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Flower Power Fingerless Gloves

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Scouring the internet looking for a pair of fingerless gloves that fit your personality can be hard! While there are many cute patterns all over, I just couldn’t find a pair to make that suited me. I didn’t want anything too stand outish, but I also didn’t want anything too plain (for example, the strictly double-crocheted ones). So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and used what I know to create these cute little fingerless mittens! I already have several people asking me to make some for them, and since that gave me a bit of a confidence boost,  I decided to share the pattern online!

The printable versions available:

Ravelry

Etsy

Craftsy

Love Crochet

Everything You Need to Know before Getting started

Half Double Crochet 2 Together –

This pattern required knowledge of decreasing by half double crocheting two stitches together. Let me walk you through this step by step!

  1. When you reach the stitch that needs to be hdc2tog, yarn over and insert hook into stitch.
  1. Grab the working yarn and pull through, pulling up a loop. There should now be three loops on your hook: The original loop, the yarn over, and the loop you just created.
  1. Yarn over once again, and insert hook into the next stitch over.
  1. Grab the working yarn and pull through, pulling up a loop. There should now be a total of five loops on your hook: The three from the last hdc plus the yarn over and the loop you just created.
  1. Yarn over and pull through all five loops on your hook. This will create a decreased stitch.

Chain 1/2 at beginning of round

You may notice that throughout the pattern, I ask you to chain 1 for single crochets or half double crochets, and chain 2 for double crochets, but that they do not count as a stitch.

At the beginning of the round, you will create your first stitch of the round in the same stitch you created your chain 1/2 in. At the end of the round, you are to join to that first stitch instead of the chain 1/2. This creates what is called a hidden seam.

The hidden seam looks nicer with these gloves. I have tried it the other way (joining to the chain), and the result is a little sloppier.

Front Post Double/Single Crochet

Front post crocheting is a stitch that created a ribbed or cabled look to your work, and is a favorite of mine for creating brims of hats or wrist cuffs for fingerless gloves. If you are unfamiliar with Front post crocheting, let me explain it to you the best that I can:

v There are essentially two parts to the basic stitches we make in crochet: the little “v” part that we normally crochet into, and the “post”. The post is essentially the part of the stitch that gives the stitch its height. This is the part that we need to work with in front post crocheting instead of the v that we normally crochet into.

v To crochet front post, we insert our hook behind the post and grab our working yarn and pull it through. If the stitch is single crochet, we do not have to yarn over first. If the stitch is half-double, double, etc., Then we must yarn over first, just as we do with the normal stitches.

v Once you have pulled the working yarn through and drawn up a loop, we create the rest of the stitch as normal. The only true difference between a regular stitch and the front post stitches are where we place our hook to draw the working yarn through.

What size are these mittens?

My finished product measured about 5” wide and 6” long with the size of yarn and hook that I used, and the amount of chains. Gauge and Tension are not extremely important on this project because you may need to adjust hook sizes and yarn weights to have the mittens properly fit your hand.

My reasoning for chaining 30 was that it was divisible by 2 and by 5. The 2 was for the ribbing of the cuffs, and the 5 was for the space created for the thumb hole. With a bit of adjusting, and depending on the size of the thumb, you may create more or less chains to fit you and adjust accordingly.

If you need help with this, or have any other questions regarding this pattern or how to work certain stitches, please feel free to email me at craftytuesdaycrochet@aol.com.

Materials Used:

Yarn: 4ply worsted weight yarn of any fiber or color.
Hook: I used a size H 5.0 mm hook
Extras: Scissors, tapestry needle. A stitch marker may come in handy to mark first stitch in the row to avoid joining the round in the wrong spot.

Abbreviations:

hdc – half double crochet ch – chain dc – double crochet hdc2tog – hdc 2 together
ch sp – chain space st – stitch sl st – slip stitch sc – single crochet
fpsc – front post single crochet yo – yarn over fpdc – front post double crochet

Pattern for Flower Power Fingerless Mittens

Right Hand Mitten

Foundation: ch 30. being careful not to twist chains, sl st loop on hook to 1st ch.

Round one: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch!). hdc in each ch around (30 hdc). sl st to 1st hdc to join (do not join to ch 1).

Round two: ch 2. fpdc into 1st hdc. Dc into 2nd hdc. Repeat fpdc/dc all the way around. (15 fpdc, 15 dc). sl st to 1st fpdc to join.

Round three: repeat round two: ch 2 (15 fpdc, 15 dc). sl st to 1st fpdc to join.

Round four: ch 1. sc in each stitch around (30 sc). sl st to 1st sc to join.

Round five: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round six: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around (30 hdc) sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round seven: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round eight: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around (30 hdc) sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round nine: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round ten: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around (30 hdc) sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round eleven: ch 2. dc into first 5 stitches. Ch 5 and skip 5 stitches. Dc in next stitch and all remaining stitches in round. (25 dc, 5 ch). sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round twelve: ch 1. hdc into first 5 stitches. Hdc into each of the 5 ch. Hdc in all remaining stitches in round (30 hdc). sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round thirteen: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round fourteen: ch 1. hdc in next 3 stitches. Hdc2tog (next two stitches). Repeat all the way around. (24 stitches remain). sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round fifteen: ch 1. fpsc into 1st hdc. Sc into next hdc. Repeat fpsc/sc all the way around. (12 fpsc, 12 sc). sl st to 1st fpsc to join.

Ch 1. cut working yarn long enough to weave in ends. Pull rest of working yarn through loop on hook. Tighten to secure. Weave in ends.

Left Hand Mitten

Foundation: ch 30. being careful not to twist chains, sl st loop on hook to 1st ch.

Round one: ch 1 (does not count as a stitch!). hdc in each ch around (30 hdc). sl st to 1st hdc to join (do not join to ch 1).

Round two: ch 2. fpdc into 1st hdc. Dc into 2nd hdc. Repeat fpdc/dc all the way around. (15 fpdc, 15 dc). sl st to 1st fpdc to join.

Round three: repeat round two: ch 2 (15 fpdc, 15 dc). sl st to 1st fpdc to join.

Round four: ch 1. sc in each stitch around (30 sc). sl st to 1st sc to join.

Round five: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round six: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around (30 hdc) sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round seven: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round eight: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around (30 hdc) sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round nine: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round ten: ch 1. hdc in each stitch around (30 hdc) sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round eleven: ch 2. dc into first 20 stitches. Ch 5 and skip 5 stitches. Dc in next stitch and all remaining stitches in round. (25 dc, 5 ch). sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round twelve: ch 1. hdc into first 20 stitches. Hdc into each of the 5 ch. Hdc in all remaining stitches in round (30 hdc). sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round thirteen: ch 2. dc in each stitch around (30 dc) sl st to 1st dc to join.

Round fourteen: ch 1. hdc in next 3 stitches. Hdc2tog (next two stitches). Repeat all the way around. (24 stitches remain). sl st to 1st hdc to join.

Round fifteen: ch 1. fpsc into 1st hdc. Sc into next hdc. Repeat fpsc/sc all the way around. (12 fpsc, 12 sc). sl st to 1st fpsc to join.

Ch 1. cut working yarn long enough to weave in ends. Pull rest of working yarn through loop on hook. Tighten to secure. Weave in ends.

Flower (optional)

Foundation: ch 4 (or create magic ring). sl st loop on hook to 1st ch to join.

Round one: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc plus ch 1). (dc1+ch1)x11. sl st to 3rd chain of initial ch 4 to join.

Round two: sl st over to 1st ch sp. Ch 3 into ch sp. Dc 3 into same ch sp. Sl st to next ch sp. Dc 4 into next ch sp. Sl st to next ch sp. Repeat (dc4, sl st) all the way around. Sl st to 1st chain of initial ch 3 to join.

With yarn in color of flower, sew flower unto side of mitten that lays against the back of your hand.

If desired, you may crochet any other object besides flower or apply an iron-on. Note that this does not make the fingerless gloves your own pattern. The original pattern still belongs to Brittany at Crafty Tuesday Crochet.

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