By Kaity Harding
I’ve found lots of free patterns for wristers/cuffs/fingerless gloves online since I’ve been crocheting, but many of them are either bulky looking (and not very attractive), or completely insubstantial and not warm at all (made completely of openwork). I wanted something in between that had a lighter feel to them but would also cover the wrists completely. And so these cute little wristers fell off my hook. They’re fast and simple, and I hope you enjoy them!
Sizes: One size fits all. However, if you have particularly large/tiny wrists, you can add sets of Rows 4-6 until you reach your desired length.
Yarn: I used Lion Brand® Babysoft® in Cream, but any sport weight (#3) yarn should do.
Other Materials: G6/4.00mm hook
3 medium-sized buttons (mine were about 15mm in diameter)
small tapestry needle
Gauge: About 5 sc/dc per inch.
ch = chain
chsp = chain space
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fo = finish off
Row 1 – hdc in 3rd ch from hook, continue hdc across row, ch 1, turn (21)
Row 2 – hdc across row, ch 1, turn
Row 3 – sc in next 3 stitches, [ch 2, skip 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches] repeat 2x, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, ch 2, turn. (These spaces create the buttonholes.)
Row 4 – hdc across row, ch 2, turn (put 2 hdc in each chsp)
Row 5 – hdc across row, ch 1, turn
Row 6 – sc across row, ch 2, turn
Rows 7-30 – repeat Rows 4-6 a total of 8 times (disregarding the directions in parentheses for Row 4)
Rows 31-32 – repeat Rows 4 & 5 (disregarding the directions in parentheses for Row 4), do not FO.
1 – Turn work, [ch 3, skip first 2 stitches and sc in next stitch] repeat across row (total of 7 “loops”).
2 – ch 3, skip some space, then sc in even intervals down the side of the work (about 15-17 “loops”). These should look the same as the loops you’ve already done in step 1.
3 – Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you’ve created an edge around the entire work. On the last loop, slst into the row instead of sc, then FO and weave in ends.
Sew on buttons on opposite side of work from the buttonholes (it doesn’t particularly matter whether you sew them on the “wrong” or “right” side of the work, it’s impossible to tell which is which), making sure the space between buttons matches the buttonholes, like so:
Weave in ends and enjoy! :)