Monday, January 14, 2008

Crochet Pattern From Regina Rioux Gonzalez of Monster Crochet

I just finished another strip of bacon and was feeling the need for some eggs...

Free Crochet Pattern - Fried Egg Cuffs


Mr. Linoleum is modeling these styling embryonic accessories...



Nothing like wool eggs to warm your wristies! Really, everyone needs a pair, if I do say so myself, and this is now possible because I am providing the pattern below. Enjoy!

Fried Egg Cuffs

Materials:
- For Cuffs - worsted weight wool (I used about a third of a hank of Cascade 220) - charcoal
- For eggs - worsted weight wool (I used leftovers from my Cascade 200 stash) - cream & yellow
- US size F hook
- Tapestry needle
- Fiberfil

Gauge:
Not incredibly important

Abbreviations:
beg - beginning
ch - chain
Rep/rep - repeat
Rnd/rnd - round
Rnds/rnds - rounds
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
sts - stitches

Basic Ribbed Cuff (Make 2)
* Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with a ch 1 and ends with a sl st in beginning sc to join.
* Basic ribbed pattern requires work to be turned after the completion of each round.
Foundation Rnd - ch 1, being careful not to twist, sl st in beginning ch st to join
Rnd 1 - ch 1, 1 sc in same ch as sl st used to join foundation rnd, 1 sc in each of the remaining 29 ch sts, sl st to beg sc to join rnd (30 sts total)
Rnd 2 - ch 1, 30 sc, sl st to join rnd, turn
Rnd 3 - ch 1, working in back loops only 30 sc, sl st to join rnd, turn
Rnd 4 - ch 1, 30 sc, sl st to join rnd, turn
Rep rnds 3 and 4 until your cuff fits snug around your wrist, yet still able to slide over your hand (I worked mine until I had 18 ribs completed). Fasten off.

Cuff Finishing
Working one cuff "tube" at a time, pin ends of cuff tube together and sc around entire pinned tube to close opening. Weave in ends and flatten out joined tube to wear as a cuff.

Fried Egg (Make 2)
*Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with a ch 1 and ends with a sl st in beginning sc to join.
Rnd 1 (Yellow) - ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 2 - ch 1, 2 sc in every st, sl st to join rnd (16 sts total)
Rnds 3 & 4 - ch 1, 16 sc, sl st to join rnd, break off yellow
Rnd 5 (Cream) - attach cream, ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd (24 sts total)
Rnd 6 - ch 1, (2 sc, 2 sc next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd (32 sts total)
Rnd 7 - ch 1, (3 sc, 2 sc next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd (40 sts total)
Rnd 8 - ch 1, (4 sts, 2 sts next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd, fasten off (48 sts total)
* For rnd 8 use a combination of stitches (sc, hdc and dc) at random to create an uneven edge. I suggest building curves. Working up a curve by using sc first, then hdc and finally, dc for the apex. Diminish the curve by using dc first, then hdc, finishing it off with sc.

Egg Finishing
Working one egg/cuff combination at a time, place a bit of fiberfil in the concave side of the yellow portion (yolk) of the egg. Pin egg to cuff and tack down cream portion of egg (closest to yolk) using a length of leftover cream yarn. It is preferable to only sew through egg and first layer of cuff. Weave in any ends. Repeat process for remaining cuff and egg combo. Slip embryos on your wrists and enjoy!


Copyright © 2007 - All Rights Reserved — Written By Regina Rioux Gonzalez of Monster Crochet. Regina is an Artist, wife, mother, crocheting fool, wanderer, creator, knower of adhesive tools. You can visit her Monster Crochet website at http://www.monstercrochet.com/ and her Monster Crochet blog at http://monstercrochet.blogspot.com/ .

1 comment:

  1. I have got to try it, not just as a wrist cuff, but a pincushion cuiff!!

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