Ladylike Lace Arm Warmers

Lovely, long and lacy, these fingerless gloves have a lot of staying power and make use of both an elastic yarn and technical shaping. Self-striping yarn adds a visual punch without any extra effort!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size fits most

Gauge: 20 sts = 4” [10 cm] and 8 rows = 3” [7.5 cm] in pattern stitch after light blocking

Materials

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Diversity (93% acrylic, 7% polyester; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): #0004 Deep Sea (1 skein)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st.
Crab Stitch: Working left to right, insert hook in next stitch to the right, complete as sc.
Fptr: Front post treble crochet.
Fpdtr: Front post double treble crochet.
Fpslst: Front post slip stitch.

Pattern Notes

Ch-3 counts as 1 dc.
Ch-4 counts as 1 tr everywhere except Rnd 27, where is act as 1 dc + 1 ch.
When placing a shell in another shell, work in the ch-2 sp.
At beg of rnd, ch 2 + dc = dc2tog, a decrease.

Pattern

Make 2

Ch 46.
Join into ring with sl st in first ch, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 ch, [sk 2 ch, dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) twice, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times], sk 2 ch,  dc in each of next 5 ch, rep bracketed instructions once, sk 2 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, [fptr in next dc, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, sk 1 dc, shell in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next dc], dc in each of next 3 dc, rep bracketed instructions once, dc in next dc, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnds 3-8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], dc in each of next 3 dc, rep bracketed instructions once, dc in next dc, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in next dc (this is a dec, see note), rep bracketed instructions of Rnd 3, dc in next dc, dc2tog, rep bracketed instructions of Rnd 3, dc in next dc, join rnd in top of first dc, skipping the beg-ch 2.
Rnds 10-14: Ch 3, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], dc in each of next 2 dc, rep bracketed instructions once, dc in next dc, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 15: Ch 3, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], dc2tog, rep bracketed instructions once, sk next dc, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnds 16-18: Ch 3, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], dc in next dc, rep bracketed instructions once, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 19: Fpslst in next fptr, ch 4, [sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], sk next dc, fptr in next fptr, rep bracketed instructions once, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-4.
Rnd 20: Ch 4, [sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], fptr in next fptr, rep bracketed instructions once, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-4.
Rnd 21: Ch 3, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], dc between 2 fptrs, rep bracketed instructions once, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 22: Rep Row 16.
Rnd 23: Ch 3, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], 2 dc in next dc, rep bracketed instructions once, dc in same st as Rnd 23 join, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 24: Rep Rnd 10.
Rnd 25: Ch 3, dc in same st as rnd join, [fptr in next fptr, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, shell in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, sk 1 dc, fptr in next fptr], dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep bracketed instructions once, dc in next dc, join rnd with sl st in top of beg-ch-3.
Rnd 26: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 27: Ch 1, turn, sl st in each st and ch-1 sp until you have a sl st in dc before shell, turn, ch 5,  sl st in dc  before next shell, leaving skipped sts unworked, ch 4, hdc in next dc, [ch 1, sc in next shell, ch 1, sk 1 dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc], (ch 1, tr in next dc) twice, ch 1, Fpdtr in next fptr, tr in each of next 3 dc, Fpdtr in next fptr, (ch 1, tr in next dc) twice, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, hdc in next dc, rep bracketed instructions once, 5 dc in ch-5 sp, join rnd with sl st in 3rd ch of beg-ch-4.
Rnd 28: Work 1 rnd crab st. End off.

Finishing

Work 1 rnd crab st around thumb opening.
Weave in all ends.
Blocking not required. yarn ball

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