by Chloe Nightingale
I've always had a thing for fingerless gloves and wrist warmers. When I was a little kid, I always wanted to cut the fingertips off my gloves so I could be like Bob Cratchit from Dickens's A Christmas Carol, but my mom wouldn't let me. Years later, I cut the fingertips off the first pair of gloves I bought in college. I've seen a lot of knitting patterns for wrist warmers, but I haven't seen many crocheted wrist warmers so I thought I'd make these!
Although this pattern is done in Artesano Alpaca, it is easily adaptable to other yarns and is a great way to use up scrap yarns and one-skein impulse purchases.
- MC: 1 skein Inca Cloud Artesano Alpaca (100% Alpaca, 131 yds/120m per 50g skein): color #002 (brown), or approximately 131 yards/120m of any DK weight alpaca
- CC1 and CC2: 1/2 skein each of Inca Cloud Artesano Alpaca (100% Alpaca, 131 yds/120m per 50g skein): color #402 (olive green) and color #71 (burnt orange) or approximately 131 yards/120m of any DK weight alpaca or scrap yarn
- US F/5 (3.75 mm) hook
- Yarn needle
Wee Wristies: (will fit children and people with small hands, like me)
Normal Wristies: (will fit average-sized wrists)
Big Wristies: (for big people)
The pattern is written for Wee Wristies with changes for Normal Wristies and Big Wristies written in parentheses.
19 sts x 24 rounds of sc = 4" (10 cm)
Fpdc = front post double crochet
With MC, ch 26 (30, 34), sl st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1. Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in each st around, sl st in 2nd ch of ch-2 to close ring. (26 [30, 34] dc)
Round 2. Ch 1 (counts as first sc), *fpdc around next dc of previous row, sc in next st,* rep from * to * around, ending fpdc around last dc of previous row, sl st in first ch to close ring.
Round 3. With CC1, ch 1 (counts as first sc), *fpdc around post of next fpdc, sc in next st,* rep from * to * around, ending fpdc around post of next fpdc, sl st in first ch to close ring.
Round 4. Repeat Round 3 in MC.
Round 5. Repeat Round 3 in CC2.
Round 6. Repeat Round 3 in CC1.
Round 7. Repeat Round 3 in CC2.
Round 8. Repeat Round 3 in MC.
Round 9. Repeat Round 3 in CC1.
Rounds 10-11. Repeat Round 3 in MC.
This section is worked flat instead of in the round.
Row 1. Ch 1 (counts as sc), turn, sc in each st to end. Do not join in first ch.
Repeat Row 1 until work measures 2.5" (3", 3") or desired length.
Top O' the Mitt
Round 1: Sl st in first ch of row to join, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Repeat Round 1 for 4 (5, 6) more rounds, ending with sc in first ch, sl st in following stitch. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.