This was a birthday present for a friend of mine, and I really love how it turned out! I used the Julie Cuff pattern (you can find it in a couple of places, it’s in the Jul/Aug 2008 issue of Crochet Today! and in Robyn Chachula’s book Blueprint Crochet), and Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 3 in Scarlet. The buttons I just had lying around from some huge bag of randoms I got at Michael’s once.
There were a couple of tricky bits in the pattern, but I loved that I had both the written pattern and the crochet diagram to work off of. Whenever I get to a point where the written pattern is confusing me, I can always sort out what it means by consulting the diagram.
Don’t be surprised if I end up blogging about another one of these… for myself!