I made these wrist warmers at the end of last winter when I moved into a very cold house and I needed to keep the draught out. I like them short because they don’t obstruct your hands – no need to take them off when eating or washing your hands. At some point I would like to make them longer so that they cover more of the arm and hand …. maybe next year. I have since made them for sale at markets and in shops in different colours.
I use Drops Babyalpaca Silk with a 3 mm crochet hook. The yardage of the yarn is 167 m per 50 g – in case you want to use other yarns. This yarn is very soft both to work with and to wear – it is not itchy like some woollen yarns are and is of good quality. Drops write on their website that it has not been treated with chemicals which is right up my street! The instructions are in UK crochet terms, but there is a translation into US terms in the document. The wrist warmers are very simple to make and suitable for beginners. I give instructions for just one size (women’s), but if you want them narrower or wider you can increase the initial chains by multiples of two. You may have to alter the last row along the top if you do, but it is fairly easy. You can download the pattern (a PDF file) by clicking the link below.
I hope you enjoy making – they make an easy and fast handmade gift for someone special!
© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI