Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Christmas Countdown Day 8

Crochet Christmas Countdown Day 8 

Winter Wrist Warmers 

I hope this pattern works out for you all, I haven’t made a pattern for anyone else apart from myself before & I usually know what I mean in my instructions so If you have any queries at all drop me an email or leave a comment on here & I’ll try to answer as best I can. 

I used 2 shades of double knit yarn for my wrist warmers, the blue is the only ‘posh wool’ I’ve ever bought! Falkland yarn from Debbie bliss and the silver is from Stylecraft, my usual purchase of double knit. 

I browsed a few wrist warmer patterns including attic 24 who’s blog I love & Bellacoco’s blog (who’s you tube channel I learnt to crochet from) before combining a few techniques and making these warmers. (Links below) 

attic 24

To start chain 35 or until the chain fits snugly around your wrist. 

Then do rows of half treble crochet (htc) I did 17 rows in blue but you may want more or less depending how far up your arm you want them to be.

If you want to change colour I did it here, I attached silver &  continued to do another 9 rows so 26 rows of htc altogether.  Here it is after a few rows of silver.

I decided on bobble stitch for my edging but you can leave it plain if you’d rather. 
For bobble stitch you  yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through two* 5 times until you have 6 loops on the hook. yarn over and pull through all of the loops.  Here is a video from Bellacoco to help you out with this 


Your warmers should currently look like a rectangle, once you are happy with the length and size, etc you are ready to sew them up. Just sew the two sides together leaving a gap for your thumb. I tested it out on my wrist and put a stitch marker each side of my thumb so that I knew where to stop and start the sewing from. 

The last thing I did was to single crochet around the stitches in the thumb hole with the blue to give the thumb hole a bit of definition.

Obviously you can add any little embellishments you wish to them, I’m going to make some rainbow ones next.  Now my crochet is not always the neatest in the world but I love doing it and it’s useful if I can make something I’ll use!! They don’t look too bad once they are on, even if I do say so myself!!! 


I hope this makes sense and that you end up with lovely warm wrists & hands. 

Happy Christmas xx

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sue's June Challenge

I have done this Layout for Sue's sketch challenge this month

The photo is from Shoreham Regatta, The girls going out in there ladies junior quad. They didn't get the result they wanted but it's all good experience.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January Sketch Challenge

Here is the Layout for Sues sketch challenge. A great way to get scrapping and I have used some photos of George on his 1st birthday. I just realised I'm a day late!!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Beat the Christmas Rush

Here are my 5 Christmas cards for Sue's Beat the Christmas Rush Challenge, the idea is we have a stack of cards all ready at Christmas. Sounds ideal to me, saves a mad panic. I'm using supplies up from my Christmas stash box.  

Monday, 26 January 2015

Winter Scavenger Hunt

I'm taking part in my friends Winter Scavenger Hunt, we are searching for a number of photos.

1, Frozen

 One of our rainwater buckets frozen over

2, A clock at 12, striking

 It took me ages to be by the church at 12!!! I kept missing it everytime I was in town, Finally I made it.

3, our garden in winter
4, a fir cone
5, a dog in a winter jacket, woofing
6, ladies dancing
7, a squirrel, hopping
8, a warm hat and a scarf or mittens, warming
9, your craft space, bulging
10, the Holly and the Ivy (one or both) 

 Ivy I found on a walk to town

11, a robin, a bobbin

Such a cute robin I saw today in the window display at the local funeral directors. On the look out for a real one when I have my camera handy.
12 anything icy, glistening 
13 sunset, glowing


 I drove up to Jack & Jill Windmill tonight as the sun was setting, hoping I wouldn't miss it. I just caught it and also found some lovely sheep having an evening graze 

14 a craft shop, tempting
15 a chimney, smoking
16 lambs, gambolling
17 frosty breath or rosy cheeks, or both, glowing
18 a warm hearth, crackling
19, winter berries
I love this berry bush in our garden.

20, footprints crunching
21 a winter pudding or drink
22 party balloons, floating
23 jim jams
24 a hand-addressed letter
25 a house number the same as your birthday

26 fallen leaves, rustling     
27 snowdrops or daffodils, peeping   
the first snowdrops I've seen, spotted by my friend who's very beedy eyed

28 a cobweb
29 a street busker, playing
30 swans a-swimming  

Monday, 10 November 2014

November Challenge

Here is my Lo for Sue's November Challenge.  My lovely girl at the CARA Championships.