Free chunky wrist warmers knitting pattern

It is the time of year when the chill is setting in, and what with the cost of living crisis we might all be a bit reluctant to turn the heating on.

This of course means that your hands and wrists can quickly get cold.

This cute pair of chunky wrist warmers will keep your hands warm and yet leave you free to do household jobs like typing, cleaning and of course knitting!

Please see below for the free knitting pattern and get knitting yourself a pair of lovely, chunky wrist warmers.

Chunky Wrist Warmers Free Knitting Pattern

This pair of hand warmers are knit as a rectangle and sewn up at the end.  You can either leave a space for thumbs or use the hand warmers as a sort of sleeve extension for extra warmth in colder weather.

Eyelet rib on the cuff makes an interesting change from regular ribbing.


  • Pair of 6mm knitting needles.
  • 50g of super chunky yarn in 2 colours.

The chunky yarn that we used for the wrist warmers shown in the photo was Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky. You can use any chunky yarn you like, however.



With 6mm needles and yarn 1, cast on 25 stitches.

Work the following 4 row lace rib pattern a total of 4 times.

  1. *p1, k3; rep from * to last stitch, p1
  2. K1, *p1, yo, p2tog, k1; rep from * to end
  3. As row 1
  4. K

Cut yarn and add in yarn 2.

Starting with a k row, work 16 rows of stocking stitch.

Cut yarn and add in yarn 3.

Work the 4 rows of the lace rib pattern once.  As you work row 4 (k), cast off.

Cast off in k.

Sew up side seam, leaving hole for thumb if wanted.

Make 2 hand warmers, ensuring that thumb holes are positioned correctly for both left and right hand.

Tip: Sew up bottom and top most parts of seams and then sew up the rest with the mitten on your hand.  You can then see exactly where thumb holes need to be. 

To finish 

Sew in all loose ends.

And thats it, a pair of lovely chunky wrist warmers knit in a fabulous and very interesting stitch. I hop you enjoyed the free knitting pattern thanks very much for visiting us today!

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