8.25.2012

:: Free Crochet Pattern--Granny Cuff::

As I was rifling through my studio yesterday, I came upon my way-too-big collection of Brighton tins--46 of those adorable little things I just can't seem to part with. I think I have compulsive-containerism. Oh, I want to put things in them. Like buttons, and bits of ribbon, and yarn trimmings, and...



...I'll find a use for them, right? (Don't tell anyone, but I actually have a variety stuck right on my studio walls with poster putty for a little fun.) Inside one of the tins I came across this...




...a wonderful little collection of woolly granny square beginnings. I can't even remember what I made them for initially, another UFO I didn't even know about, but my brain started whirling.

What about a free pattern? Something simple that uses only little tidbits of yarn so that anyone can make it without a trip to the store. Oh, dear, have I got some tidbits of yarn!!




This is what I came up with--just for you!






A little granny square cuff/bracelet that you can make up in just a few minutes--add a colorful button to make it wonderful--could it get any better?

Ready? Let's hook! (Eventually I'll get it written up as a pattern for Ravelry in a nice printable version!)

Little Squares: 
With a G (4.5mm)hook make 5 squares--or as many as fit comfortably around your wrist. You can adjust the size by using a different hook or different weight of yarn, too.)

Make a magic ring (or chain 3, sl st into first ch to make a ring)
Round 1: (3dc, ch 2)repeat 4 times, join into first dc. (By the way, I like to do a "standing" dc rather than a ch 3. Ellen over at GoCrochet has a fabulous tutorial for this if you want to check it out!)

Once you have made your little squares, place them in the order you would like them. 

Join in corner ch 2 space with a sc--slip knot on hook, place hook through st, yo, pull through st(two loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops. Sc in each st and ch 2 space along the edge of all five squares. 



When you get to the end corner ch 2 space you will (sc, hdc, sc)as shown below.


Continue with sc in each st to the other corner and repeat (sc, hdc, sc) in the ch 2 space.


Finish the other long side the same as the first, repeating the (sc, hdc, sc) in the third corner. Then sc in the next st, (sc, ch 3, sc)in the next, sc in next, (sc, hdc) in beginning ch 2 space, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

This is what your cuff should look like now--with its nifty button-loop.


You will whipstitch the squares together between adjoining squares. I used the same contrasting color as the edge, but be creative! With a short length of yarn, thread a tapestry needle and whipstitch through the ch 2 corner spaces, then the 3 dc, then the ch 2 corner space again. Repeat for the other seams. Weave in ends.




Pick your favorite button that fits through your loop, and sew it to the opposite end with a bit of yarn! Easy peasy, huh?! 

With the other squares, I came up with these...with only two lonely guys left-over. Nice coasters for a guinea pig?



Can you guess which one is my least favorite? 



Happy Hooking and if you have any trouble, feel free to ask me for help!

Linking up at Hookin on Hump Day.

16 comments:

  1. I just love these happy, colorful bracelets! Thanks! Bev (of Bev's Country Cottage)

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  2. Love this Granny Cuff! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks so much for sharing this supper fun tutorial! Wishing you a happy Monday. :)

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  3. love this clever bracelet!!!
    Thank you for sharing this, xxxx Alessandra

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  4. Thanks so much for this sweet pattern. It's a perfect way to use all those little bits. I also love your clothes pin bobbin idea. Girl genius! Thanks again. Penny

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  5. You are so talented! I love the little bracelet. I think I will make me one, and my granddaughters would love one also. If I can ever get this afghan done, so I can move onto other projects. By the way your pictures are so good. Wow! So glad you are my friend. Karie

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  6. I just found your tutorial through Tangled Happy. I love this pattern. Thanks so much for writing this up for us. Maggie xx

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  7. Muy sencillo y muy divertido, se me ocurre hacerlo con hilo más fino y así hacer brazaletes para las mamas. Clara. Besos.

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  8. These are adorable! Great pattern, tutorial and pictures. I love how you told the whole story leading up to the finished project. Thanks for linking up at Hookin On Hump Day! http://www.mymerrymessylife.com/2012/08/hookin-on-hump-day-12-link-party-for.html

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  9. These are so cute. I really want to make one of these myself now! Thanks so much for sharing. Found you through Hookin on Hump day.
    Shonda, www.therosyroad.com

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  10. Neat =) These are super cute. I posted them on here : http://facebook.com/accrochet

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  11. Oi, Susan!
    Adorei sua visita!
    Você tem trabalhos incríveis aqui.
    Gostei demais dos seus tutoriais, muito bons para iniciantes.
    Seu blog é lindo!
    Um beijos

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  12. Love this! Might be the next project I have to do with my girls! They would love these colorful bracelets!

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  13. Just love this colourful bracelets.It's look very easy to make and thanks for sharing.

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  14. hey, what a good idea! they're lovely & easy to do. Thanks!
    Casse-bonbec from http://creativ-idees.over-blog.com

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  15. I just started teaching my 5th graders to crochet. They will love, love, love this pattern!

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  16. I just started teaching my 5th graders to crochet. They will love, love, love this pattern!

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