This is made with Craft Cotton (dk weight) and a 4.5 mm hook. The pattern is written with US crochet terms, and uses standard crochet abbreviations.
The cuff is made to fit a standard pot of 3 hyacinths as available in most supermarkets in the UK.
Ch 50, and being careful not to twist the chain make a circle by joining to the 1st chain.
Row 1 – sc 50.
Now instead of joining the end of the row to the 1st sc with a slip stitch carry on by just working into the top of the 1st sc of row 1 (if you have done amigurumi you will be familiar with working in the round like this – the advantage being you don’t end up with a join that shows up the back of your work). Make sure to mark the 1st sc on each round with a stitch marker. So work 9 more rounds of 50 sc each in this way. (10 rows of sc in total).
Row 11: Increase round – sc 24, work 2 sc in next st, sc 24, work 2 sc in next st. (52 sts)
Row 12: Increase round – *sc 12, work 2 sc in next st; rep from * 3 times more. (56 sts)
AT THIS POINT WE WILL STOP WORKING IN CONTINUOUS ROUNDS, SO JOIN TO THE NEXT ST WITH A SL ST.
Row 13: This row will make holes in order to thread a ribbon around your cuff (if you don’t want to do this, just do an extra row of sc at this point). Ch 3 (counts as 1hdc & 1 ch, *miss st, hdc 1, ch 1; rep from * around. Join to the 2nd ch of ch 3 with a sl st.
We’ll now work a shell stitch to finish the top of the cuff.
Row 14: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st stitch, *miss chain space, 4 dc in next sc, miss chain space, 1 sc in next sc; rep from * around. Join into 1st sc with a sl st.
Row 15: Sl st into middle of next 4 dc shell –
*4 dc in next sc, 1 sc into middle of next 4 dc shell; rep from * around. Join and fasten off.
My cuff just reaches the lip of the plant pot, but you could repeat row 15 again if you wished to make the cuff higher.
I then decorated mine with some natural raffia tied into a bow and some colourful red ribbon, but there’s so many ways this could be jazzed up. A festive touch would be some crocheted holly leaves and berries!
These would make a very special, but very inexpensive gift; I think I may just be making some more!