The next pattern in our summer series is an update on a favorite that I released last fall. These crochet wristlet keychains are absolutely perfect for markets and would make cute (and useful) gifts.
This beginner friendly project works up in about 10-15 minutes and is one of my favorite items to make for markets. The wristlet is crocheted using the I-cord technique. Don't worry if you've never used this technique before. It's surprisingly easy! If you can make a chain and draw up a loop, you can make this project!
The differences between this pattern and the one posted last fall are:
uses 3mm cord instead of 5mm cord
the way the lobster clasp is added
the method used to seam the ends together
3mm braided cotton cord (8 meters)
6mm crochet hook
swivel lobster clasp
Pattern is written using standard US terms
ch = chain
Step 1: Make a slip knot and ch 3.
Step 2: Insert your hook in the second chain from the hook and pull up a loop.
Step 3: Insert your hook into the last chain and pull up a loop. You should have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 4: (At this step, I vary slightly from the normal technique. I prefer to work from left to right.) With the working cord, draw up a loop in the left stitch and then carefully remove it from your hook. Draw up a loop in the middle stitch and carefully remove it from your hook. Draw up a loop in the final stitch but do not remove it from your hook.
Step 5: Return the 1st and 2nd loop to the hook. Bring your working yarn back to the left side. Repeat step 4 until your work measures 13 inches.
Step 6: Cut cord, leaving a 5 inch tail. Slide lobster clasp onto the i-cord before seaming ends together. Seam ends using the horizontal mattress stitch (or method of choice). Secure beginning & ends tails with a double knot. Trim excess to about 1/4inch.
Step 7: Finish off with a wrap knot to hide the seam and tail ends and secure lobster clasp in place.
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