289. Flared Wrist Warmers (crochet)

Crochet, project 289. Completed 9-Feb-2011

Cute and toasty

Adapted from instructions for the “Team Color Crocheted Wristlets” by Kim Werker, originally published in Interweave Crochet, Winter 2008.
Foundationless Single Crochet (FSC) Tutorials: snuffykin blog or crochetme.com


One size fits most — about 7 inches long.
GAUGE: Not important (3.5 sts/inch)

Yarn: 1.75 oz, 109 yds (1 ball) yarn

  • 1 ball Wisdom Poems (100% wool). 1.75 oz / 50 g. 109 yds / 100 m. Color 473

Crochet Hook: US Size I-9 (5.5 mm)

From the original pattern by Kim Werker: “These simply shaped, striped wristlets are worked mostly in single crochet through the back loop for a close-fitting ribbing.” Using taller sts at the end of the row provides the flared shaping to fit comfortably over the lower hand and thumb.

Variations: Omit color changes. On “back loop only” rows, work the last st through both loops. Add a row of sc around the base.
Row 1: Foundation single crochet (Fsc) 23 sts.