Bobble Croc Wrist Warmers
is my first attempt at a knitted glove-type accessory.
Yes… you are correct;
After finishing my first knitting project
The Candy Striped Scarf,
I did say something about knitting
But then, I saw these ‘Bobble Crocs‘
& decided they would make a much better novice project.
I was right,
these are incredibly easy to make!
So what makes this the perfect pattern
for beginner knitters?
Well for starters, you don’t need to know how to ‘circular knit’.
All you need to know is how to knit the
rib stitch (K2:P2).
PLUS… you don’t actually knit the bobbles, you crochet them.
Double Easy Score!
Not sold on them yet?
Okay, the ‘bobble croc’s are simply
two rectangles folded over & sewn up
(individually) on the longer side,
with a gap for your thumb.
Mine are 42 stitches wide and measure 30cm long,
which is roughly 55 rows.
The bobbles are really easy to do, especially if you have done
some crochet before.
They start on row 6 (on every other Knit Rib), and then
on every 10th row there after.
It really is that simple.
The yarn I used is from Lincrafts (Australia),
and is called Celtic (dye lot 0136) which is a blend of
wool, acrylic & alpaca.
The colour is a mix of gorgeous blues & greens
that when knitted up looks amazing.
The recommended needle size is 5.5mm,
so that’s what I used.
I am guessing by now you are wondering why I named them
That’s easy enough.
A pair of visiting relatives (5 & 3 year old) from the UK
convinced me of the merit of crocs.
They are obsessed with them!
(the big live toothy ones, not the shoe kind)
And, now it seems I am too.
Are they good enough to wear out in public?
You betcha, I just need the temperature to drop again.
Come on Sydney, it’s winter now
let’s try for under 21c.