Who doesn’t love cable designs? I have a new one for you guys today. The Crazy For Cables Fingerless Gloves / Arm Warmers crochet pattern. I have used the cable stitch in blankets, clothing, and all sorts of things. It’s a super textured and classy design element. I wanted to do something new with
I used a lighter weight (#3) DK sport yarn because I did not want the cable to be too bulky for this type of fitted arm warmer. I settled for a neutral color so that it would match plenty of my wardrobe colors. I ended up choosing Bernat Baby Big Ball Sport Yarn in the color Ecru. I got the Big Ball because I wanted to make several of these. And I made three pairs and still had some left so the Big Ball is more than enough to make a pair of these while having plenty left for other projects. This is how I have ended up with such an extensive yarn stash. But we all know….. there is no such thing as “too much yarn.”
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You Will Need…
- Bernat Baby Big Ball
Sportyarn in the color Ecru. (1 skein) or any DK/ Sportweight yarn in any color you choose.
- A 4.25mm G hook
- Darning needle
Stitches & Abbreviations
St / Sts – stitch / stitches
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
Long DC – Long DC. To make a long DC, you will yarn over and pull up a loop one extra time before pulling through 2 loops twice, as in a normal DC.
Long FPDC – Long Front Post Double Crochet. To make a Long FPDC, you
DC2tog – Double Crochet 2 together. Used for decreasing.
Whip Stitch – Used to sew up the seam with a darning needle.
Using a 4.25mm G hook, the gauge should = 8 1/2 rows of 16 stitches is 4 inch by 4 inch. Make sure to make your swatch larger than 4inch x 4 inch, and measure from somewhere in the middle, instead of from edges for a more accurate measurement.
The turning chains count as stitches. When starting a row, make sure to go into the second stitch opening space, not the first one that is directly underneath the ch st, which counts as a DC. If you do not do this, it will throw your stitch count off (see photo below for reference).
You will do the left fingerless glove / arm warmer pattern first. To complete the right fingerless glove/ arm warmer, follow the pattern the exact same as for the left, until you reach Row 28 (Row 1 through 27). Row 28 is just reversed for the right arm warmer because the thumb hole needs to be on the opposite side. Once you get to Row 28, follow the pattern instructions for the right arm warmer.
This pattern can be tricky if you are a beginner. I would say it is more for intermediate level crocheters, because of having to work behind and across different post stitches. I did find a really good YouTube tutorial on how to do this cabling technique by
Crazy For Cables Fingerless Gloves / Arm Warmers Crochet Pattern…
Left Fingerless Glove / Arm Warmer
Using a G hook, ch 41, DC into 3rd ch from hook.
Row 1 DC all the way across, ch 3, turn work around
Row 2 DC in 13 Sts, FPDC next 3 Sts,
Row 3 DC in 13 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts (BPDC the sets of 3 stitches in the order you get to them moving from right to left while working row), DC 14 Sts to end of row (including turning ch), ch 3, turn
Row 4 DC in 13 Sts,
Row 5 DC in 13 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC 14 Sts to end of row, ch3, turn
Row 6 Repeat Row 2
Row 7 DC2tog (not including ch), DC in next 11 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in next 11 Sts, DC2tog, DC in last St, ch3, turn
Row 8 DC in 12 Sts,
Row 9 DC2tog, DC in 10 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 10 Sts, DC2tog, DC in last St, ch3, turn
Row 10 DC in 11 Sts, FPDC in next 3 Sts,
Row 11 DC2tog, DC in next 9 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 9 Sts, DC2tog, DC in last St, ch3, turn
Row 12 DC in 10 Sts,
Row 13 DC2tog, DC in 8 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 8 Sts, DC2tog, DC in last St, ch3, turn
Row 14 DC in 9 Sts, FPDC in next 3 Sts,
Row 15 DC in 9 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 10 Sts to end of
Row 16 DC in 9 Sts,
Row 17 DC in 9 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 10 Sts to end of
Row 18 DC in 9 Sts, FPDC next 3 Sts,
Row 19 DC in 9 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 10 Sts to end of
Row 20 DC in 9 Sts,
Row 21 DC in 9 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 10 Sts to end of
Row 22 2 DC in 1st St (after ch), DC in 8 Sts, FPDC in next 3 Sts,
Row 23 2 DC in 1st St (
Row 24 2 DC in 1st St, DC in 10 Sts,
Row 25 2 DC in 1st St, DC in 11 Sts, BPDC 12 Sts, DC in 11 Sts, 2 DC in next St, DC in last St, ch 3, turn
Row 26 2 DC in 1st St, DC in 12 Sts, FPDC in next 3 Sts,
Row 27 2 DC in 1st St (
Row 28 Sk 11 Sts (not including St at
Leave about 70 inches of yarn (tail) to sew up the rest of the project. Fasten off to close last St at
Right Fingerless Gloves / Arm Warmers Crochet Pattern
Follow exact same pattern until Row 28
Row 28 DC in 15 Sts,
As you did before, leave about 70 inches of yarn for a tail and using a darning needle, carefully sew up the seam with a whip stitch technique. Weave in your tail end.
Whew!! You are done!! That’s it. Now you have a super cute pair of fingerless