Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Little Girl Crochet Handwarmers Pattern for Valentine's Day

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....



Materials
Size K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (color of your choice)
Felt
Floss
Needle
Scissors

Instructions
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.

Abbreviations
CH = Chain
HDC = Half Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch





36 comments:

  1. The "I Can Do It!" warmers. Absolutely adorable. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy....

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  2. Adorable! Hope you won't mind me linking up again... Look for this tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  3. very nice! thank you for sharing:)

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  4. Arr these are so sweet,would love you to link them up on my Creative Monday hop? :)

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    1. Just linked up! Thanks for stopping by.... love your blog!

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  5. Those are so cute. I bet they worked up fast as well. thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    1. They do work up super fast.... so much fun! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Oh my word, these are adorable. I wish I could crochet... I'll have to ask my mom :)


    I've just started a link party devoted to projects inspired by pinterest. I've you've got any, I'd love for you to link up!
    Very Pinteresting Party

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  7. Adorable, and you're so right, a great solution for kids who like the idea of wearing gloves! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you again soon!

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  8. These are SO cute. I am just learning to crochet and I'm finding so many cute things I'd like to make. A LOT of the pattern lingo is still a mystery to me, but I'll get there. I'm your newest follower.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kim! I just checked out your blog -- it's great!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by - maybe you can help me with my crocheting and I can help you become a geocacher. :-)

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  9. I have to make these for my grand daughters. They so sweet. I am now following you on Linky followers.I would love to have you follow me back.I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You should definitely make these for your granddaughters! I'm now following you as well :)

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  10. Oh, I'd like to make those for my little niece, Alyssa! She would love those! So sweet.
    Dorothy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dorothy! You should make these for your niece.... I'd love to see pics!

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  11. Aw, how sweet! I'm, Linky Following you too!

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    1. Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by.... I'm Linky Following you now too!

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  12. Those are ADORABLE!!! I'm a new linky follower! Would love if you could come by and follow me too :)

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    1. I'm your newest Linky Follower! Thanks for coming by :)

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  13. So happy to find your blog through the Linky blog hop. I'm now a follower on Linky. Hope you can come check out my site, http://www.eccentricleopard.com. Thanks!

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  14. Those are so cute!! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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    Cheri

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  16. going to have to try the hand warmers. :-) too cute!

    I stopped by to follow you on the Linky Party Hop. I hope that you get a chance to do the same! :-)

    http://robinsnestquilting.blogspot.com/

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  17. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest Linky follower. Look forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps follow me back.

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  18. I found you on the Linky Hop and love to crochet and knit too. I am following you, and hope you will follow me back.

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    Have a wonderful day! Thanks!

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  21. Love your blog, and so glad I found you on the Linky blog hop. I am now following on GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori
    http://www.bleak2unique.com

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  22. Hi,
    I am happy to be your newest lf follower. I am coming to you from the linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back, I can be found at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
    Thanks!!

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  23. Love the pattern! Made a pair for my youngest (she's 2) and they wouldn't fit over her hands though! Any suggestions on making a bigger size? Should I just use a larger hook or maybe throw in a few extra chain stitches in the beginning?

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    1. So glad you made these and sorry the size didn't work out. Yes, I would try adding maybe 2 extra chains at the beginning and see if that works. Good luck!

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  24. Will make with a tiny crocheted heart. Thank you for sharing

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