I use my crochet exercise armband every day to hold my phone when I go for a walk! It’s also great for running and cycling as well. There is an optional small pocket to hold a house key or two if you like. Make it as a gift for the exercise junkie in your life ( if not you ) and the best thing is that you can personalise it with stripes, checks, embroidery or colors to reflect personal preferences.
The stretchy crochet armband is secured with velcro ( hook and loop fastener ) and a waste plastic screen is sewn in to make it waterproof as well.
The armband is crocheted in single crochet only with a few slip stitches, but the unique design makes it very functional and look just like the exercise armbands you can purchase.
It’s a modern and streamlined look and I spent a lot of time making a detailed video which takes you through the pattern step by step in addition to the written pattern which has many photos.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms
The pattern includes the following
– Link to a full video for each section in pattern
– Written instructions with step by step colour photos
Intermediate crocheter ( only single crochet is used, however finishing may require some experience, but adventurous upper beginners can give it a try!)
**Basic sewing skills are essential, the finishing seams MUST be sewn by a sewing machine.**
The pattern has been tech edited and tested.
Hobbii Acacia ( sport weight )
OR Alize Diva stretch bikini yarn ( held double )
OR Himalaya Celinda stretch yarn ( held double )
OR you can try any 50/50 cotton /acrylic sport weight yarn.
Tapestry needle for yarn
6 x 4 inch / 16 cm x 11 cm piece of clear waste plastic
Sewing cotton in matching color and sewing needle or sewing machine
Velcro ( preferably heavy duty) 40 cm / 16 inches
125 – 130m / 136 – 142 yards ( 1 ball of any of the yarns mentioned above is sufficient)
Only single crochet and slip stitches!
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