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Wristy Business

by Vickie Howell for Caron®

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» model: Clover » photos: Dave Campbell
Intermediate

As a busy mama, wrist warmers are one of my favorite things to make. They serve the purpose of keeping little hands warm without restricting fingers from coloring, itsy-bitsy spider-ing, or playing on an iPad. They're quick enough to whip-up though, that I can feel a sense of accomplishment from actually finishing something. Anything.

The Wristy Business version are crocheted, using front and back-post single crochet stitches to create an interesting texture and adding to the practicality of a button, ribbed cuff. These are sized from toddler to adult so make a pair for your kiddo, then treat yourself (and everyone you know) to a pair, too!

 

 

 


 


Sizes

Toddler (Child, Women’s S/M)

Finished Measurements

5½ [6½, 8] inches / 14 [16.5, 20.5] cm circumference

Materials

Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) for Caron [70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 167 yards/153 meters per 3 ounce / 8 gram skein];

Chartreuse(ish); 1 skein

Recommended needle sizes

Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions

Tapestry needle
½ inch (1 cm) buttons - 4

Gauge

20 sc = 4 inches (10 cm)

Pattern Notes

Special Stitches
BPsc (back-post single crochet): Insert hook from back to front around the post of the next st; complete single crochet as usual.
FBsc (front-post single crochet): Insert hook from front to back around the post of the next st; complete single crochet as usual.

Skills Required

sc, dc, post stitches

Instructions

Wrist Warmer (Make 2)
Cuff Button Tab
Ch 7 [7, 9].
Row 1 (RS):  Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 [6, 8] sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn; 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 [4, 6] sc, 2 sc in last sc: 8 [8, 10] sc.

DetailRow 3 (buttonholes): Ch 1, turn; sc in first sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 3 [3, 5] sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in last 2 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc and in each ch-sp across: 8 [8, 10] sts.
Rows 5 and 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.

Cuff Band
Row 7: Ch 1, turn; sc in front loop of each sc across.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn; working in front of Row 7, sc in each unused back loop on Row 6 across.
Rows 9 and 10: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.
Repeat Rows 7-10 until piece measures 5½ [6½, 8] inches/14 [16.5, 20.5] cm from beginning ch, ending with Row 10.

Second Cuff Tab
Rows 1-4: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc2tog, sc in next 4 [4,6] sc, sc2tog: 6 [6, 8] sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across; fasten off.

Body
Fold Cuff so tabs overlap with fold at left and buttonholes on top . Switch to working in rounds. Note: When working second wrist warmer, overlap tabs in with fold at right and buttonhole on top.
Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn with slip st in end of row adjacent to overlapped tab, ch 1, work 20 [24, 32] sc evenly around, leaving Tabs free; join with slip st to first sc.

Child's Size Only
Ch 1, sc in same st and in each sc around; join with slip st to first sc.

All Sizes
Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next sc and in each sc around; join with slip st to top of beginning ch-3.

Women’s Size Only
Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around; join with slip st to top of beginning ch-3.

Thumb Opening
Switch back to working in rows.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn; sc in first st, * BPsc around next st, FBsc around next st; repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn; dc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc, * FPsc around next dc, BPsc around next dc; repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in each st across.

Child Size Only
Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Women's Size Only
Repeat Rows 1-4.

All Sizes
Slip st in first dc to join and resume working in rnds.

Toddler Size Only
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn; sc in first st, * BPsc around next st, FBsc around next st; repeat from * around to last st, sc in last st; join with slip st to first sc.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st to first sc, fasten off.

Child's Size Only
Next 2 Rnds: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st to first sc, fasten off.

Women’s Size Only
Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn; sc in first st, * BPsc around next st, FBsc around next st; repeat from * around to last st, sc in last st; join with slip st to first sc.

Next 2 Rnds: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st to first sc, fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.
Sew buttons onto second tab to correspond with holes on first tab.

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Vickie Howell is a mother, designer, writer, viral marketing consultant, and Celebrity
Spokesperson for Caron International Yarns. She’s also the author of 6, craft-based books and continues to write articles & patterns for international publications including upcoming knit-along and kid-related columns in Knit Simple and Interweave Crochet magazines. Sheep(ish), the first yarn under her Stitch.Rock.Love co-branded line with Caron is available in JoAnn and Michaels stores. For more information on Vickie's projects and patterns, visit her website.

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