Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gryffindor Hand Warmers


(This pattern originally appeared online at Craftown.com. Copyrights have now reverted to me, the designer.)

Do you have a Hogwarts fan that could use some warm hands? How about a Harry Potter buff needing relief from the chilly fall weather? I have just the thing to keep those hands warm and spirits high. Crochet a pair of Gryffindor Hand Warmers to show off your house pride and support your favorite Quidditch team. My free crochet pattern is simple and easy to work up and comes together in a nice tight pair of hand warmers. I designed this pattern to fit an adult hand, size medium to large. (They do fit my husband’s very large hands, although they are very tight on him.)

I had so much fun creating these hand warmers because first, I love Harry Potter, Hogwarts and wish I was a Gryffindor House member. And second, I loved how the bold red and gold stripes naturally formed from the Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn. You could easily use this pattern and Red Heart's other Team Spirit color variations to crochet a pair in your favorite sport team's colors.

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Skill Level:  Easy

Materials: Red Heart Team Spirit Yarn in Red & Gold

Hook size: H/5.00mm

Abbreviations:
CC = change color
CH = chain
SC = single crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = double crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
SC2TOG = single crochet decrease (or single crochet 2 together)

Gauge: 5 sc = 1 inch


Instructions:
Ch 29, sl st to 1st ch to form a circle, being careful not to twist your chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, (always start in same st at join here and throughout pattern) sc in same sp, sc around, sl st to join. (28 sc)
Rnd 2 – 8: Repeat Rnd 1 (28 sc)

Left Hand:
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 25, ch 8 skip 4 spaces, sl st to join. (34 st)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 33 around (including scs in chs from previous rnd), sl st to join. (34 sc)
Rnd 11 – 13: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 33 around, sl st to join. (34 sc)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 24 around, sc2tog, sc 6, sl st to join. (32 sc)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 24 around, sc2tog, sc 4, sl st to join. (30 sc)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 22 around, sc2tog, sc 4, sl st to join. (28 sc)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to join. (28 sc)
Rnd 18 – 22: Repeat Rnd 17. (28 sc)
Rnd 23: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, sc 10, 2 sc in same sp, sc 10, 2 sc in same sp, sc 5, sl st to join. (31 sc)
Rnd 24: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, sc around to end, sl st to join. (32 sc)
Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to join. (32 sc)
Rnd 26 – 29: Repeat Rnd 25. At Rnd 29, finish and weave ends. (32 sc)

Right Hand:
Rnd 9: Ch 10, skip 4 spaces, sc 26, sl st to 2nd ch to join. (34 st)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 33 around, sl st to join. (34 sc) *Be sure to count your scs carefully here. I found it easy to start in the wrong sp at the beginning of rnd, causing me to have 35 scs.
Rnd 11 – 13: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc 33 around, sl st to join. (34 sc)
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, sc 24 around, sl st to join. (32 sc)
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 24 around, sl st to join. (30 sc)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 22 around, sl st to join. (28 sc)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc 28 around, sl st to join. (28 sc)
Rnd 18 – 22: Repeat Rnd 17. (28 sc)
Rnd 23: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, sc 10, 2 sc in same sp, sc 10, 2 sc in same sp, sc 5, sl st to join. (31 sc)
Rnd 24: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, sc around to end, sl st to join. (32 sc)
Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc around, sl st to join. (32 sc)
Rnd 26 – 29: Repeat Rnd 25. At Rnd 29, finish and weave ends. (32 sc)

You are all done! Enjoy.


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Tia

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Originally published at http://www.craftown.com/Gryffindor-Hand-Warmers.html
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