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Quick Crocheted Keyboard Wrist Rest. – Say that 5 times fast!
Every time I sit down and start writing a new blog post I get reminded that I need to crochet a wrist rest to prop up my wrist while typing. Well, I finally did it! I love patterns that are beautiful and practical. Don’t you?
After making this pattern I thought about how handy it was going to be. I mean, who doesn’t own a computer? This little keyboard wrist rest will make the perfect gift for the tech lovers in your life! Want to make something for a co-worker? Find out their favorite color and brighten up their work space.
Make one in your favorite color to brighten up your workspace. It can be a little yarny reminder of the crochet project that waits for you at home. Red Heart Super Saver is my go-to yarn for projects that are getting used daily. I used three strands of yarn at once to make this mat thick and quick to work up.
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But that is enough about how this little pattern came to be, Christmas will be here before you know it. Let’s get crocheting.
Please do not worry about if this pattern will fit your keyboard. I have written this pattern to fit all keyboards.
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Grey Heather (you will be using three strands at once)
I used Heather Gray for 2-3 strands,I occasionally traded out one strand for a strand of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, Turqua to add a faint stripe.
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
BLO – Back loop only
FLO – Front loop only
My keyboard is an Apple Wireless Keyboard that measures 11.25 inches by 5.25 inches, I made my mat 14 inches by 8.5 inches with a 14 inch by 2 inch raised wrist rest. The wrist rest raises your wrist approximately an inch off the surface.
Keyboard Wrist Rest Pattern
Ch 28 (Or the length of your keyboard + 4)
R1: Sc in the second chain and each chain across.
R2-19 Ch1, turn, Sc across.
Note: I switched out one gray yarn for one teal yarn for rows 3,4, 9,10, 15, and 16.
Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures the depth of your keyboard. It took 12 rows to reach the depth of my keyboard. Once you reach that depth crochet 8 more rows.
R20: Ch1, turn. Sc in the BLO in every stitch across.
R21-23: Ch1, turn, Sc across.
R24: Ch1, turn, Sc in the FLO in every stitch across.
R5-27: Ch1, turn, Sc across. Fasten off.
The rows of FLO and BLO should make it easier to fold the work back on itself. The padded wrist rest should be 3 layers thick and 4 rows deep. Once folded in place use an extra strand of contrasting yarn to surface slip stitch the layers together.
Tie the starting and finishing yarn tails together and weave in all your ends.
Wasn’t that easy? You can also make one that is less wide for your mouse pad! Your wrists will thank you.
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