It’s January in Colorado. The whole nation is gripped in a cold spell and here, well, here it’s bright and sunny and 42 degrees – which is actually “no coat” weather. Even so, there’s still a bit of a nip in the air – perfect weather for fingerless gloves!
These gloves are worked up in any worsted weight yarn and are perfect for chilly days – allowing you to text, shoot photos, and let him slip that ring on without the fuss of pulling off bulky gloves or mittens.
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Make a set of gloves in women’s size with the instructions that follow OR
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YARDAGE and MATERIALS
- Approximately 150 yards of worsted (4) weight yarn
- Approximately 6 yards of coordinating color worsted (4) weight yarn
- 5.00 mm crochet hook (size H)
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing scissors
STITCHES and GAUGE
- CH – chain
- HDC – half-double crochet
- DC – double crochet
- TC – triple crochet
- FPHDC – front post half-double crochet
- BPHDC – back post half-double crochet
- SLST – slip stitch
- ST – stitch
Gauge: 5 HDC sts x 6 rows of HDC = 2” square
- Whether you’re a beginner or not, it’s always a good idea to read through the pattern before starting to work.
- You will need to know how to stitch around the post from the front and the back. Here is a quick tutorial.
- To work a decrease HDC: yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull up a loop in the next st, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. In this way, you work one HDC across two stitches to decrease.
- To increase: Work two HDC in one stitch.
LOVELAND WOMEN’S FINGERLESS GLOVES
Using size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook and worsted weight yarn:
For the Bottom Ribbing:
Working in the round, CH 24, SLST to beg ch being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: CH2 (counts as beg hdc here and throughout), HDC in each ch around, join with SLST to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: CH2, *FPHDC in the next st, BPHDC in the next st,* repeat * * around, join with SLST to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (24 sts)
Rnd 3-6: repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 7: CH2, HDC in next st and each st around, join with SLST to beginning ch2. (24 sts)
Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 7.
Rnd 9: CH5, skip next 4 sts, HDC in next st and each st around, do not join to the previous row. (24 sts)
*Note: from this point on, you will be working in the round without joining to the previous row. You will pick up that pattern as you begin the second ribbing section. Use a stitch marker to mark your place.
Rnd 10: (do not ch2) HDC in each chain st and hdc st around. (24 sts)
Rnd 11: (decrease row) Work a HDC decrease across the next two stitches, HDC in the next 14 sts, work a HDC decrease across the next two stitches, HDC in the next 6 stitches (22 sts)
Rnd 12: (decrease row) Work a HDC in next 5 sts, HDC decrease across the next two stitches, HDC in each of the next 8 sts, work a HDC decrease across the next two stitches, HDC in each of the remaining 5 sts (20 sts)
Rnds 13 – 17: Work one HDC in each st around (20 sts)
Rnd 18: (increase row) Work 2 HDC in the next st, HDC in each of the next 10 sts, 2 HDC in the next st, HDC in each of the next 8 sts. Join with a SLST to the next st. (22 sts)
For Top Ribbing:
Rnd 19: CH2 (counts as first HDC here and through ribbing), HDC in each stitch around. Join with a SLST to the 2nd ch of beginning ch2 (22 sts)
Rnd 20: CH2, *FPHDC in the next st, BPHDC in the next st,* repeat * * around, join with SLST to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (22 sts)
Rnd 21 – 24: CH2, *FPHDC in the next st, BPHDC in the next st,* repeat * * around, join with SLST to 2nd ch of beg ch2. (22 sts)
For the Heart (make 2):
I used the same pattern as used for the small heart in the Free Crochet Pattern: Precious Hearts Bunting
Once the hearts are made, center them on the glove with the point facing toward the fingers and stitch on using the tapestry needle.
Finish off. Tuck ends
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