Saturday, September 29, 2012

FINISHED PROJECT: Shell Wrist Warmers

crochet wrist warmer

Here is an example of a project that looks way more complicated than it actually is! I made these gloves in maybe less than five hours all together - and that includes starting a few times to get the right number of chains to fit my hand, as well as figuring out the not-so-clear chart that this pattern is written with. I used the DROPS crochet wrist warmer pattern, Patons Kroy Socks yarn in their copper colors mix, and I thiiink an F hook. I should really start writing the details down again.

Like I said, the pattern isn't the most clear, but once you get the idea of it, the shells work up super fast. I was surprised by all the loose chain-lengths, and thought it was going to look funny, but it all worked out in the end.

mall of america boba tea

I like these wrist warmers because they are just that - they sit on your wrist, leaving your entire hand free for typing, doing other crafts, or holding a delicious bubble tea from the Tea Garden at the MOA. (That was delicious, by the way.) HOWEVER, because of all of those loose chain-lengths I mentioned, there are pleeennttyyy of openings large enough for a thumb if you do want to make it more mitt-like. I do that in the morning when I drive to work and I don't want my delicate little paws to come into contact with the chilly steering wheel. Brr~

I'd love to make more of these in different colors! These look cool because the yarn I used changed color on it's own, but I think it'd look neat to make it totally ombre with a new lighter color every new shell round. I think that would take quite a bit longer than my first time, though, to switch the colors. With this yarn and hook size, each round was only four shells long.


  1. These are so cute! I've had my eye on that same yarn for months.

  2. Ar dem marbles in mud? Purty.


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