Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pineapple Wrist Cuff #2



For ideas on ways to design your own unique pineapple cuffs from your favorite pineapple patterns, see this post:  Designing Pineapple Crochet Cuffs

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Note:  Don’t skip the blocking!  It’s as simple as lightly steaming the work.  It takes less than one minute, and it will fix all those wavy/wobbly issues.  I promise!


Yarn:  I used J&P Coats Royale Fashion Crochet (Size 3), less than one skein.

Materials:  Crochet hook size US C (2.5mm), small yarn needle to weave in ends and sew on buttons, buttons (3 or more).

Gauge and size:  Gauge is not critical as the size is adjusted by adding or subtracting side border rows.  Start by working the first two rows.  If the work is too small, you can continue.  If the cuff is already too large, then you will have to tighten your stitches either (smaller hook, smaller yarn).  My version after adding the border is a curved 6.5 inches at the wrist, and wider on the part further up the arm.  My wrist is about 6 inches in diameter.

Abbreviations and Special Stitches 
ch = Chain sc = Single crochet
hdc = Half double crochet
dc = Double crochet
sl st = Slip stitch
st = Stitch
fan = 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc all in one stitch

Pattern

Beginning chain:  Ch 38.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook.  *(Ch 3, skip 3, sc, skip 4, 9 dc in next stitch, skip 4, sc, ch 3, skip 3, sc), repeat from * once.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 2 dc in top of same sc, (ch 1, dc) in top of each previous dc (9 total), ch 1, fan in center sc stitch, (ch 1, dc) in top of each previous dc (9 total), ch 1, 3 dc in last sc.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in top of same dc, ch 1, skip the first dc of the pineapple and *(sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3), repeat from *6 times, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, fan in ch-1 space of previous fan, ch 1, skip the first dc of the pineapple and *(sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3), repeat from *6 times, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in top of last dc.  Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 3, 2 dc in top of same dc, ch 1, *(sc in ch-3 space, ch 3), repeat from * 5 times, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 1, fan in ch-1 space of previous fan, ch 1, *(sc in ch-3 space, ch 3), repeat from * 5 times, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 1, 3 dc in top of last dc.  Turn.

Row 5:  Repeat Row 4 except that the number of repeats will be reduced by 1 for each pineapple.

Row 6:  Repeat Row 4 except that the number of repeats will be reduced by 2 for each pineapple.


Row 7:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same first st, ch 1, *(sc in ch-3 space, ch 3), repeat from * 2 times, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 1.  In ch-1 space of previous fan, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc).  Ch 1, *(sc in ch-3 space, ch 3), repeat from * 2 times, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 1, fan in top of last st.  Turn.

Row 8:  Ch 3, fan in ch-1 space of previous fan, ch 1, *(sc in ch-3 space, ch 3), repeat from * once, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 1, fan in ch-1 space of previous super-fan, ch 1, fan in next ch-1 space of super-fan.  Ch 1, *(sc in ch-3 space, ch 3), repeat from * once, sc in last ch-3 space, ch 1, fan in ch-1 space of previous fan, dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 9:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, fan in ch-1 space of previous fan, ch 1, sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, fan, ch 1, fan, ch 1, fan, ch 1, sc in ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, fan, 3 dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 10:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc of fan), fan in first st, ch 1, fan, ch 1, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, fan, ch 1.  All in next ch-1 space of center fan:  2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc.  Ch 1, sc in ch-3 space, ch 1, fan, ch 1, fan in last st.  Turn.

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc in first st, *(ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space) all the way across.  Sc two more times in last st to create a corner and start the border on the sides and bottom.  Do not turn.

Border
Side 1:  Rotate the work 90 degrees so that you can now continue crocheting sc evenly along this side edge.  When you get to the end, ch 1, turn, and crochet the next row.  The side might be uneven so use various stitches (sl st, sc, hdc, dc) to even out the height (i.e., in valleys use taller stitches and on hills use shorter stitches).  When you get to the end, turn, 2 sc, make a button hole (ch and skip stitches according to the size of your button), sc to middle, make a button hole, sc to almost the end, make another button hole, sc to end.  Add 2-3 more sc in last stitch to create a corner.  Do not turn.

Bottom:  Rotate the work 90 degrees so you can now continue crocheting sc evenly along this bottom edge.  Add 2-3 more sc in last stitch to create a corner.  Do not turn.

Side 2:  Rotate the work 90 degrees so that you can now continue crocheting sc evenly along this side edge.  When you get to the end, ch 1, turn, and crochet the next row.  The side might be uneven so use various stitches (sl st, sc, hdc, dc) to even out the height (i.e., in valleys use taller stitches and on hills use shorter stitches).  When you get to the end, turn, and continue adding rows until the cuff is large enough for your wrist. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the buttons on with.  Steam/lightly block before adding buttons.


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