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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Crocheted Hand Warmers

Happy Winter! Yes, I do realize that it's been winter for a while...but Illinois weather has just started showing the season. We've gotten more snow here in the last week than we have all season (and it's still not that much).

Which actually makes my project this week perfectly timed! As I mentioned last week, I haven't been able to get any good pictures because of the fading daylight during the week, but I finally was able to get some pictures in the daylight! So anyway, here it is:

Crochet Hand Warmers

Seriously, these are the easiest thing I've ever crocheted, besides a chain. If you can single crochet, you can make these! I used yarn I already had around. All I did was start with a chain of 30 which is what fits around my wrist and hand, then single crocheted back and forth, over and over and over (chain one at each end before you turn) until I had it as long as I wanted.

It ended up as a rectangle, with the short side being the part that goes around my wrist and the long side being the length of the warmer. I put the two long sides together, and measured where my thumb would fit through. Then, I joined the sides with a stitch all the way up and when I got to the opening for my thumb I just single stitched on one side for the length of the thumb opening, and then went back to joining the sides until the top. I went back and finished off the other raw side of the thumb hole with a single crochet as well. Turned it inside out to hide the joining stitch, and there's one down! Repeat and prepare for warmer hands!

(The heart picture was Handy Andy's idea, he's so...artsy.)

There you have it - if you're new to crocheting you should give this a try, and let me know if you do!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These look great! I've been wanting to make some hand warmers but don't have much reason to since we live in Virginia... other than the total cuteness factor. :) Stay warm in Illinois!

    Little Rays of Sunshine

  2. Very sweet! Wish I could crochet!

  3. LOVE! We call those "texting gloves" in Minnesota. Do you sell those?
    Becky (Franticmommy)

  4. I love these! I'm always looking for projects that I can complete in a short amount of time, that way I actually complete them!

  5. Adorable, we're in CA, but man the winter has been icier than usual! Great joB!

  6. Great job! This looks like it would be a good stash buster.

  7. These are super cute Liz! I could have used some of these when I was up in Michigan. ;)

  8. These are beautiful! So simple to make! You know I am making them tonight!!

    Thanks for sharing your "pattern"!! :)

    ~ Darlene

  9. très belles ces mitaines et la coleur est superbe bravo bisous

  10. One day I will learn to crochet, Liz. Super cute and functional too! :) Thanks for sharing (and sorry I'm so ridiculously late in commenting!)

  11. Love these wristies! Very cute.
    Thanks for linking up to the Eat Make Grow blog hop. I'd love to consider this post as a featured post for next month's link up, but i don't see a link back to our hop. Please add one or one of our badges. Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much! The button is now on my Party page http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/p/where-i-party.html