Hi! Sorry for the radio silence. I've not really had anything new to show you, until now! These are cuffs on the fly. Not finished, I need to add a button/s and loops for a closure, weave in ends etc. I'm liking them, some will be gifts and some for upcoming markets. I'll write up the pattern at some point, but those of you that know how to crochet here's the quick low down:
I'm using a 2.5mm hook and a mercerised cotton Millefili Fine, 5ply.
Row 1: Chain 45sts or enough to go just around your wrist, then insert hook into the 6th chain from hook and double crochet (DC) into each chain. At the end chain 2 and turn work.
Row 2: Half double crochet (HDC) into the top of each of the DC row you've just done until the end. Chain 6 and turn.
Row 3: Then triple crochet (TC) into the top of each of the HDC row you've just done until the end. Chain 2 and turn.
Then repeat row 2 and then row 1. I used this crochet lace edging for the 2 long edges, I didn't cut the yarn after the last row I continued along the edge with the lace. I did cut it and reconnect to do the other edge. Leave a long tail and fasten off.
At this point I haven't worked out the details for the loop for the closure, but again, if you crochet you can probably work this out.
My (meaning I don't know if it's UK, USA etc) double crochet: yarn over (YO) insert into chain, yarn over and pull loop through (3 loops on hook), YO and pull 2 loops off, YO and pull the last two loops through.
My half double crochet (HDC): yarn over then insert hook into DC stitch, YO again and pull through loop, 3 loops on hook. YO and pull through 3 loops.
My triple crochet (TC): yarn over, insert hook into HDC, YO again and pull through loop, 3 loops on hook. YO and pull through 1 loop, YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through final 2 loops.
Ok. Happy crafting!