I've come to learn that I like to crochet things for myself, whether simple or complicated.
Well, yesterday, I decided to crochet myself an anklet. I LOVE anklets. I love having my ankles adorned over the summer, when sandal season is in full swing. I feel they make my legs looks sexy.
I took that thought one step further and decided to write it up and share it on Ravelry, as a download, for free. Why not share something I created with others? It was simple, easy to do and took me all of 15 minutes to come up with the design. **Please note that I am not a seasoned designer. This was my 2nd attempt at writing out a pattern.** I just had a thought in my mind and went with it.
Well, in addition to sharing the pattern on Ravelry, I'm going to share it here on my blog as well for those who do not have Ravelry accounts. Please let me know if you have any questions at all.
Here is the link to the Ravelry download, in case you'd like to download it. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreamcatchers-anklet
As with all and any patterns, do not sell the pattern. You may, however, sell any finished items. Please give credit to me, the designer and link back to this blog post. Thank you very much!
Yarn Used and Suggested:
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Size 10, Mercerized Cotton, Turquoise
*Any mercerized cotton in size 10 and in any color will do
US Steel Hook, 8/1.8mm
Notions and other materials:
12 beads, in desired color, size 3.5mm
Small button, with two holes preferably but not necessary, in desired color
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Abbreviation of stitches used (US):
CH = Chain
SC = US Single Crochet
DC = US Double Crochet
SLST = Slip Stitch
RD = Round
ST = Stitch
Special Stitch Used:
Magic ring/circle: Here’s an instructional post from All Free Crochet:
If you can’t do the magic ring/circle, do the following to begin your round: chain 3, join with slip stitch, chain 1 and proceed with specified amount of single crochet in ring. Do not count chain 1 as a stitch.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thread 12 beads onto the crochet thread.
RD 1: 6SC in magic circle/ring, join
RD 2: CH 3 (counts as 1st DC), 1DC in same stitch, 2DC in each ST around, 12DC, join
RD 3: CH 3 (counts as 1st DC), *CH2, (when doing second chain ST grab bead and crochet bead into your chain ST), 1DC in next ST,* repeat from * to * till end, 12DC, 24 CHs with 12 beads, join
RD 4: CH1 (does not count as a ST), *1SC in same ST, 1SC in chain 2 space. I did 1SC in front of bead and 1SC behind bead, it’s still the chain 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around, 36SC, join
Working band of anklet:
1st half of band:
1SC in 2nd chain from hook, 1SC all the way down, 40SC,
SLST into the SC of the round, 17SLST around,
At the end of band, sew on button, see picture.
2nd half of band:
1SC in 8th chain from hook (this creates the loop for the button), 1SC all the way down, 22SC,
SLST into the SC of the round, 17SLST
This piece will be customized to the wearer of the anklet. You will chain a certain amount of chain stitches to wrap halfway around your ankle, ***in multiples of 10 plus 1. Then you will SC all the way down and slip stitch halfway around the motif. Then you will work the other side of your band, ***in multiples of 10. You will create a loop for your button by doing a SC on the 8th chain. Then SC all the way down and slip stitch around the other half of motif and fasten off.
***I measured the bands around my ankle as I crocheted my chain, so your chain stitch count will be different according to how tight or loose you’d like your anklet to fit. The numbers represented in directions are used as an example for you. Those numbers are customized to fit my ankle.