PROJECT: Sari Scrap Bangles

Whether like me, you’re desperately trying to juggle everything while the kids are out for summer (3 weeks down parents, 9 to go!), or if the heat just has you feeling large-project-non-committal–this time of year is perfect for quick, lightweight projects that help clear out your yarn stash.  My top ten list,  “S*T*A*S*H 4077”, can be found in my book Knit Aid
but to quote the great Nigel from the movie Spinal Tap, “What we do, is if we need that extra push over the cliff…Eleven. One [more].”  So, my crocheting comrades, here is an eleventh project idea that requires just a bit o’ time and even less yarn!
Sari Scrap Bangles


Any sport, DK or worsted weight yarn.  I used recycled sari silk by Blonde Chicken.
Corresponding sized crochet hook, I used a US 8
Plastic, metal or wood bangles
Tapestry needle
To cover your bangle, single crochet around the entire bracelet.  Make sure to push your stitches firmly together as you crochet, if you don’t want any of the bracelet’s color to show through.  The only difference here than if you were using single crochet in a garment is that instead of pulling your loops through the stitch from the row below, you treat the bangle as if it were that row.  Here are step-by-step photos of what I mean:

Once you’ve covered the entire surface, tie of, weave in ends and alight all of the stitches so that lay neatly in a row around the bracelet.  That’s all there is to it!  Make some now and wear them out tonight!

7 Responses to “PROJECT: Sari Scrap Bangles”

  1. Lil Knitter

    What a cute idea! Now I need to go on a hunt for some bangles to transform. 🙂 I pretty much suck at crochet but I think this is one even I can do!

  2. Susann

    Only yesterday I had the idea to crochet bangles, but I hadn’t figured it out yet (you know, what yarns, which stitch and so on).
    Now I don’t have to think anymore, which is a great relief 😉

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. 1knittychick

    Love the bangles! I was in Hobby Lobby the other week and they had wooden bangles on clearance. I decided against buying them because I couldn’t think of how to make them dazzle–thanks for the idea. I can’t crochet, but now I have a reason to learn.

  4. Stephanie Cryer

    So Vickie…I make the cutest “fun fur” flip-flops and I use the same basic principle. Single crocheting around the strap on the flip-flop. I have combined different yarns and have great results. They are some of the most fun and fab-u-lous footwear that I have had the joy to make.