I'll start with something relatively simple. This pattern was originally going to be a submission for the CLF 3rd book but I sort of missed the deadline. Nevermind, here it is in all it's glory and for free too!
I like these bangles, they're comfy and they don't make a loud racket when you move your arms!
I used Rowan Cotton Rope (Aran weight) but any aran weight would do. Gauge is not important, just make sure the starting chain can fit around your wrist!
I used a 4.5mm hook, smaller than stated on the yarn, just to make the gauge tight so the bangle has more structure.
Oh and just to make things more complicated I write in UK terms!
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
blo: back loop only
ws: wrong side
Ch 35, sl st into 1st chain to join (careful not to twist the chain!)
Row 1: Ch 1, dc in one leg of each foundation ch around. Sl st into 1st dc to join
Row 2: Work all sts in blo. Ch 1, dc in each dc around. Sl st to 1st dc to join
Rows 3 & 4: Repeat row 2
To finish, fold in half with ws facing to form bangle shape. Sl st around, joining blo of Row 4 to one leg of foundation ch. end off.
For the black and red bangle I alternated the colours each row, for the red and yellow I changed colour for rows 2&3 then back to the original colour for row 4