I named this bracelet in memory of my grandmother, Ruth Louise Osborne, who passed away from Alzheimerâ€™s Disease. I offer this design to you for free, in the hopes that if you like this pattern, you would make a donation to the Alzheimerâ€™s Foundation of America.
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Materials: Sock It To Me collection: Esprit, by Elann, 98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic, 50 grams, 186 yards, or other dk weight cotton & elastic yarn, F crochet hook. Approximately 5 grams/10 yards were used
Gauge: 3 sc=1â€. Gauge is not terribly critical to this project; after working 1st round, slip bracelet onto wrist & make sure it fits comfortably
Measurements: 6â€. Bracelet is extremely stretchy
Abbreviations (pattern uses US terms):
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
Pattern note: Bracelet is made in the round & is not turned after each round.
Round 1: Ch 24, join with a sl st to 1st ch to form a circle. Sc in ea ch around: 24 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc. * (Sk 3 sc, ch 5, sc in sc) rep from * around, ch 5, & join with a sl st to 1st sc: 6 ch 5 loops.
Round 3: Ch 1, sl st into 3rd ch of ch 5, ch 1, sc in same ch. *Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp. Rep from * around glove until final ch 5 loop, ch 2, dc into 1st sc (counts as ch 5 loop): 6 ch 5 loops.
Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc now & throughout), 2 dc over dc worked in last round. Ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp. Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 5 sp. Ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp. Ch 3, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3: 6 dc & 6 ch 3 sp.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sk 1st ch 3 sp, ch 2, dc in ch 3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Sk ch 3 sp, ch 2, dc in ch 3 sp, ch 2, & join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.
Round 6: Sl st into 3rd dc. Ch 1, sc in same dc. * (Ch 5, sc in ch 2 sp) twice, ch 5, sc in 3rd dc. Rep from * once more, & join with a sl st in 1st sc: 6 ch 5 sp.
Round 7: Rep round 3.
Round 8: Ch 1, * sc in sc, 3 sc in ch 5 sp. Rep from * around, & join with a sl st in 1st sc: 24 sc.
End off. Weave in ends & wear with pride!
Thanks to jekker, AGregoran, AussiesPrincess, & redcurlysue for their test crocheting skills!Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but pleasedo not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (firstname.lastname@example.org / http://anastaciaknits.net / anastaciaknits on Ravelry). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!