Well, I've promised a few of you that I would post this free pattern so here we go.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft yarn in Country Blue - 2 strands held together
Hook size: K
Gauge: Depends on yarn and hook size; measure wrist circumference and measure from middle knuckle of index finger to desired length up your arm.
These are crocheted open and then stitched closed.
Here is the pattern I made for this particular set to measure approximately 8" long for a 6" wrist.
Cast on 36
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook for 35 SC across, ch 2 turn
Row 2: HDC in 2nd SC from hook for 35 HDC across, ch 1 turn
Row 3: SC in 2nd ch from hook for 8 SC (or approx 2" from end) ch 5, sk next 5 st, SC for remainder of row, ch 2 turn. You've just made your thumb hole.
Repeat Row 2.
Repeart rows 1 and 2 for approximately 6" ending with Row 2, tie off end.
With yarn needle stitch seams closed lengthwise.
Voila, you've made a ribbed hand warmer! Enjoy!
Here is a thumbs up approval from the recipient of these warmers. :-)