Friday, February 02, 2007

Free Pattern - Fried Egg Cuffs

I just finished another strip of bacon and was feeling the need for some eggs...

Mr. Linoleum is modeling these styling embryonic accessories...



Nothing like wool eggs to warm your wristies! Really, everyone needs a pair, if I do say so myself, and this is now possible because I am providing the pattern below. Enjoy!

Fried Egg Cuffs

Materials:
- For Cuffs - worsted weight wool (I used about a third of a hank of Cascade 220) - charcoal
- For eggs - worsted weight wool (I used leftovers from my Cascade 200 stash) - cream & yellow
- US size F hook
- Tapestry needle
- Fiberfil

Gauge:
Not incredibly important

Abbreviations:
beg - beginning
ch - chain
Rep/rep - repeat
Rnd/rnd - round
Rnds/rnds - rounds
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
sts - stitches

Basic Ribbed Cuff (Make 2)
* Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with a ch 1 and ends with a sl st in beginning sc to join.
* Basic ribbed pattern requires work to be turned after the completion of each round.

Foundation Rnd - ch 1, being careful not to twist, sl st in beginning ch st to join
Rnd 1 - ch 1, 1 sc in same ch as sl st used to join foundation rnd, 1 sc in each of the remaining 29 ch sts, sl st to beg sc to join rnd (30 sts total)
Rnd 2 - ch 1, 30 sc, sl st to join rnd, turn
Rnd 3 - ch 1, working in back loops only 30 sc, sl st to join rnd, turn
Rnd 4 - ch 1, 30 sc, sl st to join rnd, turn
Rep rnds 3 and 4 until your cuff fits snug around your wrist, yet still able to slide over your hand (I worked mine until I had 18 ribs completed). Fasten off.

Cuff Finishing
Working one cuff "tube" at a time, pin ends of cuff tube together and sc around entire pinned tube to close opening. Weave in ends and flatten out joined tube to wear as a cuff.

Fried Egg (Make 2)
*Pattern is worked in the round. Each round begins with a ch 1 and ends with a sl st in beginning sc to join.
Rnd 1 (Yellow) - ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd
Rnd 2 - ch 1, 2 sc in every st, sl st to join rnd (16 sts total)
Rnds 3 & 4 - ch 1, 16 sc, sl st to join rnd, break off yellow
Rnd 5 (Cream) - attach cream, ch 1, (1 sc, 2 sc next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd (24 sts total)
Rnd 6 - ch 1, (2 sc, 2 sc next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd (32 sts total)
Rnd 7 - ch 1, (3 sc, 2 sc next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd (40 sts total)
Rnd 8 - ch 1, (4 sts, 2 sts next st) 8 times, sl st to join rnd, fasten off (48 sts total)
* For rnd 8 use a combination of stitches (sc, hdc and dc) at random to create an uneven edge. I suggest building curves. Working up a curve by using sc first, then hdc and finally, dc for the apex. Diminish the curve by using dc first, then hdc, finishing it off with sc.

Egg Finishing
Working one egg/cuff combination at a time, place a bit of fiberfil in the concave side of the yellow portion (yolk) of the egg. Pin egg to cuff and tack down cream portion of egg (closest to yolk) using a length of leftover cream yarn. It is preferable to only sew through egg and first layer of cuff. Weave in any ends. Repeat process for remaining cuff and egg combo. Slip embryos on your wrists and enjoy!

Copyright 2007 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

27 comments:

Deneen said...

Cute! When I first saw the picture, I thought they were pasties-yes, til I saw all the hair on his wrists (whew)

miss kendra said...

speaking of egg pasties... i need to talk to you regarding a future burlesque routing. =)

and i still have your xmas gift!

Ellen Bloom said...

Faboo, of course! Why didn't I think of egg cuffs? Yeah, the quirk-factor is kickin' in allright. You are lucky to find a hairy-armed man to model your cuffs!
Peter...you're a good sport!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Oooh, I love Eggs--ditto deneen on their boob-ish-ness, but that's a project for another day! :-)

Elisa said...

Years (and years) ago, I had a 60-ish co-worker who loved to flash her ta-ta's at our male colleagues. They always said her's looked like fried eggs. Your eggs are much (much!) nicer.

Thanks for the memory and the laughter.

Sus said...

Hmmm, as tempting as it would be to make these into pasties, I'm thinking perhaps incorporating the egg motif into a skillet hat... Awesome pattern!! Thanks for posting it!

shula said...

I think the pasties application an excellent idea.

In fact, I'm off to do it right now...

Kimberly said...

Love the Egg-warmers. Very cute!

And I am laughing at the other comments.....pasties tee hee

Corvus said...

I can so see this as a headband. With a) bacon on the band or b) bacon for the band.

Valtricotine said...

I love these eggs so much !!!! Am I travelling in Alice's Wonderland ?!

Momo said...

If I wore those as pasties, I would definitly need a bacon/meat product thong to acompany. ;-)

rOuge biZoux said...

On en mangerait presque! ;-)

Samantha said...

Wonderful!!

Ruby said...

I can totally see these on a Victoria Secret runway with bacon bottoms. Great idea!

Jennifer said...

Hehehe, you can make egg cuffs and wear them with the chicken beanie! Thanks for the pattern, and publish a book soon so I can buy many copies for myself and all my friends!

The Fluffy Ewe said...

Regina!!! Did you see Thursday's Uncommon Threads? They showed your bacon wrap, mixed grill wrap and the link scarf!! Yay!!
(Im just now getting thru the Tivo stuff from last week).

Uccellina said...

That actually makes me really hungry for fried eggs.

Micky said...

Are we having an obsession with poultry lately?
Just curious. Nothing wrong with that.
Everybody has to be obsessed with something.
:)

stuffed said...

Awesome!

Carol said...

Too cute! They go great with the Chicken Beanie!

BrownPants said...

hahahahaha! What a hoot!!

Vivian said...

Okay- now that you've made the bacon shawl, and the fried egg wrist warmers, now you need to make ear muffs that look like english muffins...decoratively edged with grape jelly.

beachkoz said...

Hilarious!!! Audacious and downright cheeky! Love it!!!!!

stef et sa belette said...

Many thanks for this pattern ! I'll try in this afternoon ! it's so cute ! I love it !

Emilie said...

these are hilarious... i think i might make the black cuff part into a strip of bacon... then i can wear bacon and eggs...

Renee said...

thanks :) I used the yolk part to make an egg cell phone case :D

Abi Makes said...

i made the egg as part if a selection of crochet food for my niece, thanks for sharing :) http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/crochet-play-food.html