If you’re anything like me, you’re cold. All the time. Especially this time of year. Maybe it’s an underactive circulatory system. Maybe I’m just a wimp. Either way, I’ve learned to compensate with layers and, most importantly, wristers!
I’ve seen them called a hundred different names – wristers, fingerless gloves, fingerless mittens, mitts, wrist warmers, and so on… But call them what you will, I can’t get through the winter (or fall or spring) without them!
Here is my quick and easy wristers pattern. It matches my recently posted pattern: Simple Chunky Neck Warmer. Both of these patterns are suitable for beginners, but may also appeal to more advanced crocheters who would like to make a finished gift in less time than it takes to watch a movie (it takes me just over an hour to make the wristers from start to finish).
In the pattern below, you can opt to skip the THUMB section if you desire, which will result in an appearance like the blue and silver wrister above.
Finished Size: Women’s Medium, approximately 7” in length and 8” around at wrist end.
Please note: Wrist opening is not stretchy. If your hand will not fit through an 8” opening, you can adjust opening size by adding additional stitches in the initial ring (you can check this in advance by pinning a strip of fabric in an 8″ loop and testing whether you can wriggle your hand through the loop). Overall size of wrister can be made smaller or larger by decreasing or increasing number of stitches in each round or by using a smaller or larger size hook.
2 strands bulky weight yarn (category 5) held together
Crochet hook, size M
6 hdc + 5 rows = 4 in.
FINGERLESS GLOVES (make 2)
Ch 13. Being careful not to twist the chain, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch1, 13 hdc in in ring, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (13 hdc)
Round 2 & 3: Ch 1, hdc in same hdc as sl st, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (13 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same hdc as sl st, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (14 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 1, 3 hdc in same hdc as sl st, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (16 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 1, hdc in same hdc as sl st, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (16 hdc)
Round 7: Ch 4, sk 3 hdc, hdc in next hdc and each following hdc around, join with sl st in second sc. (12 hdc)
Round 8: Ch 1, 2 hdc in ch 2 sp, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st in top of first hdc. (14 hdc)
Round 9: Ch 1, hdc in same hdc as sl st, hdc in each hdc around, join with sl st in top of first hdc. Fasten off. (14 hdc)
Join yarn to any hdc along opening for thumb. Ch1, sc in same hdc as joining, work 9 sc evenly around thumb opening, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (10 sc)
Weave in ends. Add buttons, pom-poms, crochet flowers, lace trim, or other embellishments as desired.
I would love to see what you make! Please feel free to post pictures of your own creations in the comments or on the Tincture Craft Facebook page.
Check out the matching neck warmer pattern here.