hello here i am again.
last winter i often worn two things especially against the cold, whether i was working at my computer or i was reading in bed. i call them my happy sleeves.
these almost clownish sleeves i most often worn.
the other sleeves i made of squares with a collar and a border all around it and with wide cuffs. because the type of yarn you can not clearly see that it is made of squares.
a summer version of the happy sleeves
i decided to create new sleeves to crochet and to write the pattern down for you. i hope you like it but please do not expect haute couture;)
- first decide whether you want long or short sleeves. with long sleeves you measure from wrist to wrist (this is your total length of your back, shoulders and both arms), i wanted three-quarter sleeves, but you can also make yours shorter.
- i’ve written this pattern for three-quarter sleeves but you can customize it yourself.
- decide the width you want, the width must leave you enough space for your armpits and upper arms (it must be wearing comfortable, you don’t want it to be stuck under your armpits and it’s nice when you just can move your arms).
- you crochet the sleeves in the length and not the width. first you make both sleeves and then the back in two parts.
5 balls softfun – scheepjeswol – 140 m – 50 g
my color is a pale olive green
hook size 3,5 – 4 mm (i used 4)
used stitches (american terms)
ch, ss, sc, dc, tr
and a stitch which i do not know whether that has a name, i describe it later in the pattern and you can see pictures of it.
this is the scheme for the first row and it is your guideline to calculate how much chains you need for your size. you increase the number of chains per 2.
- length sleeve without cuff: about 35 cm
- length sleeve with cuff: about 41 cm
- width sleeve, sewn: about 16 cm
- back from shoulder to shoulder: about 41 cm
- back height with edge: about 33 cm
84 chain + 3 ch for beginning tr (for the beginning tr you should start with 4 ch but i like to crochet 1 chain less, please feel free to do what you normally do).
row 1. 1 tr in 7th ch from hook, *1 ch, sk 1 ch, 1 tr in next ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, 2 ch, turn
row 2. please use the photo’s as your guideline, they are more likely clearer than my text.
insert your hook in the first tr of the previous row and draw up a loop, insert your hook in ch 1 space and draw up a loop, insert your hook in the next tr and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, ch 1, *insert your hook in next tr and draw up a loop, insert your hook in next ch 1 space and draw up a loop, insert your hook in next tr and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, ch 1*, repeat between * * until end of row, the last loop you draw up through the beginning ch (see photo), 3 ch, turn.
row 3. 4 ch (= first tr and 1 ch), 1 tr in next tr, *1 ch, 1 tr in next tr*, repeat between * * until end of row, ch 2, turn.
repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have the size you need, end with row 2.
photo’s row 2
photo’s and notes row 3
on the photo’s you can see how the wrong side looks like. you have several threads, the pins show you where to insert your hook to make the next treble.
just repeat the pattern to make your other sleeve.
in the next post we continue with the cuff, the back and how to put together the sleeves. see you then!
have a very good week!