Have you seen those knitted fingerless gloves?
I've been wanting to make some for a while, now. Problem is, I'm not much of a knitter. I know how, I just need a lot more practice.
I decided to try to crochet some fingerless gloves instead of knitting them. I wasn't sure that I would be wearing them myself, so I decided to take it a step further and crochet some in a kids size, for my daughter.
I didn't even look up a pattern for them. I did have a knit pattern for mittens in a book that I have.
I looked at that and decided it wasn't for me, but I did take away the method in which to expand the area for the thumb.
I got out my hooks and yarn, and I went to work.
I made one that was a total disaster. Yup. It was bad. The cuff was too big and the palm was too small, and I didn't like the huge seam that was left when I sewed the sides together.
Was it a total loss? No. It was a wonderful learning experience!
I learned where I needed to reduce some stitches and where I needed to increase them.
So I tried it again.
I didn't like that one either.
I was getting closer, though. It was just that ugly seam on the side.
I needed it to be smaller.
I decided that I would try crocheting it in a round. I also decided to use a lighter weight yarn.
I was very pleased with the results.
My seven year old daughter loves them!
I could easily add a cute flower like this one or this one, or a super cute little bow like the one Lauren from Tutus and Tea Parties made for her Crochet Bow Ring.
I didn't this time, because my daughter couldn't wait to take the gloves from me and wear them. OK. Next time.
Click the link below for the pattern:
Kids Fingerless Gloves