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Wrist and Hand Warmer Knitting Patterns

by | Dec 31, 2015 | Accessories, Gloves and Mittens

Knitting patterns for Wrist Warmers and Fingerless Mitts, most of the patterns are free

Whether you call them wristwarmers, fingerless mitts, fingerless gloves, handwarmers, or armwarmers, these are fast, fun projects and make great gifts.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Lace Mitts

Nested Fans Lace Mitts

Wendy Bernard teaches you how to knit fingerless mitts featuring a gorgeous Nested Fans lace pattern in this handy tutorial with downloadable pattern. You’ll learn how to start with a simple ribbed cuff, read a lace chart, shape a thumb gusset and more. SizesSmall (Medium, Large) Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Waltzing Mitts

Waltzing Mitts

These mitts feature an Estonian Double Waterlily Motif and eyelets. Sizes: Women’s Small (Medium, Large). DK yarn. Designed by Jill Bickers

Free knitting pattern for Embroidered Fingerless Mitts and more wrist warmer knitting patterns

Embroidered Wrist Warmers

Knit and Crochet Now designed these two-color fingerless mitts with a diamond pattern embellishment. Yarn is also available at the pattern site.

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Free knitting pattern for Traveling Cable Handwarmers and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Traveling Cable Handwarmers

Designed by Purl Soho.

Free knitting pattern for Straightforward Mitts with diagonal rib pattern on both sides and more wristwarmer knitting patterns


Straightforward Mitts

Mone Dräger’s wristwarmers feature a unique diagonal rib pattern that helps the mitts fit snugly.Finished size: Women’s small to medium, approximately 7” (18 cm) long and 7.5” (19 cm) around the palm, but can be customized for other sizes. Looks great in multi-color yarn!

Free knitting pattern for cabled Winterwonderland Mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Winterwonderland Mitts

SarahLady designed this long, warm pair of cable fingerless mittens.

Free knitting pattern for Fractured Light Mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Fractured Light Mitts

Kirsten Kapur’s wristwarmers start with a garter stitch band and then move to a zigzag lace pattern. Looks great in multi-color yarn. There is also a matching hat pattern on the page.

Free knitting pattern for Beribboned Wrists mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

© JStockert

Beribboned Wrists

Alice Morandi’s design features pretty ribbon lacing. She provides versions for worsted and DK yarn and instructions for adding a thumb gusset to turn them into fingerless mitts.

Free knitting pattern for Lace Collar and Cuffs and more wrist warmer knitting patterns

Lace Collar and Cuffs

Lee Gant designed these matching scalloped lace accessories. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.

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Free knitting pattern for Enrol Wrist Warmers and more hand warmer knitting patterns


Berroco designed these these simple, stockinette fingerless mittens with a novelty yarn “fur” lining. You can also wear them inside-out for a full fur look.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Margarete Fingerless Gloves

Margarete Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless mitts feature an easy flower stitch created with slipped stitches. Designed by Knitting and So on

Free knitting pattern for Tulip Fingerless Gloves

Tulip Fingerless Gloves

These gloves are from Martin Storey’s book Floral Knits, 25 gorgeous knitted garments and accessories, some with applied flowers and others with floral designs knitted into them, others with the designs embroidered on top. The projects range from sweaters, boleros and shrugs to scarves, bags, and berets, cushions and throws.

Free knitting pattern for Faux Cable Mitts and more wrist warmer knitting patterns

Faux Cable Fingerless Mitts

Sandi Rosner designed these dainty wristwarmers with a stitch pattern that looks like cable but isn’t.

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Free knitting pattern for Lettuce Lace Wristwarmers and more fingerless mitt knitting patterns

Lettuce Knit Arm Warmers

Red Heart designed these lace fingerless mitts. Two sizes.

Free knitting pattern for Yummy Mummy Wristwarmers with cables and more fingerless mitss knitting patterns

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Linda K’s Yummy Mummy Wristwarmers

Alexandra Brinck’s design features graceful cables and can be knit shorter or longer. Pictured project is by DiannaVB

Free knitting pattern for Elin Fingerless Mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns


Linnéa Öhman’s fingerless mitts feature a romantic lace cuff. The pattern calls for some crochet to neaten up the lace edges but I wonder if you could substitute a knit border.

Free knitting pattern for Major Groove Mitts and more wrist warmer knitting patterns

Major Groove

Designed by Au fils de Jours, these fingerless mitts feature a double helix inspired cable and ribbed body for fit. Sizes women’s small, medium, and large

Free knitting pattern for Lady Jane Grey's Gloves and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Lady Jane Grey’s Gloves

SarahLady designed this long, warm pair of cable fingerless mittens. So thick and warm, they’re almost sweater sleeves!

Free knitting pattern for Sudbury Fingerless Mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns


Berroco’s fingerless mitts feature an easy spiral stitch pattern. Pictured project by suzy23

Free knitting pattern for Chevron Cuffs wristwarmers and more chevron zigzag knitting patterns

Chevron Wrist Warmers

These wrist cuffs are a perfect use for leftover yarns. But I also think that you could just use one multicolored yarn to get this effect.

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Free knitting pattern for Winter Wonderland Wrist Warmers and other hand warmer knitting patterns

Winter Wonderland Fingerless Mitts

Video demo also includes matching scarf and hat. Women’s small, medium, large to fit hand circumference 6½”, 7”, 7½”. Would work well with multi-colored yarn.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting pattern for Pear Lake Mitts with bobbles and lace and more wrist warmer knitting patterns

Pearl Lake Mitts

n the Pearl Lake Mitts, the bobble is anchored with the next purl stitch to eliminate the holes that often accompany bobbles. Simple latticework frames the allover bobbles.

Knitting pattern for Twisted Ivy Fingerless Mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Twisted Ivy Fingerless Mitts

Approximately 4- 5 inches from your thumb up your arm. They feature twist stitch patterns on both sides of the mitts, with a ribbing center for shaping. (The stitches are both charted and written out ‘line by line”. )

Knitting pattern for Matterhon Long Fingerless Mitts and more wristwarmer mitts

Matterhorn Long Fingerless Mitts

There are three distinct cables in the mitts with the center cables forming a diamond pattern.

Knitting pattern for Russell Square Mitts with eyelets, frills and ribbing and more wrist warmer knitting patterns

Russell Square Mitts

This fingerless glove pattern features a ribbed body to hug your arms, a frilly top edge for interest, and a row of eyelets to create a wave along the fingertip edge.

Knitting pattern for Flower and Lace Cuffs with beads and more wristwarmer knitting paterns

Flower and Lace Cuffs

A simple beaded pattern and lace give a romantic feminine style to these garter stitch wristwarmers.

Knitting for Kensington Mitts long with horseshoe lace and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Kensington Mitts

The measured, linear beauty of the gardens at Kensington Palace are reflected in the strong horizontal lines of these fingerless mitts.


Glenveagh Mitts

The herringbone stitch gives these mitts a classic texture.

Knitting pattern for Latvian Braid Mitts and more wristwarmer knitting patterns

Latvian Braid Mitts

Wristwarmers shaped with short-rows show off knitted braids of twisted yarn. Pictured project by TheLoveBat

Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Toasties Fingerless Mitts

Toasties Fingerless Mitts

These mitts are knit in a slip stitch pattern with a 4 row repeat with ribbed cuffs.

Knitting pattern for Cabled Fingerless Mitts

Reversible Cable Worsted Mitts

A fantastic super-warm last-minute winter gift, these fingerless mitts knit up quickly from just one ball of worsted weight yarn in just a few hours.

Knitting Pattern for Fingerless Wraparounds

Fingerless Wraparounds

These fingerless mitts feature an an extra layer of warmth you can remove in milder weather. Knit extra wraps to match your wardrobe! 2 sizes

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