Hi everyone! Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to crochet an oval elbow patch!
Recently, I wanted to add elbow patches to a cardigan that I was designing and I couldn't find a crochet elbow patch tutorial anywhere! So I drew out oval on a piece of paper and adapted the basic oval shape until I matched the outline 🙂 I'm really happy with how it turned out and I think elbow patches add a nice detail to any cardigan or sweater!
I've created a video tutorial and written pattern for these crochet ovals but feel free to experiment with different stitch counts and yarn to create different sizes! To create an oval elbow patch shape you basically have a row of stitches in between two halves of a circle. If you only want to elongate your elbow patch add more chains to the foundation chain. If you want your elbow patch to get longer and wider, increase the number of rounds you crochet. Just remember that like circles you add one additional DC in between the 2DC for each round. E.g. Round 2: 2DC in each st (around the half circle), Round 3: 2DC, DC, Round 4: 2DC, DC 2, Round 5: 2DC, DC3 etc.
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*"DC 10" means DC into the next 10 stitches.
*"2DC" means place 2 DC into the same stitch.
*Ch 1 and Ch 2 do NOT count as a stitch.
*Total stitches are indicated between < >.
*This pattern uses US crochet terms.
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
Ch = Chain
Sl st = Slip Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Stitch(es) = st(s)
Rep = Repeat
GAUGE: 10cm/4” square = 15 stitches wide x 8.5 rows tall in double crochet
14 x 8cm/5.5” x 3”
OVAL ELBOW PATCHES
FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 10.
ROUND 1: DC into 3rd ch from the hook, DC 6, 6DC into last chain.
Rotate, you are now working on the opposite side of the foundation chain.
DC 6, 5DC into the last ch, sl st to join. <24>
ROUND 2: Ch 2, 2DC, DC 6, 2DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC 6, 2DC in each of the next 5 sts, sl st to join. <36>
ROUND 3: Ch 2, 2DC, DC 7, rep [2DC, DC] six times, DC 6, rep [2DC, DC] five times, sl st to join. <48>
ROUND 4: Ch 1, 2SC, SC 8, rep [2SC, SC 2] six times, SC 6, rep [2SC, SC 2] five times, sl st to join. <60>
Repeat steps for 2nd Elbow Patch.
Try on cardigan/sweater and pin elbow patches to desired placement.
Whip stitch around the edge of the elbow patch. Make sure you are only sewing through one side of the sleeve.
Repeat for 2nd Elbow Patch.
Weave in all of your ends.