Crochet Openwork Handwarmers

Feb 17, 2008
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These handwarmers are crocheted with an openwork stitch pattern and have scalloped edges.
They're just perfect for middle seasons..

Extremely easy, maybe one of the best patterns for people who wants to start crocheting!

Materials List

1 ball Tropical Lane "Cin Cin" (75% Merinos, 5% Cotton, 20% Dralon) (50g/125m)
(any worsted weight yarn)

4.00mm hook

Finished Size

Adult woman


"3dc, ch2" twice * 5rows = 5 * 5,5cm

The Pattern

Handwarmer's cuff: Ch 35, sl st to form ring, careful not to twist the ch. Round 1: ch3, dc in next 2 ch, ch1, sk 2ch, * 3dc in next 3ch, ch1, sk 2ch*. Repeat from* across ending round with ch1 and sl st in third ch og beg. ch3. Round 2: ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), *3dc in next ch1 space, ch1*, repeat from* across to last ch1 space, 2dc in space and sl st in third ch of beg. ch3. Round 3: ch3, 2dc in ch1 space, ch1, *3dc in next ch1 space, ch1*. Repeat from * across, ending with ch1 and sl st in third ch of beg. ch3. Round 4: repeat round 2. Round 5: repeat round 3. FROM HERE ON make 2ch between each 3dc group instead of 1ch (that means that you make 5ch instead of 4ch at the beginning of each round 2). Continue working rows 2 and 3 until the point where you'll make the thumb hole.(I've made a total of 11 rows from cuff's bottom to thumb hole), ending with a row 3. Thumb hole: Row 1: Sl st in each ofthe next 2 dc and in 1 ch of first ch2 space of previous round. Ch3, 2dc in same ch2 space, *ch2, 3dc in next space*.Repeat from * across until the last ch2 space of previous round, 1dc in space, ch3, turn. Row 2: 2dc in ch1 space, ch2, *3dc in next ch2 space, ch2*. Repeat from * across, ending with ch2 and 1dc in third ch of beg ch3 of previous row. Closing thumb hole: ch5 ,sl st to third ch of beg ch3 of last row, turn. Top Round: Ch3, 2dc in ch5 space, ch2, skip dc, 3dc in next space.,*ch2, 3dc in next space*. Repeat from * across, ending with ch2 and sl st in third ch of beg. ch3. Scalloped edge: Ch1, *5hdc in second dc of next dc group, sc in next space*. Repeat from * across, ending with a sl st in beg ch1. Weave in ends and enjoy them!
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on Aug 19, 2008 4:08 PM

I made these and I love them! So easy. I used some leftover worsted wool yarn by cascade in a nice gray heather. My only problem is that they're a little big. The next time I make them (and yes, I will indeed make them again), I might try to make them a little smaller.

hachiko wrote
on Oct 14, 2008 6:51 PM

I am also going to try this pattern. I have small hands, but I think I can improvise. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love all your patterns!!!


PS: I added your site to my favorite bog site!!

rubberyarn wrote
on Oct 26, 2008 10:34 PM

When I started your design I kept not trusting you at all, "What on earth? She must be confused." But I continued on, watching how the pattern played itself out, and now I have a beautiful set of handwarmers that I LOVE! I love your designs!

hachiko wrote
on Nov 7, 2008 10:36 AM

Hi Marta!!!

I finally had a chance to make a pair of these. I was very pleased with how they fit my small hands. :) I used a green Tweed yarn by Caron & they look fabulous. And they were oh so easy to make. I highly recommend this fun & easy pattern. I will be making a pair of these for my mother to use when she is traveling by car to visit me. Thank you again Marta!!


Bellz wrote
on Jan 29, 2009 6:34 PM
I love these handwarmers!

The pattern is ingenious, and it's great to watch it work itself into a quick pair of handwarmers. They also make great gifts. :D

KiraBira wrote
on Apr 14, 2009 5:28 PM

I just made these today when the power went out at work and I had nothing to do because they would match a hat I'd made the day before. They work up really quickly and come out great! I have wider arms so I took that into account and they fit great!

on Jan 8, 2010 1:14 PM

I'm really excited to make these. My sister has been wanting some fingerless gloves and has been hinting around to me. I'm going to whip these up tomorrow I just hope they fit her little hands.

on Jan 8, 2010 6:27 PM

The pattern calls for a 4mm hook....Is there even a 4mm hook?

msbyrdt wrote
on Jan 9, 2010 9:37 AM

A 4mm hook is a size "G-6"(US).


* 5mm=H-8(US), 5.50mm=I-9(US), 6.00mm=J-10(US), 6.50mm=K-10.50(US), 8.00mm=L-11(US), 9.00mm=N-13(US), 10.00mm=P-15(US)


ladylynnea wrote
on May 12, 2010 12:45 PM

This is a great pattern, thanks!! I made these while watching "Dancing with the Stars" and only changed a couple things. I made one and it was too big, so I downsized my crochet hook and didn't start the ch2 in between the dc's until row 10. This made them fit my arm and hand perfectly. I also added one more row on the top before the shell scallop row to make the handwarmers come up over my knuckles a little moreand went back to ch1 for that row to snug it up just a bit. I used a size E hook with a cotton/acrylic Plymouth Yarn Jeanee knitting worsted weight yarn as I plan to wear them this summer with a medieval faire outfit and didn't want them to be too hot. I made them in a grey color to resemble chain maille bracers. They will be perfect!

gatorade635 wrote
on Nov 17, 2011 1:34 AM

I love these! I can't count how many I've made. I gave them to all the girls in my family (my mom, 6 sisters, and sister-in-law) and they love them! I have also given them as gifts to a bunch of friends. Thanks for the awesome easy pattern!