Gothic wristwarmers – free pattern!

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We loved the Summer Cuffs pattern that designer Ruth Maddock shared with us back in May... in fact, we thought they'd look rather magnificent crocheted in black for Halloween!

Click 'read more' to find the quick and easy pattern for these Gothic Wristwarmers, and make yourself a pair for cosy trick-or-treating. The lacy scalloped edges look ace alongside blood-red nail varnish!

And if you love these, be sure to visit Ruth's website and her gorgeous Etsy shop. Thanks Ruth, we love your designs!

Gothic wristwarmers (make two)

One size: length 15cm x width (all round) 19cm.

DK yarn from your stash (Ruth used 25g of Patons 100% Cotton DK for her Summer Cuffs)
3.5mm crochet hook
Wool sewing needle

Abbreviations (we're using UK terms - find our UK/US conversion chart here)
ch – chain
tr – treble
sp – space
ss – slip stitch
rep – repeat

To Make

Make a length of 37 ch.

1st row: 1 tr into 5th ch from hook, 1 ch, 1 tr back into same ch, * miss 2 ch, (1 tr, 1 ch, 1tr) all into next ch, rep from * to last 2 ch, miss 1 ch, 1 tr in last ch. (11 ch spaces)

2nd row: 2ch (counts as 1st tr), * (1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr) all into next 1 ch sp, rep from * to end, work 1 tr into last tr. (This is 2nd of 2 ch at beg of previous row)

Repeat the 2nd row eleven more times. (13 rows have been worked in all.) Fasten off leaving a long end to sew.

Fold in half so that side edges come together, oversew 1st two rows down from last row, leave a gap of five rows, then sew remaining six rows. Sew in all ends.

Shell Edging

With right side facing, rejoin yarn to seam at cast off edge. Join to seam with ss.

1st round: * 7 tr in next 1 ch sp, ss in next 1 ch sp, rep from * to end, placing last ss in 1st ss. (6 shells)

2nd round: * (ss into next tr, 3 ch) x 6, ss to last tr of shell, then ss to next ss, rep from * to end, ss into 1st ss.

Fasten off and sew in all ends.

Pattern by Ruth Maddock at

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