Quick Keyboard Wrist Rest Free Crochet Pattern

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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? 

The Keyboard Wrist Rest is a great easy and quick crochet gift for almost anyone’s birthday or Christmas! This free crochet pattern works up in no time at all because you are using multiple strands of yarn. The wrist rest is three layers thick to help raise your wrists above the keyboard. This project uses basic stitches and is great for beginners. #crochetpattern #freecrochet #crochetgift #wristrest #quick #forbeginners

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.

The Keyboard Wrist Rest is a great easy and quick crochet gift for almost anyone’s birthday or Christmas! This free crochet pattern works up in no time at all because you are using multiple strands of yarn. The wrist rest is three layers thick to help raise your wrists above the keyboard. This project uses basic stitches and is great for beginners. #crochetpattern #freecrochet #crochetgift #wristrest #quick #forbeginners

Make one in your favorite color to bright up your work space. 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.

Materials

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.

Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size M/N/9.0mm

Scissors

Yarn needle

Amour Crochet Hook-Size I9/5.5mm

 

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

BLO – Back loop only

FLO – Front loop only

Dimensions

My keyboard is an Apple Wirless 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.

The Keyboard Wrist Rest is a great easy and quick crochet gift for almost anyone’s birthday or Christmas! This free crochet pattern works up in no time at all because you are using multiple strands of yarn. The wrist rest is three layers thick to help raise your wrists above the keyboard. This project uses basic stitches and is great for beginners. #crochetpattern #freecrochet #crochetgift #wristrest #quick #forbeginners

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.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought.

If you make a Keyboard Wrist Rest, I would LOVE to see a picture! Post it to any social media and tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet ! I would love to see your work!

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Crochet this quick and easy keyboard wrist rest with the free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. This is the perfect home decor item to add color to your office and keep you from getting sore while typing. #quickcrochet #crochethomedecot

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  1. Emilie

    August 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    So handy! Thanks for the pattern!

    1. Lindsey

      August 17, 2018 at 2:41 am

      You are welcome! It wasn’t until after I mad the pattern that I realized that this will make a great gift for those hard to crochet for friends.

  2. Pam

    August 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    How cute is this! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  3. Barbara Fields

    September 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I think this is so cool. I am going to make me one . Thank you

    1. Lindsey

      September 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      I am so happy to hear it. It works up very fast and you can adjust the pattern to be for a mouse pad as well (though you will need to set the mouse pad on the mat).

  4. Jen

    October 3, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Why do we need the I hook?

    1. Lindsey

      October 3, 2018 at 3:39 am

      I used the I hook to slip stitch the layers together. You could use another size hook or just sew the layers together.

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