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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Granny Chic 'Granny Stripe' Wrist Warmers Pattern

Delusions of Grandeur have passed.  I am very grateful to the Oompa Loompas who helped me with testing this pattern.  I think it is safe to say they were happy with their end results and the feedback I received for the pattern was very useful.  Aren't people kind?  Thanks again to those of you who helped and those of you who volunteered your time and services.  I don't deserve ya!
          I have enjoyed wearing these 'Wrist Warmers' but then I am a sucker for 'Granny Stripe'.  They look better on than off, but my photography skills are not great and my teenager lost patience with me doing an 'on location artistic photo shoot'.  I don't mind being a 'hand model' he hated being a photographer, he was wearing my shoes in the back garden, cursing me to hurry up and stop fussing about.  So the shoot was over and done with before it started.  Euan on the other hand took about twenty photographs of me wearing the Chicken Tea Cosy as a hat, I had to snatch the camera from him.  Hmmm my boys 'Chalk and Cheese'.

These Granny Chic 'Granny Stripe' Wrist Warmers are a very quick and easy make.  I would love to hear from you if you decide to give them a go.  XXX
Well on with the pattern:

Materials: Scraps of Double knit Yarn.  1 main colour and 7 contrast colours
Hook Size:  4.5mm
Abbreviations: UK Terminology
Chain - ch
Double Crochet – dc
Treble Crochet – tr

For the Granny Stripe section of the Wrist Warmers:  Working in the main colour.
Make 31 chain.  Turn.
Row 1:   Miss the first stitch work a double crochet into each the chain.
Row 2:    Ch 3 and turn.   Work 2 tr into the 1st dc.  (Miss the next two dc, 3tr into the next dc) Repeat 8 times.  Miss 2dc and work 1 tr into the last stitch.   
Row 3Join contrast colour.  Ch 3,  make 3 tr into the next and each tr cluster space along the row.  Work 1 tr into the last tr of the previous row to end the row. 
Row 4Re-join Main colour.  (Repeat Row 2 and 3, 6 times). 
Row 16:  Using the main colour repeat row two.
Row 17:  1 ch, work 1 dc in each of the previous row’s tr, fasten off.
To Make The Cuffs:
Using the main colour, ch 18.
Row 1: 1 dc into each ch.
Row 2:  1 ch, 1 dc through the back of dc, to the end of the row.  Repeat this row 25 times to form crochet rib.  Fasten off.
Make Two.
To Make up: Both Wrist Warmers the Same.
Sew in all ends.   With the wrong side facing:  Sew the cuff onto the wrist warmer.
Sew securely but loosely.  Slightly stretch the rib of the cuff to attach it evenly.
Sew up the side seam to the top edge of the second contrast colour stripe.  Fasten off.
Rejoin at the top of the 5th contrast colour stripe, this creates the thumb space.  Continue
to sew up the side seam and fasten off.
To make the thumbs:
Using the Main colour pick up and work evenly 18 dc around the thumb space (9dc each side).  Working in a round work 2 rows of dc and fasten off.  Sew in the end.

NB:  These make a slim fitting ladies wrist warmer.  The size can be easily altered to make larger or smaller wrist warmers.  Measure the width and length to the required size and alter stitches and rows accordingly.   
For the Granny Stripe, ch multiples of 3 for the required size. 
For the cuff chain the required length and work the number of rows required to achieve a snug fit.

This Picture is the best of a bad deal!


  1. What a lovely pattern. I'll definately have to try these. Thanks for sharing with us Lucy!

  2. Those are gorgeous, Miss Lucy! Wow, you have such pretty nails.. and gorgeous freckles! I might have to try those one day.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. I am VERY much liking these. I have two young teenage nieces that I'm already knitting scarves for for this coming christmas - I wonder if they'd like some fingerless gloves too?!

  4. How lovely and how generous of you to share. I can tell you work in school by the font you have chosen for the pattern, it was my font of choice too.

  5. I love the colors. Mine are boring with only the two colors, but the pattern was very nice. I thought it was easy to read and follow. Talk to you soon.

  6. Oooh they are seriously funky...I only wish I could crochet myself a pair and show them off! Well done you for designing the pattern :)

  7. I rather like these! Mmm... may have to give these a try for next winter!

  8. Wow they are brilliant! I'll definitely be putting them on my to do list! Thank you for sharing :-) Laura (Cutecrochetedcreations)

  9. Hey! I just saw these on Ravelry this morning :) Love this pattern! Think this would also look great in variegated yarn!

  10. Great pattern Lucy, they look lovely wristwarmers.
    Hope you are having a good weekend.
    Carol xx

  11. If you make the Wrist warmers, I would love to use a photograph of them in a 'Gallery' on this blog. I would be very grateful if you could share a photograph with me at:

    Ta very muchly :) xxx

  12. I'm fairly fussy about wristwarmers, but just wanted to know how much I LOVE these ones! The weather's warming up, but I'd love to make a pair or two of these (at least!) towards the next fall and winter seasons! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern, and have a great weekend! ~tina

    1. Thanks Tina, they are a very quick and easy make, I am hoping to squeeze in making another pair too, I think I will go 'Black and Brights' next. :)

  13. So this has been what you've been up to lately! Lovely pattern, I look forward to making them one of these days!

    1. Anastacia Hi, I am always up to some sort of yarny mischief! I hope you do find time to make yourself a pair :)

  14. these are awesome,and they look pretty on your hands!!!thanks

    1. Thank you, that is a lovely comment :) x

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  17. Ok. So don't be insulted, I adapted this pattern to go with the other mittens I've been making. They look really cool, though. So glad you tried this out! Would love to send you a pic of them!


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