Hello! How are you doin’ on this lovely Thursday? I’m alright, multitasking. I’ve got my Chloe Cowl scarf testing, which seems to be going well and hopefully it’ll be out sometime next week. I’m finishin’ up my giveaway offerings for Mad Mad Me‘s rainbow themed giveaway- I’m giving a rainbow Leah bracelet, a bib rainbow necklace, which I’ve thought about writing the pattern up for but I’m not sure if I should, and a rainbow Heather headband. Also I’ve got a shawl/wrap pattern I’m working on that will be ready to test soon. I have all the fun, right? Unfortunately, I’ve had a hard time shaking that post vacation thing, where I’m not ready to get moving and be productive. It’s been quite annoying, really. But I’ll be ok. It was a good vacation.
So, anyway, I designed the Leah bracelet last month and meant to post it as a free pattern some time ago, but I didn’t sit down and write out the pattern until I worked up the rainbow version for the giveaway, for the ones in the pictures here I just created ’em from memory. Actually, when I sat down to make the rainbow one I had to frog it, after it was finished, because I realized I did it wrong. Ha! It’s not a difficult pattern, you just need to be sure you’re working into the same stitches and keep an even tension throughout the chain into chain rows. It gives it great texture. I’m thinking about making a necklace, a headband and a scarf with this pattern. My mind is always going, I just wish I knew where.
And for the pattern:
*2.25mm crochet hook
*Size 10 crochet thread (in as many or as few colors as you would like)
*1 or 2 buttons
*a needle for weaving in ends
*This bracelet is worked in 3 parts. The first is the main body, which is composed of the sc & ch/slip st rows. The other two parts are on the ends of the main body, just scs into the ends of the sc rows.
*Try to maintain an even tension in the chain into chain sections, as too loose or too tight might be noticeable in the finished outcome- but that might not be a bad thing if you want the individual rows to have a lot of movement independent of each other row. You’re call, really.