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 crochet wrist warmers by Hannah Cross of HanJan Crochet come with pretty bows to top them off – so kawaii. They’d make fab gifts but more importantly, they keep your fingers free allowing you and your pals to keep crocheting even in the freezing temperatures! You could even crochet yourself a matching crochet bobble hat and crochet scarf. If you’re making these crochet wristwarmers for someone who wants a more pared-down design, simply fasten off and weave in the ends before you reach the scalloped trim part of the pattern.
Crochet newbies don’t worry! Although Hannah’s crochet wristwarmers are a more complex pattern you can still make them using our other resources. Head over to our crochet for beginners guide and our crochet kits for beginners to learn all the basic techniques for this crochet wristwarmers pattern. Now it’s time to get the yarn out and pass over to Hannah!
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 (find the best crochet hooks on the market in our round-up)
• Tapestry needle
7 sts and 7 rows to 10cm (4″) square
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
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.
Crochet wrist warmers pattern
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Making the main crochet wristwarmer
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 to your crochet wristwarmers
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.
We hope you enjoyed Hannah’s crochet wristwarmer pattern and will hook up a whole bunch for you and your family. For more sweet projects check out our free amigurumi crochet patterns and our free crochet poppy pattern.
Meet the Maker
“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.