1st Entry--Ever!!!!

1st—Let me introduce myself.  My name is Lori Baker and I am a completely obsessed crocheter.  I work a full time job and do freelance design work, plus I have a small Etsy shop.  I then decided I had time to start a blog.  Maybe delusional is a better description than obsessed!!!!  My passion is crochet and if I’m not actually doing it, I’m reading about it, shopping for it, thinking about it and now I’ve decided to try writing about it.  I hope you will join me on my journey.  I’m going to bribe you with some free patterns here and there. My husband asked me why I was going to post patterns to my blog and I told him that there’s no faster way to draw a crocheter in than to offer him/her a free pattern.  He just looked at me like I was crazy—but that’s a look I’m quite familiar with!!! So, onto the first free pattern!!!



Floral Boho Cuff

Designed by Lori Baker

Materials

Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton Thread

1 ball Ecru

1 ball Copper Mist

1 ball Coral

1 ball Myrtle Green

82 6/0 seed beads in turquoise

3—6 MM wooden beads

Size 6 steel crochet hook

3—5/8” shank buttons

Sewing needle and thread


String your 82 beads onto the Ecru thread

Row 1:  Ch 42, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:  Pull up a bead, sc in first st, *pull up a bead, sc in next st, rep from * across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 3 & 4:  Sc in each st across, ch 1 and turn.

Row 5:  Sc in each st across, changing to Copper Mist in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 6:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 7:  Sc in each st across, changing to Ecru in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 8—17:  Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 18:  Sc in each st across, changing to Copper Mist in last st. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 19:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 a turn.

Row 20:  Sc in each st across, changing to Ecru in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 21—23:  Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 24:  Rep row 2.

Row 25:  Sc in each st across. 


Edging

Rnd 1:  Ch 1 and turn so that you are working in ends of rows, sc evenly around cuff, working 3 sc in each corner, join to beg sc.  Fasten off.

Rnd 2:  Join Copper Mist in center sc of corner, (you will be working across one of the long edges first), sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each 3 sc group, join to beg sc.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, 3 sc in first st, *sc in each st across to corner, 3 sc in corner, ** sc in next 5 sts, (ch 6, sk next 5 sts, sc in next st) 3 times, sc in each rem st across to corner, 3 sc in corner, rep from * to ** once, sc in each rem st, join to beg sc.

Rnd 4:  Sc in first st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, *work (trc, ch 1) 5 times in next st, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ** rep from * across, sc in next st to ch 6 loop, work 7 sc in each ch 6 loop, sc in each st across to corner, ch 1 rep from * to ** across to corner, working in FLO, sc in each rem st, join to beg sc.  Ch 1 and turn.

Button Band

Row 1:  Sc in each free loop across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 2—5:  Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 6:  Sc in each st across.  Fasten off.

Flowers—make 3

Rnd 1:  With Coral, ch 4, join to form a ring, work 5 sc in ring, join to first sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, work (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in each sc around. Join to first sc.  Fasten off.

Leaves—make 5

Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 3 dc in last ch, working around opposite side, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, join to first sc.  Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew 3 buttons to button band to correspond with button loops.

Sew 1 wooden bead to center of each flower. Using photos, as guide arrange flowers at center of cuff and sew in place.