Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Instant Gratification #1

I was in the mood to make something quickly. This is what I came up with:
It's kind of bulky, but for something to make in half an hour starting at midnight, it can't be beat.

It's a very simple stitch pattern, a multiple of six stitches + 1.

Here's the pattern:

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3.75 mm hook
cotton yarn (Sugar & Cream or the like)

Gauge really doesn't matter for this pattern; it'll either be wider or narrower, depending on how you do it. You can always add on more repeats if you really want to.

ch 14

1) Sc in second ch from hook & each rem. chain. 13sc
2) ch 1, turn. Sc in first st. *Ch 5, sk 5. Sc in next st.* twice. (End with sc in last sc.)
3) ch 1, turn. Sc in first st. *5hdc in ch-5 sp. Sc in sc.* twice

repeat rows 2 & 3 until cuff is almost large enough to encircle your wrist. Make it about 2 repeats FEWER than you think you need.

Ch 1, turn. Sl st in first 7 sts. IN SAME ST (#7): Ch 3. DC 4 more times. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook in first DC & back through dropped loop. Pull loop through st. Slst in last 6 sts. Finish off.

Join yarn in free loop of starting chain. Sl st in first 6 sts. Ch 3, sk 7th st. Slst in rem. 6 sts. Finish off.

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I think this might work better with a button closure instead of the popcorn closure, but it was a matter of using what I could lay my hands on quickly. I'd also like to try it with a finer yarn. Maybe the bulkiness would have more of a punk edge if it wasn't pink. I'll be tinkering with this pattern & eventually get put it up on my permanent patterns site. But I don't think this is half bad for something made on the fly.

2 comments:

Sjkmaurice from Crochetville said...

I LOVE your picture at the top. Did you make that?

BellaLinda said...

Yes, I did. :-) It's a recolored picture of me & my middle daughter. She loved the photo shoot for that.