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Rufflemitts: Free Crochet Wristwarmers Pattern

Updated on May 7, 2016
Free Crochet Wrist Warmer Pattern
Free Crochet Wrist Warmer Pattern | Source

These cute wristwarmers are quick to make, only take one 50g ball of yarn and would make a perfect gift!

This pattern only uses simple stitches and includes instructions for three sizes: Small, Medium and Large. The differences for each size are shown in brackets.

Crochet Wristwarmer Supplies

For this project you will need:

  • 1x 50g Sirdar Click DK (#111 Blazer)
  • Size E-4/3.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn sewing needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • Ch - chain
  • SS - Slip stitch
  • St(s) - stitch(es)
  • SC – single crochet (UK double)
  • DC – double crochet (UK treble)
  • Rep - repeat

If you're new to crochet and are not sure how to do any of the stitches check out our article on Crochet Basics.

Yarn Alternatives

This pattern uses Sirdar Click Double Knitting/Light Worsted.

When substituting yarn for any pattern, it's important to try and match the yardage as closely as possible. It's not enough to simply choose another light worsted yarn, as these can vary greatly and alter the finished product dramatically!

If you would like to use a different yarn, check the ball band and use one with approximately 164yds/150m per 50g.

Examples of alternatives would be:

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Sequins
  • King Cole Riot DK

Instructions To Crochet Wristwarmers

Make 2 the Same

Main body:

Round 1~

  • Chain 27 (30, 33) and join to first chain with SS to form a ring. Be sure not to let the chain twist when joining.
  • This is your foundation chain. It's a good idea to check this fits over your hand (or whoever will be wearing them) now and adjust if neccesary.
  • CH6
  • SC into 3rd chain from hook
  • *CH5
  • SC 3rd chain from last ST**
  • Rep from * to ** until you have 3CH left of the foundation chain
  • CH5
  • SS into the first chain of the round.

Round 2~

  • CH5
  • 1SC into 4th chain of CH6 from the previous row
  • *CH5
  • 1SC into 3rd chain of CH5 from the previous row**
  • Rep from * to ** until you come to the end of the round
  • CH2
  • SS into the 3rd chain in first ch5 of this round.

Round 3~

  • CH6
  • SC into the 3rd chain of next ch5 from the hook
  • *CH5
  • SC into the 3rd chain of next ch5 from the previous row**
  • Rep from * to ** until you come to the end of the round
  • CH5
  • SS into the 1st chain of the CH6 at the beginning of the round.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 twice more

Work one more Round 2

To Crochet The Thumbhole

Row One~

  • *CH5
  • SC into 3rd chain of the 5ch from the previous row**
  • Rep from * to ** until you've worked all the way round
  • CH5
  • SC into the same pace that you started the 1st CH5 of the row, turn

Row 2~

  • SS into the last 3 chains of the previous row
  • *CH5
  • SC into the 3rd chain of the next 5ch of the previous row**
  • Rep from * to ** until the end, turn

Row 3~

  • *CH5
  • SC into 3rd chain of the 5ch from the previous row**
  • Rep from * to ** until you've worked all the way round
  • CH5
  • SC into 1st chain of the previous row
  • SS into last ch of previous row, turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 once more

  • SS into the last 2 chains of the previous row
  • SS the 3rd chain of the first and last 5CH of the previous row together. This closes the thumb hole.

How To Crochet A Scalloped Edge

The complete the top of the wristwarmer, crochet rounds 2, 3 and then 2 again from the main body.

You need a straight edge to add the scallop, so to even off the trellis:

  • CH5
  • SC into the 3rd chain of the previous 5CH
  • *CH3
  • SC into the 3rd chain of 5CH
  • Rep from * to ** end, joining with a SS

Scalloped Edge~

  • *CH3
  • Miss one ST from the previous row and SC into the next**
  • rep from * to **, to the end, joining with SS.
  • Cast off and sew in any loose ends.

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How To Crochet A Frilly Cuff

Now, go back to where you started, you'll be adding a frilly cuff to the foundation chain.

Round 1~

  • Join yarn to the cast on edge
  • CH3
  • 2DC into the same place as you joined the yarn
  • 3DC into every chain to the end
  • Complete the round with a SS into the 3rd chain of the initial CH3

Round 2~

  • Ch3
  • DC into the same place as the CH3
  • 2DC into every DC of the previous round
  • Join round with a SS into the 3rd cain of the CH3

Round 3~

  • CH3
  • DC into everyDC of the previous round
  • Join round with a SS as before
  • Cast off and sew in all loose ends.

Crochet Hints and Tips

If you need to make the size of the wristwarmers bigger or smaller, add or subtract multiples of 3 chains to the foundation row, until you reach the desired size.

To reduce the number of threads that need to be sewn in, lay them alongside the foundation chain and crochet over them.

Crochet doesn't have as much give in it as knitting, so make sure the foundation chain fits over the hand comfortably before continuing. Some people find it works well to work the foundation chain in a hook one size bigger than the rest of the project.

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    • purl3agony profile image

      Donna Herron 3 years ago from USA

      These are so pretty! I especially like the stitch pattern on the hand. It looks beautiful in the variegated yarn you used! Voted up and pinned :)

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      Karen Creftor 3 years ago from Kent, UK

      Thanks Purl :D

      Yeah I only had one ball of yarn and wanted to get a whole pair of wristwarmers out of it so I thought the trellis pattern would make the yarn go further :P

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Cute, cute project--thanks for sharing it. These would be fun to wear and to give!

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      raguett 3 years ago

      Thanks these r so cute. they will make a nice Christmas gift.

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      Karen Creftor 3 years ago from Kent, UK

      Thanks forthe compliments, I'm glad you like them :D

      Please come back and let us know how you get on with the pattern if you make them!

      #Kaz x

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