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Cute Summer Crochet Cuffs for Kids

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This unique crochet pattern from Alla Koval for summer hand cuffs is sure to make any girl feel like a princess. The lovely cuffs, like delicate extended bracelets, feature an open design and crocheted flowers. They are such a fun accessory for summer!

Summer Crochet Cuffs for Kids


Materials:

  • Yarn: Sport-weight Patons Grace (MC) 100% cotton (136 yd/1.75 oz/50 g) or Schachenmayr Nomotta Catania (135 yd/1.75 oz) in pink - 1 ball NOTE: to get smaller child size change yarn to thinner.
  • Small amount of fingering-weight yarn in orange (CA)
  • 8MM nylon snaps - 2 (4)
  • Crochet Hooks: B-1/2.25MM; C-2/2.75MM or size to obtain gauge
  • yarn needle
  • tape measure

Gauge: 7 sc x 8 rows = 1”

Tension:  Be sure to check your tension before starting to crochet - if tension is too tight, change to larger hook; if it is too loose, change to smaller hook.

Sizes: child 6-16 (adult XS-L)

Finished Measurements: garment measures: 63/4 (8)”

Summer Crochet Cuffs for Kids 2

Pattern Instructions:

LEFT HAND CUFF

With MC and larger crochet hook ch 48 (54).
Row 1(RS): sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn = 47 (53) sc.
Rows 2 - 4 (6): ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Do not fasten off at end of last row.

Lace part
Begin work in Lace patt ( see diagram below).
Row 1(RS): ch 1, sl st in next 7 sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sk 4 sc, dc in next sc 2 times, ch 4, sk 4 sc, dc in next 3 sc, ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, leaving rem sc unworked, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next ch-4 sp, 6 tr in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, sk next ch-4 sp,
(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 3: ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next 5 tr, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 4: ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next 4 sc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 5: ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next 3 sc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 6: ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next 2 sc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 7: ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 8: ch 3, 3 dc in 1st ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 9 (finger ring): ch 9 (11), join with sl st in top of turning ch 3. Fasten off.
NOTE: Row 9 of Lace diagram shown in child size.

RIGHT HAND CUFF

Work Rows 1 - 4 (6) same as Left hand cuff, then • work in Lace patt as foll:
Row 1: ch 1, sl st in next 16 (22) sc, ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sk 4 sc, dc in next sc 2 times, ch 4, sk 4 sc, dc in next 3 sc, ch 3, dc in next 3 sc, leaving rem sc unworked, turn.
Rep Rows 2-9 of Lace patt.

Finishing cuff edge
NOTE: See schematic below.
Row 1: With RS facing and larger crochet hook join MC with sl st at point A, ch 1, sc in each ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next
corner; working in free loops of beg ch, sk 2 chs, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch across to point B, 2 sc in corner, sc in each ch-1 sp to point C. Fasten off.
Work the same for Right Hand Cuff.

Summer Cuffs Diagram Key

Summer Cuffs Lace Diagram

Schematic

Summer Crochet Cuff Schematic

 

FLOWERS

NOTE: See Flower diagram below.
With CA and smaller crochet hook ch 6. Join with sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1(RS): ch 2, 11 sc in ring, join with sl st in 2nd ch of beg ch 2.
Rnd 2: ch 6, sk next sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, sk next sc 5 times, join with sl st in 1st ch of beg ch 6 = 6 ch-5 sps.
Rnd 3 : ch 1, sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc in each ch-5 sp around (petal made), join with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off, leaving a 10-15” yarn tail.
Make 2• nd flower with MC, but without leaving a yarn tail.

Summer Cuffs Flower Diagram

FINISHING
With RS of Right Hand cuff facing, thread yarn needle with yarn tail and sew flowers (smaller on the top) in place (see schematic on p. 4, point D for detail). Sew snap on WS of cuffs facing at point E and at point F (RS facing) as desired.
Weave in ends.

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