Sunday, February 17, 2008

Crochet Openwork Handwarmers

There was some Denim Blue yarn remaining from my "Inverness Diamonds Knitted Hanwarmers", and I've immediately used it for this new pair.
These are crocheted with an openwork stitch pattern and have scalloped edges.
They're just perfect for middle seasons..
Extremely easy, maybe it's the best pattern for people who wants to start crocheting!
Aren't they cute?
Here's my free pattern:

Terms:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip

Gauge: "3dc, ch2" twice * 5rows = 5 * 5,5cm

Size: adult woman

Materials: 1 ball Tropical Lane "Cin Cin" (75% Merinos, 5% Cotton, 20% Dralon) (50g/125m)
(any worsted weight yarn)
4.00mm hook

Handwarmer's cuff:
Ch 35, sl st to form ring, careful not to twist the ch.
Round 1: ch3, dc in next 2 ch, ch1, sk 2ch, * 3dc in next 3ch, ch1, sk 2ch*. Repeat from* across ending round with ch1 and sl st in third ch og beg. ch3.
Round 2: ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), *3dc in next ch1 space, ch1*, repeat from* across to last ch1 space, 2dc in space and sl st in third ch of beg. ch3.
Round 3: ch3, 2dc in ch1 space, ch1, *3dc in next ch1 space, ch1*. Repeat from * across, ending with ch1 and sl st in third ch of beg. ch3.
Round 4: repeat round 2.
Round 5: repeat round 3.
FROM HERE ON make 2ch between each 3dc group instead of 1ch (that means that you make 5ch instead of 4ch at the beginning of each round 2).
Continue working rows 2 and 3 until the point where you'll make the thumb hole.(I've made a total of 11 rows from cuff's bottom to thumb hole), ending with a row 3.

Thumb hole:
Row 1: Sl st in each ofthe next 2 dc and in 1 ch of first ch2 space of previous round.
Ch3, 2dc in same ch2 space, *ch2, 3dc in next space*.Repeat from * across until the last ch2 space of previous round, 1dc in space, ch3, turn.
Row 2: 2dc in ch1 space, ch2, *3dc in next ch2 space, ch2*. Repeat from * across, ending with ch2 and 1dc in third ch of beg ch3 of previous row.
Closing thumb hole: ch5 ,sl st to third ch of beg ch3 of last row, turn.
Top Round: Ch3, 2dc in ch5 space, ch2, skip dc, 3dc in next space.,*ch2, 3dc in next space*. Repeat from * across, ending with ch2 and sl st in third ch of beg. ch3.
Scalloped edge: Ch1, *5hdc in second dc of next dc group, sc in next space*. Repeat from * across, ending with a sl st in beg ch1.

Weave in ends and enjoy them!

77 comments:

US said...

I love it!!! You are really talent!!!

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely pattern! I'm going to make a pair of these right away!

Have a lovely week!!!
Jenny

Mary Anne said...

Another beautiful design! Thank you for sharing these lovely patterns.

creativeyarn said...

Thanks so much for your sweet and nice comments.
I wish a lovely week to all of you girls!!
Bests,
Marta

lila said...

My first visit here...came via "Miss Woolly Knits" (Mary Anne)Thanks for sharing all of your creativity! I have just added your blog to my sidebar!

Tea said...

Hi, I found your blog via Mary Anne's blog, Miss Woolly Knits and thoroughly enjoyed my visit!

Your designs are beautiful and carefree. Just beautiful.

creativeyarn said...

Thank you, thank you , thank you!
I really appreciate your stopping by my crafty blog and leave nice messages!
thanks again!

Veggies.... said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful color and design, well done.

Bettina said...

They are really great. Funny, they almost match my poncho crocheted after your pattern, found on Ravelry. :o)

debcll said...

Love your blog and all your beautiful patterns! Thanks!

majbritt said...

These are so cute! I just made a pair tonight. They work up really fast and the instructions were easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

whoopscareless said...

I concur with the comments above... cute little pattern! And it is indeed ace for a beginner, I just learned to crochet because of it. So thank you! :)

Megalion said...

So I've made it to Row 1 of the Thumbhole section but it's confusing me.
>Ch3, 2dc in same ch2 space, ^ch2, 3dc in next space^.Repeat from ^ across until the last ch2 space of previous round, 1dc in space, ch3, turn.

Repeat from ^ means that when we get to where the next repeat takes us into the last open ch2 space of the previous round, am I doing the "ch2" and then 1 dc or going straight to 1dc?

To interpret it literally, I do the latter but instincts tell me it's the former which means the pattern should be "Ch3, 2dc in same ch2 space, ch 2 ^3dc in next space, ch2^"??

And then in the 2nd row, I'm supposed to dc in the ch1 space... what ch1 space? there isn't one since the pattern went to ch2 spaces some time back.

Thank you in advance for shining a light on this for me!

creativeyarn said...

Hi Megalion, sorry for the late but I was on vacations...
Well, I'm confused too because I haven't got my handwarmers to look at while thinking on the pattern(I've sold them!),anyway I'll try to help by memory.
You have to leave open the row 1 of the thumb hole, that's why at the last ch2 space of the previous row you have to make only 1 dc and ch3 (this is the first dc of next row).Here you turn without closing the row.
On row 2 I've made the mistake about the chs, they are 2 not 1...sorry!
Hope it helps!
Ciao

By Clelia said...

Love it ! and WANNA do it !
BUT... I get some troubles...
So Hope you don't mind if I ask you a few questions...

First of all about PS :
When you say : "draw through all loops on hook", it means that there is approximatively 6 loops on the hook, right ?

Secondly, when you say 1PS in the next x st...

I noticed that 1 PS makes 2 stiches... So... I make 1 PS in every stiches they produced or only in the "main" stich produced by the PS ???

(I'm sorry but my english for crochet just sucks so maybe my questions seams lame but really, I'd love to do it !)

By Clelia said...

Sorry ! I left a comment on the wrong pattern ! My comment, as you probably understood was about the beret (the red one with the cute little bow)...
But you can answer me there if you want ! ;-)

Laura Cruz said...

I just finished 1 glove following this pattern! So easy and fun to make :D

I really love the scalloped edge...I thought it would be difficult but it was surprisignly easy.

Thank you! :-)

Dawny said...

thank you for sharing your lovely work.
:0) x

Nacole said...

WOW! I love these! They are nice looking!

I am just learning to crochet. I can do the sts but I can't read darn patterns. :(
But none the less I have this pattern printed out! lol Thanks for sharing!!

jessecreations said...

I made a pair of these for my sister-in-law for Christmas, and they are GORGEOUS. Her hands are always cold, so she is going to love them! Thanks so much for posting the pattern!

Anonymous said...

hello! a fab pattern! Gorgeous gloves! The only thing is mine are really baggy, nice & tight at the cuff & fingers but very loose in the middle, what have I done wrong??

Melissa said...

hi there! sorry to bother you but in round 1/2, 3 dc in the next 3 chains refers to 3 dc in each of the next 3 chains right? and the cuff IS really curvy and twisty in the beginning right? Thanks and sorry for the very beginnerish questions!

Anonymous said...

What does this mean? Round 2: ch4 (counts as 1dc and ch1), *3dc in next ch1 space, ch1*, repeat
Thanks!

creativeyarn said...

Ok!I'm answering to the last three comments..
1.Anonymous:I don't know why your handwarmers are loose in the middle, maybe you've got smaller wrist, try to make always 1 ch between each 3 dc group instead of starting with 2 ch after round 5.

2.Melissa:you have to make 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains, not 3!That's why your cuff was curvy!!It has to be flat around your wrist!

3.Anonymous:it means that you have to make 4 double crochet(dc),that count as 1 dc and 1 chain,*3 dc in the chain 1 space of previous round, and 1 chain* repeating what's inside this *...* around.

Hope it's clearer and that it helped you!
Have fun!
Ciao,
marta

creativeyarn said...

A correction on the point 3 of previous comment:
I mean 4 chains (not double crochet!) that count as 1 dc and 1 chain..
sorry!

Rachael said...

I just wanted to say I love this pattern, and thanks for posting it! I made a pair in black, and they keep my fingers from turning blue at the office. :D

Ally said...

Hi there!
I absolutely AH-DORRRRRRRE your patterns! I've just made a pair of these, but find the wrist part a little tight. Do you think that you could design a pair of Openwork Handwarmers which lace up at the back? A ribbon running through the front or back- I think would be lovely!
Please and thank you!

Kelly said...

I just finished these and I LOVE them. The first pattern I ever used! Before this I only have made scarves.

I also had the problem of them being too loose around the wrist. I never switched to chaining 2, and also on row 8 I did only two double crochets all the way around.

Thank you!

Heather said...

I was wondering how you got to a chain of 35. Is it a multiple of something plus 3?

Thanks
Heather
Heatherg23@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I will try it today.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I just finished one hand. It fits perfectly. Thanks for the pattern (and for all your free patterns). It's very simple and lovely.

Arlene aka momocat

Leanda said...

These are lovely... as are most of your patterns. Thanks for sharing :)

pragueloop said...

i am going to make these

zahraa said...

thank you very much ,Ilove it so mach, Thank you for your free pattern,Like it .

angie said...

I LOVE your designs...thank you for sharing so many beautiful creations with us! I made a pair of these crocheted wrist warmers yesterday. Here's how my first pair turned out...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=58278&l=237df9296b&id=100000216662969

imamonstir said...

Can you please help me. I'm a beginner and i want to make sure i do it right. On round 2 of the cuffs it says "3dc in the next ch1 space" do i do 3dc in just one space?

thanks so much ahead of time :)

Badschnoodles said...

Hi, I love this pattern so much! I have already made 3 pairs as gifts and someone has asked me to pass the pattern on to her - she has been inspired to take up crochet again so she can make some for her daughter! Thank you for sharing!

Hannah said...

Great pattern! It was exactly what I have been looking to make too. I am a couple months into crocheting and this was a good pattern for me!

Francesca said...

Lovely pattern! I can't wait to make these tonight. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Ryan said...

These are great gloves. Whipped up a pair last night in no time at all (and I am semi new to crochet). Super easy pattern with beautiful results. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.

Tricia said...

Came here from Ravely. I was looking through the pictures of other completed handwarmers. 354 projects! That is amazing. So different and beautiful! I'll be adding mine when they are done, I hope they will measure up!

Excellent pattern! Thanks!

Betsy said...

How pretty! I worked up a pair to match a scarf I made for a friend, and I think I'll make a pair for myself, too! One note, though; the first round reads a little bit confusing; it's not 3 dc in each ch across, right? Just one in each? I love them. Can I send you a picture?

Jen said...

I made a pair in pale lavendar - love them!!

For anyone having trouble, Round 1 should read: "ch3, dc in next 2 ch, ch1, sk 2ch, *1dc in each of next 3ch, ch1, sk 2ch*"

Also, when you get to the point where you increase by using 2ch between each dc, you should also increase the starting chains of each round by 1. So each Round 2 will have 4ch and each Round 3 will have 5ch to start the round.
And you will end each round by slip stitching into the 4th ch rather than the 3rd.

Hope that makes sense! I'm a beginner at crochet, but this is how I did it and it worked wonderfully!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern!

Jen said...

I made a pair in pale lavendar - love them!!

For anyone having trouble, Round 1 should read: "ch3, dc in next 2 ch, ch1, sk 2ch, *1dc in each of next 3ch, ch1, sk 2ch*"

Also, when you get to the point where you increase by using 2ch between each dc, you should also increase the starting chains of each round by 1. So each Round 2 will have 4ch and each Round 3 will have 5ch to start the round.
And you will end each round by slip stitching into the 4th ch rather than the 3rd.

Hope that makes sense! I'm a beginner at crochet, but this is how I did it and it worked wonderfully!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern!

Jane said...

I love this pattern! Thanks so much for making it available for free!

I have a question though. There seems to be a lot of space on the wrist area on the finished piece. How might I make the wrist section tighter-fitting?

rebecca said...

Okay, I'm really confused but really want to work this out. Any help from anyone would be great. ROund 1 of the cuff ends with Ch3, but then Round 2 begins with chain 4?? Can someone please explain this to me?

Kittiwake Design said...

i LOVE this pattern! so simple and so cute! i posted my pink handwarmers on my blog, here is the link for it:

http://kittiwakedesign.blogspot.com/2010/10/crochet-hand-warmers.html

thanks so much for a brilliant pattern! sara

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Marzia said...

Carinissimi, grazie!

Angelica said...

Thank you so much for sharing your patterns, I've just made these and they are fitting, elegant and beautiful!

Sew Flippin Cool said...

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Lee-Ann said...

Marta,
I have fallen in LOVE with your Openwork Handwarmers pattern! I have made 5 different pairs of them and am working on my 6th. They are so lovely and perfect for when your hands get cold while working at the computer. I've been giving all of them to my friends and they love them! Thank you so much for a pattern that's really encouraged me to keep crocheting :) Here's my link at Ravelry if you'd like to check them out.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/rojita9

XOXOXO, Lee-Ann

Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker said...

That is a lovely design, thanks for showing these wonderful patterns

Anonymous said...

Could you send me the pattern in Italian? ivylancia@libero.it

Barbina said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I had a lot of fun making a pair of them. All the best for you! Barbina

Anonymous said...

These directions really aren't very clear. They imply that I need to double-crochet into EACH chain, and after Round 1, don't mention skipping any chains, which it looks like I should be doing.

Allow Room for Zach said...

I absolutely LOVE your patterns! I'm a tween and a advanced crocheter teaching my friends who love these. Although, apparently they are for 'adult women' hehe I didn't read the pattern. Next job girls, we are going to know how to make patterns to fit our teen hands:) Soon to be 13...

Robin said...

Have to make a quick gift... these will be the perfect project to do on my flight tomorrow! Looking forward to trying them. thanks!

dash robin said...

gorgeous pattern! Thank you so much for sharing-I love these and they were so easy to make following your clear instructions, brilliant!
xoKate

Meoww said...

I loved this pattern and i finished it today! Came out wonderful. Thanks so much :)

Nymphamoi said...

Just made one of these up for my daughter and LOVE IT! Since she's small I just continued with the chain one throughout instead of increasing it. It fits PERFECTLY and only took me about an hour for one (constant interruptions). Thanks for such a fantastic pattern!

Anonymous said...

Made the gloves as pattern States except for the thumb hole. I couldn't figure out he chain 5 then slip stitch to 3rd chain of chain3 part. I just continued in the fashion of the previous rounds and it came out the same. Also I am 115 lbs and they are large on me although very beautiful. I will try next time with continuing the chain one between each space.

Anonymous said...

I just came across this pattern today while looking for a quick and pretty fingerless glove. This is the best pattern for fingerless gloves that I have come across. They are so pretty and fit so well!!! I have been crocheting several other patterns for fingerless gloves and these are the only ones that I didn't have to make adjustments for fit, and the pattern was so easy and fast. Thank you so very much for sharing this pattern on Ralvery!!! I can't wait to check out your other patterns! <3

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are so cute and amazing! I've already made 4 pairs. These are probably my favorite fingerless gloves I've ever come across! :D Thanks so much for the pattern!

Tamara said...

These are really lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I linked to you this morning on my blog, if you want to check it out: http://www.mooglyblog.com/10-crochet-fingerless-mitts-patterns/

Robin Sanchez said...

Love this pattern thanks for sharing. They work up quickly with one skein and are so cute. I made them a little longer and added the scallop at the top too. To make it easier for me, I slip stitched over the ch 3 2Dc at the start of each row to get to the starting space. I will be making more of these for sure!!

Melody said...

This was my first crochet project, and it turned out great! Thank you so much for creating and sharing this pattern.

Melody said...

This was my first crochet project, and it turned out beautifully. Thanks so much!

Samantha Poynter said...

Thanks for the pattern, turned out wonderfully. My cold hands thank you!

Julie said...

This is an easy and very well written pattern. You are extremely talented, I can't wait to make more of your patterns!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited! I've been crocheting since I was 10, and for the last 15 years I've been looking for great things to make myself other than scarves and blankets! I suck at knitting so this is amazing for me. Thanks for giving your patterns free! Definitely telling friends about your site :)

Janie Carroll Designs said...

Very impressed with this pattern. So far, I've made up 2 pairs as gifts for my Co-workers. They love them! It's always chilly in our office in winter and these are wonderful. My only suggestion would be an extra row of single crochet at the beginning for stability.

Amber R Turner said...

Would it be possible for someone to do a video tutorial of these? I really want to make them but I've tried several times and keep messing them up... I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong :/

Kimberly Morningstar said...

In round one I'm pretty sure you mean to put 1 dc in the next three stitches, right? 3 dc's in the next 3 stitches doesn't make sense to me, you might want to change that ^_^ these should be really cute though, just started.

Anonymous said...

A couple of Christmases ago, I got help choosing (Peaches&Cream/Sugar&Cream style) yarn colors for every female family member and co-worker. This pattern worked out fabulous for a one-skein pair for every one of them. AND they loved them! Thanks!