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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer's flying

I'm way behind.  This shouldn't surprise me, as I often have several projects backed up, and for some reason, I've just gone through a phase of being unmotivated and uninspired...this seems to be passing, though, thankfully, and over the last couple of days, my sketchbook has experienced activity at last.  So many things took up June & July that I've only now realized that summer is flying by, and soon enough, we'll need to pull out our long-sleeved shirts and accessories to keep us warm (yes, I know it's hard to believe right now, with so many people experiencing this heatwave nonsense, but trust me, that will end sooner than we think--it always does).  

So, I'm giving you all a pattern for arm warmers--quick and fairly simple--crocheted in sport weight yarn (and if you use cotton, you can probably wear them earlier in the season).  They're worked in the round to avoid seaming, and with two length options, you can be done sooner or later, depending on the look you want.  Here they are:


CROCHETED HAND WARMERS IN TWO SIZES

MATERIALS: 
 
Short Version:  1.2 oz sport weight yarn (Model worked in Baby Bee Pomp Naked)
Long version:  2.2 oz sport weight yarn (Model worked in Cotlin Nightfall)
Both versions:  size E crochet hook, yarn needle for weaving in ends
Gauge:  28 sts in treble pattern = 3 ½”; 7 rows in treble pattern = 4”

Begin!

Ch 56. 
Foundation row:  Work 5 tr in 8th ch from hook (shell made).  *Skip next 3 ch, tr in next ch.  Skip 3 ch, 5-tr shell in next ch.  Repeat from * to end.  Bring beginning of row around to end, being careful not to twist work.  Sl st in top of beg ch to join (7 tr shells, 7 tr).

Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as one tr); turn.  4 tr in same st, skip 2 tr, tr in next tr.  *Skip 2 tr, 5-tr shell in next tr, skip 2 tr, tr in next tr.  Repeat from * to end.  Sl st in top of turning ch to join round.

Rounds 2-3:  Repeat round 1.

Round 4 (make thumb hole):  Ch 4 (counts as one tr), turn.  4 tr in same st.  Ch 3, skip 5 tr, 5-tr shell in next tr, skip 2 tr, tr in next tr.  *Skip 2 tr, 5-tr shell in next tr, skip 2 tr, tr in next tr.  Repeat from * to end.  Sl st in top of ch-4 to join round.

Round 5:  Ch 4 (counts as one tr), turn.  4 tr in same tr.  *Skip 2 tr, tr in next tr, skip 2 tr, 5-tr shell in next tr.  Repeat from * 4 times.  Skip 2 tr, tr in next tr, 5-tr shell in ch-3 sp.  Skip 2 tr, tr in next tr.  Sl st in top of turning ch to join round.

Round 6:  Ch 3 (counts as one dc), turn.  4 dc in same st.  Skip 2 sts, dc in next st.  *Skip 2 sts, 5 dc-shell in next st.  Skip 2 sts, dc in next st.  Repeat from * to end.  Sl st in top of turning ch to join round.

Rounds 7-10 (7-16 for longer version):  Repeat round 6 4 (10) times.

Round 11 (17):  Ch 3, turn.  Sc in next st.  *Ch 3, sc in next st.  Repeat from * to end.  (42 ch-3 loops and 42 sc)
Fasten off.

Top edging (worked in beginning ch):  Join yarn in bottom of first shell. 

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc in same st.  *Ch 2, skip next 3 ch spaces, sc in bottom of tr.  Ch 2, skip next 3 ch spaces, sc in bottom of shell.  Repeat from * to last shell.  Ch 2, sl st in beginning of round (13 sc).

Round 2:  *Ch 3, sc in next sc.  Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space.  Repeat from * to end.  Sl st in first sc to join round, ch 1 (25 sc).  Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

7 comments:

  1. How many yards do you need for the long version? Thanks.

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  2. have any in a knit pattern? I'm looking for some to make for my 20 and 21 yr old step-grands for Christmas gifts.

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  3. Would really like to make this pattern as it is the nicest one I found to date. However, pattern states, "Rounds 2-3: Repeat round 2." and Round 2 is totally missing. Please make correction so I can make pattern. They are beautiful!

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    1. Citrine 1 its probably supposed to say repeat round 1 instead of round 2. Im going to try it and see.

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  4. Yes--Faith is right; I'll get in there and edit that!

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  5. Thanks for this pattern. I have made a single hand warmer in a cotton yarn as a cover for a plaster cast. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. http://helenmakesfings.co.nf/

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