a few weeks ago i received my pay it forward package. while i looooooved the caramels elizabeth sent me, i was really excited about the doing the actual paying it forward to my first 3 commenters. i knew i was going to include my homemade soap. but i wanted to also include a yarn project. so i came up with a simple bracelet. i'm not even going to claim it as mine, it's so simple, i'm sure it's been done before but it's a pretty pattern.
i used my smallest hook, the F hook and just some pretty, light weight yarn.
row 1: chain 8, turn
row 2: sc in second chain from hook, continue til the end (7sc)
chain 1, turn
row 3: sc in backloop til the end, chain 1, turn (7sc)
repeat row 3 til desired length.
Last row: sc in next 3 backloops, chain 4, sk 4th backloop, sc in remaining 3 backloops. fasten off.
on the opposite end of the bracelet, sew on a button (keep in mind, depending on the size of the button, you may require more or less chains in the middle of the last row...) voilà! it's kinda a ribbed texture, really cute.
note, in the picture, the purple bracelet follows that pattern but with the white bracelet, i made it slightly wider. i had a 3rd but i whipped that one up fast and didn't get a chance to photograph it.
in the parcel, i made some cards (which i'm getting back into, what with the holidays coming up!), alicia received a few asian ramen noodles and Jen and Jessica, i made yarn cupcakes. for Jen, since i knew she was a sewer, i filled the cupcakes extra snug to turn it into a pin cushion. for Jessica, it's just a cute little ornamental decoration. the thing is, the stuffed cupcake is so cute but i must've done something off with it because the pham cousins didn't know it was cupcake, they thought it was a faceless head with a mop of hair. i admit, the bottom is slightly round ... i'm going to have to find another cupcake pattern.