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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Metallic Parachord Broomstick Lace Cuff


Metallic Parachord

1 Size G Crochet Hook

1 Size 13 (9.0 mm) Knitting Needle

To Begin:

Make a slip-knot and insert the crochet hook in the loop.

Make 16 chain stitches.

Turn, Pull up 3 large loops in the chains you have just made and keep them on the hook.

Transfer the 4 loops on the hook to the knitting needle.

Continue down the length of the chain until you have 16 loops on the knitting needle.

 Turn the work over and insert the crochet hook into the first 4 loops on the knitting needle.  Pull a loop through these first 4 loops and pull the slack slightly to draw the loops together.  Single crochet 4 times into the first 4 loops.  Continue in this fashion, taking 4 loops at a time off of the knitting needle and single crocheting into these loops 4 times, so that at the end you have made 16 single crochet stitches.

Turn and pull up 16 loops through the previous 16 single crochet stitches.  You will have 4 sets of clusters, or in other words 4 X 4 = 16.

Making sure you have 16 loops and 16 single crochet stitches will keep the sides of your cuff straight.  Sometimes you will see that the gauge allows for 14 or 17, and that is ok, as long as you keep the tension relative, gauge is not crucial.

Your clusters should match each other, and you will notice the rows start stacking on one another like lego blocks.  This is the second row of the piece.  Continue in pattern until you reach the length you like that fits around the wrist of the person you are making the cuff for.  Naturally, at first, the cuff will be tight, but it does wear in when the stitches settle on each other. 

Near the end of the cuff, cease to use the knitting needle and single crochet a few rows so that you have a solid piece of crochet at the end of the cuff.  Backstitch some buttons on the end that fit through the lace holes made by the knitting needle.  These holes are what makes the broomstick lace pattern so attractive. 

Button up the piece and enjoy your cuff!  You can make the holes in the piece larger by using a larger knitting needle if you so desire. 


I have tiny hands, so I just stretched the piece over my thumb and wiggled the cuff on.  If you have large hands, have a friend help you button your cuff on.  There is no need to block para chord, wearing it will just make your cuff more pretty with time.