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...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
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I apologize for any inconvenience, but I assure you, this change is a positive one. I look forward to seeing you at Oui Crochet.
Happy Crocheting!

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. 

Click the link below for the pattern:
Kids Fingerless Gloves



  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!

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

  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?

    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

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

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

    1. EEEEeeee! OMGosh! I would LOVE to see them!
      Can you post a pic on my Facebook Page? :-)

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

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


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