Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Crochet Hand Warmers

The weather has decided to abandon all hope of an Indian Summer and it seems to have officially become Autumn. I do love this time of year; getting cosy on the sofa with a blanket, wearing jumpers and boots, plus I get to wear scarves again. Aside from being constantly cold, getting wet in the rain and being blown about by the wind, its a great time of year!

It seems a little early to be dusting off the gloves and scarves (although I'm tempted), I thought that some hand warmers/fingerless glove things would be more appropriate and would keep my mits warm on the way to work. I've seen a couple of people posting their makes on Instagram (my username is betty_button) which has inspired me to make my very own pair. After a quick internet search I found a blog post by Lucy from Attic 24 which seemed super easy so I've given it a go. I used Hobbycraft's value yarn in blue (although its more of a purple shade) and a light beige I had in my left over stock pile. They are both DK and I used a 4mm hook. They only took one evening to make!

 It was super easy to make, although I made the mistake of not doing enough foundation chains (Lucy suggests 35 and I only did 30), so I had to do 3 single crochets (UK double) down the side to make it fit! I went around 24 rows high, using one row of single crochets and the rest as half double crochets (UK half treble). I thought they looked a bit plain with just one colour so I added some light beige to the thumb hole and a neat bobble edging along the top.

I wore them to work this morning and they were lovely and cosy; definitely kept me warm in this cooler weather!

Betty xxx

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