Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Winter Warmers

Pretty, white, warm... these are actually made of yarn with a little sparkle in it. This is an evening-length, solid-color variation of the Witch Warmers in Crochet armwarmers pattern. Since there are no stripes, it's all single crochet, working up fast and easy. In addition, you can wear these inside-out for a ridged look. Here's how to do it:

Note: all stitches after the base chain are some form of single crochet until the very last stitch, which is sl st-fl.

1. Using the armwarmers pattern, work only the odd-numbered rounds for the ruffle.

2. When you get to the arm section, work all rounds in sc-fl only. Omit "sl st-bl in first st" and "sk1" wherever found.

3. Work through the Top of Armwarmer section, and add increase rounds until you reach about 1 inch less than the desired length (12" for me, not counting the ruffle). Do not end with a sl st-bl.

4. Skip to the Top of Legwarmer section, and work Top R12-14, omitting "sl st-bl in first st" and "sk1" wherever found. End Top R14 with a sl st-fl instead of sl st-bl.

Fit: this comes out stretchier than the striped version in the pattern, so if you want to go down a size, it will probably give you a bit of negative ease and fit quite well.

You can find another variation for Witch Warmers in Crochet here:
Short Version: Elf Warmers

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