You too can take part in this year's crocheted wrist warmer trend, and use up some stash with these super simple and very quick chunky crocheted wristwarmers! I've made four pairs so far, and even one of them was for myself, whaddya know?
And the fun thing about crocheted wristwarmers as simple as these is that you can add your own little details, such as a picot edging from women or girls, or keep them plain for boys.
Chunky Ribbed Crocheted Wrist Warmers Pattern:
Use either chunky yarn, or two strands of DK/worsted weight yarn and a hook that produces a tight result. I used a 5.5mm hook.
Now, I'm not going to give you a pattern, but rather just explain what you need to do, and you'll make up your own pattern, how about that?
The wrist warmers are made of double crochet rectangles that are then made into a tube by sewing a seam. All rows are double crocheted in the back loop only to produce a ribbed look. At the seam one leaves the hole for the thumb. If you like you can single crochet two or three rows around the thumb hole, as I have done, and finish the top with a row or two of single crochet. I used a picot edging for the blue pair seen in the photo above.
To know what size rectangle you'll need to crochet you'll have to measure the hand it will fit, a hand that's similar to the hand you'd like it to fit, or measure some existing mittens or gloves. You'll need to know the height of the wristwarmer, and the circumference, which is the lenght of your rectangle. The number of chains on your foundation row is the height of the wristwarmer.
The main question is how high you'd like the wrist warmers to go up on the fingers, as once you make the thumb hole, that dictates how the wrist warmers will fit. Hope that makes sense, just drop me a line if you have any questions, and enjoy!