Twisted Chain Bangle by June Gilbank

Twisted Chain Bangle

Crochet
September 2013
Thread ?
1.5 mm
2.25 mm (B)
3.5 mm (E)
5 - 11 yards (5 - 10 m)
US
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This pattern is available for free.

Twisted Chain Bangle is an original PlanetJune Accessories crochet pattern by June Gilbank.

Transform a metal or plastic bangle from cheap fashion jewellery to a stylish and unique accessory. The twisted design looks intricate but it’s a deceptively simple technique, so you can whip up an armful of bangles in next to no time. Crochet chunky bangles for a quick casual look or as perfect gifts for girls, or use finer bangles and crochet thread to make jewellery elegant enough for any occasion.

Yarn: Crochet thread or yarn of your choice (light #3 finer yarn recommended; size 10 or heavier thread recommended). The quantity needed will vary depending on your yarn thickness, hook size and bangle size, but you will typically need 5-10m for one bangle.

Hook: An appropriate hook (see the yarn’s ball band as a starting point for the hook size, but you may wish to go up or down a couple of sizes to give different results). Sample bangles used 7 US/1.5mm-E US/3.5mm hooks.

Size: The size is dependent on your starting bangle - choose a bangle size that suits your recipient! I used fine 2-4mm (~1/8”) thick bangles for all the samples, but you can use a thicker one with the same method to make a chunkier bangle.

Note: This pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation. The PDF version, available for any size donation, is formatted for easy viewing and printing and includes bonus information (detailed below). The complete pattern is available to view in full (for no charge) from the linked page.

PDF version bonus information:

  • additional tips and advice
  • bonus helpful photos
  • specific options for all the variations you see in my sample bangles.

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