Free Calming Crochet Wrist Warmers Pattern

Free Calming Crochet Wrist Warmers Pattern

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CALMING CROCHET WRIST WARMERS Pattern

We all need some calming crochet to help get us through this time we find ourselves in.
Calming Crochet Wrist Warmers are a quick and relaxing soothing crochet project to make and practical and calming to wear.

  • Practical crochet wrist warmers keep you warm when your jumpers or coats aren’t quite long enough
  • Pretty decorative crochet cuffs
  • Calming anti anxiety crocheted wristbands

Quick Crochet Project to Calm and Soothe

It would seem glib not to mention the times we find ourselves in due to the virus. Many people are self isolating, possibly ill, certainly fearful and anxious.

I, like many of us have taken to crochet and designing to help ease my anxiety and share with the crochet community.

I wanted a quick crochet project I could start and finish in a couple of episodes of a box set, a soothing rhythmic pattern and a useful finished item. You might wonder how useful crocheted wristbands or wrist warmers are but I have found wearing them strangely calming, both as a project to make and to wear.

As soon as I made the first one I put it on to test the size. It was so pretty I kept it on whilst crocheting the second wrist warmer. It felt…so nice. Warm, comforting, just right.

I know that for many of us crocheting itself is calming, a welcome refuge we are so lucky to have, however after finishing the second and putting it on the other wrist, I felt like wearing the wristbands themselves was providing relief and comfort.

How could a silly little thing like a crocheted wrist warmer feel so calming, reduce my anxiety and feel soothing?

Thanks to google I discovered we have two acupressure points on our wrists that when massaged or touched help relieve anxiety and tension. I’m not a medical professional and I’m not making any medical claims, I’m just sharing my experience In the hope it may help you too.

 

 

I’m also sharing this free crochet pattern for my wrist warmers, and would love it if you added it to your ravelry queue here.

crochet wrist warmers free pattern

Free Crochet Wrist Warmers Pattern

The free crochet wrist warmers pattern below is written in both UK and US terms. It is a quick and easy crochet wrist warmers pattern, and you will be using basic crochet stitches as well as learning a new stitch, the extended half double crochet (extended half treble crochet in UK terms).

Construction

The crochet wrist warmers are made flat, in rows back and forth from the bottom up then seamed together. You could also crochet the ends together however they way I look at it (and I really hate sewing!) is that I need to sew my ends in, I might as well use my ends to sew the two edges together.

Size

I have written the pattern for 3 sizes, S (M, L). Choose the size that is closest to your actual wrist size for a snug, comforting fit. If you don’t want a fitted wristband, go up a size or adjust your hook. If you crochet tighter than gauge, go up a hook size. If your tension is looser, go down a hook size. To adjust the pattern for other sizes, add or remove multiples of 4 chains in the foundation row.

Size Actual Wrist cm/inches Project cm/inches flat width x height
S 35 1/2 – 41cm
14 – 16inches
38cm/15inches x 9cm/3 1/2 inches
M 42 – 46cm
16 1/2 -18 inches
46cm/18 inches x 9cm/3 1/2 inches
L 47- 53 cm
18 1/2- 21 inches
51cm/20 inches x 9cm/3 1/2 inches

Materials

Yarn

20(26,32)g x Double knitting/light worsted weight yarn
(100g/255yards/230m approximately)

Hook

4.5mm Choose the bigger hook size if you usually have tighter tension.

Gauge

10cm/4 inch = 16 sts

Notes

In Row 9 you work into the 3rd bar. What this means is you do not work into the usual top front and back bars of the stitch. By working into the 3rd bar, the top front and back bars are pushed forward and produce an textured ridge or line.

If you use different yarn weight, quantity or hook size you will need different quantities of yarn than stated.

See the section Size for information on adjusting the size.

Pattern is written in both UK terms and US terms. Check you are following the pattern for the crochet terms you usually use.

US terms Instructions

US Abbreviations

Chain ch
Double crochet dc
Half double crochet hdc
Remain rem
Repeat rep
Right side RS
Single crochet sc
Slip stitch sl-st
Stitch st
Stitches sts
Wrong side WS

Special Stitch – Extended Half Double Crochet (exhdc)

Extended half double crochet (exhdc): Yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop only (creating a chain), yarn over and pull through remaining 3 loops.

Start Crocheting

Row 1 (RS): Chain 28 (32, 36) sts, work dc in 5th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs counts as dc), dc in remaining st, turn. 25 (29, 33) sts
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (counts as first sl-st), [ dc in the next st, sl-st in the next st] across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout), dc in the same st, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in the same st, [sl-st in the next st, dc in the next st] across turn.
Row 5: As Rows 3
Row 6: As Row 2
Row 7: As Rows 3
Row 8: As Row 4
Row 9: Ch 2, exhdc in same st, exhdc in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first st, sc in 3rd bar (see Notes if necessary) in each st across until last st, sc in last st, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first st, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first st, sc in next st, *3 hdc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts; rep from * across ending last rep with 1 sc in last st.

Break yarn and fasten off, leaving enough yarn to seam edges together.

To sew together, hold row ends right side together, and using a darning needle and the tail end, whip stitch the sides together. Weave in your ends. Turn so right side is facing.

Make 2.

UK Terms Instructions

Abbreviations

Chain ch
Double crochet dc
Half treble crochet htr
Remain rem
Repeat rep
Right side RS
Slip stitch sl-st
Stitch st
Stitches sts
Treble crochet tr
Wrong side WS

Special Stitch Extended half treble crochet

Extended half treble crochet (exhtr): Yarn over, insert your hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop only (creating a chain), yarn over and pull through remaining 3 loops.

Start Crocheting

Row 1 (RS): Chain 28 (32, 36) sts, work tr in 5th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs counts as tr), tr in remaining st, turn. 25 (29, 33) sts
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 (counts as first sl-st), [ tr in the next st, sl-st in the next st] across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout), tr in the same st, tr in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, tr in the same st, [sl-st in the next st, tr in the next st] across turn.
Row 5: As Rows 3
Row 6: As Row 2
Row 7: As Rows 3
Row 8: As Row 4
Row 9: Ch 2, exhtr in same st, exhtr in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1 (does not count as st), dc in first st, dc in 3rd bar (see Notes if necessary) in each st across until last st, dc in last st, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1 (does not count as st), dc in first st, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1 (does not count as st), dc in first st, dc in next st, *3 htr in next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts; rep from * across ending last rep with 1 dc in last st.

Break yarn and fasten off, leaving enough yarn to seam edges together.

To sew together, hold row ends right side together, and using a darning needle and the tail end, whip stitch the sides together. Weave in your ends. Turn so right side is facing.

Make 2.

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