Anne’s Hands by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Anne’s Hands

Crochet
November 2020
6 sts and 13 rows of Hdc blo worked in turned rows with smaller hook = 1.5” x 4″
3.75 mm (F)
5.0 mm (H)
125 yards (114 m)
To fit women’s adult/teen size
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This pattern is available for free.

I’ve had this beautiful skein of yarn sitting around in my house for more than a year, just begging to be made into something special. This skein was spun by the hands of Anne Merrow (former managing editor of Interweave Magazines, and co-founder of Long Thread Media) so not only was it beautiful but it also had a bunch of my feelings spun up into it. I am a great admirer of her both as a person, and as a champion for the fiber community. To receive yarn she made with her own two hands meant a lot to me, so it was difficult to decide what to do with it. I wanted it to become an accessory that I could wear, but with only about 125 yards to work with, I needed to use it very wisely. This design was born out of making a small amount of precious yarn into something worthy of its materials.

Materials
Approximately 125 yds of worsted weight yarn.
Two 1”-1.25” buttons (optional- 28mm LaMode style #31104 shown)
Sewing thread (and needle) if not using yarn to sew buttons on

Gauge
6 sts and 13 rows of Hdc blo worked in turned rows with smaller hook = 1.5” x 4″
17 sts and 16 rounds of Hdc, ch-1 stitch pattern worked in the round with larger hook = 4 x 4″