Dimondway Hand Warmers

Below you will find the free pattern for the Dimondway Hand Warmers.

These hand warmers are perfect for us makers during the cold winter months.  They keep your palms and wrists nice and warm, while keeping all your fingers free for crafting your heart away.

You can also convert them to a convenient pair of glittens (a hybrid of gloves and mittens) if you prefer the tapestry design on these over the Arroway or Galway Girl Glittens.   

There are a few minor changes to this pattern over the Arroway Glittens, but I specifically designed the tapestry designs to be interchangeable between the glitten and hand warmer pattern.  (Keep a look out for a mitten pattern that also uses the tapestry grid… coming soon)

I recommend checking out the picture tutorial for the hand warmers here and for the glittens here to help you along the way.  There I will walk you through each step of making these patterns with plenty of pictures for the visual learner.

I hope you enjoy making these wonderful winter gems!

What You Need (For Hand Warmers)

1 skein bulky (size 5) primary color skein of yarn (I used Loop and Threads Charisma in Red)- approximately 95 yards or 88 grams 

1 skein bulky (size 5) secondary color skein of yarn (I used Loop and Threads Charisma Tweed in Cream)- approximately 98 yards or 89 grams 

1 5.50MM crochet hook

What You Need (To Continue Glittens) 

1 skein bulky (size 5) primary color skein of yarn (I used Loop and Threads Charisma in Red)- approximately 38 yards or 35 grams 

more bulky (size 5) secondary color skein of yarn (I used Loop and Threads Charisma Tweed in Cream)- approximately 8 yards or 7 grams 

2 buttons

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Completed Measurements

Height to Fingers: 7.5″

Width: 4″ across

Height to the Top of Cap: 10″ (as glittens)

Gauge

15 sc= 4″

15 rows= 4″

Abbreviations Used

ch= Chain

sc= Single Crochet

blo= Back loop only

flo= Front loop only

sl st= Slip Stitch

st(s)= Stitches(s)

sk st(s)= Skip Stitch(s)

pu= Pick Up

inc= increase

dec= decrease

Special Stitches

Increase: single crochet 2 into 1 stitch

Decrease: single crochet 2 stitches together

Pattern notes

*Pattern is written in US standards

** You can also join the cuff by slip stitching in the back loops of row 30 to the foundation chain.  This makes for a little wider of a cuff, but prevents you needing to fasten off and rejoining the primary color in round 2 of the tapestry grid.**

The palm section is worked in joined rounds, whereas the fingers, thumb and finger cap are all worked in continuous rounds

For the palm section rounds 2-8, you will follow the tapestry grid provided. Dark squares represent the primary color and the white squares represent the secondary color.

The color changes will be worked as such: insert hook, pull up a loop in secondary color, yarn over in primary color, and pull through both loops on your hook.

Rather than fastening off after the color change of rows 1 and 9-15, I like to carry the unused strand and work into the join stitches then drop for remainder of the round.  This prevents a lot of weaving in ends.

After detaching primary yarn in round 15, I like to carry the tail behind the first few stitches, so you don’t have to weave it in later.

***To make these hand warmers into glittens, you will continue to work the pattern for the fingers and finger cap rather than fastening off at round 15 of the hand warmers.

Ribbing Pattern

Foundation: Ch 8, turn

Row 1: Starting in the 1st ch from your hook , sc 7 in blo, turn

Row 2-30: Ch 1, sc 7 in blo, **fasten off at the end of row 30 leaving tail.  Use the tail to join the foundation to row 30 to create a cylinder.  I prefer the mattress stitch for this, but a whip stitch will work too.**

Palm/ Finger Pattern

Round 1: attach 2nd color, ch 1 and pick up 30 stitches around the top

Round 2-8: sl st, ch 1, sc into same st, follow tapestry design.

Round 9 (left hand): in secondary color: sl st, ch 1, sc 3, skip 7, ch 7, sc 20

Round 9 (right hand): in secondary color: sl st, ch 1, sc 20, sk 7, ch 7, sc 3

Round 10-13: sl st, p/u primary color yarn and drop secondary.  ch 1, sc around

Round 14-15: p/u secondary yarn and drop primary. sl st, ch 1, sc around, fasten off

Your hand warmers are now complete!  If you’d like to convert them into glittens, simply follow the instructions below for the thumb, fingers, finger cap and assembly.

Pattern for Fingers and Thumb- Right Hand

*Please note: each finger is worked in continuous rounds (vs. the joined rounds used in the pattern for the palm)

Pinky Finger

Foundation: sk 4 sts from first sc of palm, pu secondary yarn and sc 8 working around, ch 3 and connect back to first sc created of this finger. (11)

Round 1: sc 2, decrease, sc 2, decrease, sc 3 in blo of the ch 3 from foundation (9)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends. (9)

Ring Finger

Foundation: sk 1 st from first sc of palm, pu secondary yarn and sc 3, work 3 in flo of ch sts from pinky finger, sc 3 (working along backside of palm section), ch 3 and connect to first sc created for this finger (12)

Round 1: sc 9, sc 3 in blo of ch sts (12)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends. (12)

Middle Finger

Foundation: pu secondary yarn in 2nd sc to the right of the starting st of the palm sc 3, sc 3 in flo of ch sts from ring finger, sc 3 (working along backside of palm section), ch 3 and connect to first sc created for this finger (12)

Round 1: sc 9, sc 3 in blo of ch sts (12)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends (12)

Index Finger

Foundation: flip glitten over and begin working along back side of the palm section into the 1st st to the left of where the middle finger ends. Sc 10, sc 3 in flo of ch sts from middle finger. (13)

Round 1-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends (13)

Thumb

Foundation: pu secondary yarn towards middle most st of thumb hole.  Work 15 sc around.

Round 1: sc around (15)

Round 2: *sc 3, decrease*, repeat from * around (12)

Round 3-6: sc around (12)

Round 7: *sc 2, decrease*, repeat from * around (9)

Round 8-9: sc around (9)

Round 10: *sc 1, decrease*, repeat from * around (6)

Round 11: decrease 3 times, fasten off and weave in ends (3)

Pattern for Fingers and Thumb- Left Hand

*Please note: each finger is worked in continuous rounds (vs. the joined rounds used in the pattern for the palm)

Index Finger

Foundation: sk 1 st, pu secondary yarn and sc 10 around, ch 3 and connect to first sc of this finger (13)

Round 1: sc 10, sc 3 in blo of ch sts (13)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends (13)

Middle Finger

Foundation: pu secondary yarn in 2nd sc from starting st of palm, sc 3, sc 3 in flo of ch from index finger, sc 3 (working along back side of palm), ch 3 and connect to starting sc of this finger. (12)

Round 1: sc 9, sc 3 in blo of ch sts (12)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends (12)

Ring Finger

Foundation: pu secondary yarn in 5th sc to the right of starting st of palm (or 3 sc to the right of where your middle finger ended), sc 3, sc 3 in flo of ch from middle finger, sc (working along back side of palm), ch 3 and connect to starting sc of this finger (12).

Round 1: sc 9, sc 3 in blo of ch sts (12)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends. (12)

Pinky Finger

Foundation: flip glitten over and begin working on back side of glitten by pulling up secondary yarn in first sc to the left of where your ring finger ended (worked similar to index finger of right hand), sc 8 around, sc 3 into flo of ch from ring finger. (12)

Round 1: sc 2, decrease, sc 2, decrease, sc 3 (9)

Round 2-3: sc around, fasten off and weave in ends. (9)

Thumb

Foundation: pu secondary yarn towards middle most st of thumb hole.  Work 15 sc around.

Round 1: sc around (15)

Round 2: *sc 3, decrease*, repeat from * around (12)

Round 3-6: sc around (12)

Round 7: *sc 2, decrease*, repeat from * around (9)

Round 8-9: sc around (9)

Round 10: *sc 1, decrease*, repeat from * around (6)

Round 11: decrease 3 times, fasten off and weave in ends (3)

Pattern for the Finger Cap (make 2)

In Primary color yarn 

Foundation: work 5 in magic ring (5)

Round 1: increase around (10)

Round 2: *sc, increase*, repeat from * around (15)

Round 3: *sc 2, increase*, repeat from * around (20)

Round 4: *sc 3, increase*, repeat from * around (25)

Round 5: *sc 4, increase*, repeat from * around (30)

Round 6-15: sc around (30)

Once you reach the end of round 15, ch 1 and turn your work, sc 15 and fasten off leaving long tail (1 row created)

For the Buttonhole

Chain 7 and fasten off.  Insert ends of chain to either side of the very top of your finger cap and tie together on the inside (button hole created)

Assembly 

Using the long tail, whip stitch the row of the finger cap right above round 15 of the palm section of the glitten (directly below the start of the fingers).

Sew button right above wrist ribbing towards the center of the glitten on the back side of the glitten (where the top of your hands will be when wearing them).

And there you have it!  Your Diamondway Glittens are complete!

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