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Crochet Wrist-Warmers Pattern

This pattern uses American notation.  For those of you UK peeps, I’ve tried to put your notation in parentheses.  I hope they’re right!  I know how the basic stitches translate, but not very certain after that.  🙂

Stitch Key:

Sl st = slip stitch (UK=same)

Sc = single crochet (UK=double crochet)

Dc = double crochet (UK=treble crochet)

Blsc = back loop single crochet (UK=back loop double crochet)

Fsc = foundation single crochet (UK=foundation double crochet)

Materials:

Yarn: 1 skein of your choice.  (I used Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton in American Stripes 120 yds/109m.)

Hook: Suggested hook for your yarn.  I used J10/6.00mm, but my gauge/tension is on the extremely tight side.

Size:       Depends on your gauge/tension.  I have small adult hands (ring size 5) & they fit perfectly.  Increase hook size or add stitches to accommodate your hand size. (My gauge: 4sc=1in./3sc=2cm)

How to do a Fsc: Ch 2; insert hook into top loops of first Ch; YO & pull through Ch.  YO; pull through 1 loop (your new chain).  YO pull through both loops left on hook (your first sc).  Continue to insert hook into each new chain stitch; YO; pull through chain; YO pull through 1 loop (making new chain); YO pull through both loops left on hook (new sc) until you reach the amount of stitches indicated in pattern.

A helpful tutorial with photos and a video on how to do a fsc can be found at http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2009/3/tutorial-foundation-single-crochet.aspx.

Left and Right warmers are made identically with the exception of the eleventh row.  Read carefully as some rows are joined and some are not, but simply done in a spiral.  You will want to use a stitch marker on at least the spiral rows.

If you’d like longer mitts, simply increase either the arm cuff (rows 1-5), the hand warmer length (rows 6-10), or the top cuff over your fingers (rows 11-15).  Be sure to increase the same on both the right and left mitt.

Pattern:

30 fsc; join with slst into top loops of first st.  Be sure not to twist your fsc row while joining.  You should be joining into what is considered your first sc.

Row 1:  Blsc in first stitch and each stitch around.  Do not join.  (30sc)

Row 2-4:  Blsc around.  (30sc)

Row 5-10:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here & throughout); dc around & join with slst in beg. Ch 2.  (30 dc)

Left Mitt Row 11:  Ch 3; skip 7 dc, blsc in 8th dc & each dc around. Do not join. (25)

Right Mitt Row 11:  Ch 2; sc in 1st stitch & each stitch around until 8 stitches remain (22 sc so far); Ch 3; sc in last stitch in row.  Do not join. (25) (See diagram below.)

Row 12-15:  Blsc around.  Do not join. (25sc)

Finish:  Slst in 1st sc of row 15 & fasten off.  Weave in end.

Diagram of the end of Right Hand Row 11:

Where to put the stitches to make the opening for the thumb/hand properly sized.

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Original Pattern by haikugirloz can be found at http://haikugirloz.com/eggplant-hand-warmers.  Beware.  Pattern has some mistakes.  Note that if following her pattern, your right mitt will be longer than your left as shown by her own photo.

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Seriously Upset Aves (Angry Birds)

Part of why Sis and I haven’t been around is that we just finished a furiously fast-paced crochet endeavor for a great cause…. but on a hugely pressure-filled time crunch.

We found out about a benefit for someone to raise money for their breast cancer medical bills and asked if we could donate anything for the silent auction.  We were told Yes!!!  So we got to work!

In three days, we came up with a basket of full of angry bird goodies.

The patterns for each of these amigurumi birds can easily be found online, though I will warn that we found problems with them.  The hat can also be found online as a free pattern, but was a wonderful surprise with no problems!  We also didn’t write down the fixes for these mistakes simply because we were so pressed for time.  Some of the problems we encountered we didn’t even have time to fix, but they turned out okay for the most part.  The scarf had no pattern.  I simply decided I didn’t want all these funky colors in my stash bin to bust later because, honestly, when was I ever going to need this awful hot red? lol.  The night before the basket had to be delivered I grabbed the yarn two strands at a time and started double crocheting my heart out with a size N hook.

Before I knew it, I had a very scary looking scarf.

I texted Sis my problem and she suggested the rows of solid black to tone it down.

So here is the final project:

We both hope it went for a good price to pay for lots of medical bills!!!!  Neither of us could attend as we were snowed in 😦

Red Bird

Black Bird

Green Pig

Yellow Bird

Earflap Hat

If you want the rest of the patterns (that we did not have time to make):

Green Bird

Blue Bird

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