Yes, another Valentine's Day project! I bought a lot of pink yarn for Madeleine's birthday party with ambitions to crochet a runner for our dining room table, but let's just say that I didn't get around to it. The huge skein of pink yarn has been taunting me, so yesterday I came up with a pattern for handwarmers (or fingerless gloves) for Madeleine. She loves wearing gloves these days, but she gets so frustrated when she can't easily take her shoes on and off and zip up her coat while wearing them so I decided to make her these so she can still do the tasks she has to do ALL BY HERSELF (those of you with 3 year olds know how this goes). I had to embellish them with red felt hearts for Valentine's Day! This size fits my 3 year old, but will probably fit up to a 5 year old. This pattern is pretty simple and definitely quick... you'll be able to make some for your little girl and all of her friends! Enjoy the pattern....
Size K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (color of your choice)
CH 14 and join in the round being careful not to twist
Row 1: CH1, HDC in each CH across, SL ST to CH 1 to join in the round (14 HDCs)
Row 2: CH1, turn work, HDC in each HDC around, SL ST into the beginning CH1 space (14 HDCs)
Rows 3 - 7: Repeat row 2
Row 8 (Increase Row): CH1 Turn, 2 HDC in first HDC space, 1 HDC in each of next 6 HDC spaces, 2 HDC in next HDC space, HDC in each HDC space to end, SL ST into the beginning CH1 space (16 HDCs)
Row 9: CH1, turn work, HDC in each HDC around, SL ST into the beginning CH1 space (16 HDCs)
Row 10 (Hole for Thumb): CH 1, turn work, HDC in each HDC around until last 2 HDC spaces, CH2, SL ST into the beginning CH1 space
Row 11: CH1, turn work, 1 HDC in both CH spaces, HDC in each HDC around, SL ST into the beginning CH1 space
Row 12 & 13: CH1, turn work, HDC in each HDC around, SL ST into the beginning CH1 space
Tie off & weave in ends
Thumbhole: Around thumbhole area, attach yarn to one stitch, CH1, create 6 HDCs evenly spaced around the thumb area. Tie off & weave in ends.
Felt Heart: Cut 2 hearts of desired size out of felt. With a running stitch, thread and floss, attach a heart to each handwarmer.
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch