Need a last-minute handmade stocking filler? Set aside a couple of hours this weekend and you could be wrapping a pair of crochet wrist warmers for someone to snuggle their paws into. These wrist warmers by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet comes with pretty bows to top them off – so kawaii! If you’re making a pair of mitts for him though, simply fasten off and weave in the ends before you reach the scalloped trim part of the pattern.
You will need:
• Stylecraft Special DK, 100% acrylic, 100g/295m, one ball each of Fondant (1241) (Yarn A), Silver (1203) (Yarn B) and Shrimp (1132) (Yarn C)
• 3mm (UK 11) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
7 sts and 7 rows to 10cm (4″) square
ss slip stitch
dc double crochet
RS right side
BL back loop
Approx. 9 x 23cm (3 5/8 x 9 1/8”) – to fit a medium adult hand
Make two matching gloves, then sew the bows on accordingly to make a right and left version. If you want to make them slightly bigger or smaller, add or subtract 4 from your starting chain. Note – ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
Start by making the top section in Yarn A and Yarn B, then add the Yarn C scallop to the bottom edge.
How to crochet a pair of wrist warmers
Making the main glove
Foundation Using Yarn A, ch24, ss to make a ring. Work in continuous rounds now
Round 1 RS: *dc, tr, rep from * around [24 sts]
Round 2 *tr, dc, rep from * around [24 sts]
Rounds 1 and 2 create the pattern.
Rounds 3-10 rep the pattern
Change to Yarn B at the end of Round 10
Round 11 rep Round 1
Round 12 tr, *dc, tr, rep from * 4 more times, (dc, tr) in next 2, ^dc, tr, rep from ^ 4 more times, dc in last [26 sts]
Round 13 dc, *tr, dc, rep from * 4 more times, (dc, tr) in next, dc, tr, (dc, tr) in next, tr, ^dc, tr, rep from ^ 4 more times [28 sts]
Round 14 tr, *dc, tr, rep from * 4 more times, (dc, tr) in next, dc, tr, dc, tr, (dc, tr) in next, ^dc, tr, rep from ^ 4 more times, dc in last [30 sts]
Round 15 dc, *tr, dc, rep from * 4 more times, (dc, tr) in next, dc, tr, dc, tr, dc, tr, (dc, tr) in next, tr, ^dc, tr, rep from ^ 4 more times [32 sts]
Round 16 *tr, dc, rep from * 5 more times, skip 8, ^tr, dc, rep from ^ 5 more times [24 sts]
Rounds 1 and 2 create the pattern
Rounds 17-22 rep the pattern
Round 23 ss in BL of each. Break yarn and sew in ends.
Adding the scalloped trim
Rotate the glove to work into the unworked side of the foundation chain – join Yarn C to any stitch to begin
Round 1 ch1, dc in each around, ss in 1st to join [24 sts]
Round 2 ch1, *dc, skip 2, 5tr in next, skip 2, rep from * around, ss in 1st to join
Round 3 ch3 (counts as st) 4tr in same, skip 2, dc, *skip 2, 5tr in next, skip 2, dc, rep from * around, skip 2, ss in 3rd of ch3 to join
Round 4 ss in 2, ch1, *dc, skip 2, 5tr in next, skip 2, rep from * around, ss in first to join
Round 5 rep Round 3
Round 6 rep Round 4
Round 7 rep Round 3
Round 8 rep Round 4
Making the bow (make 2)
To make the bow:
Foundation using Yarn C, ch40, ss in first chain to make a ring, work in continuous rounds now
Rounds 1- 10 ss in BL of each around 
To make the bow band:
Foundation chain using Yarn C, ch8, ss in 1st to make a ring, work in continuous rounds now
Rounds 1-7 ss in BL of each around 
Slip the band over the bow and secure in place to shape.
Sew the bow onto each glove to finish.
About Hannah Cross
“Designer, writer, maker, photographer and chief tea maker” is how Hannah Cross describes her role as HanJan Crochet. With a daytime (and night time) job as a midwife, Hannah squeezes crochet into every last moment she can around her busy shifts. www.hanjancrochet.com