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Cold Weather Wristies ~ Free Pattern

A WordPress Exclusive Free Pattern!

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.

Photo Nov 29, 8 25 44 PM

Sizes:

One Size  7 – 7-1/2 in. circ. slightly stretched, 5 in. long

Materials:

4.50mm hook
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)

Gauge:

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

 

Pattern

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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Copyright Jennifer Christensen.

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The Wristwarmers Adventure and Other Stuff

‘Tis the Holiday Season! It’s Snowing on WordPress!

I’ve been so busy crocheting what feels like tons of wristwarmers for everyone! It all started out as a request from my husbands cousin for a pair of wristwarmers after she had bought a pair at a craft bizarre when we were in Chicago.

But before I get into the story, I have to announce a new Free Pattern! Yes, it is another pair of Wristwarmers, called Diamond Tweed Wristwarmers, and you can download them for free HERE on WordPress, on RAVELRY, or on CRAFTSY! I also have a story behind these also, but I’ll get to that later 🙂

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Faerie Blossom Wristwarmers – Free Pattern

Another WordPress Exclusive Free Pattern!

This came about because I really needed to take a break from thread crochet (aka my Grandmother’s shrug), and a relative had asked me about making her a pair of fingerless mitts (another story for another post). Then my husband bought me the book “Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia”. It has over 300+ stitch patterns, edgings, and motifs. Over 250+ pages of inspiration!

In that book I came across the Fairy Shell stitch pattern and fell in love with it. It’s a variation of the [2dc, ch1, 2dc] shell stitch that seems so popular with the fingerless mitts/wristwarmers I’ve seen. I, right then, had to do something with it, of course!

The original stitch pattern is written flat, but it was very easy to translate it into the round. I also very slightly modified it to fit my needs for this pattern and the Faerie Blossom Wristwarmers were born!

This pattern has been designed for a snug fit. The stitch pattern is fairly stretchy and will conform to your hand. I also use the Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) instead of a foundation chain, because the FSC is much more elastic than the foundation chain. You can find a tutorial for the FSC HERE.

Photo Nov 19, 5 36 34 PMSample made in size Small/Medium

Sizes:

Small/Medium (6/7 inches)
Medium/Large (7/8 inches)

Materials:

4.00mm hook
Caron Simply Soft – 1 skein (I used Simply Soft Paints in Rose Garden)

Stitches used are in US terminology

Terms used with abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
slst -slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

([sc, ch3, sc], [2dc, ch1, 2dc]) stitch pattern, as for the wrist/arm for the pattern – 4sc, 4dc, 7ch

Photo Nov 19, 5 12 54 PM

Special Stitches:

Make Shell:
in stitch or space indicated make [2dc, ch1, 2dc]

Make 2chShell:
in stitch or space indicated make [2dc, ch2, 2dc]

Note: This pattern has not been tested. Please let me know if there is anything that is unclear. Thanks 🙂

Pattern:

Note: X = desired end rnd count. I’ve made this so you can choose your desired length of the wrist warmer. Make sure to make note of the total rnd counts for the 2nd wrist warmer.

Wrist/Arm

Tip: I suggest trying on the wrist/arm after a few rows. If it is too snug for your liking, I suggest replacing all of the Shells in the wrist/arm with the 2chShell, then work the thumb and hand as written. If it is too loose, go down a hook size.

FSC 24 (30), join in circle without twisting

Rnd 1: in same st as joining, ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], skip 2 sts, make Shell in next st, skip 2 sts, ([sc, ch3, sc] in next st, skip 2 sts, make Shell in next st, skip 2 sts) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 2: ch4, 2dc in ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, (make Shell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell) around, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch4, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch4, slst in the next ch1 space.

Rnd 3: ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], make Shell in the next ch3 space, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, make Shell in the next ch3 space) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 4 – X: Repeat rnds 2 & 3 until desired length for the wrist/arm, ending with rnd 3.

DO NOT FINISH OFF HERE

Thumb Shaping & Thumb Hole

Rnd 1: ch5, 2dc in ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, (make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell) around, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch4, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch5, slst in the next ch2 space.

Rnd 2: ch1,[ sc, ch3, sc], make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, make 2chShell in the next ch3 space) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 3: Left Thumb Hole: ch5, 2dc in ch3 space, ch5 LOOSELY, skip next 2chShell, (make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch2 space of the next 2chShell) around, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch4, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch5, slst in the next ch1 space.

Rnd 3: Right Thumb Hole: ch5, 2dc in ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next 2chShell, (make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next 2chShell) around until the last [sc, ch3, sc] and Shell, make Shell in the next ch3 space, ch5 LOOSELY, skip next 2chShell, dc in the same ch3 space as the beginning ch5, slst in the 3rd ch of the ch4, slst in the next ch1 space.

Hand

Rnd 1: Left Wristwarmer: ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], make 2chShell in the 3rd chain of ch5, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch2 space of the next Shell, make 2chShell in the next ch3 space) around. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 1: Right Wristwarmer: ch1, [sc, ch3, sc], make 2chShell in the next ch3 space, ([sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next 2chShell, make 2chShell in the next ch3 space) around until the [sc, ch3,sc] before the Shell before the ch5, [sc, ch3, sc] in the ch1 space of the next Shell, make Shell in the 3rd ch of the ch5. Slst in 1st sc, slst into ch3 space.

Rnd 2 – 5/X: Repeat rnds 3 & 2, replacing “make Shell” with the “make 2chShell” and ch5 at the beginning of every rnd 2 repeat instead of the ch4, until the desired length for the hand.

Finish off.

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Copyright Jennifer Christensen.

©2014

Please do not post elsewhere or claim as your own.
A link back to this WordPress page is welcome and encouraged.

For any questions or problems with any of my patterns, please email me at:

midknightstarr@gmail.com

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