Crochet Pediatric IV Cover

Since hands come in all sizes, there's no need to strictly adhere to these instructions - they are provided as a guideline.

Hook - J; Yarn - 4 ply worsted weight; I usually use a bright multi-colored yarn to help hide any spots of blood that could get on the cover and alarm a child

Instructions are for Small/Medium/Large -- the Large is going to be approximately 6" square before sewing seam.

**Note -- while it is suggested you crochet in back loops only, I do crochet in both loops on the LAST stitch of each row (NOT first and last - just last).

  • Chain 18/20/22 - turn HDC in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across, Ch 2 and turn
  • Working in back loops only throughout (this gives the cover some 'stretch' to fit over the hand), HDC across each row, Ch 2 and turn -- continue for 11/12/13 rows.

At this point, I turn my work, fold the long ends together and slip stitch a small seam catching the two loops of each stitch from the row just finished as well as the free loop from the beginning chain. Slip stitch 8/9/10 chains of both sides together -- slip stitch in only the two loops of the previous row for 4/4/5 chains (to allow opening for the thumb) and then slip stitch both sides once more for remaining stitches. Finish off and weave in ends. If you prefer the side seam can be sewn rather than slip stitched -- be sure to leave an opening for the thumb.