Cold Weather Wristies ~ Free Pattern
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The cold weather is pretty much here in SE Michigan and I’ve already started wearing my winter coat and gloves. The one problem that I have, and it happens every year, is cold wrists. That ever present gap between the end of the glove and beginning of the sleeve of my coat. I try to pull the sleeve over the bottom of my gloves, but as soon as I have to move, my wrists end up becoming exposed again. In the past I have tried to squeeze my long fingerless mitts into my gloves, but it’s a tight fit and not very comfortable and the mitts are not large enough to be put on over the gloves.
Last night I decided to make just a pair of simple longish wrist warmers that start at my wrist and covers to just up under the sleeve of my coat and they work wonderfully!
For this pattern, I used the Foundation Half Double Crochet as the foundation and the 1st round combined. If you are not familiar with it, there is a wonderful tutorial over at Moogly with both a video and written/photo tutorials. I also use the 3rd loop half double crochet stitch, where there is another great tutorial over at Moogly also, if this is a new technique for you.
This is a very simple and quick to stitch pattern. I have written it for about a 7-7 1/2 inch circumference (slightly stretched) and it measures about 5 inches long, but you should be able to customize it fairly easily by adding or subtracting stitches in the first row before joining to work in the round for a larger or smaller circumference and you can also make it any length you would like.
One Size 7 – 7-1/2 in. circ. slightly stretched, 5 in. long
Any 4/Worsted Weight yarn
Stitches used are in US terminology
Terms used with abbreviations:
ch – chain
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
slst -slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
7hdc and 6 rows in half double crochet
Note: This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear. Thanks
Do not turn at the end of the rounds. The beginning ch 1 of every row does not count as a stitch.
Foundation and Rnd 1: 25 fhdc, join with slst in 1 st made.
Rnd 2 – 10: Ch 1, hdc in the 3rd loop in the back of the same st as joining and in each of the sts around, join with slst in the top of 1st hdc of round. (25 3rd loop hdc)
Rnd 11 -15: Ch 1, hdc in same st as joining and in each of the sts around, join with slst in the top of the 1st hdc of round. (25 hdc)
Finish off, weave in ends
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