As the days are getting shorter and Trick-or-Treat is coming up, I thought I’d make something for the kids in my life out of Red Heart Reflective yarn.
I took a look on Ravelry and found a ton of really cute projects, but there was one problem with them. It’s not that cold in Virginia Beach! This yarn is thick and warm. So if I made a hat, scarf or fingerless gloves out of it, the kids wouldn’t be able to really wear them until December or January.
The solution…15 minute Wristers! These work up super fast.
Here’s a picture without a flash…
And here’s what it looks like when light hits the yarn! Wow!
If you’re a beginner, you also get to learn 2 new skills: the foundation single crochet and front-post double crochet!
My favorite Youtube video for foundation single crochet is here.
And here’s one on front-post double crochet.
Don’t worry…they’re both easy!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 Skein of Red Heart Reflective yarn (You’ll only use about ¼ of a skein on each set)
- Crochet Hook Size I (5.5)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- In double crochet, 4” = 11 stitches & 6 rows
- Children’s = 7” wide to fit 14” wrist & get over hand
- Women’s & older kids = 7 ½” wide
- Men’s = 16% wide
- fsc = foundation single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front-post double crochet
- st = stich
- sc = single crochet
- ss = slip stitch
Pattern – In kids’ size with women’s and men’s following
- Row 1 – 16 (18, 20) fsc. Ss to top of 1st st being careful not to twist
- Round 2 – ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout). DC in next st and each st around. Join with ss to top of ch3. (16 (18, 20) DC)
- Round 3 – ch 1, sc in same st. FPDC in next st. *sc in next st, FPDC in next st* Repeat around. Join with ss to 1st
- Round 4 & 5 – Repeat round 3
- Round 6 – ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. ss to 1st (16 (18, 20) sc)
Finish off. Weave in ends.
As always, please post your baby blankets on Ravelry and link to the pattern so I can see what you’ve done!