With the cold air, returns my creativity. Ok, really it never left but my whole love of life seems to get renewed in the Fall. So here’s something along that cool weather theme. I loved these gloves so much that I never gave them as the gift I intended them to be. And, it’s true, this yarn is AMAZING! The lighting in the pictures doesn’t quite do it justice but the colors are rich and vibrant and I love the unique look and color asymmetry of the end product.
Diamonds and Dashes Fingerless Gloves
Lion Brand Amazing, Arcadia, 4 ply Medium weight Wool Acrylic blend yarn
H and I crochet hooks
It takes a bit less than a skein if you make them as long as I did.
blo= back loop only
dc3tog= yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (repeat in next 2 stitches), then yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
beginning dc3tog= ch 2, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
Row 1: With I hook: Foundationless sc a multiple of 6 (Mine was 24.) join with sl st to first sc, making sure not to get it twisted up. You will want this to stretch lightly around the top part of your hand and your forearm but not be too loose on your wrist…
If you don’t know how to do a foundationless sc, you can find an instructional video on youtube. It makes a nice stretchy foundation row unlike chaining.
But you can just chain instead, in that case, join your loop with a sl st to the first ch, ch 1, then sc blo around, join with sl st to first sc of the row, then go on to row 2.
Row 2: ch 3, 2dc in same st as join, ch 1, sk 1, dc3tog, ch 1, sk 1, *shell (3 dc), ch 1, sk 1, dc3tog, ch 1, sk 1* repeat around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 3 at the beginning of this row
Row 3: Work a beginning dc3tog as described above, ch 1, sk1, shell in next. ch 1, sk 1, *dc3tog, ch 1, sk 1, shell in next, ch 1, sk 1* repeat around, join with sl st to blo of the beginning dc3tog
Row 4: Switch to H hook: ch 1, sc blo around, sl st to beggining st
Row 5: Repeat Row 2 (with H hook)
Row 6: Repeat Row 3 (with H hook)Row 7: Repeat Row 4
Repeat rows 5-7 as many times as desired (to make the gloves as long as you want.) Switch back to I hook for the 2-3 rows before the thumb hole row (row 17 for me) and continue to use the I hook for the rest of the glove.
Thumb hole row (row 20 for me): ch 3, 2dc in same st, ch 1, sk 1, dc2tog, ch 5, sk 5, dc2tog, ch 1, sk 1, *shell, ch1 sk 1, dc3tog, ch1, sk 1* repeat around, join with sl st
After thumb hole row (row 21 for me): Repeat row 3 with I crochet hookNext row (row 22 for me) Repeat row 4 with I hook
Repeat rows 2-4 with I hook until you’ve reached the length you want. My glove had 24 rows total. I ended with repeating row 2 then repeating row 4)
Embelish with a little flower if desired.
5 Petal Fun Flower
With H hook, in a loop ch 1, 5sc, join with sl st to blo of first sc, ch 1
In same as join, hdc blo, hdc blo ch 1, sl st blo.
*In next, sl st blo, ch 1, hdc blo, hdc blo, ch 1, sl st blo* Repeat between *s around. Finish off.