Candy-Coated Armwarmers

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Candy-Coated Armwarmers

designed by Marilyn Losee
Free Pattern
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Keep your arms warm while maintaining your cool. These fun and hip armwarmers will add some retro-glam to your style.

Measurements

Single Size
Each armwarmer measures approximately 15"/38cm long
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The materials for this project cost $24.14

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Finished measurements
Each armwarmer measures approximately 15"/38cm long

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Contrast A

Simply Soft Light | Black, 0014Edit Color
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Contrast B

Simply Soft Light | Hawaiian Sky, 0009Edit Color
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Contrast C

Simply Soft Light | Magenta, 0011Edit Color
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Size G6/4mm
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Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

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Size H8/5mm
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The materials for this project cost $24.14

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished measurements
Each armwarmer measures approximately 15"/38cm long

MATERIALS

Armwarmer
Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds)
Contrast A Black (0014) 1
Contrast B Hawaiian Sky (0009) 1
Contrast C Magenta (0011) 1
One size US F-5 (3.75mm) (for ribbing on hand end of warmer). One size US G-6 (4mm), or size to obtain gauge. One size US H-8 (5mm), or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Note: Yarn quantities are sufficient to make multiple pairs of arm warmers.

GAUGE

In single crochet, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10cm with largest hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL STITCHES
FPdc: Front-post double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from front to back and then to front again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. 
BPdc: Back-post double crochet—Yarn over, insert hook from back to front and then to back again around post of stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
 
NOTES
1. The arm warmers fit snuggly. If you want them looser, work the pattern repeat one more time.
2. The arm warmers can be shortened or lengthened by working more or fewer foundation chains, in multiples of 4. A multiple of 4 is any number that can be evenly divided by 4 (e.g. 4, 8, 12, 16).
3. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Do not fasten off old color. Carry colors not in use up side of piece until next needed. Take care to hide the carried strands when working ribbing on each end of warmer.
4. Most post stitches in this design are worked around stitches 2 rows below. The row into which stitches are usually worked is one row below the row being worked, the next row below is 2 rows below. Always skip the stitch "behind" or "in front of" the post stitch.
 
ARM WARMER (make 2)
With largest hook and B, ch 53.
Row 1: With B, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—52 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across; change to C in last st, turn.
Row 3: With C, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *FPdc around next st 2 rows below, sc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; change to A in last st, turn.
Row 5: With A, ch 1, sc in first st, *sc in next 3 sts, FPdc around next st 2 rows below; repeat from * to last 3 sts, sc in last 3 sts, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; change to B in last st, turn.
Rows 7 and 8: With B, repeat Rows 3 and 4; change to C in last st of Row 8.
Rows 9 and 10: With C, repeat Rows 5 and 6; change to A in last st of Row 10.
Rows 11 and 12: With A, repeat Rows 3 and 4; change to B in last st of Row 12.
Rows 13 and 14: With B, repeat Rows 5 and 6; change to C in last st of Row 14.
Rows 15–26: Repeat Rows 3–14.
Rows 26–36: Repeat Rows 3–12.
Piece should measures about 7 x 12"/18 x 30.5cm. If a looser warmer is desired, work more rows. For best results: take care to work one more stripe of all 3 colors.
Seaming Row: Fold piece in half, bringing RS of long edges together; working through both thicknesses, sl st in each st across to seam. Fasten off. Weave in tails and turn warmer RS out.
Ribbing
Note: The post stitches of the ribbing are worked around the stitches 1 row below, not 2 rows below.
Hand End
Round 1 (RS): With smallest hook, join A with sc in seam at one end of warmer, work sc evenly spaced around edge; join with sl st in first sc. Note: For best results, ensure that you have an odd number of sts.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Rounds 3 and 4: Ch 3, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Arm End
Round 1 (RS): With middle-size hook, join A with sc in seam at other end of warmer, work sc evenly spaced around edge; join with sl st in first sc. Note: For best results, ensure that you have an odd number of sts.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.
Rounds 3–5: Ch 3, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Using yarn needle, weave in any remaining ends.