Twiddle muffs are some times used to help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, autism or learning difficulties. The textures & embellishments give them something to do with their hands, distracting from picking at their skin or pulling at medical equipment and bandages. They are constructed as a muff rather than a blanket as they can be slipped onto an arm with less chance of being dropped.
I’ve tried a knitted version of these and thought there had to be a way to do them in crochet, this is my first attempt. Should fit a size 6/7 I used James C Brett Marble Chunky (used colours 43 & 46) with a 5 mm hook. Unlike the knitted pair these are made with only 1 strand of yarn as I found 2 even on a larger hook was too thick. Stitches used dc – double crochet dc2tog – double crochet 2 together dc3tog – double crochet 3 together Shoe Foundation chain 19 1. dc to end (19sts) 2. dc 8, inc, dc, inc, dc 8 (21sts) 3. dc 9, inc, dc,…