Monday, 4 July 2016

Rainbow Sleeve Scarf

Sleeve scarves have been a favourite project of mine for a number of years now. I can't tell you how many times people have approached me and asked how I make them. I think people have an idea that a piece like this is for an advanced crocheter, but honestly it's pretty simple.


The best part about this piece is it's versatility. During the spring/summer months it can be worn as a sort of cropped sweater but then in winter it can be transitioned into an infinity scarf or perhaps even a super long scarf.

This is how I made it and what I used:

Any worsted weight yarn
100g white and small amounts of:
bright pink
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
purple

Hook:

Size L (8.00mm) crochet hook

Each dc at beginning of each row starts in same stitch as ch 2

Work through the back loops of each stitch across. This gives the scarf a ribbed effect and lots of stretch.

Begin with the purple yarn

Ch 240

Row 1: Dc in second chain from hook. 1 Dc in each chain to end. (239 stitches). Join in blue yarn. Ch 2, turn

Row 2: With blue yarn and working through back loops only, 1 dc in each st to end. (239 stitches). Join in green yarn. Ch2, turn

Row 3: With green yarn, and working through back loops only, 1 dc in each st to end. Join in yellow yarn. Ch 2, turn

Row 4: With yellow yarn, and working through back loops only, 1 dc in each st to end. Join in orange yarn. Ch 2, turn

Row 5: With orange yarn, and working through back loops only, 1 dc in each st to end. Join in red yarn. Ch 2, turn

Row 6: With red yarn, and working through back loops only, 1 dc in each st to end. Join in bright pink yarn. Ch 2, turn

Row 7: With pink yarn and working through back loops only, 1 dc in st to end. Join in white yarn. Ch 2, turn

Row 8: With white yarn, and working through back loops only, 1 dc in each st to end. Ch 2, turn.



Row 9: Continue with white yarn and back loops only, 1 dc across row. Ch 2, turn.

Continue through back loops only and a dc in each stitch across for a further six rows. Add more rows here if you want a wider scarf.

At this point the piece looks like any normal scarf but this is where the magic begins!
At each end of scarf, sl st across. This will tidy up the scarf giving you a smooth finish for your sleeves.

Finishing: Measure the length of your arm from wrist to below your shoulder (under arm).
Fold one end of scarf, and sl st closed for what ever measurement you got for your arm. Repeat for the other end of scarf. If you don't want to slip stitch closed, you can always sew closed with a yarn needle.

Weave in any loose ends. Turn the sleeves inside out.

Ta da!!!! Your sleeve scarf is now ready to play around with. Play around with different color combinations.







10 comments:

  1. Hello...i just finished making this and I can't figure out how to wear it... can I see a picture of you wearing it please... p.s. great top and easy to make

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  2. Hello...i just finished making this and I can't figure out how to wear it... can I see a picture of you wearing it please... p.s. great top and easy to make

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  3. Beautiful. Am making one now. Is this size a small or is it supposed to be a one size fits most?

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  4. Very easy to make, but need to see how to wrap it when wearing the sleeves....Please.

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    1. I did 16 rows instead of 15.

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    2. Its very very long as well, can be wrapped around you a few times.

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  5. What size is this meant to fit. I made it and it is only large enough to wrap around my neck and fit my arms comfortably. I wear a jrs xl. I want to make it for a friend and now I am unsure if it will fit her.

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  6. I have seen several requests for pics on how to wrap it..
    Do you suppose you might answer any one of those requests?

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  7. It's either too long or I'm not wrapping it properly ��

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  8. I haven't made this yet but I see a lot of people don't know how to wrap this...if it's anything like a similar one I have, you put ur arms in the sleeves and twist the scarf behind your back and bring the loop over your head to the front...hopefully this works when I do this project myself. (:

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