Wrist tattoo cover and crocheted earrings

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.

my music tattoo

My 1/8 Note Tattoo

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

The Spokes Crochet Cuff pattern is my Mercedes Tarasovich on Ravelry.

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!

crocheted earrings

Pretty Crocheted Earrings

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!

Peace.

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