10 Hottest Arm Warmer Sweater Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

| Original: December 28, 2022

So I recently came across this crochet sweater with just sleeves. Yes, you read that right - it's a bodiless sweater. Some call them arm warmers or even arm warmer sweaters (if you can consider them sweaters).

It's a trendy fashion thing that kind of started last year. It might not be for everyone (at first), but I think it's one of those things that the more you see them, the more they grow on you.

I started searching the internet for arm warmer crochet patterns for how to make these arm warmer sweaters. There were a few crochet patterns available at the time of writing this article, but not many. On the other hand, I found a number of YouTube tutorials.

What is an Arm Warmer Sweater?

It's essentially a super-cropped top that includes a neck/collar and long-sleeve arms. Like leg warmers, these were initially used by athletes such as dancers/gymnasts for workouts and warm-ups to help prevent cramping, but have since become a trend.

These bodiless sweaters are just a collar and sleeves. There is normally no torso to this kind of sweater. The collar may vary (i.e. turtlenecks, hoods, etc.). However, the length of these "sleeves-only" sweaters typically stops above the breasts.

How do you wear Super Cropped Tops?

Super-cropped tops are not meant to be worn on their own. Because of the length of these bodiless sweaters, if you wore them alone, you'd be flashing everyone.

They are normally meant to be worn on top of something like a tank top, sports bra, bodysuit, or leotards (if you're a dancer/gymnast). But with that said, you can typically swear them over any sleeveless top/dress.

If you're looking for crochet patterns and tutorials for making your own arm warmer sweater, look no further and below!

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Chenda's Crochet Arm Warmers Sweater Tutorial

Chenda's Crochet Arm Warmers YouTube Tutorial

This is a simple and beginner-friendly tutorial for an arm warmer sweater. Chenda looks so angelic and very stylish in this photo as she paired her bodiless sweater with a sleek black dress.

Trendy Crochet Arm Warmers Tutorial

Trendy Crochet Arm Warmer Sweater Youtube Tutorial

This is a trendy color-block YouTube tutorial for a crochet arm warmer sweater. The maker was also surprised by how cute and adorable it turned out after she finished!

Arya Arm Warmers Crochet Pattern

Crochet Knit-look Arm Warmers Crochet Pattern

This arm warmer sweater is crocheted even though it gives off a knit look. It's got a nice drape and stretch to it. You can dress it up or down and it goes well with many different outfits. It's trendy and it's warm!

Beginner Friendly Crochet Arm Warmers Tutorial

Beginner Friendly Crochet Arm Warmer Sweater YouTube Tutorial

The stitches on this arm warmer sweater are beautiful! Even if you're not into making the actual arm warmers, I think it's worthwhile to watch this tutorial just to learn this beautiful crochet stitch.

Bobble Stitch Bell Sleeve Arm Warmers Sweater Crochet Tutorial

Bobble Stitch Bell Sleeve Arm Warmer Sweater YouTube Tutorial

When you search for warm warmer sweaters on the internet, you might come across many but then they start to blend and look very similar to each other. If you're looking for something a little different and stand out from the crowd, check out these bell sleeve arm warmers with bobble stitches!

Beginner Crochet Turtleneck Arm Warmers Pattern

Beginner Crochet Turtleneck Arm Warmer Sweater Pattern

Crocheted turtle neck arm warmers are one of the more popular collar types that you might encounter. This chunky turtle neck look will keep you warm and cozy through the cold winter and you can still pair it with your favorite top/dress!

Ribbed Turtleneck Bodiless Sweater Crochet Pattern

Crochet Ribbed Turtleneck Bodiless Sweater Crochet Pattern

Here is another turtleneck bodiless sweater crochet pattern but I felt like I had to share this one because I loved the colors that were used. Variegated yarn works so well with arm warmer sweaters!

Crochet Hooded Super Cropped Top Pattern

Crochet Hooded Super Cropped Sweater Pattern

If you've ever seen my amigurumi hoodie bunny crochet pattern, you'll know hoodies are a staple in my wardrobe. I am so glad that I found this crocheted super cropped top/sweater with a hood and I actually really love it!

Mesh Summer Super Cropped Top Crochet Pattern

Mesh Summer Super Cropped Top Crochet Pattern

Arm warmer sweaters are often thought to be a winter accessory because it's supposed to keep your arms warm, but what if you love the look so much you wish you can wear it in the summer too? This summer super-cropped top lets you do exactly that with its mesh stitches to allow for better airflow and breathability.

Front Twist Half Sweater Crochet Pattern

Front Twist Half Sweater Crochet Pattern

Arm warmer sweaters are sometimes called half-sweaters. If all these arm warmer sweaters are starting to blend and look all the same to you, check out this adorable turtle dove half-sweater. This half-sweater is so cute with a bit of a twist at the front for extra details!

So after seeing all these arm warmer sweaters, what is your take on them? Is this a trend that you think you'd want to jump on? Let me know in the comments below!

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