It’s an unseasonably warm winter down here in the South. However, my hands do need a little extra warmth at times.
This is true even when I have to do such urgent and terribly important things such as…texting.
That’s actually why I made my first pair in the first place–I try to keep my heat on as low as possible save as many dollars as possible. And my hands are the first part of my body to take the hit.
However, I didn’t want to sacrifice my mobility for a little thing like staying warm. Hence, hand warmers.
They’re incredibly easy and quick.
Disclaimer: this particular pattern is geared for a person with my size hands: small. Adjust as needed.
First, grab a G crochet hook and some yarn you like to look at and touch, and chain 24.
Turn and single crochet 3 rows.
Then turn and half-double crochet until you reach the desired length.
Desired length is determined by how much wrist and/or knuckle coverage you prefer. This particular pair of hand warmers was for a White Elephant Party, and I’m not sure how much knuckle coverage the lucky recipient would need, so I opted for average.
Once you’ve achieved the desired length, fold the square that you’ve created in half and crochet a few single stitches to begin to connect the two sides together. This is where you actually determine the knuckle/wrist coverage; if you only crochet 1 or 2 singles stitches before creating the thumb opening then you will achieve very little knuckle coverage and vice versa.
Ok, once you’ve got the right knuckle coverage (I just love that phrase. How often do you really get to say “knuckle coverage?” If you’re me in this post it’s approximately 6.), create the thumb hole by half-single crocheting along one edge of the square until you’ve established enough room for your thumb.
Again, this is really subjective and should be adjusted according to how chubby your hand is. Or slim. You get it.
After establishing the thumb hole size, single crochet both sides again until the end of the square.
Try it on for size.
suck it, martha.