These beginner friendly crochet wrist warmers are such a fun, quick and easy make. They are perfect for Autumn when the temperature drops cooler. I find wrist warmers so handy especially on days out as they give you more freedom having your fingers out whilst keeping your hands nice and snug! Wearing wrist warmers mean I can still use my phone, reach for my car keys and find what ever I need in my bag that little bit quicker when I’m out and about.
Crochet wrist warmers also make great gifts too, so if you love to make handmade gifts you might want to give these a try. Keep reading for all the information, two video tutorials to help you along the way plus some yarn colour inspiration below.
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CROCHET WRIST WARMERS
MATERIALS & TOOLS
Yarn: DK yarn in two colours (100g in each colour).
For this crochet project I recommend two colours that complement each other however having a visible difference to use for the contrasting colour.
However here are a few combinations I absolutely love so I think you might do too!
This pattern is written in UK terms.
TERMS & ABBREVIATIONS
Main Colour (mc)
Contrast Colour (cc)
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.
repeat anything between *and* for the indicated time
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Foundation: (mc) ch 36 plus 5 (you can increase or decrease you chain depending on your wrist size – just work in multiples of three)
Round 1: (mc) tr into 4th chain from the hook (skipped chs count as a tr), *skip two chain spaces, (tr, ch 1, tr) into next chain space; repeat from * until you have 4 chains left, skip 2, tr into the last two chain spaces. Fasten off mc, join sc.
Round 2: (cc) ch 3 (counts as a tr), tr into top of the second tr from previous Row, *(tr, ch 1, tr) into ‘v’ space of previous Row; repeat from * until you reach last 2 sts. One tr into top of last 2 tr from previous Row. Fasten off sc, join mc.
Round 3: (mc) repeat Row two, change to sc at end of Row.
Round 4: (cc) repeat Row two, change to mc at end of Row.
Round 5-8: (mc) (continue with this colour for these 4 Rows) repeat Row two for each Row.
Round 9: (mc) ch 3, miss second tr st, work (tr, ch 1, tr) into each ‘v’ space across. Skip one tr and tr into the top of ch-3 from the last Row.
Round 10: (mc) ch 3, work (tr, ch 1, tr) into each ‘v’ space across, tr into top of ch-3 from last Row.
Round 11: (mc) ch 3 (counts as tr), work one tr into first ‘v’ space, *(tr, ch 1, tr) into next ‘v’ space; repeat from * until you have one ‘v’ space remaining. Work one tr into last ‘v’ space, tr into top of ch-3 from previous Row.
Round 12: (mc) repeat Row two, change to sc at end of Row.
Round 13: (cc) repeat Row two, change to mc at end of Row.
Round 14: (mc) repeat Row two, change to sc at end of Row.
Round 15: (cc) repeat Row two, fasten off.
Sew in ends.
Fold the work lengthways with right sides facing. Join seaming color yarn to bottom corner opening (wrist end). Working through both layers, 2dc into each tr for Rows one- eight. Fasten off yarn. Skip Rows nine- twelve (to leave a gap for your thumb). Rejoin seaming yarn, work 2dc into each tr for Rows thirteen- fifteen. Fasten off and weave in ends. Turn right side out and enjoy!
PIN FOR LATER
KatelynnOctober 6, 2020 at 11:40 am
Hello Sarah, I’m sorry but I’m confused about how exactly to size this to our own wrists? Thank you.
BellaCocoTeamOctober 13, 2020 at 6:19 pm
Hi Katelynn, to size the wrist warmers you just need to chain a multiple of three and then wrap it around your wrist to check for sizing – if it feels too loose you should chain less stitches and if it feels too tight you should add more I hope this helps.
ChristinaOctober 6, 2020 at 11:53 am
Argh! I’ve done row one 4 times now and I always end up with 3 chains rather than 4. I have shortened the foundation chain to 33 and then added 4 – that’s right isn’t it??? I cannot see where I am losing a stitch. 🙁
BellaCocoTeamOctober 13, 2020 at 6:18 pm
Hi Christina Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with this; I’m going to double check the pattern but in the meantime if you add 5 chains onto the end instead of 4 it should work out for you
SylviaOctober 16, 2021 at 6:01 pm
Hello Sarah, I’m fairly new to crocheting and I’m using yarns of the same make but two colours. When I add the row of second colour the first bit in main colour curls up. What am I doing wrong?
I’ve also had the same problem as previous poster. I notice your written instructions are slightly different to the video. Should I add 4 or 5 to the chain?
BellaCocoTeamOctober 19, 2021 at 6:59 pm
Hi Sylvia, If you’ve not already then I would recommend that you watch my video tutorial on how to change colours here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaIuAWV2BA4 as that may help you Sometimes you need to pull on the ends of the yarn slightly to adjust them so that they sit right. I will also have the written instructions for the pattern double checked, thank you for picking up the discrepancy