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Crochainmaille is a combination of crochet and chainmaille.

Can be used for either decorative or thermal applications.

This instructable shows a simple euro 4 in 1 chain / single stitch crochet.

Step 1: Stuff Needed

3/8 inch jump rings

pliers

5 mm crochet hook

yarn

Step 2: Chainmaille

Using pliers(or whatever you're comfortable with) start off with a strip euro 4 in 1 chainmaille weave using the 3/8 inch jump rings.

Step 3: Inter-weave

Loop your yarn on the hook and feed the yarn through the center links of the chainmaille.

Single stitch with the yarn and poke the hook again through the center link and repeat as many times as necessary.

Step 4: Multiply If You Want

This is still just the simple euro 4/1 chain but I added other colors just by weaving the other links..

the yellow looks different to show what it looks like on the inside of the bracelet and also shows the thermal application and how it elevates it off the skin.

Other possibilities it might act like a Faraday cage if made into a satchel or wallet.. preventing R/f i.d. "sniffing" of credit cards (haven't made one yet so it's theoretical)..

Plus if made into a satchel might act like a shield against slashing or with the added weight give someone a good bonk if flung.

Step 5: Variants :Armor-gurumi

This is a variation of the crochainmaille.."Armorgurumi " a play on words of amigurumi..

This Armorgurumi Clam was made with 4 in 1 "in the round" chainmaille weaved with blue and green yarn working from the outside in.

It's heavy and can make for a wicked hacky sack as well

<p>This looks perfect for tough guys who want to share their softer side....or for softies who need a little armor to help them feel a little more secure. I like how it gives you the opportunity to weave patterns and color into chain mail....cool stuff!!!</p>
<p>Thanks..it also comes in handy for those who clip instead of saw and not completely close their jump rings...and still wanna wear 'em.</p>
<p>A lil more complex one..</p>
<p>This is awesome! I love the armor-gurumi! Clever :)</p>
<p>Thanks :) </p>

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