Crafternoon How-To: Crochet Wrist Warmers

I’ve already very recently shared with you my new found love of crochet and this is my proof – already, not even two weeks into 2014 my first crochet project is complete – Happy Crafternoon indeed!

And they are a success – even if I do say so myself… WHICH I DO!

AND they arrived just in time for a trip to Krakow, where, my boyfriend tells me with some trepidation, that the maximum temperature is 15 degrees and the minimum possible temperature is MINUS 29! At least my wrists will be toasty warm.

Now this isn’t my usual tutorial style – I’m by no means a crochet pro just yet so I have linked up the tutorial I used and included some tips that I found helpful along the way.  Let’s Go!

You Will Need:

  • Wool in a beautiful colour
  • Crochet hook
  • Darning needle

I was also originally planning to add a couple of buttons to give some extra detail but preferred mine without in the end – the wool I used was purple with hints of pinky red so felt pretty enough on its own.

I used a pattern from Crochet Spot for beginners wrist warmers with ridges.  These are a great starting project and the pattern is very simple to follow.  you are effectively making a rectangle wide enough to fit snugly around your wrist/palm.  Your can define how long you want your finished warmers to be by the length of your first chain.  The pattern recommends using medium weight wool and a 5.5mm crochet hook but I used a larger hook and mine worked out fine.

Stitch up
Stitch up

Once you have crocheted your two rectangles, one for each wrist, you simply sew up the edges using your darning needle and more wool, leaving a gap at the top that your thumb can hook through.  Once I had sewn about three quarters of the way up I measured this against my hand for the fit: You want the wrist warmers to reach the base of your fingers.

crochet wrist warmers

I am ridiculously chuffed with my first creation of 2014!  The wrist warmers are really warm and I can’t wait to put them to the test in Krakow.  They were so simple to make I might even attempt some more as Christmas gifts next year.

crochet wrist warmers

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