Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lacy Wristers Pattern

Ta da!! :) After a spurt of creative energy, my very first pattern has been written! It's nothing spectacular, but everybody's gotta start somewhere. ;) I'm going to be posting the pattern here on the blog, but for the convenience of any Ravelry users out there, you can also get a free PDF download here. Enjoy guys, and I welcome any questions or comments!

Lacy Wristers

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



Ch 23

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.

Lacy Edge

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! :)


  1. I disagree with you. They are spectacular! I think they are the most amazing yet simple-to-crochet thing I have seen ever.

  2. Thank you Kit! :) I'm glad you like them.

  3. I was just thinking the same, all the free patterns look bulky. Untill I saw yours, it´s lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  4. You're very welcome! I had fun writing it. :)

  5. I already finished one!! So much fun crocheting, I will start the other one tomorrow and I think I will also make myself some black ones! Thanks again....

  6. Hey there, Just wanted to let you know, I wrote a blog post about steampunk and added a link to your pattern as well:


  7. How fun, thanks for the link! :)

  8. Hi, This is so pretty, could you explain what the (21) means after row #1? I'm fairly new to crochet and would appreciate if you could let me know...my email is jaidynsgrammie@live.com.
    Thanks so much!

  9. Sure thing Jackie! Typically for most crochet patterns, any number in parentheses at the end of a set of directions indicates how many stitches you should have at the end of that row or round. So in this instance, at the end of row 1, you should have 21 stitches. Since there are no changes in stitch number for the remainder of the pattern, I didn't repeat myself by writing "(21)" at the end of every row, but for patterns that DO increase or decrease in the row/round, you may see a new number indicating how many stitches you should have as you go along. Hope that helps! :)

  10. Hi,
    How do I find someone to write a simple crochet pattern from a photo? The wrist warmer owners do not have the pattern or know where to look. I love these warmers and I am willing for someone o write the pattern for me. At a cost, I realize. I have searches the net and can not find a pattern like it. They are very open and lacy looking and a better weight for us southern ladies. I would like to make these for my family as with loss of job, handmade gifts are in.
    Thank you for any replies in advance.
    Tana tasammons@bellsouth.net

  11. I am confused with row 4, it says to hdc across, ch 2 & the part that confuses me are the directions in the ( ). Can u please explain?