Rockin’ Kids Wristers Free Crochet Pattern
Pattern #: LW5460
Designed By: Lorna Miser
Skill Level: Easy
Wristers are great at keeping a kid warm while being “so cool”. Crochet them in bright neon colors or whatever color suits a kid’s style.
RED HEART® Gumdrop®: 1 ball 975 Licorice
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
Gauge/Tension: 18 sts and 12 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge given.
Wristers are for a child’s size 2/4. Changes for child’s size 6/8/10 are in parentheses.
Finished Measurements: 5 (6)” (12.5  cm) in circumference. 5½ (6½)” (14 [16.5] cm) long.
WRISTER (Make 2)
Leaving 12” (30.5 cm) tail, ch 26 (32).
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—24 (30) dc. Fasten off.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in each st across, turn—24 (30) sl sts.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), working in front loops only, dc in each dc across, turn—24 (30) dc.
Repeat Rows 2–3 until piece measures 5 (6)” (12.5  cm) from beginning,
ending with Row 2 of pattern. Fasten off.
Joining Row: With wrong sides facing, fold piece in half, matching sts of
last row with foundation ch, working through double thickness, join yarn
with a slip st in first st of last row and corresponding foundation ch, slip st in each of next 11 (13) sts. Fasten off.
Skip next 6 (8) sts for thumb opening.
Working through double thickness, rejoin yarn with a slip st in next st, slip st in each of next 5 (7) sts. Fasten off.
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
st(s) = stitch(es);
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.