This weekend I revisited the Spokes Crochet Cuff I made in Oct0ber 2014 when I first started this blog. At the time I was looking for a tattoo wrist cover I could wear to a job that didn’t allow tattoos. As it was Fall and I was a seasonal associate, using wool yarn made sense and the three I made turned out great. I’ve worn them a lot and received many compliments too.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my wrist tattoo. It reminds me of my love of music and there’s nothing wrong with that at all! But there are times when I want to “hide” it and I also like the idea of covering it with something I made. So this Spring I made a new cuff out of DMC cotton thread yarn in my favorite color — green! Well it’s more of an olive green. I love it too.
I used DMC Pearl Cotton Thread Size 5 1 skein of each color. ($1.69 each). Olive Green (#3052) and Off White.
Spokes Crochet Cuff Pattern
I followed the pattern exactly as written, but this time I added an extra sc round all around with the cream color cotton thread. Note: In the four corners I did 2sc, ch1, 2sc). This variation was inspired when I ran out of the olive green thread. 🙂
Crocheted Earrings Pattern
These earrings are super easy and fun to make. Just two rounds!
Start with a magic loop.
Round 1: Chain 4. (Counts as first dc and ch 1), *dc, ch 1* 11 times for a total of 12 dc’s. Join with a slip stitch into the first chain 3.
Round 2: Chain 3, dc2tog in the same space, ch 3, *dc3tog in the next ch1 space, ch3*. Repeat. Join with a slip stitch into the first chain 3. Cut thread and weave in ends.
I dipped the earrings in some water and fabric starch and blocked them overnight so they would keep their shape.
Then I dug into my jewelry supply box and found a couple of jump rings, earring hooks, and some other oval pieces to connect the earrings to. I really like how they turned out. Besides looking great, these crocheted earrings are very lightweight.
I hope you’ll give these patterns a try. Even if you don’t have a wrist tattoo. They are both pretty cool pieces to wear. And I bet you get a lot of compliments on them too.
Marni Made It. You can too!