A crochet pattern for beginners
Hi friends! Today’s post is actually not about something new, but about a change. Years ago I designed this very simple cuff bracelet as a way to teach my students how to make the most basic crochet stitches, while still giving them the opportunity to make something usable and wearable. I think that people are more motivated to crochet, when they feel that they can make something they like right off the bat. I also hope that as they make this project, along with my video tutorial, they will learn how to read a pattern.
This beginning crochet pattern is now available for FREE!
At first, I only gave the printed pattern to those who had paid to take my class. I also put together a tutorial video so that my students could get help remembering what to do even after the class was over. This was, if I remember right, the first video ever posted to my YouTube channel. As such, please excuse the video quality and lighting. I’ve come a long way since then! The video has always been public, so anyone could watch it and get the pattern that way, just not in writing.
Today I am happy to say that I am adding the free written pattern to my blog, and will have the tutorial video embedded here in this post.
What if I’m not a beginner?
Many of my loyal readers have been crocheting for years, so you will probably think that this post does nothing for you. However, this post will be a great one to share with friends or family members that would like to learn how to crochet, so please share!
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By April Garwood
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Finished Measurements: Child size: about 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ [Adult size: 1 1/2″ x 8 1/4″].
Crochet hook: K/10.5 (6.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: 1 button about 3/4″ in diameter, tapestry needle.
Guage: 12 sts = about 4″; 3 rows of bracelet pattern = about 1 1/2″.
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
sc single crochet
hdc half-double crochet
dc double crochet
Row 1: Skip first ch, sc in each rem ch, turn – 20 (25) sc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st now and throughout), hdc in first 2 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in each rem sc, turn – 19 (24) hdc.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each hdc to ch sp, dc in ch sp, dc in last 2 hdc, turn – 20 (25) dc. Fasten off.
Sew button on end of bracelet, opposite buttonhole. Weave in ends.