Friday, January 7, 2011
Cabled Crochet Fingerless Gloves
pattern, and I wanted to make some fingerless gloves to match. However, there weren't any patterns that I could find even remotely close to what I wanted, so I came up with one myself. If you get lost in the cabling instructions, the hat pattern has some very good pictures detailing the steps.
fpdc, bpdc, fptc
4 mm crochet hook
~100 g 8 ply wool
In all rows, begin on a ch2. This counts as the first bpdc in the repeated pattern
r1 32 foundation dc. Join with sl st
r2 *bpdc, fpdc* repeat around x16. Join
r3 *bpdc, fpdc* repeat around x16. Join
r4 *bpdc, 2fpdc, bpdc, 4fpdc* repeat around x4. Join
r5 *bpdc, 2fpdc, bpdc, 4fpdc* repeat around x4. Join
r6 *bpdc, 2fpdc, bpdc, fptc in 3rd fpdc, fptc in 4th fpdc, fptc in 1st fpdt, fptc in 2nd fpdc* repeat around x4. Join
In r7, it's important that you crochet into the fptc in the same order that you crocheted them.
r7 *bpdc, 2fpdc, bpdc, 4fpdc* repeat around x4. Join
Repeat rows 5-7 until work reaches the desired length between knuckles and thumb. Stop on any row.
sl st across top of 1st fpdc ch2, fpdc on next stitch and repeat cabling pattern until get to beginning ch2 from previous round. Bpdc in that ch2, fpdc in same fpdc as sl st from start of round, dc in gap before ch2. Fasten off. **Reattach yarn into top of first fpdc, ch2, fpdc in same stitch, repeat pattern around ending with a fpdc in the final dc, fasten off** Repeat between ** ** the appropriate amount of times until work reaches the base of your thumb just above your wrist.
Return to repeating rows 5-7. On the first row after finishing the thumb hole, join the extra dc/ch2 between the first 2 fpdc together by doing a fpdc across the two of them. Continue until desired length up the arm is reached. Finish on row 5.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 six times for a ribbed cuff. Fasten off, then tuck in ends. You'll have a bunch of ends from the thumb holes. I find it best to tuck them down the backs of the two fpdc lines on either side, that way the slight thickening is less noticeable.
Dc around the ch2/dc circle that makes the edge of the thumb hole, starting from the bottom (wrist end) and averaging 1 dc per stitch. *Don't join, and work a dc dec in every stitch until about halfway up the thumb hole. Dc until the top (finger end) of the hole, then work a single dec at the corner. Continue dc until halfway down the hole, then dec every stitch back to the start of the round*. Work * * to make a third row, sl st then fasten off and tuck in ends.
The pattern can be adjusted for smaller or larger hands by extending the 8 stitch motif to 10 stitches by adding additional bpdc to the two bpdc spaces and using more or less pattern repeats.