Monday, March 4, 2013

Free Pattern: Recycled Cuff Bracelet

  Whether or not you make the matching Recycled Spring Necklace, this project is fun and flirty on its own. A great way to use the cuffs from an old shirt.
  In this case, the fabric scraps I used to make the Spring Necklace came from a few old button-ups. The cuffs were still in perfect condition, and I didn't feel like ripping the seams just for the extra material, so I cut them off as close to the seams as possible. Then this idea came to me:

Skill Level:

Shirt cuff
Matching fabric scrap yarn (see Spring Necklace for directions if needed)

*To make this again, I would not use a woven fabric which frays as badly as it did. The pattern is really beautiful but the threads take away from it. Although its cute in its own "country chic" way, much of the detail is lost. Something more sleek-looking like a t-shirt yarn would have worked better.

Crochet hook size N/9 or size needed to obtain gauge
Smaller hook for weaving in ends
Needle and Thread (along with some minor sewing skills)

2 chains(ch) = 1 inch(3 1/2 cm)
Finished flower measures 2 3/4 in(7cm) across

With color A, ch 5. Change to color B.

With color B, ch 5. 

Join with a sl st to beg ch of color B.

Change to color A, ch 3. Change to color C.


With color C, ch 5. Sl st into back loop of beg ch of color C.*
   *Repeat once.

Ch 5, sl st into front loop of beg ch of color C.*
   *Repeat once. 

Change to color A, ch 3, change to color B

Ch 5. Join with a sl st to beg ch of B.

Change to color A, ch 5. Bind off, weave in ends.

With needle and thread, attach flower and vine as desired onto cuff.

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