Knitted Muff Hand Warmer

Imagine a cozy accessory that not only keeps your hands warm but also adds a touch of style to your outfit. Introducing the Knitted Muff Hand Warmer, a fashionable and functional piece that is perfect for chilly days. This hand warmer is crafted from soft, high-quality yarn that feels luxurious against your skin. The intricate knit pattern not only provides warmth but also creates a unique texture that sets it apart from traditional gloves or mittens. The muff design allows you to slip your hands inside and keep them toasty while still being able to use your fingers freely. Whether you're out for a walk in the park or running errands in town, the Knitted Muff Hand Warmer is the perfect accessory to keep you warm and stylish.


  • Yarn:
    • 45 yds Lion Brand Wool-Ease WOW jumbo weight yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool. 240g / 66 yds per skein) (A)
    • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick &Quick super bulky weight yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool. 170g / 106 yds per skein) (B)
      • 25 yds for cuffs
      • 2-5 yds for crochet strap (optional)
  • Needles:
    • Size 17 / 12 mm knitting needles for working in the round, or size needed to match gauge.
      (16″ circulars, double points, 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop are all ok).
    • Size 15 / 10 mm knitting needles for working in small rounds, or 2mm smaller than larger needles.
      (Double points, 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop).
  • Notions:
    • Large yarn needle
    • Stitch marker
    • Scissors
    • 1/2 – 1 inch D rings: 2 (optional – for attaching purse strap)
    • Purse strap of desired length (optional – you can crochet a purse strap instead)
    • Size N/10mm crochet hook or the same size as smaller needles (optional – for crochet purse strap)
    • Lobster clasps or swivel hooks that fit your D rings: 2 (optional – for crochet purse strap)

Project Level

Easy: Knit and purl in the round, changing needles. Optional crochet cord.


17 inches length; 16 inches circumference at widest point.


With A and larger needles, in stockinette: 5 sts = 4 inches; 7 rounds = 3 inches.

Abbreviations Used

  • CO = cast on / cast-on
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • st(s) = stich(es)


You can adjust the length of any section by adding or removing rounds. If you adjust the length of one cuff, be sure to adjust the other cuff in the same way. Keep in mind any changes in length will affect yarn usage.

First Cuff

With B and smaller needles, CO 20 sts using an alternating cable (seed stitch) cast-on, long-tail cast-on, or your preferred stretchy cast-on for ribbing.

Join to work in the round and place marker for beginning of round. Slip marker with each round as you come to it.

Rnd 1: [K1, p1] around.

Repeat [Rnd 1] 9 more times or until cuff measures approximately 2.75 inches. Make a note of how many rnds you have worked.

Cut B, leaving a tail to weave in later.


Change to A and larger needles.

Rnd 1: K around.

Repeat [Rnd 1] 26 more times or until body measures approximately 11.5 inches.

Cut A, leaving a tail to weave in.

Use ends to close any gaps at CO edge or at color changes as needed, and then weave in all ends before continuing to Second Cuff. It will be harder to access the WS of Body after working the Second Cuff.

If the yarn is too big for your yarn needle, use a crochet hook to weave it in, or split the strands of yarn and weave them in separately.

Second Cuff

Change to B and smaller needles.

Rnd 1: K around.

Rnd 2: [K1, p1] around.

Repeat [Rnd 2] 8 more times or to the same number of total rnds as First Cuff, not counting CO edge as a rnd.

Bind off all stitches in pattern or with a sewn tubular bind-off.

Weave in all ends.

Crochet Hanging Strap (optional)

With B and crochet hook, ch 76 or to desired length of strap, keeping in mind that strap will stretch with use. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. (75 sc)

Sew a swivel hook or lobster clasp to each end of the strap.

Attaching Strap to Muff

With B, sew one D ring to one side of Muff, where the cuff meets the body.

Place the other D ring on the opposite side of the Muff, where the body meets the opposite cuff. Be sure the D rings are in a straight line across from each other (follow the column of stitches from one to the other) and then sew in place with B.

Strap can be attached and removed as desired by clipping or unclipping to the D rings. You can even make multiple straps for different looks!

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