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Arm Warmer or Textured Fingerless Gloves

Pattern Created by Sandi Marshall

These are very comfy and are useful as wrist and arm warmers or can be used as fingerless gloves when worn partially covering the hand. I used stitches that would give a textured look, while also giving stretch to the rows, for a comfortable fit.

People of various ages could enjoy the warmth of these when temperatures turn chilly. They could be worn under coat sleeves and covering the cuffs of gloves, to extend the gloves over the wrist and part of the arm, for extra warmth in extreme cold.

These also might be especially appreciated by the elderly, who sometimes tend to feel cold even when temperatures are fairly warm (I have seen elderly people wearing gloves in the heat of summer when poor circulation caused their hands to be cold). If you make lapghans to donate to nursing home residents, these arm warmers would be another item to consider crocheting for them also, that they may be grateful to have.

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Pattern Directions
Pattern created by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2007 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. Do not reprint elsewhere, in any form.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, chs = chains, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, st = stitch
Materials: Coats and Clark TLC Essentials worsted weight yarn - about 2 1/2 oz. for each pair, color Robin Egg used in the example.
US size H hook

Finished Lengths: When made with the materials listed above, the shorter size is about 9 inches long and the longer size is about 11 inches long.

The photo on the left shows the shorter length (made from the starting chain of 35 chains).

All rows are worked in the back loop only, which is important to give stretch to the piece.

Starting chains given for two different lengths. The second length will reach from partially covering the hand all the way to the elbow (on an average adult arm).

Starting Chain: chain 35 (45)
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in ea ch across. (34 sc or 44 sc)
Rows 2 and 3: ch 1 to turn, sc in back loop only of ea sc across. (34 sc or 44 sc)
Row 4: ch 1 to turn, working in back loop only of ea st, sc in first sc, dc in next sc, * sc in next sc, dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed to go across the row. Note: Be careful not to miss crocheting the last stitch of the row. The row should end with a dc. (34 or 44 stitches in the row)
Row 5: ch 1 to turn, working in back loop only of ea st, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, * sc in next dc, dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed to go across the row. Note: Be careful not to miss crocheting the last stitch of the row. The row should end with a dc. (34 or 44 stitches in the row)
Rows 6 - 9: Repeat row 5.
Rows 10 - 12: ch 1 to turn, working in back loop only of ea st, sc in ea st across. (34 sc or 44 sc)
Rows 13 - 21: Repeat rows 4 - 12.
Rows 22 - 27: Repeat rows 4 - 9.
Finishing: Fold piece in half, with the right sides together, lining up the two long edges. Slip stitch in each stitch across the edge, working through both thicknesses of the two edges at the same time, to join. End off. Weave in ends. Turn right side out.

Adjusting the size: Crochet fewer rows for a smaller fit or additional rows for a larger size.

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