This is a very simple crochet pattern.
Darla has grown quite a bit over the winter season and her snowsuit and mittens (they are attached to her snowsuit) are getting a bit small…there is actually about a 3-inch space between the cuff of her snowsuit sleeve and the attached mittens when she is wearing them.
I like the mittens for school recess because they are waterproof (and attached).
I wanted to create a ‘bridge’ between the two items…
…instead of using the pair of cut socks my husband created for her.
What little girl really wants to wear a pair of old socks on her hands under her mittens in public? I mean “Really!?”
I sat down and made these for her on Sunday –
Here is the very brief pattern.
Please note if you wish, you can substitute double crochet stitches for the extended half double crochet stitches I used.
Yarn: Worsted Weight – I used Craft Smart Yarn – Orchard Mist
Hook: 5.00 mm (H)
Abbreviations: fhdc – foundationless half double crochet, ch – chain, sl st – slip stitch, sc – single crochet, ehdc – extended half double crochet (you can substitute double crochet for this stitch if you wish), FPehdc – front post extended half double crochet, BPehdc – back post extended half double crochet (*you can also substitute the FPdc and BPdc here if you prefer)
Note: chain-2 counts as a stitch now and throughout; this pattern uses U.S. Crochet Terms; you can substitute the following for Row 1: Chain 24 stitches, hdc in the 3rd stitch from the hook and in each stitch across, sc to join to the 1st hdc of the row 
Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) – Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop (3 loops are on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.
Springtime Wrist Warmers
Leave a 6-inch tail.
Row 1: 22 fhdc, sc to join to the first fhdc stitch 
You will now be working in rounds:
Round 1: ch-2 (counts as a back post extended half double crochet stitch) (FPehdc in the next st, BPehdc in the next st) repeat 10 times, FPehdc in last st, sl st to top of the initial ch-2 
Round 2: repeat Round 1 
Round 3: 1 ehdc in each st around, 1 sl st to the top of the initial ch-2  *remember the ch-2 counts as a stitch*
Round 4-12: repeat Round 3 
Round 13: 1 ehdc in the 1st 16-sts, skip 5-sts (this creates the thumb hole), 1 ehdc in last st, 1 sl st to top of initial ch-2 to join 
Round 14: ch-1, 1 sc in the third loop (the one hiding behind the back loop) around, sl st to 1st ch-1 to join and finish off. You are DONE! Use the 6-inch tail you kept at the beginning to sew the tiny gap at the wrist closed and sew in your yarn ends.
Repeat this for the 2nd wristie 🙂
Enjoy these simple and sweet springtime wrist warmers (or fingerless mittens) 🙂 If you don’t want to try the ‘third loop’ technique you can just work Round 14 in the front & back loops like a normal single crochet stitch 🙂
The finished measurements are 6″ long, by 3.5″ wide. They stretch about half an inch.
You can easily customize these for yourself. Create an initial foundationless half double crochet round to comfortably fit around the part of your wrist/lower arm you wish to cover and continue with the pattern for that many stitches instead. Once you reach the length to your thumb, just skip the number of stitches which will allow your thumb to fit comfortably in the space. Or even skip the thumb bit entirely 🙂 I wanted the thumb hole to keep the wrist warmers on my daughter’s hands when she was sliding her mittens over top. If you are wearing these without mittens over top you really do not need the thumb hole 🙂