This past January I shared the pattern for the Sweet Striped Arm Warmers - a fun knit pattern for kids. It's popsicle season now, but cold weather is coming... eventually... and I've had a few requests to translate this pattern to crochet. So let's get a jump on fall, with a project that will keep the kids warm once the cold weather hits - but is small enough to keep you cool while you work on it! Here are the Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers!
These arm warmers were designed for tweens and young teens, but it's easy to size these for a younger child: skip the last two stripes and go straight to the cuff! In other words, after finishing the 7th stripe, switch to color A, work 27 bpsc, and work rows 1-28 of the ribbed cuff pattern.
Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers
- US-I, 5.5mm hook
- Worsted weight yarn, approximately 175 yards each of two colors (Caron Simply Soft in Limelight and Grape shown)
- A video tutorial for the upper cuffs is now available!
- Looking for the grownup version? Check out the All Grown Up Arm Warmers!
Using Color A and leaving a 6" tail, ch 8. Turn.
Row 1: Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and each ch to end. (7sc) Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2 - 28: Sc in BLO evenly across. (7sc) Ch 1 and turn.
Row 29: Turn to work into the side of the cuff, looping the piece into a ribbed cuff, so that the first and last row meet. Ch 1 and sc into the side of 1st row and each row around, as shown below. (28sc) Do NOT join yet.
Round 1: Insert the hook into the 1st st of Row 29 (above), yo with Color B, and make sl st to join. Ch 2. [Bpdc in 2 sts, then bpdc2tog] 7 times. (21 sts) Join with sl st and ch 2.
Round 2: [Dc in 5 sts, then dc2tog] 3 times. Do NOT join yet. (18 sts)
Round 3: With Color A, join the end of the previous row with a sl st. Ch 2, and bpdc in each st around. Join with sl st and ch 2.
Round 4: Dc in each st to last st. Dc 2 in last st. Do NOT join. (19 sts)
Round 6: Dc in the 1st st, then dc 2 in the next st. Dc in ea st to last st, then dc 2 in the last st. Do NOT join. (21 sts)
Round 7 - 8: Repeat Row 3 - 4. (22 sts made on Row 8.)
Round 9 - 10: Repeat Rows 5 - 6. (24 sts made on Row 10.)
Round 11 - 12: Repeat Row 3 - 4. (25 sts made on Row 12.)
Round 15 - 16: Repeat Row 3 - 4. (28 sts made on Row 16.)
Round 17 - 18: Repeat Rows 5 - 6. (30 sts made on Row 14.) Break Color B, leaving a long enough tail to weave in later.
Setup Row: With Color A, join the end of the previous row with a sl st. Ch 1, and bpsc in each st around. (30 sc) Join with sl st.
Row 1: Ch 8. Working in BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch. (7sc) Sc2tog in the next 2 setup row sts, as shown below. This is the "securing st" that attaches the vertical cuff rows to the horizontal setup row. Do NOT ch, turn.
Row 2: Skipping the securing st, sc in the BLO evenly. (7 sc) Ch 1 and turn.
Row 4 - 29: Repeat Row 2 - 3.
Row 30: Sc in BLO evenly. (7 sc) Break yarn, leaving a 12" tail.
Sew the arm cuff together with whip stitch, joining Rows 1 and 30. Be sure to work into the BLO of Row 30 to maintain the ribbed look.
Back at the Wrist/Hand Cuff, you can whip stitch the entire cuff together to wear it on the wrist, or stitch just the first 3 - 4 sts together, leaving a thumb hole, as shown in the first picture. Weave in all ends. And then of course....
The Fine Print
I hope enjoy making your own Sweet Striped Crochet Arm Warmers! Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2012. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please feel free to link to this page to share this pattern with others.