Thursday, October 27, 2011


So this is a slightly different post from the usual. I started crocheting a few months ago. Just one step further into nanna-ness. Anyway it's super useful and cheap. Been making mates slouchy beanies as free patterns are in abundance. Wanted to make a pair of fingerless gloves for a friend's birthday and set about finding a pattern I liked. In the end, I developed my own. I'm including it here...

8 ply wool, 6mm crochet hook
Work flat in rows, turning your work at the end of each row.

Row 1: Chain 25
Row 2: hdc into 2nd chain from the hook. Hdc to end.
Row 3: Chain 2 to turn. Hdc entire row.
Row 4-7: repeat row 3.
Row 8: 1 chain to turn. sc entire row,
Row 9: As for 8.
Row 10: chain 2, dc in same stitch. Skip the next stitch, *2 dc in same stitch, skip the next stitch* repeat * to * til end.
Rows 11,12,13: chain 2, hdc to end.
Rows 14: As for row 10.
Row 15: chain2 to turn. hdc to end.
Row 16: as for 15.
Row 17: As for 15.
Row 18: As for row 10.
Row 19: As for 15
Row 20: as for 15
Row 21: As for 15
Row 22: chain 2 to turn, 2dc in same stitch. Skip next stitch. *3dc in next stitch, skip stitch* repeat * til end.
Row 23: chain 2. *hdc2tog, hdc in following stitch* repeat * til end.
Row 24: chain 2, hdc in next stitch. hdc in each stitch til the end.
Row 25: chain 1, sc in same stitch, sc in each stitch til end.

Fasten off.
Lastly slip stitch long sides together, right sides in. Else you can stitch with a tapestry needle, if preferred.
Beginning at top edge and using the photo as a guide, slip stitch edges together for 1 in. (2.5 cm), leave next 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) open for thumb, slip stitch remainder of side edges together. Fasten off and weave in ends.

stitch detail


Jim said...


lyteyz said...

These are so pretty.

sassi said...

They are very pretty