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The Northern Arm Warmer

I’m always cold, I love to add layers to my outfit especially on cold winter days. I was inspired by Outlander to create these Nothern Arm Warmers. They are great if you have a top or jacket with 3/4 length sleeves. They can be worn under or over long sleeve tops. If you don’t want to wear a bulky jumper but you do want an extra bit of warmth then this is the accessory for you.

This is an easy pattern with minimal shaping. Great for practising your crochet technique. The pattern is written using UK Crochet Terminology.

Below you will find your free version of this pattern with a list of equipment you will need and instructions for assembling your Northern Arm Warmers.

For an ad-free, easy to read, printable PDF pattern with US Conversion tables, visit Ravelry.  The PDF pattern is available for £2.40 or continue strolling for the free version.

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Equipment

Recommended Yarn – Stylecraft Special DK 100g ball.
Hook – 4 mm
Sewing Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations

bl – insert hook under back loop only
ch – chain stitch
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – crochet 2 dc stitches together
htr – half treble

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Pattern (make 2)

Foundation Chain: ch 42
Row 1: (RS) 1 htr in the third chain from hook, 1 htr in each stitch until the end, turn (40)
Row 2: ch 1, dc in the bl of each stitch until the end, turn (40)
Row 3: ch 1, dc in each stitch until the end, turn (40)
Row 4: Repeat row 2 (40)
Row 5: Repeat row 3 (40)
Row 6: Repeat row 2 (40)
Row 7 – 25: ch 1, dc in each stitch until the end, turn (40)
Row 26: ch 1, dc in each of the next 5 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 7 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 8 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 7 stitches, dc2tog, dc in the next 5 stitches, turn (36)
Row 27 – 37: ch 1, dc in each stitch until the end, turn (36)
Row 38: ch 1, dc in each of the next 5 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 6 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 6 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 6 stitches, dc2tog, dc in each of the next 5 stitches, turn (32)
Row 39 – 59: ch 1, dc in each stitch until the end, turn (32)
Row 60: ch 1, dc in the bl of each stitch until the end, turn (32)
Row 61: ch 1, dc in each stitch until the end, turn (32)
Row 62: ch 2, htr in the bl of each stitch until the end (32)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for stitching your arm warmer

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Measurements: Before stitching (this is a guide only)
Length: 32 cm – Width at elbow: 25 cm – Width at wrist: 19 cm

Adjustments:
If you would like to make your arm warmers shorter or longer I recommend following the pattern to row 39, crochet until you have reached your desired length before crocheting the final 3 rows of the pattern to form the neat decorative edge. If you would like to make these arm warmers narrower you may choose to use a smaller hook, a 3.5 mm for example.

Alternatively, you may decide to reduce the number of stitches in the foundation chain. If you reduce the number of stitches in the foundation chain you will also need to reduce row 26 and row 38 by the same number of stitches.
For example
Foundation Chain – 42 stitches – Reduced by 4 stitches – new count 38 stitches
Row 26 – 36 stitches – Reduced by 4 stitches – new count 32 stitches
Row 38 – 32 stitches – Reduced by 4 stitches – new count 28 stitches

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To Assemble

When sewing your arm warmer together, fold the piece in half with the right side facing, taking care to line up the edges for a neater finish. Using a needle, sew the seam together and fasten off.

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I hope you enjoyed making these arm warmers. Try different yarn types and hook sizes to see what you can create.

If you have any comments or need any help please leave a comment below.

I would love to see your completed designs you can use the #crochetfolk.

Try pattern with different yarns and buttons to see what else you can make.

Happy Hooking x

 

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