Stash-busting crochet wrist cuff

Crochet wrist cuff

I’m obsessing about using all the odds and ends of yarn that I have in my wool basket…  I get sick of untangling them for starters!  I’ve been using one of my great new purchases – The Essential Handbook of Crochet Stitches to experiment with ideas for small creations.  It’s a lot of fun seeing how different stitch patterns look using different yarns.   I love wrist cuffs because I really enjoy wearing them myself.   Here’s a pattern so you can make one of your own if you feel so inclined.  You could make one tomorrow (Sept 12th) to celebrate International Crochet Day!

Ripple Stitch Wrist Cuff


This pattern is really straightforward and very suitable for a beginner who wants to learn more about the lovely textures you can create with combinations of crochet stitches.

This cuff is about 5cm (2″) wide, and the button is 2.5cm (1″) wide.  I’ve used Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere yarn and a 4mm crochet hook.   Obviously you can use thicker or thinner yarns, or smaller or larger hooks, but you will need to adjust the length and the hole size for the button if you do (sorry if that’s really stating the obvious!).  I am using US crochet terms – I’ll note the UK equivalents in the abbreviations section.

Ripple stitch crochet wrist cuff
Ripple stitch crochet wrist cuff

ch: chain
st: stitch
sc: single crochet (UK: double crochet)
hdc: half double crochet (UK: half treble)
dc: double crochet (UK: treble)
ss: slip stitch
ch sp: chain space


  • Work 12 ch
  • Row 1: Starting in 3rd ch from the hook, work 10hdc
  • Row 2: 2 ch, work 2 dc in next hdc, *skip 2hdc, (1sc, 2dc) in next hdc, repeat once from *, skip 2 hdc, 1sc in last hdc
  • Row 3: 2 ch, work 2 dc in 1st sc, *skip 2 dc, (1sc, 2dc) in next sc, repeat once from *, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in 2nd ch of 2 ch
  • Row 3 forms the pattern. Repeat row 3 until the cuff is long enough to wrap round your wrist with a bit of overlap for the button.
  • Button hole row 1: 2 ch, 2dc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 6, skip next 4 st, 1sc in next sc, 1 dc in each of next 2dc, 1 dc in 2nd ch of 2 ch
  • Button hole row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in next 3 dc, skip 1 sc, 7sc in 6 ch sp, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next 2 dc, 1sc in 2nd ch of 2 ch
  • Button hole row 3: 1 ch, ss along row, fasten off
  • Weave in ends and sew on button.

Would love to know how you get on with this one – any feedback is always welcome – well, the nice feedback is anyway!!

18 thoughts on “Stash-busting crochet wrist cuff

  1. I have had this in my Ravelry Queue for a couple of years, and I have always wanted to make one. So today I finally did. Had some Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton yarn left over from a crocheted top I did, and I thought perfect. Love it. Thank you!

  2. just finished mine up , my first one, plan to make more in different colors. thanks for sharing.

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  4. Just whipped up one of these! FUN and FAST! I had done a google search for a free cuff pattern and this was the only one that was what I was looking for! Great pattern for all those scraps of yarn left from other projects. Thank you…I love it! 🙂 Now, I just need to find a cool button. 😉

  5. I have been trying to make one of these all day and keep getting frustrate at Row 4. I had a friend who is more experienced than me first watch me stitch that row over my shoulder, and then when I still had the problem she tested it herself and had the same problem. Unless I am missing something in the pattern, when you turn from row three to do row 4, there are only 9 stitches to work in, and you need 10 to do the pattern correctly. Can you help me figure this out? I really love the way the pattern develops in the first 3 rows so I hope to finish them! Thanks!

    1. Good morning Dora – thanks for the feedback – I am planning to make one of these later today and will get back to you! I need to have the crochet in my hand to work out what the problem might be!

    2. Hi Dora, I’ve updated the pattern now. There were a couple of areas where it wasn’t as clear as it could have been – many apologies. Unlike my ‘for sale’ patterns, I haven’t had anyone test this one!

      I hope it makes more sense now. One thing to remember is that in the 2nd button hole row you are working into the chain space rather than into the chain stitches themselves.

  6. I will definitely make one too, it seems great pattern and lovely cuff, love the button with it…

    I have some yarn which will suit the project perfectly 🙂


    1. I am so pleased you liked the pattern. I looked at your cuff on Ravelry – it’s very pretty, and your ladybird buttons are lovely. I’ve made a black one two, and have used a very pretty black and white flower button to fasten it. Welcome to Very Berry btw!

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