Crochet Pattern: Arm Warmers

The completed project, in Lemonade, with the multiple=

The completed project, in Lemonade, with the multiple of ten stitch

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Supplies:
I-hook
1 skein, Caron Simply Soft Brites [Lemonade used for completed example]
Scissors

Pre-Pattern Notes:
This pattern is made in one piece, starting as rows and then working from the seam that creates a round.  I’ve included a couple of images to help clarify the steps that I think will cause the most head scratching.  If you find yourself with any questions whatsoever as you work the pattern, please contact me so that I can clarify steps or procedures.

A quirk in the pattern that must be followed is that you must end your cuff portion on either a multiple of ten or an odd number.  If you do not end your cuff on a multiple of ten or an odd number, the stitch patterns will not complete properly, and the pattern will not function correctly.

Do not work any chain stitches that are made at the end of a row or round.
Do not work any joining stitches made at the end of a round.

Cuff:
Foundation Chain: With I-hook, chain (ch) 9.

Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in each ch across (8 sc), ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc through back loop only (blo) in each sc across (8 sc), ch 1, turn.

Row 3: sc through blo in each stitch across (8 sc), ch 1, turn.

For size small:
Row 4-35: Repeat row 3.
For size medium:
Row 4-40: Repeat row 3.
For size large:
Row 4-45: Repeat row 3.

At the end of row 35 (40, 45), ch 1.  Place the short ends of the piece together and slip stitch (ss) across (see Fig. 1), ch 1.

(Fig. 1) Place short ends together and slip stitch across.

(Fig. 1) Place short ends together and slip stitch across.

Before you continue, take the cuff and slide it up your arm to just above your elbow.  If the cuff is not a comfortable fit, pull out the slip stitches and add or remove rows to get a good fit.  You want a snug fit, but not too tight that it feels uncomfortable.

Arm Warmer:
Round 1: sc 35 (40, 45) around (see Fig. 2)

If you altered your cuff, sc around the number of rows in your cuff.  For example, if your cuff is 33 rows, then you need to sc 33 around.  ss into your joining stitch, ch 1, turn.

Round 2: sc 35 (40, 45, your row count) around.  Join with a ss, ch 1, turn.

(Fig 2.) Single crochet around the edge of the cuff.

(Fig 2.) Single crochet around the edge of the cuff.

Round 3: Start of pattern:
If your row count is an odd number follow this pattern:
(sc in first stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch, sc in following stitch) Repeat around.  Join with a ss after final sc, ch 1, turn.
If your row count is a multiple of ten follow this pattern:
(sc in first stitch, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in following sc) Repeat around.  Join with a ss after final sc, ch 1, turn.
Round 4-40: Follow your pattern stitch from Round 3.

After Round 40, slide the arm warmer up your arm to just above your elbow and check the length.  If you want the arm warmer to be longer, add more rows.  If you want the arm warmer to be shorter, pull out the necessary rows.

Once the arm warmers are at your desired length, fasten off, weave in ends, slip them on, and go out on the town.
Questions, comments, and pictures of completed projects can be sent to:
gaylefrancisdesigns [at] gmail [dot] com

If you use this pattern, please consider donating a couple of dollars.  This pattern will always remain free; donations are not compulsory.

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11 responses to “Crochet Pattern: Arm Warmers

  1. I saw these on Craftster, these are just too cool!! My friend has been searching for gloves like these forever, I’ll make some for her christmas gift! Thanks for the pattern!

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  3. I followed the arm warmer pattern for a while where you said to keep doing rows and slip stitching them together but I found it way easier to just do rounds instead. I have been crocheting for a while but this is only the second time I have followed a pattern so I found slip stitching them together a bit confusing because I wasn’t sure what stitch to put the slip stitch in and found myself counting the stitched every time I finished a row. I have a great start on it now though since I have switched to crocheting in circles. Thanks, this is a great pattern, definitely better than most others I found on the web. I am altering it a bit to make holes for my thumbs though. Thank You!

    • gaylefrancisdesigns

      The designation of “turn” is used in patterns to tell you you’re working in the round, so you should have been slip stitching the ends of the round together, chaining 1, and and turning once you’d completed the flat cuff. The slip stitch should have gone in the first stitch of the round after you’d completed the last stitch of the round. I’ll alter the pattern to explain that “Join with a ss” dictates that you’re working in the round.

      Thanks for the comment! I’d love to see the final product when you’ve got them completed.

      • Hi,
        enjoying the pattern, but as I’m new to patterns also, I’m a bit confused by the answer to the above question. When doing the pattern (after finishing the cuff), after you slip stitch to connect a round and chain 1, do you continue going in the same direction for the next row or do you turn the piece around and go back the other way?

      • gaylefrancisdesigns

        You do slip stitch to connect each round, ch 1, turn the work, and then work in the opposite direction that you just worked. I hope that helps!

  4. definitely – thanks for clarifying :)

  5. Confused… When you do the single crochet, chain, skip one, single crochet, do you single crochet in the empty space created by the chain?

    • gaylefrancisdesigns

      You should single crochet, chain a stitch, skip the stitch below the chain stitch, then single crochet in the next stitch. It’d look something like this:

      X=single crochet
      - = chains

      x-x
      x-x

      Chains should stack on top of chains. Does this help?

  6. What if I do not want the cuff? Can I skip that part?

    • gaylefrancisdesigns

      I’m not certain. I designed it with the cuff because I liked the look and it also help keeps the arm warmer in place, so I’ve never tried it without. If you would like to try it without, you could simply crochet a chain that wraps around your arm and work the whole warmer in the round to begin with. You might also consider crocheting in a length of elastic to help keep it in place as well.

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