Free Crochet Pattern – Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

Granny squares are a great way to use up yarn in your stash. Grannies are simple and versatile with lots of different motifs available, and there are many creative ways to use these colorful squares.

This pattern for Granny Square Fingerless Gloves, designed by Clare Webb from the Truly Crochet website, is as simple as crocheting a square to fit around your hand, seaming the square together on one side, and leaving a hole for your thumb. That’s it! It’s a pattern perfect for beginning crocheters and it looks good in many different color combinations.

Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

ASTRAL YARN

The yarn I used is called Astral, DK-weight yarn from the Alpaca Yarn Company that is 30% Alpaca, 20% Wool, and 50% Tencel. It’s available in our Online Store and in the Farm Store at Alpaca Meadows. The Alpaca/Merino wool blend in this yarn creates body and softness, while the Tencel produces a lovely drape as well as adding durability and strength. It’s a luxurious, feel good yarn … nice to work with and especially nice to wear.

The colors I chose for this project are called Shooting Star, Virgo, and Pisces (pictured above from left to right). This yarn is available in 20 different colors at this time, so there is lots of room for creativity in choosing other color combinations!

Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

SUPPLIES NEEDED

A granny square can be crocheted using any type of yarn and any size crochet hook.

Since the Astral Yarn is a DK Weight yarn and I tend to crochet loosely, I used a Crochet Hook size G-6 (4mm) for this project. You’ll need a Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and a pair of Scissors, if you don’t already have those items.

I do a small amount of affiliate marketing, and there are several links in this post that lead to products that we don’t sell at Alpaca Meadows, but we do receive a small percentage of the sale should you purchase those items.  Every little bit helps pay the bills, so thank you in advance!

Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

STITCHES USED

ch = chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc = double crochet

Granny Square Fingerless Gloves

NOTES

If you need your granny square fingerless gloves to be larger, just crochet another round of sc, hdc, or dc, working 3sts in each corner space until you get the desired size. Wrap the square around your hand to see if it will fit (the opening will be by your thumb) and crochet additional rounds as needed.

Once you are happy with the fit of the square you’ve made, fasten off the yarn leaving a long tail for seaming the edges together.

GLOVE MEASUREMENTS

I didn’t realize until I had finished that I had only crocheted seven rounds, rather than eight like the pattern instructs. I added two rows of dc on both ends after seaming the gloves to obtain the length I wanted. Finished measurements are 10″ in length and 7″ in circumference. Of course, your measurements may be different.

Granny Square Fingerless Gloves and Hat to Match

I made a hat to match, and will post that pattern soon!

PATTERN

Click Granny Square Fingerless Gloves for the Free pattern. For more patterns with Astral yarn, click here. More Fingerless Gloves patterns here.

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MORE HELP WITH GRANNIES

I gathered up a few more resources for Granny Squares that you may find helpful.

How to Crochet Granny Squares And Bring Back Old-School Cool
Pretty Ways to Polish Off a Granny Square
4 Wild Ways to Start a Granny Square
How to Crochet a Contemporary Granny Square
Not Your Grandma’s Granny Square Crochet Patterns
11 Amazing Granny Square Patterns
How to Block Granny Squares So They Look Flawless

ONLINE GRANNY CLASS

You might be interested in an Online Crochet Class available on the Craftsy website. The description of the class follows:

Tackle the iconic granny stitch and granny square as you create a stylish hooded vest. Build on your crochet skills while learning one of the most iconic crochet stitches! Expert Tamara Kelly teaches you better crochet techniques while working through granny stitches and squares. Discover how to expand this classic stitch into many versatile shapes and join motifs for one-of-a-kind creations. Then, apply all the things you’ve learned in class as you work a deceptively simple garment.

Classic Crochet: The Granny Stitch

Classic Crochet: The Granny Stitch
from: Craftsy

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Granny Square Fingerless Gloves and the matching Astral Hat with Flower are available to purchase in our Online Store!

Free Crochet Pattern – Fantail Alpaca Fingerless Gloves

This was a fun pattern that I didn’t get bored with because it was a combination of two different stitch patterns,  rounds of double crochet for the wrists and then fantail shell stitch pattern for the hands.  It is called Fantail Stitch Fingerless Gloves by Hooked by Robin.  She even has done a YouTube video tutorial for those that struggle with written patterns.

I chose one of our Paca Paints yarns, which is 100% alpaca, and the color is called Into The Pines.  This delightfully soft yarn comes in twelve different hand painted colors so be sure to click the link to see them all!

Paca Paints Alpaca Yarn - Into the Pines

I do a small amount of affiliate marketing, and there are several links in this post that lead to products that we don’t sell at Alpaca Meadows, but we do receive a small percentage of the sale should you purchase those items.  Every little bit helps pay the bills, so thank you in advance!

The pattern calls for a Crochet Hook size G-6 (4mm).  You’ll need a Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and pair of Scissors, if you don’t already have those items.

 You can adjust the size of the gloves by going up a hook size should you need them to be larger, or down a hook size should you need them to be a little smaller.  Crochet the first couple of rows and and try them on to double check the fit, then adjust if necessary.   For me, these gloves ended up being about 8″ around using the 4mm Hook, which should fit a medium size hand.

Stitches / Abbreviations used:

FSC = foundation single crochet
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Dc = double crochet
Ss = slip stitch
Sp= space

Fantail Shell Stitch = (3dc, ch1, 3dc) all into the same stitch
Click the link for a crochet tutorial to help you learn how to crochet the fantail shell stitch. This stitch creates a delicate fan textured pattern.  There are many variations of the shell stitch which is a staple of crochet.  It’s likely to be one of the first “fancy” stitches a new crocheter learns.

Hdc v-stitch = (hdc, ch1, hdc) all into the same stitch
Click the link for a tutorial from Daisy Cottage Designs on how to crochet this stitch.

If you missed the link at the top, here is the pattern one more time.  It’s a free one, did I mention?  You might want to try your gloves on now and then to make sure the glove fits your hand nicely, and because alpaca gloves feel so good!  You can always adjust your hook size as needed.

This is a great pattern for using up odds and ends, like I did in the picture below.  These gloves were made with our Astral yarn.  The cuff is with the color Virgo, the shell stitch section is using Shooting Star in the middle, and Scorpio at the top.

I’m sure I will use this pattern again, and again.  I always like combining different stitches, keeps a project interesting!  Speaking of interesting, you might want to check out the Craftsy Online Class below where you’ll learn how to make fingerless gloves with a chevron design, as well as some stunning mittens as you work through techniques for colorwork, cables, and more.

Crochet Mittens & Fingerless Gloves
Crochet Mittens & Fingerless Gloves

from: Craftsy

For other Fingerless Gloves patterns, click here.  See other projects using our Paca Paints yarn here.

Shop for Alpaca Yarn here.  Interested in purchasing these gloves, or having a pair made in the Paca Paints color of your choice?  Click here.

Free Crochet Pattern – Waved Arm Warmers

The Waved Arm Warmers FREE crochet pattern by Mon Petit Violon is a lovely pattern for our Astral yarn.  Simple, but elegant.  It is a one size fits most pattern that is adaptable to thicker yarns using a bigger crochet hook, if desired.  The Astral yarn is a DK weight yarn and suits this pattern wonderfully.

Astral yarn is a heavenly blend of 30% Alpaca, 20% Wool, and 50% Tencel with incredible luster. The Alpaca and Merino wool combination creates body and softness, while the Tencel produces a lovely drape as well as adding durability and strength.

The color I chose for these Arm Warmers is called Virgo.  A September birthday makes me a Virgo (not that I follow my horoscope), maybe that’s why I like it.  The warmers took about 130 yards, so one skein will do it.

I do a small amount of affiliate marketing, and there are several links in this post that lead to products that we don’t sell at Alpaca Meadows, but we do receive a small percentage of the sale should you purchase those items.  Every little bit helps pay the bills, so thank you in advance!

The pattern calls for a Crochet Hook size E-4 (3.5mm).  You’ll need a Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and pair of Scissors, if you don’t already have those items.

Gauge:

5 dc and 2 rows = 1 inch

Stitches Used:

ch = chain

st(s) – stitches(es)

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

sp – space

st = stitch

Special Stitches:

Two dc together (dc2tog):

Begin to work dc in next st, but don’t complete it, leaving
2 loops on hook, work another incomplete dc in next st,
so that you have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull
through all 3 loops on the hook. Stitch completed.

Have lots of yarn leftovers?  These arm warmers would be super cute made striped, changing color every row, or every couple rows.

There is no thumb hole with this style which is designed to wear more on the arm, than hand, but a thumb hole would be easy to add.

Vita Apala is the designer behind the Mon Petit Violon brand and has many other lovely patterns on her website and in her Etsy shop.  Vita also shares some Free Stitch Patterns that she has collected along the way!

Crochet Hooks and Case - Teal | KnitPicks.com
Crochet Hooks and Case – Teal | KnitPicks.com

Crochet Pattern – Faroese Shawl

This wonderful triangular shawl called Faroese Shawl is a traditional design by Cheri McEwen from the Faroe Islands.  Ever heard of this place?  Eighteen mountainous islands form an archipelago that are located half way between Scotland and Iceland in the Northeast Atlantic.  Looks like a beautiful spot, and an interesting fact, it is home to puffins … who knew!  Be sure to click the link for a delightful video.  Anyway, a Faroese shawl is a traditional piece of clothing from the Faroe Islands with the distinguishing feature of these shawls being the lovely center back gusset shaping.

The pattern designer crocheted the shawl in a solid color and it is very pretty (click the link above).   I opted to use two different types of Dk weight yarn and three different colors, in shades of blues and grays and purples.   I happen to really like this color combination, but whether a solid color, or mixing and matching, you can’t go wrong either way!

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DIY Summer Outfits for Crocheters

Ok DIY-ers, crocheters, and yarn-lovers…don’t think all your projects have to be winter scarves, hats and gloves! Check out these awesome summer pieces and create your very own chic, unique, summer wardrobe.

Boho Mini Dress

Crocheted summer dress

 

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Free Crochet Pattern – Striped Triangular Shawl

Striped Triangular Shawl - Astral Yarn

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

HOOK

4.0 mm (G)

MATERIALS

Total of 512 Yards of Astral Yarn

This pattern is a good one for using up leftover yarn, which is what I was doing.  For this shawl, I used five different colors of our Astral Yarn.  If you happen to be using leftover yarn, use your smaller lengths of yarn first. The rows will get longer as you work, so you’ll want to save the yarns you have more of for later in the project.

The pattern instructions won’t tell you when to change yarn colors.  Change colors as you see fit, making sure to switch colors after completing a row so each stripe is a solid color.

NOTES

This shawl is worked from the center of the wingspan out and downward. Constructing it in this manner means that you can continue until the shawl is the desired size without making any modifications to the pattern.  Each row of the shawl increases by 4 stitches. There will be 1 stitch increased at each end and 2 stitches increased at the center point. Using locking ring markers to note the center 2 stitches will help prevent loosing your place. The pattern notes when to begin using them.

Striped Triangular Shawl - Astral Yarn

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

I crocheted 52 rows and the finished measurements were approximately 60 inches/ 152.4cm across the top, is 29 inches/ 73.66cm long from neck to point of triangle, and 76 inches/ 193cm around the bottom edge.

Striped Triangular Shawl - Astral Yarn

DIRECTIONS

Ch 4 loosely, 2 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in each of the next 2 ch sts — 6 hdc.

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st] twice, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in last st — 10 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 3 sts, [2 hdc in next st] twice, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st — 14 hdc.

Place locking stitch markers on the center 2 sts. To do this begin counting at one edge and place marker on the 7th and 8th hdc st.

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st with stitch marker, replace marker on last st made, 2 hdc in next st with marker, replace marker on first st made, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in last st — 18 hdc.

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st with stitch marker, replace marker on last st made, 2 hdc in next st with marker, replace marker on first st made, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in last st — 18 hdc.

*Continue working Row 4 until shawl is desired measurements. Be careful to place the stitch markers on the second of each increased stitch or the center point will begin to veer off in the wrong direction.

Finishing
Fasten off and weave in ends.  I always like to block my projects for a nicer finish.  To do this wash or simply wet your shawl, roll in a towel to absorb excess moisture, then stretch your shawl out on a flat surface. Gently shape your shawl to your satisfaction and let dry.  Did your shawl come out slightly smaller than you anticipated? It is made out of natural fiber so you can block it to larger dimensions.

Striped Triangular Shawl - Astral Yarn

Crochet Abbreviations
* = a repeat in the pattern
[ ] = repeat instructions within brackets as many times as indicated
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
inc(‘d) = increase(d)
st(s) = stitch(es)

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Free Crochet Pattern – Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl #2

For the second Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl, I used three different yarns, one our Swizzle Alpaca Yarn, color Plum Perfection, our Astral Yarn, color Libra, and our Classic Baby Alpaca Yarn, color called White House.

Swizzle Alpaca Yarn - Plum Perfection Astral Yarn - Libra Classic Baby Alpaca Yarn - White House

Kathy Lashley of Elk Studios Crafted Crochet Designs designed this pretty shawl pattern that she calls Dixie Charm – A Summer Shawl.

Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

HOOK

US 5.5mm (I)

MATERIALS

One skein each of Swizzle Alpaca Yarn, color Plum Perfection, our Astral Yarn, color Libra, and our Classic Baby Alpaca Yarn, color called White House or colors of your own choosing.
Tapestry Needle for sewing in the ends

NOTE

Note: Each row increases by 8 st.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

66 inches/ 167.64 cm across the top, and 31 inches/78.74 cm long from neck to point of triangle

Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl

Click here for the pattern, and see the color changes below:

DIRECTIONS

Plum Perfection – PP
Libra – L
White House – WH

Ch 3, sl st to first ch to make ring, using Plum Perfection (PP)

Row 1 – PP
Row 2 – PP
Row 3 – L
Row 4 – PP
Row 5 – PP
Row 6-7 – PP
Row 8 – WH
Row 9: (L)
Row 10-13 – PP
Row 14 – WH
Row 15 – L
Row 16-19 – PP
Row 20 – WH
Row 21 – L
Row 22-25 – PP
Row 26 – WH
Row 27 – L
Row 28-31 – PP
Row 32 – WH
Row 33 – L
Edging – PP

Dixie Alpaca Charm Shawl

Enjoy!

Free Crochet Pattern – Two Tone Mitts

I love these fun two-tone gloves, each glove with colors opposite from the other.  The pattern is by Pollyfoofoo and her website is pollyfoofoo.blogspot.com.  Her pattern calls for a bulky yarn, but I’ve chosen our Astral Yarn, a dk weight yarn, which comes in some gorgeous colors.  I think you could mix-n-match almost any two colors of this Alpaca/Merino/Tencel blend yarn and be pleased with the combination.

astral-fingerless-gloves2

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Free Crochet Pattern – Half Moon Shawl

Featuring a bobble stitch, this pretty Half Moon Shawl has a bit of a textured look with lacy, open stitches, a luxuriously soft feel, and an elegant sheen that will make you feel like a queen!

Half Moon Shawl, Astral Yarn5 (640x538)

Adapted from a pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website that calls for a super bulky yarn and Size N hook, I’ve used yarn from our Astral line and a Size J hook.

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The rich, beautiful color I chose is called Gemini.

Half Moon Shawl, Astral Yarn2 (480x640)

SKILL LEVEL

Easy

HOOK

6.0 mm (J)

MATERIALS

625 Yards or 3.2 skeins of Astral Yarn
I think I’ll use a smaller hook next time to see if I can’t get the yardage down to three skeins.  The thicker the yarn, and the bigger the hook, the more yarn you’ll need so stepping down a few sizes should help to cut the yardage.  I will keep you posted.  On that note,  How Much Yarn Do I Need from the Fresh Stitches blog is a very helpful post for trying to calculate yardage required for different weights of yarn.

STITCH EXPLANATION

*Bobble Holding back last loop of each dc, work 5 dc in next st, yarn over and pull through 6 loops on hook.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 32 inches/ 81.28cm long and 64 inches/162.56cm across the top edge

Half Moon Shawl, Astral Yarn3 (480x640)

DIRECTIONS

Ch 3, sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 3  (does not count as st in this row and in all following rows), 9 dc in ring, do not join.

Note: The turning ch-3 does not count as first dc in each row. This means that you should work your first dc into the very first st (at base of turning ch-3), unless you are instructed to sk the first st. When you reach the end of a row, do not work into the top of the turning ch-3, unless instructed to do so. When counting sts, do not count the turning ch.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) twice, bobble* in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) twice – 13 sts.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) across, end dc in last dc – 19 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next dc, (ch 2, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) across – 6 ch- 2 sp.
Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) across, end dc in top of ch-3 – 7 ch-2 sp.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) across – 6 ch-2 sp.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (4 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc) across, end last dc in top of ch-3 – 44 dc.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 3 dc, (bobble in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc) to last 5 dc, end bobble in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc – 5 bobbles.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg dc, dc in each st across to last dc, 2 dc in last dc – 46 dc.
Row 10: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg dc, (ch 2, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) across – 15 ch-2 sp.
Row 11: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) across, end dc in top of ch-3 – 16 ch-2 sp.
Row 12: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) across – 15 ch-2 sp.
Row 13: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc) across, end last dc in top of ch-3 – 77 dc.
Row 14: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 2 dc, (bobble in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc) to last 3 dc, end bobble in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc – 9 bobbles.
Row 15: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across, inc 2 dc evenly spaced – 79 dc.
Row 16: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg dc, (ch 2, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) across – 26 ch-2 sp.
Row 17: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) across, end dc in top of ch-3– 27 ch-2 sp.
Row 18: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) across – 26 ch-2 sp.
Row 19: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc) across, end last dc in top of ch-3 – 132 dc.
Row 20: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 2 dc, (bobble in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc) to last 4 dc, end bobble in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc – 15 bobbles.
Row 21: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg dc, dc in each st across – 133 dc.
Row 22: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg dc, (ch 2, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) across – 44 ch-2 sps.
Row 23: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, (3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) across, end dc in top of ch-3 – 45 ch-2 sps.
Row 24: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in beg ch-2 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp) across – 44 ch-2 sps.
Row 25: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, (2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc) across, end last dc in top of ch-3 – 222 dc.

Fasten off.

FINISHING
Edging

From RS, join yarn at any edge of shawl.
Work [sc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts] evenly around Shawl.
Weave in ends.

To print pattern, click Half Moon Shawl Pattern.

Half Moon Shawl, Astral Yarn4 (469x640)

This Half Moon Shawl is available to purchase, just click here!  Custom orders are welcome in any of the pretty Astral colors available.

Free Crochet Pattern – Spring Petals Scarf

This pattern is called Spring Petals Scarf, a free pattern I found on Ravelry by Ragamuffin.  I adapted it for our Astral Yarn and love how it turned out!  I used Star Bright White Astral Yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company.  The pattern called for a worsted weight yarn, and Astral Yarn is DK weight, also referred to as light worsted.  A little lighter than worsted weight, I figured the DK weight might make the scarf a little bit more lacy looking.  And so it did!

Spring Petals Scarf - Astral

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