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Braided Lanyard

Recently I have been playing around with lanyard strip patterns. I have been looking for wristlet lanyard patterns for holding my keys to my bag or wrist. In doing this I came up with a lace-like braided pattern. This delicate lanyard makes for a great accessory for a

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Stitches:

This pattern is written in US terminology with the UK terms in square brackets.

You will need to be familiar with chain (CH), Single Crochet [Double Crochet] (SC[DC]) and the two special stitches ETR and hETR.

Extended Treble (ETR): YO 6 times (6 loops on hook), insert hook into selected stitch, pull a loop through. (YO, pull through 2 loops) 7 times.

half Extended Treble (hETR):YO 5 times (6 loops on hook), insert hook into selected stitch, pull a loop through. (YO, pull through 2 loops) 6 times.

What I have used:

2.5mm crochet hook

size 4 crochet thread

Gauge: One repeat of rows 1 and 2 measures 1.25″ wide and 0.75″ tall.

Braided Strip:

Foundation: CH9, SC[DC] in 2nd CH from hook. (Alterntivley 8 foundation SC[DC]) [8].

R1: Turn, CH1, SC across. [1CH, 8SC]

R2: Turn, CH6 (counts as hETR), SK3, ETR in next 3 stitches (stitches 5, 6, 7 of foundation), ETR in the 2nd stitch of the previous row, ETR in next two stitches. hETR in the final stitch of the row (8th stitch of foundation). [2hETR, 6ETR]

Repeat rows 1-2 until you reach the desired length.

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Applications

This strip has many applications, It can be adapted into an ear saver, used as a wristlet lanyard or used for a standard ID lanyard.

Ear Saver

An ear saver should be between 5″ and 6″ in length. To do this you will need to complete 5 repeats of R1 and 2 of the pattern with some rows of SC[DC] either side. You will need two buttons for the ear savers.

Pattern:

Foundation: CH9, SC[DC] in 2nd CH from hook. (Alterntivley 8 foundation SC[DC]) [8].

R1-4: Turn, CH1, SC[DC] across. [8]

R5: Turn, CH6 (counts as hETR), SK3, ETR in next 3 stitches (stitches 5, 6, 7 of foundation), ETR in the 2nd stitch of the previous row, ETR in next two stitches. hETR in the final stitch of the row (8th stitch of foundation). [2hETR, 6ETR]

R6: Turn, CH1, SC across. [1CH, 8SC]

Repeat R5-6 four more times (a total of 5 repeats).

R7-10:Turn, CH1, SC[DC] across. [8]

Attach buttons between R2-3 and R8-9.

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Wristlet

A standard wristlet is around 18cm (7″) in length. You will need to do 9 repeats of the pattern. then an additional SC band will need to be made after joining. To make the wristlet you will need a lanyard clip, like one of these.

Pattern:

Foundation: CH9, SC[DC] in 2nd CH from hook. (Alterntivley 8 foundation SC[DC]) [8].

R1: Turn, CH1, SC[DC] across. [8]

R2: Turn, CH6 (counts as hETR), SK3, ETR in next 3 stitches (stitches 5, 6, 7 of foundation), ETR in the 2nd stitch of the previous row, ETR in next two stitches. hETR in the final stitch of the row (8th stitch of foundation). [2hETR, 6ETR]

R3: Turn, CH1, SC across. [1CH, 8SC]

Repeat R5-6 eight more times (a total of 9 repeats).

R4: Turn, fold strip in half, right side facing out. This row is worked into the foundation chains and through the previous round. CH1, SC[DC] across. [8]

R5: Working around the metal loop, turn CH1, SC[DC] across. Fasten off and weave in ends. [8]

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Lanyard

A standard wristlet is around 90cm (35.5″) in length. You will need to do 47 repeats of the pattern. then an additional SC band will need to be made after joining. To make the wristlet you will need a lanyard clip, like one of these.

Pattern:

Foundation: CH9, SC[DC] in 2nd CH from hook. (Alterntivley 8 foundation SC[DC]) [8].

R1: Turn, CH1, SC[DC] across. [8]

R2: Turn, CH6 (counts as hETR), SK3, ETR in next 3 stitches (stitches 5, 6, 7 of foundation), ETR in the 2nd stitch of the previous row, ETR in next two stitches. hETR in the final stitch of the row (8th stitch of foundation). [2hETR, 6ETR]

R3: Turn, CH1, SC across. [1CH, 8SC]

Repeat R5-6 46 more times (a total of 47 repeats).

R4: Turn, fold strip in half, right side facing out. This row is worked into the foundation chains and through the previous round. CH1, SC[DC] across. [8]

R5: Working around the metal loop, turn CH1, SC[DC] across. Fasten off and weave in ends. [8]

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