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Saturday, 3 December 2016

SHELLED FINGERLESS GLOVES

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SHELLED FINGERLESS GLOVES

These are the pair of gloves that I’ve made to match my friend’s shelled socks (which I shared here just yesterday. If you missed that, visit https://shyamanivas.blogspot.in/2016/12/really-comfy-lavender-ladies-socks.html


I played around with a few ideas and stitches, and mapped this off a shelled cowl that I’d made earlier (and oddly enough for this same friend – so without realising it, she’s now got a pretty solid matching set) J



Materials used : Oswal Acrylic yarn with a 3.5 mm hook

Skill level : Intermediate to advanced

Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s)                                                               sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                                      ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                                     sl-st : Slip stitch
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                             hk : Hook
yo : Yarn Over                                                        
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet          

Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

                                                          
Our pattern repeat here is 10 and we are working in a round.

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Start with fsc in multiples of 10 for the round wrist measure needed. 

In this pattern, our “V”-stitch (“V”-st) is a (2 dc ; ch 1, 2 dc) all in the same st or ch-sp.

Round 1 : sc in the 1st fsc ; ch 1, sk next fsc ; sc in the next fsc ; *sk next 3 fsc, “V”-st in the next fsc ; sk next 3 fsc, sc in the next fsc ; ch 1, sk next fsc, sc in the next fsc* ; rep *to* till end and join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

I’d suggest that you slip this little band around your wrist to check.

Round 2 : “V”-st in the 1st ch-1 sp ; ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc , sc in the next ch-1 sp ; *ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc , “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp ; ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc , sc in the next ch-1 sp* ; rep *to* till 1st hdc ; hdc in that same hdc ; ch 1 and join with a sl-st to the 1st “V”-st. 

In this round, we’ll use our shell stitch, which is (3 dc ; ch 1, 3 dc), all in the same st or ch-sp.

Round 3 : Shell stitch in the 1st “V”-st ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; *shell st in the next “V”-st ; sc in the next ch-3 sp ; ch 1, sk next sc , sc in the next ch-3 sp* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 3 and join with a sl-st to the dc. 

Round 4 : sl-st in the 1st 3 dc , sc in the 1st ch-1 sp ; ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc,  “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp ; *ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc, sc in the next ch-1 sp (between shell) ; ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc, “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp(between shell) * ; rep *to* till end and join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

Round 5 : sc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; shell st in the next “V”-st ; *sc in the next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in the next ch-3 sp ; shell st in the next “V”-st* ; rep *to* till end ; ch 1, and join with a sl-st to the 1st sc.

Rep Rows 2 – 5 till you have reached your thumb.  We will work about one row of shelled pattern over the base of the thumb and then we will work only for the four fingers & palm section.

Before you move further, please read through the two ways below, so that you can decide which row you need to end at.

Now there are two ways to do this.  The easy one and then the Intermediate one… and they both look as beautiful. 

crochet gloves, fingerless gloves

crochet gloves, fingerless gloves

crochet gloves, fingerless gloves


Easy way :
For this easy method, you just carry on with the pattern till you have crossed the thumb and are halfway down the palm till the base of the fingers.  You could continue a little beyond, but you need to pay attention the fact that the further up the fingers you move, the narrower your hand gets.  It is ‘thickest’ or widest near the thumb.  So if you’re using a yarn that does not stretch too much, then that’s ok as it’s going to be snug around the thumb and just right around the palm of the hand.
So all you’re doing is extending it till the end of the fingers and making a longish tube.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.  Ensure you glue all ends down, as you will be pulling these gloves on and off a lot, and the ‘just woven in ends’ will unravel and look ugly later on.

The advantage of this pattern is that you have just this long tube that you can slip on either way – i.e there is no up or down, and if your work is neat, then there is no underside or top side.  However remember that the pattern does have a ‘top’ and ‘bottom’, so ensure that when you slip your gloves on, you keep the pattern facing the same way for both hands.
That’s it.. you’re good to go.

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crochet gloves, fingerless gloves


Intermediate way :
For this second method, we’ll work in a small ‘hole’ for the thumb to go through, and take the pattern up for the fingers and palm.

If you have decided to work this pattern, please end at Row 5.
Our next round, therefore is a small change on Round 2.

Next Round : “V”-st in the 1st ch-1 sp ; ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc , sc in the next ch-1 sp ; *ch 3, sk next 3 dc and sc , “V”-st in the next ch-1 sp ; ch 3, sk next sc and 3 dc , sc in the next ch-1 sp* ; rep *to* till 1st hdc ; hdc in that same hdc ; ch 1 and join with a sl-st to the 1st “V”-st. 

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I have a few gloves that I’ve made before, so here are those pattern links for you.