Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy Wrist Warmers

A couple of years ago, I made a set of wrist warmers out of chenille yarn for my step-sister. She has worn them out now, and this pair was designed to be a warm but sturdy replacement. (Hence the cotton cuffs)

Hook: 5.0 mm
Yarn: I love this Cotton (worsted Weight) and some sort of fuzzy yarn I had in my stash.
Gauge/Size: I tend to stitch large and this makes EXTRA SMALL wrist warmers for a small adult or a child size. If you want to make an adult size, you’ll have to modify to add stitches [just follow along in the brackets to adjust sizing]

TOP CUFF (Make 2)
Begin with the cotton yarn. Ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across
Row 2-22: ch 1, sc in the BACK LOOP ONLY of each st across
[This should fit around your hand, or the hand of the person it’s for. Add more rows if the strip doesn’t wrap around. Your total number of rows will become N for the remainder of the pattern.]
Finishing Row: Sl st onto the back of the base chain so that it forms a loop. Fasten off or leave a large loop where you can join your fuzzy yarn later.

BOTTOM CUFF (make 2)
Begin with the cotton yarn. Ch 7
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across
Row 2-20: ch 1, sc in the BACK LOOP ONLY of each st across
[This should fit around your wrist, and in general, the number of rows to achieve that is N-2]
Finishing Row: Sl st onto the back of the base chain so that it forms a loop. Fasten off.

FUZZY WARM PART:
Join your fuzzy yarn onto the top cuff where you fastened off the cotton yarn.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 22 [or N] sts around. Sl st to join
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around. DO NOT JOIN. Turn. (this creates thumb opening)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st around. DO NOT JOIN. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Sl st to the top of the ch 3 to join for the bottom of the thumb.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 sts. Dc in each of the next 9 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 9 sts to finish the rnd. Sl st to join. (20 sts) [N-2 sts]
Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 sts. Dc in each of the next 8 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 8 sts to finish the rnd. Sl st to join. (18 sts) [N-4 sts]
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc2tog over next 2 sts. Dc in each of the next 7 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 7 sts to finish the rnd. Sl st to join. (16 sts) [N-6 sts]
[If you want your cuffs to be longer, add a round or two of *ch 3, dc in each st around, slst to join*]
Rnd 8: Pin or hold the bottom cuff in place, and sl st the bottom of the fuzzy part onto the top of the bottom cuff. Fasten Off.



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