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A closer look at the motifs. These are sewed onto the mesh but be careful not to flatten the edges of the motifs!

Wrist Warmers in Baby Camel and Silky-Camel

A pair of wrist warmers crocheted with baby camel and silk-camel yarn.

A pair of wrist warmers crocheted with baby camel and silk-camel yarn.

Wrist Warmers in Baby Camel and Silky-Camel
Skill Level: Easy
Designer: Fatima Lasay
Website: http://www.crochetology.net/

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 6.5 inches in length.
Approximately 6 inches and 8 inches in circumference.

The length and width of the wrist warmers can be easily adjusted by increasing the length of the foundation chain to desired length of the wrist warmers and by adding more rows to adjust the desired width.

Yarn:
Baby Camel 4 by Lotus Yarns, approximately 25 grams or 80 meters
Silky Camel Lace by Lotus Yarns, approximately 5 grams (worked in 2 strands held together)

Yarn Substitution:
Substitute Baby Camel 4 with DK/8-ply yarn
Substitute Silky Camel Lace with 2-ply lace yarn

Hooks:
Aluminium Crochet Hook size 3mm and 3.5mm

Notions:
Sewing needle

Gauge:

23 stitches and 9 rows in double crochet stitches = 4 inches/10 cm square (using 3.5mm hook and Baby Camel 2 Yarn)

Terminology:
Pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

The leaf motifs are ubiquitous in Irish Crochet.

The leaf motifs are ubiquitous in Irish Crochet.

Design Notes:
Important note: This is a very verbose pattern. This is deliberate because I want the crocheter to understand the construction of the piece. The intention, ultimately, is get the crocheter more used to improvising crochet patterns, one of the first steps to designing your own crochet patterns.

The wrist warmer is worked in rows along the length using Baby Camel Yarn and larger hook, working vertically in rows until you reach the desired circumference. Start with a longer chain if you want a longer wrist warmer.

The wrist warmer is a simple mesh of double crochet stitches separated by a single chain space. The upper edge of the wrist warmer has rows of 2 double crochet stitches next to each other (the second double crochet is where the lacy silk-camel edging is worked into) while the lower edge of the wrist warmer has the double crochet and chain space. So you must end the row on the side where you can continue working along the lower edge of the piece. Then a scallop edge is worked all along the lower edge of the wrist warmer.

The lacy edging is worked in Silky Camel Lace Yarn in two strands held together using smaller hook. The lace edging is done in 3 rows, started by joining the yarn with sc around the stem (or post) of the second double crochet along the upper edge of the wrist warmer, right side facing.

The leaves are crocheted separately then sewn onto the mesh. Then the seams of the wrist warmers are sewn together. No buttons or ties. Baby Camel yarn worked in this pattern stretches only a bit so measure your size accordingly.

A closer look at the motifs.

A closer look at the motifs. These are sewed onto the mesh but be careful not to flatten the edges of the motifs!

Instructions:

With Baby Camel 4 and 3.5mm hook, ch 31.

Row 1: Dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch, rep fr * all across, up to the second to the last ch. Dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Sk first dc, dc in next dc, *sk next ch, ch 1, dc in next dc, rep fr * all across. Ch 4, turn.

Row 3: Sk first dc and next ch, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next dc, rep fr * all across, up to the second to the last dc, dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Rows 4-succeeding rows: Rep rows 2-3 to desired length (circumference of your hand to fit), ending with row 2. At last rep, make ch 3 instead of ch 4. Do not turn. Continue along the lower edge of the wrist warmer as follows:

3 dc in first sp, *sc in top of next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in next sp, rep fr * all along the edge of the wrist warmer, up to the last sp. End with sc in top of last dc. Fasten off.

The lace edging is silk-camel lace yarn.

The lace edging is silk-camel lace yarn.

Lace Edging along upper edge of Wrist Warmer:

Using two strands of Silky Camel Lace Yarn held together and 3mm hook and wrist warmer facing the right side, insert the hook at the back, to the front, around the stem of the second of two dc along the upper edge of the neck warmer. Yo, draw loop through, yo and draw yarn through loop to make sc. Continue working in this manner, working the stitches of the first row from the back of the wrist warmer as follows:

Row 1: Ch 4, dc around same dc stem, *ch 1, around next dc stem make (dc, ch 1, dc), rep fr * all along the edge, up to the last dc stem. Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: In first ch sp make (dc, ch 1, dc), *ch 1, in next ch sp make (dc, ch 1, dc), rep fr * all across to the last ch sp. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sk first sp, *in next sp make (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc), ch 1, sk next sp, sc in next sp, sk next sp, in next sp make (3 dc, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch fr hook, 3 dc), sk next sp, sc in next sp, sk next sp, rep fr * all across. Sc in last sp. Fasten off.

The leaf motifs are in 3 sizes.

The leaf motifs are in 3 sizes. Start with ch 12, 10 and 6 respectively for each size.

Leaves:
Notes about crocheting the leaves (One you understand the construction of Irish Crochet leaves, then you can make leaves of various sizes):
The leaves are worked starting with a foundation chain as the midrib, then sc across the  foundation chain and continue sc across the other side of the foundation chain, leaving 2 (or so) ch stitches unworked. Ch 1, and turn, then work sc in each sc leaving the last 2 sc’s unworked, also not forgetting to make 3 sc’s in the sc at the base of the leaf to make a gradual turn to the other side of the leaf. Ch 1, and turn again, and work sc’s in each sc, etc.

The sc’s are worked in back loops only as the back loops create a nice ridged texture on the leaves. Each (ch 1, turn) makes the pointed serration of the leaf. The large leaves start with a longer foundation, allowing for more (ch 1, turn) and thus a larger leaf.

Leaves (large, make 2):

Using baby camel yarn and smaller hook, ch 12.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch fr hook (this would be the tip of the leaf) and in each ch across (11 sc made). Two more sc in last ch so that you turn to the other side of the foundation chain. Sc in each of next 8 ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Back loop Sc in next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc (this would be the middle sc at the base of the leaf). Sc in each of next 9 sc along other side of leaf. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Back loop Sc in each of next 10 sc, 3 sc in next sc, back loop sc in each of next 8 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Rep row 3.

Row 6: Rep row 2. Fasten off.

Leaves (medium, make 2):

Using baby camel yarn and smaller hook, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch fr hook (this would be the tip of the leaf) and in each ch across. Two more sc in last ch so that you turn to the other side of the foundation chain. Sc in next ch leaving last 2 ch unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Continue in this manner working back loop sc in the sc across until you have a leaf with 5 serrated points. (The larger leaf has 7 serrated points)

Leaves (small, make 2):

Using baby camel yarn and smaller hook, ch 6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch fr hook (this would be the tip of the leaf) and in each ch across. Two more sc in last ch so that you turn to the other side of the foundation chain. Sc in next ch leaving last 2 ch unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Continue in this manner working back loop sc in the sc across until you have a leaf with 3 serrated points. (The larger leaf has 7 serrated points and the medium leaf has 5 serrated points).

Finishing:

Block and Dry. Sew the leaves onto the mesh, then sew the seams of the wrist warmer together.

The leaf motifs are in 3 sizes.

Silky Camel Lace Wrist Warmer

The finished wrist warmers ...

The finished wrist warmers …

Using the same basic pattern for the Silky Camel Lace Neck Warmer, I made these wrist warmers, omitting the buttons and just joining the ends of the piece together to form a cylinder.

The lace edging is silk-camel lace yarn.

The lace edging is silk-camel lace yarn.

I also decided to decorate the wrist warmer with some leaf motifs, similar to the Hairbands Appropriating Hat Patterns. I love the result!

The leaf motifs are ubiquitous in Irish Crochet.

The leaf motifs are ubiquitous in Irish Crochet.

The baby camel yarn doesn’t stretch much though, so the wrist warmer has to be of the right size.


Silky Camel Lace Wrist Warmer

A pair of wrist warmers crocheted with baby camel and silk-camel yarn.

A pair of wrist warmers crocheted with baby camel and silk-camel yarn.

The Silky Camel Lace Wrist Warmer is for sale. if you would like to buy it, please use the button below. Please check your size before buying. This is suitable for standard size wrists, 6-8 inches in circumference.
SOLD. If you wish to request this item, send an email to fats@crochetology.net.