Today’s featured Best of 30 Days of Cozy pattern is something special from Fiona of ReVe Design Co. She’s designed these Easy Fit Gloves just for you. Here’s what she has to say about the design:
Take one of those gorgeous hanks of hand-dyed sock wool from your stash and put it to good use! As you make a pair of the EasyFit Lite Gloves, you’ll be guided through customization for different finger lengths and special joins to minimize gaps. There’s even a bonus with this pattern. When you purchase the premium downloadable version, you will also have instructions to adjust the pattern to complete these as Fingerless Mitts. It’s an Intermediate level pattern, due to the fiddly joins.
Are you ready to make your own?
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Introducing the Easy Fit Lite Gloves
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Hook size: 3.75 mm / F
Yarn type and yardage: Fingering / Sock 180m / 166 yd
- SK: skip a stitch
- SLST: slip stitch
- CH: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half-double crochet
- DC: double crochet
- TC: treble crochet
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- US Terminology
- Gauge: 8hdc, 7rows = 5cm (2”)2
- Stitch used for gauge: Half Double Crochet (hdc) in rows/rounds
- Size(s): Medium women
- Measurement(s): (When made as written) 19cm/7 ½” around the cuff (to fit a 20-21cm/8-8 ½” wrist). 26cm/10 ½” from cuff to tip of the middle finger
- No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
Pattern Stitches Used
Foundation Half Double Crochet: https://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-half-double-crochet-fhdc/
Improved Chainless Starting Double Crochet: https://www.mooglyblog.com/improved-cshdc/
Back Loop Only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAcladDO54E
Half Double Crochet 2 Together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXLFr0bwHhA
Special Join (proprietary) To join the two sides of the glove to form the holes for the various fingers, without a gaping hole (see photos in “Thumb” section), you’ll need to insert the hook into the Back Loop Only of the current stitch AND the stitch indicated on the opposite side. Draw the yarn through both the loops and continue with the stitch as normal. The next stitch will be tricky, as it will include the back loop from the special join, as well as the front loop of the same stitch from the previous row. This is important, as it reduces holes between the sections.
Free Crochet Pattern for Easy Fit Lite Gloves
With 3.75mm / F size hook
(make 2 in tandem – ie work each stage to the same level for each before continuing)
RND 1: Start with a slip knot, cshdc (counts as hdc here & throughout). 28 fhdc. Join to top of cshdc with a slst to form a circle. (29 hdc)
RND 2: Cshdc. Hdc into each st around. Join to top of cshdc with a slst to form a circle. (29 hdc)
RND 3-5: Repeat round 2 (29 hdc) PALM:
RND 6: (INCREASE) Cshdc. Hdc into same st. Hdc into each st around. Join to top of cshdc with a slst to form a circle. (30 sc)
RND 7- 19: Repeat RND 6. (43 hdc)
RND 20: Cshdc. Hdc into next st. Hdc into next 5 st. “Special Join” (Hdc into blo of same st AND blo of 7th last st of round (next stitch) (see picture)). Hdc into both loops of the same 7th last stitch (see picture). Hdc into next 6 st. Join to top of cshdc with a slst to form a small circle. (14 hdc)
RND 21 : (THUMB) Cshdc. Hdc into next 13 st. Join to top of cshdc with a slst. (14 hdc)
RND 22-25 (or until work reaches ¼“ from the top of your thumb) : Repeat Round 21. (14 hdc)
RND 26 : Cshdc. Hdc in next 4 st. Hdc2tog over next 2 st. Hdc in next 4 st. Hdc2tog over next 2 st. Join to top of Cshdc to join. Break Yarn and pull yarn through stitch – leaving enough tail for sewing up (around 10cm/4”).
RND 20: With the thumb facing towards you, insert hook into the same back loops used to join the thumb (see picture) and draw yarn through. Cshdc. Hdc in each st around (including the full stitches from the starting stitch. Join to top of cshdc with a slst to form a circle. (35 hdc)
RND 21: Cshdc. Hdc in each st around. Join to top of cshdc . (35 hdc)
RND 22 – 31: As round 21. (35 hdc)
NOTE: Continue repeating Round 21 until your gloves reach the base of your fingers, covering the webbing – I worked until 31 rounds, but a tester worked until 27.
PREPARING FOR FINGERS:
Place 3 stitch markers at equal spaces to mark the finger joins – try on and join the two halves at the finger joins.
Adjust the numbers for the finger instructions, according to what is comfortable to you – eg. you may want 5 stitches on each side for the middle finger and only 4 stitches for the forefinger.
RND 1: Cshdc. Hdc in next 4 st. Special join in 4th last st. Hdc in last 4 st. Join to top of Cshdc with a slst. (10 hdc)
RND 2: Cshdc. Hdc in each st around. (10 hdc)
RND 3 – 8 (or until around ¼” from top of finger): Repeat Round 2. (10 hdc)
RND 9: Cshdc. Hdc in next 4 st. Hdc2tog over next 2 st. Hdc in next 4 st. Hdc2tog over next 2 st. Join to top of Cshdc to join. Break Yarn and pull yarn through stitch – leaving enough tail for sewing up (around 10cm/4”).
MIDDLE FINGER & RING FINGER:
Repeat the same process as for the forefinger.
RND 1: With the ring finger facing towards you, insert hook into the same back loops used to join the ring finger (as before) and draw yarn through. Cshdc. Hdc in next 7 st. Join to top of Cshdc with a slst. (8 hdc)
RND 2: Cshdc. Hdc in each st around. (8 hdc)
RND 3- 5 – or as many rounds as needed to reach ¼” from top of finger: Repeat Round 2. (8 hdc)
RND 6: Cshdc. *Hdc2tog over next 2 st.** Repeat * to ** 2 more times. Hdc2tog over next st using slst into the Top of the Cshdc to join. Break Yarn and pull yarn through stitch – leaving enough tail for sewing up (around 10cm/4”).
For each finger:
1. Using your yarn needle, whip stitch around the FLO of the top round of stitches
. 2. Pull the yarn tight, so that your fingertip is closed.
3. Backstitch the tail in place.
4. Transfer your tail through the center of the tip, to the inside of the glove finger.
5. Turn each glove inside out, weave in all ends and you’re done!
6. Enjoy your EasyFit Lite Gloves.
Download the Premium Easy Fit Lite PDF Pattern
The complete, ad-free crochet pattern for the Easy Fit Lite Gloves can be purchased through either of the links, below. This premium pattern includes instructions for turning these fingered gloves into fingerless gloves, too!
So, your purchase is for a two-in-one pattern!
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Once Your Project is Finished
I know you’re going to love making the Easy Fit Lite Gloves and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.
- Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #30DaysofCozy and #EFLiteGloves so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖
I can’t wait to see your creations!
Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥