Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Color Block Arm Warmers

Miracle of miracles, I've got a crochet pattern to share! It's been a long, long time, but I'm baaaaack in black, baby.

Or rather, color block.

Immediately after I took these pictures my camera went on the fritz. I would be curled up in a fetal position sobbing about this turn of events, but then G will probably find a Sharpie and color all over the floor like she did last time. So instead I'm stuffing my broken camera angst deep down inside with a whole bunch of other things I refuse to think about. That way when someone says something even the least bit offhand I can POP like one of those confetti party popper thingies and shower them with displaced anger/rage. Yay!

I used Red Heart yarn for these. I recently learned some people don't like Red Heart, but it crochets up nicely, there's a wide range of colors available, it's CHEAP, and it's the only yarn sold within 20 miles of my house. Texture-wise, there are a TON of ways to make it feel all soft and squishy. Google it.

You'll also need a G hook and a yarn needle.

There's no difference between right and left, so just make two of them.

The pattern is written for an adult size small. To make a larger size, add more beginning chains and proceed as usual.

Abbreviations are as follows:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
sc3tog = single crochet three together
sc2tog = single crochet two together

Ch 25, join to make a ring.

ROUND 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around. (25)
ROUND 2 - 8: Working in the round, sc in each st around. (25)
ROUND 9: Ch 1, turn. Since you're working in sc, you don't skip the first st like you normally would. Sc in it and the next 21 sts. (22)
ROUND 10 - 11: Repeat round 9. (22)
ROUND 12: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st around, 2 sc in last st. Ch 6, sl st in first sc of row to join. (24 sc + 6 ch)
ROUND 13: Working in the round again, sc in each st around. (30)
ROUND 14: Sc in 13 st, sc3tog, sc in remaining st to end. (28)
ROUND 15: Sc in 23 st, sc3tog, sc2tog. (25)

Join color B. (Here's a great tute for getting rid of that "stair-step effect".)

ROUND 16 - 25: Sc in each st around. (25)
ROUND 26: 2 sc in first st of round, sc around. (26)
ROUND 27: Sc in 12 st, 2 sc in 13th st, sc in each st to end. (27)
ROUND 28 - 30: Sc in each st around. (27)

Join color C.

Round 31 - 34: Sc in each st around. (27)
Round 35: 2 sc in first stitch and 13th st of round, 1 sc in the rest.  (29)
Round 36-45: Sc in each st around. (29)

Finish off.

For the thumb holes:
Join color B. Work 18 sc around thumb hole. Join color C. Sc in each st around. Finish off.

Weave in ends.


Cosmic Jamberry nail wraps and coffee and arm warmers.
Enjoy your toasty warm arms!

You lucky humanoids are my pattern testers. If you see anything wonky, please let me know and I'll get it fixed ASAP!
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  1. You. Are. Awesome. That is all. Well, and I love you. Yeah... That is all.

  2. Hi. I love this pattern. I was just wondering of you join each round with a slip stich or is it worked in a constant round?

  3. Hello!

    For rows 1-8 you work in a constant round, then switch to ch 1+turn for rows 9 through 11 to make the thumb holes, and then work in the round again for the remaining rows.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for commenting. :)


  4. Hi Caitlin, thank you for this pattern, just what I've been looking for! My question the pattern starting from where the 4 fingers go through down or the opposite way. Reason for this is when I ch 25 & did the sc around, no matter how hard I tried I could barely squeeze my hand through the hole! I didn't think I had big hands, but..... lol
    thanks again :)

  5. please disregard my last post. I should have read through the pattern first. I've opted to go to a bigger hook to get my "fat" hand through the hole. lol


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