Stretchy Wrist Warmer by Andy Newton

Stretchy Wrist Warmer

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Plain Single Crochet Thermal Stitch
5.0 mm (H)
109 - 120 yards (100 - 110 m)
Average adult hand and wrist size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Learn how to work the “Single Crochet Thermal Stitch” (SCTS)

This pattern was originally published for use in a training workshop session held by the “Hitchin Stitchin” yarn crafting group on 4th March 2016 in the Sun Hotel, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK.
If you missed that opportunity for hands-on learning do still download the pattern and have a go. The instructions are fairly self explanatory.

Fabric made in this special stitch is both warm and elastic - a very unusual result for crochet work!

This pattern gives detailed instructions to help you learn to work the Single Crochet Thermal Stitch.

You will work a plain flat rectangle, and then seam two edge together to form a tube.

The pattern instructions describe a rectangle 28 stitches wide and 34 rows tall. This size will just stretch enough to pass over an average size adult hand and then sit snugly on the wrist. For other hand sizes you can simply work a different number of stitches to fit around smaller or larger wrists. You could also work more or less rows to make the wrist warmer shorter or longer.

You can use any soft warm DK weight yarn in wool or a synthetic fibre or wool blend. One 50g ball is ample to make a pair of wrist warmers.
Cotton or linen yarn is less suitable - though you could experiment with those materials to make a summer sweat band?