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Granny Square Style Wrist Warmer or Fingerless Gloves

An Original Design by Sandi Marshall

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Materials Used In The Example:
Caron Simply Soft (Light Worsted Weight) yarn, in the following colors:
Color A: Limelight, color #9607
Color B: Dk. Sage, color #9707
Color C: Plum Wine, color #9722
Hook: US Size G crochet hook

Finished Size, when made with materials above:
Granny Square background is 4 1/2 inches square
Wrist warmer is 6 1/2 inches long (unfolded, before ends are joined)

Gauge is not important for this project. Wrist bands come in many different widths so if yours varies from the 4 1/2 inches wide of the example, that's fine. The length of the wrist band determines the fit ... this is adjusted by crocheting more rows or fewer rows so that the wristband will fit the wrist of the person who will be wearing it.

Beginner Help
Starting Chain
How To Double Crochet
How To Single Crochet
How To Skip A Stitch
Crochet In Back Loop
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Abbreviations:
ch = chain
chs = chains
dc = double crochet
ea = each
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece. It can also be used to add a decorative ridge to the outside edge of a crocheted piece.

Starting Chain: Ch 4, join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Insert hook through center of ring and make one sl st, then ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, * ch 3, 3 dc in ring **, repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, ch 3, sl st in first dc, to join. End off color A.
Rnd 2: Attach color B in any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, * ch 2, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sl st in first dc, to join.
Rnd 3: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-3 corner sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, * ch 2, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sl st in first dc, to join.
Rnd 4: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-3 corner sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-3 sp, * ch 2, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 corner sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** twice more, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sl st in first dc, to join. Do not end off yet.
Outside Round: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in next ch-3 corner sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, sc in ea of next 3 dc, (1 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 3 dc) 3 times, sc in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st in same corner ch-3 sp, sl st in ea of next 3 dc, (sl st in ea of next 2 ch in next ch-2 sp, sl st in ea of next 3 dc) 3 times, sl st in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same corner ch-3 sp, sc in ea of next 3 dc, (1 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 3 dc) 3 times, sc in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st in same corner ch-3 sp, sl st in ea of next 3 dc, (sl st in ea of next 2 ch in next ch-2 sp, sl st in ea of next 3 dc) twice, sl st in ea of next 2 ch in next ch-2 sp, sl st in next dc, sl st in ea of next 2 sl st that were previously done in dc, sl st in next sl st in ch-3 corner sp, sl st in next ch-1 that was previously done in same ch-3 sp. Continue with short rows ...
Wrist Band Short Rows:
Now you will begin working in short rows.
Row 1 (worked in sc stitches along next side of granny square): ch 1, sc in back loop only of ea of first 3 sc, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in back loop only of ea of last 3 sc.
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of ea of first 3 sc, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next sc) 5 times, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in back loop only of ea of last 3 sc.
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only of ea of first 3 sc, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in back loop only of ea of last 3 sc.
Repeat Rows: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have the length you need (I repeated rows 2 and 3 twice more for a size that will fit an average adult female wrist snugly and will still fit over the hand to put the wrist band on and off - total of 7 short rows). The rows will stretch to fit over the hand so you want the band to be loose enough for going over the hand but not overly loose around the wrist. If you don't want a snug fit, add more rows. When you think you're close to having the right size, try the wrist band around the wrist of the person who will be wearing it and crochet more rows, as needed (or pull some rows out, if it needs to be smaller). When satisfied that you have the right fit, end off, leaving a strand long enough to sew the ends together (which will be done after the weaving of the decorative chain is completed).

The following photo shows how the wrist warmer looks when completed, before it is folded and before the ends are sewn together. Pattern instructions are continued below the photo.

Decorative Chain To Weave: With color C, chain 80.
Weaving Pattern: Refer to the photo below for the weaving path. I started in the lower left hand corner and went around near the outside edge (as shown), then I wove the middle portion. When finished, secure the ends on the back of the background piece.


Joining: Using a large-eye sewing needle, thread the strand of the Color B yarn on the needle and hand sew (with wrong sides facing you) through the front loops only of the two ends, to join.
When finished, end off. Weave in ends. Turn right side out.

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