Happy Wednesday and have a free pattern! These wristlets are a super-quick project and they will give you an excuse to practice your Broomstick Lace. You won’t have to make much of it, just a row. But that single row, especially in a nice contrasting color adds a little special something.
Wristlets are just tubes that hang out around your wrists. They don’t even have thumbs. That might make you ask, “well then what is the point?” Let me tell ya, these little babies will keep those pulse points covered and you’ll be amazed at how that alone will warm you up. One more reason to make these: they use up less than two ounces (50 grams) of yarn. I say that qualifies them for the Stash Buster category.
I like stash busters. When I make a stash buster I get to pretend that I’m truly making a dent in all this yarn I live with. That makes me feel quite virtuous. Virtuous enough to reward myself with a trip to the yarn store.
A note about gauge: I know most of the time, we blow off gauge and just wing it. I do that all the time (please don’t tell my students). Before you to do that with these wristlets, consider how picky you are about fit. Its been my experience that when crocheters and knitters complain that gloves and glove-like objects don’t fit right its because they blew off getting gauge. If you want them to be just so, take five minutes and figure out your gauge.
Or just wing it! These are quick to make. If the first pair don’t fit you, they will fit someone you know. You can give those away and make another pair that will fit your wrists perfectly.
Broomstick Lace Wristlets
The pattern includes directions for three sizes. The wristlets shown here are in the small size.
- Small: 6.5 inches (17 cm) at the wrist
- Medium: 7.75 inches (20 cm) at the wrist
- Large: 9 inches (23 cm) at the wrist
- Yarn = 2 oz (50 g) of any worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease.
- Hook = Size H (5 mm)
- pattern stitch = *put 2 sc in one stitch, skip next stitch*, repeat
- 14 sts (in pattern) = 4 inches (10 cm)
- MC = main color
- CC = contrast color
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
Make the Cuff
with MC, ch 21 (25, 29)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *put 2 sc in next ch , skip 1 ch space*, sc in last ch, ch1 (20, 24, 28 sc)
Row 2 – 4: sc in 1st stitch, *put 2 sc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch*, sc in last stitch, ch1
Row 5: put 2 sc in 1st stitch, * put 2 sc in next , skip 1 stitch*, put 2 sc in last stitch, ch 1 (22, 26, 30 sc)
Row 6: same as Row 2
Repeat Rows 5 & 6 three more times. Don’t ch 1 at the end of the last row. You should have 28 (32, 36) sc stitches. I cut the MC yarn here rather than draw it up later but its a personal preference.
Make the Broomstick lace
There is a video of me making Broomstick Lace here in this post. I did the lace work on these wristlets the same way.
Row 1: With hook, draw up a loop through each stitch and place on the “broomstick” (28, 32, 36 loops)
Row 2: Turn, *pull 4 loops off the broomstick and work 4 sc through those loops*, repeat to end (7, 8, 9 “eyes”), ch1
Make the edging
Row 1: same as Row 5 in the cuff section (30, 34, 38 sc)
Row 2: *ch 2, skip next stitch, sc in following stitch*, repeat to end (15, 17, 19 sc and 15, 17, 19 ch 2 spaces)
Cut yarn. I used the tails from each section to sew the edges together using a mattress stitch. It made for a nice, neat seam.
I hope you enjoy like the wristlets and I hope you make a lot of them! If you are looking for a way to take this pattern with you, check out the handy “Print & PDF” button down there on the left. And check out our other free patterns. You might find something else you like.