|Made with multi-colored worsted yarn|
Here are a few places online with directions for different versions:
- Fairly basic pattern A good place to start.
- Fingerless mittens contrasting edging This one uses single crochet and features a blanket stitch edging. Going to have to try this soon.
- Wrist Warmers with button accents. More work (to add the buttons) but very cute.
Here are the directions to make the warmers pictured:
[Adapted slightly from The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet. You can probably find this title in your local library or purchase it online. I highly recommend it.]
- worsted weight or similar yarn (uses less than one ball or skein, approx 100 yards or less)
- Size H crochet hook
- tapestry needle (for finishing)
Row 1: Turn and work 1 half-double crochet in third chain from hook and in each chain across.
Row 2: Chain 1 and turn. Work 1 half-double crochet in back loops only.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 6" across (the short way). Fasten off and leave 12" tail.
[I usually count my stitches every other row or so just to make sure that I am staying consistent. If you start with 29 half-double crochets you want to keep doing 29 or your warmers will be kinda crooked. But a little bit of crooked doesn't matter too much because when you sew the seam you can kinda straighten it all out a bit.]
|Worsted variegated yarn, worn over knit gloves.|
NOTE: After you get comfortable with the pattern you can adjust the size based on the yarn you are using and whether you are making these for an adult or child. For ex. with bulkier yarn (and larger hook) you may want to do only 26 chains at the beginning. Also for smaller hands or stretchier yarn (the bamboo for example) you may want to make it slightly less than 6" across. Experiment and see what works for you!
Make a few of these for yourself or for gifts. We'd love to see what you come up with!
|Bamboo yarn -- soft and stretchy!|