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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Freedom Wristband

Good morning!

Today I have for you the Freedom Wristband, perfect for wearing on the 4th of July, or any other day you'd like to celebrate our country and our freedom!

This wristband is simple to create and pretty quick too! Here's the info:


What you’ll need:


3 colors (red, white, blue) embroidery floss- less than a “skein” each
2.5 mm hook
Tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew on stars


Gauge:
7 st x 10 rows = 1 in.


Notes:
- Pattern is one-size-fits-most and written as child size (adult size in parentheses)
- Keep all color changes on back side of your work
- Gauge is not terribly important for this project, but will affect finished size.


Pattern:
R1: (white) Ch 20 (25), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (19, 24)
R2: (white) ch 1, turn. Sc across (19, 24)
R3-4: (red) ch 1, turn. Sc across (19, 24)
R5-6: (white) ch 1, turn. Sc across (19, 24)
R7-8: (red) ch 1, turn. Sc across (19, 24)
R9-10: (white) ch 1, turn. Sc across (19, 24)
R11: (red) ch 1, turn. Sc across (19, 24)
R12: (red) ch 1, turn, sc next 11 (14). Change to blue, sc last 8 (10).
R13: (blue) ch 1, turn, sc next 8 (10) change to white, sc last 11 (14).
R14: (white) ch 1, turn, sc next 11 (14), change to blue, sc last 8 (10).
R15: (blue) ch 1, turn, sc next 8 (10) change to red, sc last 11 (14).
R16: (red) ch 1, turn, sc next 11 (14), change to blue, sc last 8 (10).
Do not fasten off! Turn work 90 degrees so you are now working along the side of your bracelet.


Side: (same for both sizes)
R1: Sc across (16)
R2: *sc2tog, sc* 5 times, sc in last st. (11)
R3: *sc2tog, sc* 3 times, sc2tog in last 2 (7)
R4: *sc2tog*, sc, *sc2tog* (5)
R5: sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (3)
R6: sc3tog, ch 13 (this is your tie to fasten your band on your wrist)
f/o and weave in end
Reattach blue yarn on other side and repeat.


Stars:

With white, sew on stars (I made little “x’s”) in a staggered pattern. Tie off and weave in ends.




Want another patriotic pattern? Check out the Freedom Bandana! Only $1 through Saturday (6/25/16)!