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.
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!!