I found a FREE crochet pattern on Pinterest that I’ve tweaked just a little in order to use some of our Snuggle yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company. The original pattern is by Michele Gaylor who has named her crochet business Poochie Baby.
I’m sure I’ll be making more of these as it is a very simple and quick pattern to crochet. For my first pair I used Spring Green.
Here is the pattern that I used, after revising:
R1 – SC in the second chain from the hook and in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn.
R2 thru R22 – Working in back loops only, SC in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn. (On row 26, just CH 1 but do not turn.)
*Working along the top edge of the piece
R23 – SC in each stitch across the top edge. Turn.
R24 – (form a scallop edge) Skip the first stitch and DC four times in the next stitch. Skip the next stitch and SC in the next stitch. Continue this pattern until you reach the end. *Now you have a flat piece, with a scalloped top that is going to be joined together.
R25 – Join the two sides together. Stitch the edges together: SS in the first three stitches. Skip seven stitches (thumb holes). SS in the remaining stitches until you reach the bottom edge.
R26 – CH and SC around the bottom edge of the glove. Turn.
R27 – (form a scallop edge) Skip the first stitch and DC three times in the next stitch. Skip a stitch and SS in the next stitch. Continue this pattern until you reach the end. – The scallop edging is smaller at the bottom than at the top. Tie off and weave in the loose ends.
As I was revising the pattern, and making notes on what I had done, I realized that counting rows of single crochet can be tricky. The easiest way for me to count rows is by using using the horizontal bars. These are created on every row on the back side of the stitch. As you look at your piece of work, you will have a horizontal bar on every other row. Count by two as you count the bars and you will have the correct number of single crochet rows. Why Are My Crochet Rows Uneven? has some very helpful tips on counting stitches and knowing where to start your next row.