As the name reveals, this bracelet came into being on a Saturday evening in March this year. I went on a hunt to local yarn shops to find some metallic yarns and got inspired to listen to some old hits by Bee Gees and Abba while crocheting the very same evening. And then I just had a dance with the yarns. I wonder if this is the favorite way to party on a Saturday evening for anyone else than me 😉.
When designing this bracelet, I decided to leave some space for both sides to make the project easier to crochet (and the result also gets neater this way). After finishing the bracelets, I added a row of slip stitches to some of the bracelets, like the blue one above.
So, here is one more crochet pattern asking to: “Take A Chance on Me”. And if I as a maker am lucky, a few people will sing together with Abba and me: “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”. 😉
Hope you enjoy crocheting this pattern with or without some background music!
Ch 13 + 2 (counts as ch2 in the beginning of the following row).
1. (Right Side) Start following the chart above. Crochet 1 hdc into the 3rd stitch from the hook. Thereafter crochet 1 hdc into each ch = 13 hdc (so ch2 in the beginning is not counted as a stitch). Ch 2 at the end of the row and do so at the end of each row during the whole project.
2. (Wrong side) Time to join in the other color. Crochet 1 hdc into the same stitch as ch 2 but make the last yarn over with the motif color (picture 1 below). Remember to lift the bg color to the wrong side before taking the motif color on the hook. Crochet 1 hdc with the motif color but make the last yarn over with the bg color (picture 2 below). Crochet 1 hdc with the bg color without carrying the motif color inside the stitch and then crochet 1 hdc more with the bg color and carry the motif color inside the stitch. Make the last yarn over with the motif color. Continue with 4 hdc with the motif color, 2 hdc with the bg color, 1 hdc with the motif color and 2 hdc with the bg color. In picture 3 below you see the whole row finished. Due to all the color changes there is some play with the yarn whenever crocheting the wrong side.
3. (RS) Crochet 1 hdc with the bg color, 2 hdc with the motif color and remember to carry along the bg color inside the work during both stitches as always on the RS. Continue with 2 hdc with the bg color, 3 hdc with the motif color, 2 hdc with the bg color, 2 hdc with the motif color and 1 hdc with the bg color at the end of the row.
4. (WS) Crochet according the chart. See pictures 4.-5. below if needed to see how to place the yarns when changing into motif color at the beginning of the row.
5.-8. Crochet according the chart.
9. (RS) Crochet according the chart. After finishing the last stitch of the row with motif color, carry it along inside the stitches during the 3 next stitches (first picture below). This way the motif color gets to the right place for the next row (second picture below, beginning of the row 10).
Hope you have enjoyed crocheting this bracelet and perhaps feel the dance floor calling. 😉 Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or problems. This pattern is for your personal use only. I am honored if you want to hook this little bracelet for yourself, people you love or for charity. Make it your way, make it better! In possible commercial use, please contact me first.