It might look like Right Hand won, but being cozy this A/W (*) is more important than winning, isn't it?
* Autumn and winter in the southern hemisphere
You’ll need 50g Double knit (preferably boucle) yarn, 5mm (US size H) crochet needle, one or more place markers
Note: Your hand and wrist sweaters will be cozy if your wool is and if you crochet loosely. Just try. You’ll also be working in the round – a technique used in making Amigurumi toys. If this is your first time, enjoy!
I’m writing this pattern in English crochet terms. For the American pattern, replace double crochet (dc) with single crochet (sc). The only other stitch used is slip stitch (sl st). Easy peasy.
Weaving ends in neatly will make your cozy hand and wrist sweaters reversible!
Abbreviations: ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch, sts = stitches, tog = together, yo = yarn over
Base chain: Loosely ch 26, join with dc into the first ch made, attach marker to the dc just made (check if the circle fits over your hand; if not, chain more loosely or use a 6mm needle)
Row 1-17: dc into every dc for 17 rows (always insert hook into back loop of each st unless directed otherwise), move your marker as soon as you’ve made the first dc of the next row
Note: At this point you should fit your cozy hand and wrist sweater. Your marker indicates where your wrist (the base of your thumb) will be once completed. Feel free to add a few rows or remove some (easily said but not done if you’re using boucle yarn).
Row 18: 2dc into first dc (move marker to between 2dc), complete row with a dc into every dc
Row 19: dc into next 25 dc’s (move marker to first dc of the row), 2dc in next dc, 1dc into next dc to complete row
Row 20: dc into first dc of row (move marker), 2dc in next dc, 1 dc into every dc to complete row
Row 21: dc into every dc (remember marker)
Row 22: 2dc into first dc of row (move marker to between 2dc) , 1 dc into every dc to complete row (30 stitches)
Row 23: dc into next 26 dc’s, 1dc into next dc through both loops of st, ch 4 loosely, skip 8 dc and dc in next through both loops of st (move marker to dc just made)
Hand (start counting rows from 1 again for “hand”)
Row 1: dc into next 23 dc’s reverting back to insert hook into back loop of st (move marker to every 1st dc of new row made), 1 dc into every ch made to complete row 1
Row 2: dc through both loops of next dc, complete row with dc in every dc into back of st
Row 3-9: dc into every dc (move marker to every 1st dc of new row made)
Row 10: (dc2tog, 1dc into next 4 dc) 4 times, dc2tog, sl st next 4 st, cast off
Base row: For this row you should insert needle through both loops of sts
Join yarn to first dc of 8 missed when you ch 4, 1ch 1 dc into same space, dc into next 7 dc, dc into every dc made on 4ch (catch at least 3 loops for strength), for last dc of base row insert hook first through 2 loops in the ‘gap’ and then through first dc made for base row, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops on hook, move marker to dc just made
Next 4 rows: dc into every dc made reverting back to insert hook into back loop of st (move marker to every 1st dc of new row made)
Last row: dc2tog, dc into next 4 dc, dc2tog, sl st next 6 dc, cast off
Weave in all loose ends