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stylish, warm and comfortable! Oh happy fingers !!!!!
A pair of wrist warmers : why not? With simple stitches and just crocheting few rows, you'll have a colourful and cosy pair of wrist warmers that will not pass unnoticed! No sewing involved : how cool is that, too? ;oD
You can choose 3 different ways to finish them (!!!!) and this pattern is suitable both for girls and boys!

please note that I follow the US crochet terminology!

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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 1
    Step 1

    To start this project you need to pick up the hook and the yarn that you will consider as the "base colour" of your work : in my case, this colour is grey. Choose even other 2 colours ( A and B), but, if you prefer, even just one is sufficient.
    Each row of the wrist warmers is worked on the front of your work.

    PATTERN :

    With the grey yarn make a slip knot on the hook and crochet loosely a foundation chain of 45 chains.
    ROW 1 : wrap the yarn around the hook and insert the hook in the 5th chain from the hook and make a double crochet (DC). Make one DC in each following chain until the end of the row. You will have 42 DCs (the first one is made of 3 chains!). Cut the yarn and fasten off.
    Row 2 : pick a new colour (A). Make a slip knot on the hook and insert it in the top of the first stitch (made of 3 chains!) and make a single crochet (SC). Chain 1 and in the same top of the stitch make a DC. In the following stitches you are going to work one DC in each one , but ONLY INTO THE BACK LOOPS of the stitches! This simple technique will create a nice RIDGED EFFECT (the ridge is formed by the unworked loops)!!
    At the end of this row, youwill still have 42 DCs, but the first one is worked normally, while the other 41 are worked into the back loops.
    Cut the yarn and fasten off.
    ROW 3 : pick colour B or the base colour and make a slip knot on the hook. Insert the hook in the first DC of row 1 and make a SC. Chain 1 and make a DC in the same top of the stitch. Work one normal (not into the back loops) DC in each following stitch. At the end of the row you will have 42 normal DCs.
    Cut the yarn and fasten off.

    REPEAT ROWS 2 and 3 until you complete ROW 23.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 2
    Step 2

    a zoom in to see the ridges formed by working into the back loops.
    Look at the tops of the grey stitches!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is the rectangle you will have after completing ROW 23.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 4
    Step 4

    VERSION 1 : BASIC FINISH (and good even for boys)

    Work with the back of your work in front of you and trim in the ends.
    Now, fold the 2 long sides in front of you, so that they almost meet.
    Collect 2 stitch markers.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is how the rectangle is, once folded.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Before joining the 2 sides together, you must define the space where your thumb is free to slide out. To do that, just consider the top fold and, from left to right, count 10 stitches. Collect one stitch marker and put it around the 11th stitch. Continue your counting and, when you reach the 18th stitch, put your 2nd stitch marker around it. Between the stitch markers you have the area for your thumb!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 7
    Step 7

    How to join the 2 sides?
    You have to crochet one last row, that is ROW 24!
    Pick the right colour (base colour? A?B?) and make a slip knot on the hook. Please note that you have to crochet a row of DCs into the back loops only, as for ROW 2.
    But not only! Now you'll see what I mean!
    Insert the hook in the top of the first DC of row 23 and, as usual, make a SC and chain 1. Then make a normal DC in the same top of the stitch. But here start the difference! When you have completed the first half of the stitch, you have to insert the hook in the base of the first stitch of the first row, wrap the yarn around the hook, pull it trough all the loops (base of first stitch+2 last loops of your DC) and its done! You have joined the first stitches of both rows together!!!
    Continue in this way, remembering to work DCs into back loops ! Stop before the stitch marker!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 8
    Step 8

    You have joined 24 stitches.
    The next 8 stitches DON'T HAVE TO BE JOINED!
    In fact, you work 8 SCs along the bottom top, while ignoring the 8 stitches between the stitch markers.
    After this gap, you join the last 10 stitches (starting just after the stitch marker) as the previous 24!
    Cut the yarn and fasten off.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Your first wrist warmer is done !!!!
    Make another one and you'll have a pair !!! ;oD

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 10
    Step 10

    VERSION 2 : WITH MINI KNOTS

    You don't have to trim in the ends before joining the 2 sides of the crocheted rectangle, but keep them!
    Knot them in pairs (3 little knots) and cut the excess of yarn. I cut my tails 0,5cm long after the knots!
    The tails, on both sides, are in odd numbers : the extra tail could be finish wit a couple of knots, then cut the excess!!!

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet glove. Stripy Wrist Warmers - Step 11
    Step 11

    VERSION 3 : HALF/HALF

    Just trim in the ends at the top of your wrist warmers, while knot them at the base.
    If you like, you can add a row of SCs at the top, using a nice contrasting colour!!!

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