Ooh an extra Thursday post this week! Today I am sharing this spike stitch crochet handwarmer pattern. This is a perfect crochet project for beginners and you can use any colours you like!
I used Jenny Watson Pure Merino Double Knitting in Rose and Cream. You will need 50g of Rose and around 20g of cream using a 4mm crochet hook (I use this one). It’s a super cosy yarn and doesn’t split at all.
If you are completely new to crochet, I would recommend learning the basic terms and stitches via this You Tube channel first.
Here’s how you make the simple crochet mittens. It is a 9 row pattern repeated over two rectangle pieces joined into a mitt shape. Yarn A is Rose and Yarn B is Cream. The pattern is shown in UK terms.
Spike stitch: insert hook into 1 row below and work dc as normal.
- To begin: using yarn A, ch 36+1 for turning
- Row 1: 1 dc into second ch from hook and dc to end. Turn.
- Rows 2 & 3: ch1, 1dc into each st to end of row. Turn. At end of row 3, fasten off yarn A and join yarn B.
- Row 4: ch1, 1 dc into 1st st, *1 spike st into next st. 1 dc in next st, rep from * to end of row. Turn.
- Row 5: Repeat row 2. Fasten off yarn B and join yarn A.
- Row 6: Work as row 4.
- Rows 7 – 9: Repeat rows 1-3.
- Work 5 repeats of rows 1-9.
- Fold your rectangle in half with the right sides facing. With yarn A, slip stitch to join the edges leaving a 1 inch gap around two thirds up for a thumb hole.
- Weave in the ends and turn your handwarmers the right way out.
- Repeat for the second mittern!
Super snuggly for keeping your hands warm!! I am sure someone will ask – the nail polish is Pomegranate by Barry M.
I would love to see if you make these mitterns/handwarmers. Make sure to share if you do!