as promised, here is my very first written pattern! it's for these wrist warmers...
i'm really nervous about posting this for fear that it won't make sense to anyone but me :)
but here we go....
'Warm Your Wrists'
~F hook [3.75mm]
~worsted weight yarn [i used wool ease yarn for these. I LOVE this yarn!]
Stitches used [in US crochet terms]:
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
~check the fit of the first glove [including the thumb hole size] as you go, you'll be glad you did! and make adjustments whenever necessary...these are very customizable.
~in order to have evenly spaced scallops, it helps if you have an even number of rows at the end of step 5
~this pattern assumes the mitts are a single color. to make stripes like mine, you just need to pick up and drop colors as you're moving back and forth across the rows
Left hand glove:
1. ch 28
2. row 1: dc in third chain from hook (counts as first dc); dc in each chain across; [27 dc total]
3. row 2: ch 2 (counts as first dc); turn; dc in next stitch from previous row and in each stitch across [27 dc total]
4. rows 3-14: repeat row 2
5. check for size by wrapping around hand/wrist. it should be a little smaller since it will stretch when you put it on...I used 14 rows total for my mitts.
6. do not finish off but fold rectangle in half with rows running horizontally
7. sl stitch two sides together until you are 9 stitches from the end
8. stitch only on side closest to you for 5 stitches, creating a thumb hole and then continue stitching sides together to the end; do not finish off
9. ch 1, sc in same stitch; *in next gap between row stitches 3 dc, in next gap 1 sc*, repeat pattern evenly around and join in first sc [this is the top where your fingers will come out]
10. now you can finish off [can you tell I don't like ends :D]
11. join yarn at seam on opposite side, ch 1 in same stitch, *in next gap between row stitches 5 dc, in next gap 1 sc*, repeat pattern evenly around and join in first sc, finish off.
12. weave in ends
Right hand glove:
1-6. same as left hand
7. sl stitch two sides together for 4 stitches
8. repeat step 8 above
9. ch 1, sc in same stitch; *in next gap between row stitches 5 dc, in next gap 1 sc*, repeat pattern evenly around and join in first sc
10. finish off
11. join yarn at seam on opposite side, ch 1 in same stitch, *in next gap between row stitches 3 dc, in next gap 1 sc*, repeat pattern evenly around and join in first sc, finish off.
12. weave in ends
~i added little woolie flowers to my pair [ch 4, join, *ch 5, sl stitch in center* repeat 4 more times, finish off and use ends to attach to mitt], but you can embellish anyway you choose.
~use a larger hook for fewer rows and a faster finish
I have the pattern out on Ravelry too- you can find it here.
I would love to hear how the pattern hooks up for you if you decide to try it!