I think these crochet plaid arm warmers were on a few minds in the Facebook group, I even saw your own versions! You all are so clever and one step ahead of me! :) But crochet plaid arm warmers have been on my mind too, so if you haven’t made your own version, you can use mine! These work up really nicely and I love how they look and feel on. I added a cute little bow to mine, but you should feel free to omit that if it isn’t your style!
You can size these differently two ways: the easiest I think is going up a hook size or using bulky yarn. The other way is starting with a longer foundation ch. Bear in mind, to keep a seamless color pattern, you foundation chain needs to be in multiples of 6.
Crochet Plaid Arm Warmers
Gauge: 15 dc = 4″
These arm warmers are worked from the top down (from the hand down to the arm)
Ch 30. Careful to not twist the ch, sl st into first ch, forming a loop.
1. Ch 1. Sc in each ch. Join with sl st. (30 sts)
2. Ch 2. Work the Dc Plaid Stitch, alternating between your dark and mid. Join with sl st. (30 sts)
3. Ch 2. Work Plaid stitch alternating between your light and mid. Join with sl st. (30 sts)
4. Ch 2. Work 3 Plaid stitch sets (9 sts). Switch to your mid and dc twice. Ch 5. Sk 5 sts. Dc 2, still working with your mid colored yarn. Switch to black and continue working the plaid stitch for the rest of the round. Join with sl st. (30 sts). Keep your black loose so you can tack it down in the back later.
5. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch all the way around. Be sure to work your sts through both loops on the 5 chains from previous round. Join with sl st (30 sts)
6. – 18. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch all the way around. Join with sl st (30 sts)
19. Working with your dark, ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (30 sts).
Tie off. Weave in ends.
Using a bit of black yarn, tack the carried yarn at the thumbhole down by sewing a stitch or two around the nearest black plaid stitch.
Add a bow like mine by working this pattern. Be sure to sew down to two outside ends only, so it can stretch easier. Sew it down with a simple running stitch.
Thanks for joining in on plaid week! You guys are awesome and so kind with your comments and words.
See you tomorrow for Day 4!
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