Handlebar Hands £2.50


Simple and quick fingerless mittens

Keeping your hands warm whilst cycling can be difficult, but not with these mittens. Colourful and cheerful, they will brighten up any grey day.

This easy to crochet pattern can be made in a fingerless or full mitten style. It uses three different colours of DK weight yarn and features alternating stripes of different stitches. This pattern is suitable for beginners.

Handlebar hands is part of a matching set with Cadence Cowl and Helmet Head, all inspired by the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire in 2014.


To fit palm circumference: 18 cm (7″), 21 cm (8″) and 23 cm (9″)

Fingerless mittens length (wrist crease to mitten top): 14 cm (5.5″) all sizes

Full mittens length (wrist crease to mitten top): 22 cm (8.5″), 24 cm (9.5″) and 24 cm (9.5″)


DK weight yarn.

Shown in Rowan Tweed yarn (118m per 50g ball; 100% wool), colourways 598 Monsal Dale, 599 Dove Dale and 601 Beresford.

1 ball of each colour

Needles & Notions:

4mm (US G) crochet hook


17 stitches and 13 rows per 10 cm x 10 cm measured over lace pattern in fingering weight yarn.

Skills required:

Basic crochet stitches

Increasing and decreasing

Crocheting in the round.

Pattern information:

Originally published March 2014.

Current version: Handlebar_Hands_v1.0.pdf

PDF file size: 227kb

 Blog post with more information can be found here

Photography: Alan Alderson

Model: Lucy Alderson


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