Get ready to keep your hands toasty with this free and easy crochet hand warmers pattern! If you’re searching for a quick and enjoyable project to create snug hand warmers, you’re in the perfect spot.
Whether you’re a crochet beginner or an experienced pro, we’ve designed this pattern to be both simple and enjoyable. With these hand warmers, you can add a touch of warmth and style to your chilly days. Let’s jump right in and start crocheting these cozy accessories!
Be sure to check out my many free crochet patterns before you go!
What are Hand Warmers?
Hand warmers are small accessories designed to keep your hands warm while allowing your fingers to remain free and functional. Worn on the wrists and palms, they provide warmth to these areas without covering the fingers.
Hand warmers keep you warm still being able to use your fingers for tasks like texting, typing, or handling objects. They can come in various styles, including crochet, knit, fabric, or even disposable chemical heat packs.
Beginner. This fingerless gloves crochet patterns uses basic crochet stitches in basic stitch pattern form and simple repeats in rounds.
Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your fingerless gloves free pattern will be the right size. It’s like a helpful guide to get your project just the way you want it!
Gauge is very important for this free pattern.
5 stitches and 3 rows = 2 inches
One size fits most teens & women.
- The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch.
- After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.
- Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
- You are crocheting in the round and also working from the fingers down.
- You can make your gloves longer or shorter by repeating or not making the last round.
- dc = double crochet stitches
- hdc = half double crochet stitches
- sc = single crochet stitches
- st = stitch
- sts = stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch = chain stitch
- chs = chains
- rnd = round
- rnds = rounds
- rem = remaining
- blo = back loop only
Crochet Stitches & Techniques
Double Crochet (dc)
- Firstly, yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
- Secondly, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
- Thirdly, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
- Lastly, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.
Single Crochet (sc)
- Firstly, insert hook in next stitch.
- Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
- Lastly, yarn over and pull through both loops.
Back Loop Only (blo)
Worked the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.
Crochet Hand Warmers Pattern
Chain 16 and join in the round.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each ch, join (16 stitches)
Rnds 2-3: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (16 stitches)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in 14 sts, ch 4 and skip over the last 2 sts (this creates the thumbhole), join (14 stitches + 4 chains)
Rnds 5-6: Ch 2, dc in each st and in each ch, join (18 stitches)
Pictures are from my Chunky Crochet Mittens pattern.
Begin where you left off for round 6.
1st Step: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (3 stitches)
2nd Step: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.
3rd Step: Turn your work clockwise
↑ 4th Step: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (3 stitches)
↓ 5th Step: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (3 stitches)
Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around.
Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the cuff meet.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I make crochet hand warmers if I’m a beginner?
Yes, you can definitely make crochet hand warmers even if you’re just starting to learn crochet. There are simple patterns available that guide you step by step. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create cozy hand warmers to keep your hands nice and warm!
Crochet hand warmers are like short tubes that cover your wrists and palms, leaving your fingers free. They provide warmth without covering your fingertips.
What’s the difference between crochet hand warmers and fingerless gloves?
On the other hand, fingerless gloves are longer, covering more of your fingers, often up to the knuckles or beyond. They offer more coverage and warmth for your hands while still allowing your fingers to move freely. Both are great options for keeping your hands cozy while giving your fingers the freedom to do things.
Do you have any tips for making crochet hand warmers as gifts?
Certainly! Making crochet hand warmers as gifts can be a thoughtful and personal gesture. Here are some tips to help you create wonderful hand warmers for your loved ones:
- Choose Soft Yarn: Pick a soft and comfortable yarn that feels good against the skin. Yarns with a blend of natural fibers like cotton or wool are great options.
- Consider Colors: Think about the recipient’s favorite colors or the colors that match their style. Choosing the right colors can make the gift even more special.
- Use Simple Patterns: Opt for easy and straightforward crochet patterns, especially if you’re short on time. Simple stitches and patterns can still look elegant and lovely.
- Measurements: Measure the recipient’s hand to ensure a good fit. If it’s a surprise gift, go for a standard size that usually fits most people.
- Add Embellishments: You can add a personal touch by adding buttons, bows, or other small embellishments. Securely attach them.
- Gift Packaging: Consider presenting the hand warmers in a cute gift bag or box. Adding a handwritten note or a little tag can make the gift even more special.
- Work Ahead: If you plan to make multiple pairs as gifts, start early to avoid rushing. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the process and create something beautiful.
- Practice Makes Perfect: If you’re new to crochet, practice the pattern before making the final gift. This will help you feel more confident and ensure a neat finished product.
- Add Warm Wishes: When you give the hand warmers, include a warm message or wish. It’s a lovely way to let the recipient know you put thought into their gift.
- Enjoy the Process: Crafting gifts should be enjoyable, so take your time and have fun while crocheting the hand warmers.
Remember, it’s the thought and effort you put into the gift that truly counts. Handmade gifts are special. Your recipients will likely appreciate the time and care you put into creating crochet hand warmers for them.