Loving texture, and interesting, unique patterns that also keep me interested while I’m making them, I was inspired by a blanket pattern. Thinking about a class to teach at the farm, for those that had taken my Learn to Crochet Class, were tired of making scarves, interested in making fingerless gloves, and ready for a bit more of a challenge, I designed my first pattern!
The inspiration came from the Chunky Sampler Blanket Crochet Pattern – Wintertide Throw on the Mama In A Stitch website. I thought that a sampling of different stitches in one project, would make a great next crochet class. I’ve had to reschedule, and cancel, and reschedule my classes again, like many others, due to the worldwide pandemic we are currently experiencing, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CROCHET KIT AVAILABLE
Since I still have not been able to hold the Sampler Fingerless Gloves Class, I thought I’d share the pattern, the beautiful yarn I used, and make a Kit available to purchase. I am not a pattern designer, so please allow some forgiveness if you find an error in the pattern, and by all means, please let me know so that I can correct it.
The yarn I used is called Espiral Yarn, it is a worsted weight yarn, and 100% alpaca. It is fairly new to the line-up from The Alpaca Yarn Company and is meant to replicate the look of hand spun yarn with every skein being unique. I like that the randomness of this yarn just adds even more to this pattern for a fun pair of mis-matched, yet matching pair of fingerless gloves. The yarn comes in both Natural Colors and Hand-Dyed Colors. The color shown in the gloves is called Blue Curacao.
This pattern was meant to be shared in a class, so for that reason I’ve included links to instructions and videos to help you with the stitches that might be unfamiliar to you. The following is a list and abbreviations of the stitches you’ll be using in this pattern. What You Need to Know to Read any Crochet Pattern is an article you might find helpful.
Abbreviations (US) & Skills:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
blo-work stitch through the back loops only
flo – work stitch through the front loops only
hdc flo – half double crochet through the front loop only
hdc blo – half double crochet through the front loop only
bphdc – back post half double crochet
sts – stitches
sk – skip
ch sp – chain space
yo – yarn over
sl st – slip stitch
Yarn over, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through two, * yo, insert hook into same st, yo pull up a loop, yo and pull through two more, repeat from * three more times for a total of 5 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on the hook.
Row 1 Insert hook in st, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into same st, pull up another loop (4 loops on hook) yo, insert hook in same st, pull up a loop (6 loops on hook) yo, pull through all 6 loops on hook (bean stitch made), * ch1, sk 1 ch, work bean stitch in next st, repeat from * around.
Row 2 Work bean stitch in 1st ch sp, *ch 1, sk st, work bean st in next st; repeat from * around.
Sc in 2nd st from hook, *ch1, sk st, sc in next st, repeat from * across the row.
Instructions are given to fit size Small. Changes for Medium and Large sizes are in parentheses (). S (M, L)
To fit Hand Circumference: 7″ (8″, 9″)
Finished Length: 9″
Hook Size: H-8, 5mm
Materials: One Skein Espiral Alpaca Yarn
1. Ch8. Turn, Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. – 7 st
2. Ch1. Hdc blo in 1st st and each st across. Turn. – 7 st
Working in the Back Loop
To crochet in the back loop of a stitch, insert your crochet hook underneath the back loop only and make the stitch as indicated in your pattern.
3. Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 17 (19, 21) rows.
Gauge check: Your band should be 7″ (7 3/4″, 8 1/2″) long x 2″ wide
Slip Stitch the ends of the cuff together.
Turn your work as if you’re going to another row of hdc blo, but don’t ch.
Fold up the bottom row so that it is behind your top row.
Insert hook through the back loop of your top row and the bottom loop of your starting chain. Slip stitch.
Slip stitch in this manner across (this is the wrong side of your cuff).
Turn the cuff right side out. Do not cut. The first round will be worked into the side of the cuff where your hook is. You will now be working in the round, but turning after each round.
Round 1 Ch2. Work 28 (32, 36) hdc evenly around the cuff. Ss to 1st hdc. Turn. – 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 2 Ch1. Dc in next flo of same stitch and each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Working in the Front Loop
To crochet in the front loop of a stitch, insert your crochet hook underneath the front loop only and make the stitch as indicated in your pattern.
Round 3 Ch1. Work row 1 of Bean Stitch Pattern in each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 4 Ch1. Work row 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern each ch sp around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 5 Ch1. Work row 1 of Granite Stitch Pattern, working through front loops only in each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 6 Ch1. Hdc flo in same stitch and each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 7 Ch1, BPHdc in same stitch and each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 8 Ch 1, work Bobble Stitch in flo of same st, * dc flo in each of next 2 sts, bobble flo in next st; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts of row. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 9 Ch 1, turn, work row 1 of Granite Stitch, working through the front loops only, across the row, working last sc in the turn ch 3 of previous round. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 10 Ch1, turn, work hdc flo in same st and in each ch st and sc each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 11 Ch1, turn, work BPhdc in each st each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 12 Ch1, work round 1 of Bean Stitch Pattern, working through the front loops only each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 13 Ch1, work round 2 of Bean Stitch Pattern in same ch sp and each ch sp around (work normally, not flo). Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 14 Ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch1, sk1, *sc in next st, ch1, sk1* 2 times, sc, ch4, sk4, sc in next st, ch1, sk1* until end of round. (Thumbhole made) Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Round 15 Ch1, turn, hdc blo in each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts.
Round 16 Ch1, turn, hdc flo in each st around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts.
The next round calls for Back Post Half Double Crochet
Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of corresponding stitch below, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Round 17 Ch 1, turn, BPhdc in same hdc space and each hdc sp around. Ss to top of ch1. Turn. 28 (32, 36) sts
Tie off and weave in ends.
Block to shape and size as desired.
Since I wrote this post, I’ve made another pair of these gloves in a color called Pink Lemonade. Interested in purchasing a Kit to make these gloves in the color or your choice? Click here. Find the Espiral Yarn here.