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I would like to thank everyone who has visited and those who continue to visit my blog. I want to let you all know that I am going to have to take a hiatus from my blog to focus on my family. I guess that's all part of chasing after that cape, right?
I plan to leave the posts and patterns that I have up, and I hope to continue to post an occasional pattern or recipe or homeschooling idea whenever I get the chance.
TTFN,
Susie

Monday, July 30, 2012

Kids Fingerless Gloves (free crochet pattern)


Have you seen those knitted fingerless gloves?
Cute, right?
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. 
Here's how to make them:

Kids Fingerless Gloves
What You Need:
Crochet hooks size F and G
Medium weight yarn of your choice (I used Lion Brand Pound of Love in Lilac)

What You Do:
(Make 2)
Using size F hook, Ch 27, join with sl st to first ch to make a loop.
Round 1: Ch 1, dc in joining ch and in each around. Join to first dc with sl st. (27)
Round 2: Ch 2, [dc front post, dc back post] around. Join with sl st to the first dc. (27)
Rounds 3-6: Repeat round 2.
Switch to G hook.
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in second ch from hook and in each around. Join with sl st. (26)
Round 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, and in each around.  Join with sl st. (26)
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc 12, Join with sl st. (28)
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc 2, 2 sc in the next st, sc 12, Join with sl st. (30)
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc 4, 2 sc in the next st, sc 12, Join with sl st. (32)
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc 6, 2 sc in the next st, sc 12, Join with sl st. (34)
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc 8, 2 sc in the next st, sc 12, Join with sl st. (36)
Round 14: (to divide thumb) Ch 1, sc 12, skip the next 12 sts, sc 12, Join with sl st. (24)
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, and in each around.  Join with sl st. (24)
Round 16-20: Repeat row 15. Finish off and weave in ends.


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11 comments:

  1. Super cute Susie! I love them! I've taken a break from crocheting since the summer has been soooo busy, but I hope I get it going again soon!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I plan on making more... I sooo want to put your bow on a few pairs! :-)

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  2. I agree, they are super cute. I like that the top are thinner than the wrists. You made plenty of room for the fingers - great for all the texting. Does she do texting yet?

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    1. Thanks Sara! Thankfully, no, she hasn't yet discovered texting! I am trying to keep her in the dark about that as long as possible! LOL

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  3. Those are really cute, Susie! Great job coming up with the pattern. Thanks so much for linking up at Hookin on Hump Day!

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  4. I used your pattern and made a hello kitty version! =-)

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    1. EEEEeeee! OMGosh! I would LOVE to see them!
      Can you post a pic on my Facebook Page? :-)
      https://www.facebook.com/EarningMyCape?sk=wall

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  5. When do you switch to G hook? After the cuff?

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    1. Oops! Yes! After the cuff. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I'll go fix it. :-)

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