for not learning to crochet and knit! I need to remedy that this year.

Thank you for the darling project.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are so cute! I can't wait to do this. I jsut clicked over from Craft and would love to link to these if you didn't' mind.

~~Carol~~ said...

Yep, definitely need to learn how to crochet! These are so cute, and the possibilities are endless!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Melissa said...

Luckily I know how to crochet. One of the few crafty skills I have. Gotta make these for my daughter and her friends. Thank you!

Annabelle said...

Hi Rachel and everyone~

Rachel from One Pretty Thing asked if she could link to my tutorial from her blog. Of course!

Anyone can link or reprint any of my patterns to their blog.

It would be nice to have a link back here if you do.

THANKS for asking!

Nikki said...

What a fun little craft! I know my little girl would LOVE these. I know for sure I've got white and red yarn. I'll have to dig through my craft box that I still haven't put away since our move. lol

SueLovesCherries said...

These are cute! I'm so glad you shared them with us!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Wonderful that you posted a pattern. These are so festive, thanks so much for being the first to link to my party!! :)

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

Theses are great, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you again this week.
all the best!

Lanie Ree said...

These are adorable. And perfect for summer!

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Lily said...

Cool!!... these would be perfect for the Fifa World Cup!!

Robin said...

Love this! I know I have a lot of scrap yarn I can put to good use. thank you for submitting to Upcycled Awesome! at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

I am Harriet said...

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Cheryl said...

These sound easy & look so pretty, I've got to try crochet:) Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

Josie said...

on the red white and blue bangles does it matter what size hook ? i'm 58 years old and i just started crocheting self taught. i was too busy enjoying my teen life when my great aunt tried to teach me ,truly regret it now.love to crochet the little that i know . thanks for the pattern. josie

Annabelle said...

Hi Josie,

Funny!

I use a "J" hook for nearly everything! But it probably doesn't matter for this pattern - any hook would make pretty bangles.

Good luck!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I just found you from Never Growing Old's Over 40 Blog Hop. I love to crochet. Thanks for the directions. I'm enjoying visiting your blog.
Nancy
http://www.howtohomemaker.com/

Show Me Mama said...

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Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

What a neat idea! I love the combination of the red, white and blue. I haven't crocheted since I was about fourteen....so I'll need to dust off the skills and give these a try!!!!

cathie filian said...

so cute! Thanks for sharing! Cathie

Crystal said...

My daughter and I are trying to teach ourselves to crochet. We will have to try those bangles when we get a little better. Right now we are trying to make dish cloths.

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Very cute!

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

Gretchen Seefried said...

Love these crocheted items you made!!! Please come over and link them up on my website!!
Come over to Midchix and after signing in fly over to the Crafty Mamas Flock! This would be a great summer project to post up!!! Have a great day...I am now a follower!! 40 and over ROCKS!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Really fun!! Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

Do join again with an equally great tutorial next party, will ya? It opens Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.

:0-)

malia said...

really cute! what an original idea... now i must learn to crochet!

MessyMissy said...

Really sweet. I've never tried to master crochet....this could be a good excuse!!

Lynn said...

I love your bangles and drink cozy pattern and can't wait to try them. Don't you just love the different cotton yarns there are today. When I started crocheting years ago all there was was acrylic and the cotton Sugar'n Cream. We've come a long way baby! Lynn

Lynn said...

Oops, forgot to say thank you for sharing. :)

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a cute idea!

Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you today for another link party and a giveaway!

Ashley @ www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Annabelle,
Cute! How festive and fun. Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy 4th!
Linda

Tere said...

Very cute, creative, and patriotic! Thanks for linking up to It's Party Time Thursday #8 @PonyTails&FishScales!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Cute - and patriotic!

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

libys11 said...

ooohh those look so cute!! :D

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AUDRA said...

cute and safe for my little ones ;)

Sophie said...

Nice idea - I have a lot of left-over yarns for testing out my new hand carders. I can even let my kids join in this project as a family activity! At least, I don't have to wait for the next winter season to use up all these extra yarns! Thanks!

Hennie said...

So nice!!
Have a great day, Hugs Hennie

The Sewing Bug said...

This is great! First visiting your blogs for the first time. Lots of lovely inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Bonny Yokeley said...

Ooh! I love easy crochet projects since I have little patience for large ones. I've pinned.

Maegan L said...

Thank you for linking up to my Tutorial Tuesday Blog Hop. Pinning this to my Tutorial Tuesday board on Pinterest.