I love making soft bangles, and have a few patterns for them available.
This one is done in a single crochet strip with the coins worked into the crochet fabric, then seamed up one side.
You will need:
- 8 17 mm Chinese replica coins- available from Fire Mountain Gems
- Size 3 crochet cotton thread- I used Aunt Lydia's Warm Teal
- Size D (3.25 mm) hook
- Tapestry needle- large enough for the thread to weave in ends
Pattern in American terminology
- sc= single crochet
- ch= chain
Start by stringing on 8 coins. If you have larger hands/wrists, do 9 coins, for smaller hands/wrists- 7 coins.
Row 1: Ch 1 to turn, sc in each stitch (5 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 1 to turn, sc in first 2 stitches, insert hook in the next stitch, and yarn over, pull through stitch (2 loops on hook) push 1 coin up, yarn over around the coin, and pull through both loops, sc in next 2 stitches,
Row 3-5: ch 1 to turn, sc in each stitch across
Row 6: Ch 1 to turn, sc in first 2 stitches, insert hook in next stitch and through the middle of the coin, yarn over, pull through the coin and the stitch from the previous row (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops, sc in next 2 stitches.
Repeat rows 1-6 until you've used up all the coins. Break off thread, and sew edges of strip together, then weave in the ends.
This will work with other doughnut shaped pieces but you'll have to adjust for the size. Just remember that it needs to be an odd number of rows between the coins, and behind the coins. In this case, it's one row between each coin, and 3 rows behind the coins.