I worked out this pattern while trying to think of something to make a friend of mine which I know she’ll use but which uses relatively little yarn!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Worsted weight yarn in 2 colours (approx 60g altogether).
- 4mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
These arm warmers are crocheted flat then sewn together, leaving a gap for the thumb.
Leave a few inches of tail after each colour change which you use to sew the seam (so that you’re using the corresponding colour for each section).
Written using US crochet terms.
These can be made in any size but either adjusting the starting chain length, or adding more rows (or less!). This way, you can also use any weight yarn you like, just make sure you adjust the starting chain accordingly. You can use any colours you like and can change colours whenever you wish – I’d love to see your designs!
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – skip
** – Repeat everything in between the stars
Ch 33. Now check that the chain length fits easily around your hand. Adjust length accordingly in 2s. (E.g. Ch 31 or ch 35).
Row 1: Sc 32 across, turn
Row 2: Ch 3, sk 1st sc, sc in next, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn.
Rows 3-8: Ch 3, sc in first ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch space*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn. (6 rows).
Rows 9-13: Ch 3, sc in first ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch space*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn. (5 rows).
Rows 14-21: Ch 3, sc in first ch 1 space, *ch 1, sc in next ch space*. Repeat ** to end of row. Turn. (8 rows).
Rows 22-26: Repeat rows 9-13.
Rows 27-34: Repeat rows 14-21.
Row 35: Ch 1, sc in each sc and each ch space across. FO.
Fold the rectangle in half lengthways, and so the right sides are facing (the right side is the one you finished on). Sew up the edges using the corresponding colour of yarn for that section. After the top 4cm, I left a 5cm gap in the seam for a thumb hole, then continued to sew down the length of the seam. FO and turn right side out.
Thumb hole: attach yarn at any point around the thumb hole and sc evenly around it (aprox. 18 sc). FO and weave in all ends.
If you have any questions, let me know. I’d also like to see your arm warmers if you make some so please send me a picture/link!