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Coraline Wrist Warmers Knitting Pattern

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In this post, you will see a Coraline wrist warmers knitting pattern.

This pattern was inspired by the striped gloves Coraline Jones wears in LAIKA’s stop-motion animated film Coraline, based on the book by Neil Gaiman.

This is a simple pattern for advanced beginner knitters created using four colors of worsted-weight yarn.

Please scroll down to the end of the page to view the free pattern and grab your free printable PDF.

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Coraline wrist warmers knitting pattern

The Coraline Wrist Warmers

In the movie, you see a lot of the characters wearing knitwear including Coraline’s star sweater.

The striped gloves Coraline asks her mom to buy her when they are out shopping together, are memorable because of the colors.

Coraline doesn’t want any plain grey dull clothing that the whole school will wear, she wants something colorful and fun that will make her individuality stand out.

wrist warmers

Originally knit for the movie by Althea Crome

The original knitter of the gloves is Althea Crome, who knit them in miniature on tiny needles and with thread.

She used 8/0 – .5mm needles (so tiny!) and thread to knit the gloves.

You can learn more about how these costumes came to life on LAIKA’s YouTube channel.

Coraline-Gloves

How the wrist warmers are created

You will start with a ribbed cuff, then work the main portion of the wrist warmer until finally working ribbing again for the other cuff.

As you work you will change yarn colors to create the stripes you see on the original gloves.

You can of course substitute these colors for any colors of your choice.

Coraline knit wrist warmers

Coraline Wrist Warmers Knitting Pattern

Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)

Notes

This simple striped wrist warmers pattern is a great advanced beginner-friendly project.

The pattern instructions are given to work the wrist warmers flat with seaming or in the round.

Coraline wrist warmers

Copyright Info

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  • This is for personal use only, you cannot sell any items made from this pattern.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos.
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knitted wrist warmers

Size Information

To make the width smaller or larger, you will have to cast on fewer or more stitches.

Small

  • To make the arm warmers in a smaller size you can cast on 36 stitches.
  • Length = 8.5 inches/22 cm.
  • Width (laying flat and unstretched before seaming) = 7 inches/18 cm.

Medium

  • To make the arm warmers in a medium size you can cast on 40 stitches.
  • Length = 8.5 inches/22 cm.
  • Width (laying flat and unstretched before seaming) = 8 inches/20 cm.

Large

  • To make the arm warmers in a larger size – you can add stitches, for example, cast on 44 stitches.
  • Length = 8.5 inches/22 cm.
  • Width (laying flat and unstretched before seaming) = 9 inches/23 cm.

Gauge – 18 sts/24 rows in 4 inches/10 cm of stocking stitch.

Easy striped wrist warmers

The supplies you need…

Yarn

  • You will need 4 colors to use in this project.
  • Medium-weight yarn (04) 100g/Worsted/Aran/10 Ply.
  • I used Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Peruvian Highland Wool 100g/3.5oz/220 yds/200 meters).
  • Yarn A – Blaze (9542).
  • Yarn B – Turtle (2452).
  • Yarn C – Shire (2445).
  • Yarn D – Smoke Heather (9450).
  • For this project, you will need around 150 yards/120 meters.

Needles

Notions

Coraline gloves inspired wrist warmers

Abbreviations

  • CO – cast on
  • Cont – continue
  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • St St – stockinette stitch (one-row knit, one-row purl)
  • Rep – repeat
  • 1×1 Ribbing – knit one stitch, purl one stitch, and repeat to the end of the row.
Coraline mittens

Pattern Instructions

Worked flat on two needles:

  • You will read the chart from the bottom up.
  • RS rows (K rows) are read right to left
  • WS rows (P rows) are read left to right.
Coraline Stripes Knit Flat

Make 2 the same:

In Yarn A – CO 36 (40, 44) sts. (See pattern size notes).

Work 4 rows in 1×1 ribbing – (K1, P1) to the end of the row.

Row 5 (RS): Knit

Row 6 (WS): Purl

Rows 7-10: Change to Yarn B and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 11-14: Change to Yarn C and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 15-18: Change to Yarn A and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 19-20: Change to Yarn B and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 21-22: Change to Yarn A and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 23-24: Change to Yarn C and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 25-28: Change to Yarn B and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 29-30: Change to Yarn C and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 31-34: Change to Yarn A and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 35-36: Change to Yarn B and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 37-38: Change to Yarn A and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 39-40: Change to Yarn C and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 41-44: Change to Yarn B and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 45-48: Change to Yarn D and cont to work in St, St.

Rows 49-50: Change to Yarn A and cont to work in St, St.

Work 4 rows in 1×1 ribbing – (K1, P1) to the end of the row.

Cast off in rib.

Making Up

  • Weave in the loose ends with the darning needle/yarn needle.
  • Stitch the side seam closed using an invisible seam like the mattress stitch.
  • Weave in any further loose ends.
  • If you want to leave a thumb hole opening to wear as fingerless gloves, seam from the bottom up for around 5 inches, leave a gap of 1 inch, and seam the final 2 inches.

Video/Photo Tutorial

knitted hand warmers

Worked in the round on circular needles:

  • You will read the chart from the bottom up.
  • RS rounds (K rounds) are read right to left
  • WS rounds (K rounds) are read left to right.
Coraline Stripes In The Round

Make 2 the same:

In Yarn A – CO 36 (40, 44) sts. (See pattern size notes).

Join in the round and work 4 rounds in 1×1 ribbing – (K1, P1) to the end of the round.

Rounds 5-6: Knit

Rounds 7-10: Yarn B and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 11-14: Yarn C and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 15-18: Yarn A and K to the end of the round.

Rows 19-20: Yarn B and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 21-22: Yarn A and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 23-24: Yarn C and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 25-28: Yarn B and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 29-30: Yarn C and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 31-34: Yarn A and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 35-36: Yarn B and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 37-38: Yarn A and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 39-40: Yarn C and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 41-44: Yarn B and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 45-48: Yarn D and K to the end of the round.

Rounds 49-50: Yarn A and K to the end of the round.

Work 4 rows in 1×1 ribbing – (K1, P1) to the end of the round.

Cast off in rib.

Weave in all loose ends.

Grab Your Free Printable PDF Pattern Here

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Happy knitting!

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