Even though it has been extremely hot lately I have already found myself thinking of fall. I love fall – it is definitely my favorite time of year. I love fall weather, pumpkins, decor, leaves changing, and fall recipes. Anything to do with fall, really! So it is no surprise that fall is my favorite time to knit and crochet. This cuff reminds me of fall with its chunky texture and natural wood clasp. Plus, it works up really quickly with only six rows – I made it in way less than an hour! If you want a project with near-instant gratification, this is it. 🙂
This cuff was inspired by the awesome wooden buckle I found at my local Joann. It has pre-drilled holes and is so easy to sew on. You don’t have to know any jewelry making techniques to create this simple cuff. I just knew I had to create a chunky cuff to complement it, and since I had some Berroco Ultra Alpaca left over from another project it was a no-brainer to put the two together. It really takes just a little yarn, so if you have one skein you can make lots of these or have enough left over for another project. I love the Ultra Alpaca so much I am planning another project with it really soon!
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Simple Textured Cuff
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool) each approx. 3.5 oz (100g) and 215 yards (198m): One skein #6294 Turquoise Mix (worsted weight)
Clasp: One wooden buckle clasp
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Finished Measurements: 6 3/4″ long x 1/2″ wide not including clasp (with clasp it measures 9″ long x 1/2″ wide)
Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4″
Modified Bean Stitch (mbs): insert hook into st and pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook
Leave a long tail at the beginning and end to sew on clasp and have less ends to weave in! 🙂
Row 1: Mbs in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, mbs in next ch; rep from * to end – 25 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, mbs in first st, *ch 1, mbs in next mbs; rep from * to end.
Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2.
Block. Using long tails, sew buckle clasp to ends.
That’s it! See, I told you it was simple. 🙂 Be sure to check out my other free crochet patterns.