Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The 2016 Crochetville Blog Tour!

I am thrilled to be a stop on Crochetville's annual blog tour! This year's blog tour is packed with excitement, so be sure to follow the stops every day for the entire month of March!

In honor of the tour, I am offering you a fun new free pattern for Shades and Layers Bangles. Practice upcycling while creating a unique accessory. The bangles have a cardboard base, which is actually made from the cardboard insert from a ball of yarn! A series of three bands are created and layered on the base to give the bangle some shape, and to give it dimension. A fourth band is crocheted to cover the inside of the cardboard, so that the bangle can be completely covered.

All of the layers ready to place around the cardboard ring

I used variegated yarn for my samples which I think gives a nice effect, but you could also make them in solid colors. Since there are four different bands, you could even make each one a different color. A great project for using up leftover bits of yarn!

The pattern is available as a free download from Ravelry. If you decide to make one, it would be lovely if you could post a photo to the Ravelry project page, so others can be inspired by your color combinations!


  1. Very cool! I do love a good upcycling project.

  2. The links go to a Ravelry error page, though it can be found in your designs. the words layers and shades are switched around in your link. works.

  3. So cool! I love imagination here. :)

  4. Thank you Tammy, cawingcrow, and Divine Debris! The link is all fixed, cawingcrow :-)