Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Granny Square Button Cuff

Wednesday already...  The official last week of summer, but I am so ready for some cooler temps.  I found this oh so cute pattern at The Felted Button.  As fast as I could get a crochet hook, I started on this cozy cuff. 
 Little granny square motifs, slip stitched together to make a cuff.

Working in a tiny scale is tough since I'm so used to larger items.  I also don't usually care for things that are fussy, needing lots of end hiding and color changing.  Since this is such a small project the advantage and attraction for me is almost instant gratification! It's also different, cute and boy do I have yarn.

There was also this oh so handy tip, well actually a photo of many small bits of yarn wound on clothespins.
Everyone who crochets or knits ends up with tiny bits like this.  The handy way the clothespin can hold the end of the yarn is genius.  Imagine a jar filled with different colored yarn scraps like this...right up my alley!

 Once I got the hang of it, I made this ecru button cuff. 

 I sewed mother of pearl buttons to the centers of the lil granny.

Fast and fun!  I have not returned to the sewing machine, but have been distracted and in a weird mood.  I've seen other bloggers in this same state of mind.  I can't complain, I've been getting things done...  Just not the things I recently started.  I'm looking forward to a long holiday weekend...and a better attitude.  Take care my friends.


babs said...

Cute, cute, cute. I wonder how it would work up in a pearlized cotton thread? Such talent!

Debby said...

They are really cute.

Lynne said...

You and that crochet hook are a real pair! Amazing . .