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 3: Join 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 4: Re-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.
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.
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