Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crocheted Cuff

My brother's eighteenth birthday was last Wednesday and I'm going to send out his birthday present today. 

It probably sounds like I'm terribly late, but I didn't get the measurement for his stupid wrist until the day before his birthday.

Why am I only sending out the cuff today?

Because I'm terribly late and only made the cuff today.

I used a convoluted granny square and then I afghan stitched the straps until they reached about the correct measurement.  after that I just did a single crochet all the way around the edge (slip stitching across the granny square because it was all weird and bulgy) and then slapped a button hole on one end.

Voila! Something my eighteen year old brother would be impressed with if I was nine.

I might do a pattern later, but at this point I can't think of a clear and simple way of expressing it besides what I've already written.

Do a small granny square, afghan stitch the wings, finish off with a layer of the darker color for 'style', contrive some method of fastening it on, and you're done.

Improve upon my design and show me up! I'm excited to see what you have to offer.

Orange is my brother's favorite color.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the inspiration. I just finished a matching set of cuffs in white cotton. They are going to protect my wrists as I sit and use the laptop. I'll post my finished objects on Ravelry.