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Stylish Knit and Crochet Cuffs

Updated on June 2, 2011

Easy Patterns For Making Your Own Cuffs and Bracelets

Crocheting or knitting your own cuffs and bracelets can be a simple and rewarding experience. The free patterns I've written out here are very basic and entirely suitable for the beginner. These cuffs can be left as is or embellished with beads or embroidery if you feel that they're too plain.

Lens Updated: 3/19/11

Easy crochet cuff pattern.
Easy crochet cuff pattern.

Easy Crochet Cuff Pattern

Use any yarn you want and the suggested hook size on the yarn's label.

Beginning: Chain stitches until you have a long enough chain to go around your wrist comfortably. Join the first and last chain stitches together with a slip stitch, making sure not to twist your stitches. You should now have a round chain. Double check to make sure it will fit over your hand. If it doesn't, undo the slip stitch and add more chain stitches until it will slide comfortably over your hand.

Round 1: Chain 1, single crochet around the foundation chain, and join round with a slip stitch. Repeat until the cuff is as wide or narrow as you want it.

Finish cuff by weaving in loose ends and embellishing if desired.

Easy Knit Cuff.
Easy Knit Cuff.

Easy Knit Cuff Pattern

Use any yarn you want and the needle size suggested by the yarn's label.

Cast-on: Using your favorite cast-on method, cast-on enough stitches to create the desired cuff width. Example: If you wanted a 2 inch wide cuff and the yarn label says 20 stitches = 4 inches, than you need to cast on 10 stitches. Your gauge may vary slightly.

Knit in garter stitch until the cuff is long enough to nearly fit around your wrist (ends should be about 1/4" from touching). Cast off and use one end of the excess yarn to sew on a vintage button and the other end to form a loop to fasten the button. Embellish if desired.

To form the loop: Tie excess yarn opposite from where it comes out from the cuff (see picture). The loop should be large enough that the cuff fits comfortably when fastened.

Embellished cuff.
Embellished cuff.

Embellishing Your Designs

If you feel that your cuff's a little plain, why not embellish it with some beads or embroidery? Sew on beads to add a little sparkle or embroider on flowers or words with scrap yarn. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination!

This particular cuff was quickly embroidered with the word "snow" using hand-spun, undyed Corridale wool.

A quick question about cuff patterns:

Would you like to see patterns for lace cuffs (the actual cuffs that are at the bottom of sleeves)?

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      lynn leffew 13 months ago

      love the look

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      HorseHelper 7 years ago

      @tssfacts: Thank you! They're very simple patterns, but that's what makes them quick and easy. I also purposely wrote them without the typical abbreviations, I've found that the abbreviations scare some people off from trying to knit or crochet which is a shame.

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Great instructions. It's been a while since I have crochet but I could follow your instructions with no problems.