Calming Crochet Wrist Warmers by Sharon Murphy

Calming Crochet Wrist Warmers

March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
4.5 mm
25 - 45 yards (23 - 41 m)
S (M,L)
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for free.

We all need some calming crochet to help get us through this time we find ourselves in.
Calming Crochet Wrist Warmers are a quick and relaxing soothing crochet project to make and practical and calming to wear.

  • Practical crochet wrist warmers keep you warm when your jumpers or coats aren’t quite long enough
  • Pretty decorative crochet cuffs
  • Comforting anti anxiety crocheted wristbands

This is a quick crochet project to start and finish in a couple of episodes of any box set, a calming rhythmic pattern and a useful finished item.

You might wonder how useful crocheted wristbands or wrist warmers are but I have found wearing them strangely calming, both as a crochet project to make and to wear.

As soon as I made the first one I put it on to test the size, and as it was so pretty I kept it on whilst crocheting the second one. It felt…nice. Warm, comforting, just right.

I know that for many of us crocheting itself is calming, a welcome refuge we are so lucky to have, however after finishing the second one and putting it on the other wrist, I felt like wearing the wristbands themselves was providing relief and comfort. More details on the blog.

The crochet wrist warmers are made flat, in rows back and forth from the bottom up then seamed together. You could also crochet the ends together however they way I look at it (and I really hate sewing!) is that I need to sew my ends in, I might as well use my ends to sew the two edges together.

I have written the pattern for 3 sizes, S (M, L). Choose the size that is closest to your actual wrist size for a snug, comforting fit. If you don’t want a fitted wristband, go up a size or adjust your hook. If you crochet tighter than gauge, go up a hook size. If your tension is looser, go down a hook size. To adjust the pattern for other sizes, add or remove multiples of 4 chains in the foundation row. See the size chart on the blog page.