Sunday, 21 October 2012

Textured Handhuggers

Following on in a series of FREE ( yes, free!) crochet patterns that I have designed, comes the pattern for a set of gorgeous stylish fingerless wrist/hand warmers. 

Using a super easy construction method, and a simple but effective stitch pattern, these textured hand huggers are super warm, practical and versatile.  They hook up really quickly and don’t require too much concentration – instant gratification and able to watch tv too!  Perfect for beginners and experts alike, you’ll be hooking a pair up to match different outfits as well as friends and family.  Using double knitting yarn and a 5mm hook, the pattern has the added benefit in Baby, Child and Adult sizes.

If you love what you see but are not a little craft-y person, then please get in touch through facebook or email as I will gladly hook up a pair for sale...

I couldn't resist playing with colour and my favourite stripes ( plus it also helps to diminish the stash mountain!)...  I am tempted to tinker with the pattern and gauge, and use 4 ply yarn to really have some fun and try and create some Missoni-style stripes...These also look fab in a solid colour or self-patterning yarn.

Make 2.                                                
Ch 17 (29, 41)                                  

Row 1: dc in 3rd chain form hook, tr in same st, *skip next ch, (dc, tr) in next ch*, rep to end, turn
Row 2: ch 1, miss first st, *(dc, tr) in next st, miss next st*, rep to end, turn

Repeat row 2 until piece measures approx. 2 (3, 3.5) inches,  or [5, 7.5, 9cm], ending with a WS row.

Thumbhole row (RS): ch 1, miss first st, (dc, tr ) in next st 2 (3, 4) times, ch 4 (6, 8 ), miss next 2 (3, 4 ) pattern repeats, continue in pattern to end, turn.

Next row (WS): ch 21, *miss first st, (dc, tr) in next st * rep to chains for thumbhole, [miss first ch, (dc, tr) in next ch] rep 2 (3, 4) times, continue in pattern to end, turn.

Continue repeating row 2 to match first half up to thumbhole row, ending with a WS row.  DO NOT FASTEN OFF. Turn.
Seaming/Joining row: ch 1, bring foundation row of mitt up behind and slip stitch both edges together, working through both thicknesses.  Take care to match the stitches as you work along to create a super neat finish (pin in place if you prefer).
Fasten off, weave in ends.  Voila! Cosy and stylish warm hands are now yours…
Written pattern copyright Aimie Bennett 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.
Please can I ask that if you use this pattern to make items for sale, then credit the original pattern design to FuzzyFingers.  Many thanks and happy hooking!!

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