Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Crochet Easy Fingerless Mitts Pattern


Easy Fingerless Mitts

Size 4.00 mm hook (US G/6)
A fine 8 ply yarn (could be US baby)

US abbreviations used
Stitches used
Sl st, sc, dc

Size’s, small to medium, (medium to large)

Notes: centre st referred to through out pattern is the second dc of the 3 dc group, or the 1st dc of the ch 3 and 2 dc group

Beginning at wrist

Ch 21, (medium to large size ch 25)
Sl st to form a ring, avoid twisting ring

ROW 1. Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3, ch 1, skip 2 ch, *3 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next 2 ch* repeat to end, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3
(7, 3 dc groups made, small to medium size, 8, 3 dc groups made, medium to large size)

ROW 2. sl st to the centre dc of group (see notes), ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, *3dc in next centre dc, ch 1*, repeat to end, sl st to top of beginning ch 3

ROWS 3 to 8. repeat above row 6 times more, giving you 8 rows in total

Making the thumb hole

ROW 9. sl st to the centre dc of group, ch 12, sl st in centre dc of next dc group, ch 3, sl st into 9th ch of the ch 12, 1dc in same space as ch 3, ch 1, continue pattern around ending with 2 dc in beginning ch 12 space, sl st into 3rd ch of the ch 12, work 5 sc in next 5 ch, and sl st across to top of ch 3 (centre of group)

ROW 10. ch 3, 2 dc in same place, ch 1, *3dc in next centre dc, ch 1*, repeat to end,

ROW 11. 3 dc in centre group of beginning ch 12, ch 1, skip 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 2 sc, sl st to join in top of ch 3 of next group, (this is the new beginning of the rounds)
sl st to centre dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 1, continue around in pattern, sl st to top of beginning ch 3

Making the top

ROW 12. Sl st to centre of first group, ch 4, sl st into centre dc of next group, *ch 4, sl st into centre of next group*, repeat to end finishing with a sc in same space as beginning ch 4

ROW 13. 3 sc in ch 4 space, 1 sc in same place as the sl st of the previous row, (into the top of the dc) *3 sc in ch 4 space, 1 sc in same place as the sl st of the previous row*, repeat to end finishing with a sl st to join in the ending sc of the previous row

ROW 14. 1 sc in next sc, (sl st, ch 3 sl st all in next sc), *1 sc in next 3 sc, (sl st, ch 3 sl st all in next sc)*, repeat to final 4 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc, (sl st, ch 3 sl st all in next sc), sl st in next sc and fasten off

Weave in ends and block if necessary

Please do not sell this pattern, it is supplied for free for all to use.


© Cathy Wood. 2008



Notes: many have tried this pattern and have found the starting chain too tight, I believe it is because of the difference in yarn ply. AU yarn is much thinner than UK and US yarn.

Very nice.

12 comments:

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

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Crochet Diva said...

I love your creativity and uniqueness. You have some really cute patterns! :)

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thanks so much for your compliments.

goldfishsara said...

Love this pattern! I'm a little confused as to what's going on with Rounds 10-11 though... is there a side-view of the thumb hole that I could see?

cats-rockin-crochet said...

sorry, no side view. It's been a while since I made a pair of these, I'm sure it will come together fine for you, it's basically adding extra length within the row to fit around the thumb joint.
Hope this helps.

Lily said...

The gloves look amazing - well one of them does. I'm confused about row 14. Am I just supposed to go around the top doing single crochets?

I don't understand the (sl st, ch 3 sl st all in next sc) what does that mean?

Thanks

cats-rockin-crochet said...

HI Lily, It's sort of like a picot. When you get to the next stitch, slip stitch into it, then do a chain 3 and do another slip stitch into it, all in the same space/ stitch. Hope this clears it up for you.

Anonymous said...

love, love, love this pattern... i've memorized it already. i consider myself a beginner but this was so easy to follow. i'm playing with different yarns and hook sizes to make it perfect for young teens. thank you.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

anonymous, so nice of you to say so, thank you and have fun with the pattern!

JenGoPop said...

Love these gloves! I hope to try them soon.

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern! Guess what everyone's getting for Christmas!

Only, I changed the last round. Once you have the 4-chain across, on the next round:

sl stch, sch, hdch, dch, hdch, sch and then repeat in the next 4-ch space. Gave a nice scalloped look :)

Thanks for sharing!!!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Anonymous, you are very welcome and it's great that you changed the pattern!!!