Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Keep your hands warm!


We keep our house pretty cool in the winter, around 66F during the day.  My hands get cold, and its tough to hold a crochet hook when your hands are freezing :-)  So today I whipped up a pair of fingerless mitts to try to keep warm.  They work pretty good, so if you'd like to make a pair for yourself, the pattern is here:

Fingerless Mitts

This is a very simple pattern, and can be adapted to any size hand.  Adjust the number of cuff rows you make to fit, snug, around your wrist.  When working the palm, make it as long as you like.  I wanted my fingers well exposed so I can crochet.

These were made with Lionbrand WoolEase worsted weight yarn and a size G crochet hook.  Less than one skein made one pair.

Stay warm, and enjoy the crochet!

10 comments:

  1. Good job. Let me know how your fingers feel. I use one hand for crochet and concerned that the hook would catch in the palm. I can see how they would work though.
    'til next time.
    Connie

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  2. Thank-you for the good words, Cecilia and Connie :-)

    Connie, I made a couple of granny squares this afternoon after I finished the mitts, and had no trouble at all crocheting while wearing them. The trick is to not make the palm too long; it should end about 3/4 inch from the base of your fingers. It was sweet having warm hands!

    Beth

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  3. Hi, I've been following your blog for a while now. It's actually after seeing your dolls that I started making my own. I wanted to tell you that you inspired me to make dolls. I love to crochet and I'm always excited to see your free spirit dolls and other crocheted projects. So keep up the good work and if you don't mind I'd like to show you some of my dolls sometime!

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  4. Hi Ragdoll Ciel!

    What great words to hear! I'd love to see your dolls; if you have a photostream please send me a link. You could send it to my email address: dollmaker46203 [at] gmail.com

    Beth

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  5. Thank you for the pattern. I am going to make them for work. It is freezing in our office and these will do the trick!

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  6. Catherine, I sure know how that is! I worked in a cold office and would cut the fingers out of jersey work gloves...I called them my 'bag lady' gloves. These are slightly upscale from that :-)

    Beth

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  7. I made your hand warmers and they get compliments where ever I go! Thanks again

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  8. Catherine, I've been wearing mine daily, since the temperature hasn't gotten above 20 around here for several days. So glad to hear that they are working for you :-)

    Beth

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