Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Wrist Warmers

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I was hugely influenced by Sandra Juto's Wrist Worms, when deciding to try and find a pattern on the internet to crochet some myself. I had already bought two pairs of arm warmers in the ASOS sale at the end of last winter, so was sure that they would be easy enough to make.

I managed to find a 'Beginner' pattern and used some Aran yarn that I already had, which I used with a 6mm Brittany hook. I'm very pleased with the outcome. I'm thinking it would be a nice touch to crochet three little buttons to run up the side of each arm but I haven't got around to that yet. Also, I'm interested to see how they will turn out by using a different yarn, hook and stitch.

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27 comments:

  1. Arm warmers are so perfect for the winter, especialy today: it's freezing. I'm looking to buy a couple as well.
    You did an amazing job on stitching these!

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  2. They are so lovely and look so comfy! I think I need to find a pair (because I can't crochet) before winter comes!

    *Ena*

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  3. Oh those are so cute!! I love arm warmers for winter.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  4. Oh they are so cute! I'm sure they will keep you nice and cozy warm this winter!

    Leia

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  5. These are so cute - I love them. The colours are so prefect for winter. It's making me want to try crocheting!! :) Are you learning from a book?

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  6. sandra juto is so amazing :) you did a great job

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  7. wow how clever!! Maybe you should be the crafty currant!! hehe!! I saw a gorgeous pair of these in M&S but maybe I should pick up my needles and make my own xx

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  8. They look great! I'm sure you will be enjoying them this winter.

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  9. What a strange coincidence I've been thinking abpout making myself a pair to, my hands get cold typing in the winter! I was actually just looking up knitting patterns for some fingerless gloves :)

    I prefer to make my accessories rather than buy then although sometimes I get carried away with my crafts which is why I opened an etsy shop so someone else can enjoy my handmade goodies to:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/KattyKinns

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  10. I have to admit, I live in these things in the fall! And in the winter I slip them over my gloves.

    I am having an interactive "Style Me Pretty" blog giveaway... I would love it if you joined!

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  11. Ooo I have a few of these but not crochet ones! I love the look & they make you all warm. I love the pinkish salmon color you picked here! Enjoy them! =)

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  12. Cute ! They look so comfy !
    I'd like to learn crochet so I could make myself some leg warmers to attend my danse lessons n_n

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  13. These are such a cute idea. I love that you knitted them yourself. All the more satisfying!

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  14. These are brilliant, well done for making them!

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  15. Those are so cute! I will definitely be trying out something similar as soon as I have a chance.

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  16. Wow, I'm impressed! They look perfect. Pink and grey is a great combination!

    I could use some of those for my cold office...yes, it's already cold! :(

    xx

    S*

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  17. Armwarmers are really under-rated in my opinion!
    These look great :)

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  18. These are so cute! I dont know about their effectiveness though, dont the fingers still get icy? I think I'd freeze too easily in cold weather :D

    -Gayle from www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.com

    P.S. Hope you like my post on new ring buys!

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  19. shopgirl - yes it's the rowan book i learnt from, although i found the pattern for these on a random site on the internet

    crafty currant - were they the m&s autograph in cashmere? i saw those, they were lovely

    cate - i must check out your etsy shop :-)

    gayle - definitely for the transitional period or indoors and then over gloves for winter!

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  20. These are lovely. I want some navy blue or grey ones!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  21. these are way way way way way too cute! love the colors so comfy and sweet :-)

    xoxo BB

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  22. i love the colors you chose. you're so handy, the most i can do is sew a button haha.

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