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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crochet Cuff Pattern

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This crochet cuff works up very quickly and uses single crochets, chains and double crochets. The same stitch can be used for a scarf. The base is a multiple of 6+1, although it can be modified for a multiple of 3+1 by changing the end of the rows.

American terminology used throughout.
ch= chain stitch
dc= double crochet
sc= single crochet
st or sts= stitch or stitches
You will need:
Size D hook (3.25 mm)
Size 3 Cotton thread or equivalent- for my friends not in the US, size 3 cotton is pretty close in thickness to a light DK or Aus 5 ply.  Wool will be stretchier, but it should work.
3 size 30 or 3/4 inch buttons (about 20 mm)
tapestry needle
embroidery floss for sewing on the buttons

The buttons used in my example are vintage buttons from my button box. Otherwise, I think Dritz size 30 fabric covered button kits would have been very cute!

These have quite a bit of stretch, but I made mine a bit loose so it wouldn't distort. Your mileage may vary, so check it as you make it.

Chain 13
Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain across (13 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in each sc.
Row 3: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) , sc in first sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in last stitch (3 button holes)
Row 4: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in first sc, 3 sc in ch 3, sc in next sc, 3 sc in ch 3, sc in next sc, 3 sc in ch 3, sc in last st (13 sc)

Row 5: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch), sc in first sc, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in last stitch (4 loops)
Row 6: ch 5, sc in first loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3 sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in last st from previous row. (5 loops)
Row 7: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in first chain, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch in the ch 5 loop.(4 loops)
Row 8:ch 5, sc in first loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3 sc in next loop, ch 3, dc in last st from previous row.(5 loops)
Row 9: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in first ch, ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in next loop, ch 2, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5 loop. (4 ch 2 spaces)
Row 10: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in sc, 2 sc in ch 2, sc in sc, 2 sc in ch 2, sc in sc,  2 sc in ch 2, sc in sc, 2 sc in ch 2, sc in sc (13 sc)
Row 11: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in each sc.
Row 12: ch 1 (does not count as first stitch) sc in each sc.

Repeat Rows 5-12 3 more times for a total of 4 mesh areas. Check cuff on wrist. If you need to add a couple more rows of single crochet, do that. Break off thread and weave in ends then stitch the 3 buttons into place on that side. I do my knots between the button and the crochet so I don't have ends showing on the back of the bracelet.

If you have very small wrists, or prefer the bracelet stretched, you can either switch to a smaller hook size or remove one row of sc from the sc sections so it's only 2 rows instead of 3.
Click on the chart for a larger version if you prefer charted patterns. If you don't know how to read international crochet notation, but would like to try it and feel confident with the written pattern, in international  crochet, a 0 is a chain, X is a single crochet, and the crossed T is a double crochet. With other patterns, the T will have the number of crosses that you work off the stitch, so a T with no cross is what Americans call a "half double crochet". One with 2 crosses would be what we call a treble or triple and so forth.

1 comment:

  1. I came across your brcelet on the internet. Im looking for a program (free or inexpensive) that I can make a pattern from the international crochet notations like that of your bracelet. How did you make your pattern?
    Robin
    ltlblonde@sbcglobal.net

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