Friday, December 17, 2010

Snowflake Fingerless Gloves and Hat Set

Last winter I made A8 a pair of fingerless gloves, so this year H5 has been asking for her own pair. Personally, I love fingerless gloves for their cuteness and functionality. I think every girl should own at least one pair. The basic pattern for these gloves are pretty much the same as A8's gloves, but I tweaked it just a bit.

Snowflake Fingerless Gloves

Hook Size-I (5.5)

Yarn- 1 skein Lt. Purple (Color A)
1 skein White (Color B)

ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together
Rev. sc = Reverse single crochet

With Color A, ch 18. Join with sl st into 1st ch.

(Please note: I made these for my 5 year old daughter. You will need to stop here and measure accordingly. Everyone's hands are going to be slightly different. Basically, what you have chained should wrap around the width of your child's 4 fingers. This glove will be worked from the top down to the wrist, leaving a hole open for the thumb.)

Round 1 - Sc in each ch around. Do not join at end of round, continue working around marking 1st stitch of each round with marker.

Rounds 2-7 - Sc in each sc around. Do not join at end of round, continue working around marking 1st stitch of each round with marker.

(Please note: Stop here and measure your child's hands again. You have just made the part of the gloves that covers the fingers, minus the top edging which you will add later. Next you will be working the rows that include the thumb opening. If you feel that the glove should be longer add one or two rounds accordingly before moving on.)

Row 8 - Continuing around sc in each sc around, but TURN at the end of the round. (Thumb hole begun.)

Rows 9-14. - Ch 1. Sc in each sc. Turn.

Round 15 - Sc in each sc around. Sl st in 1st sc of row. (Thumb hole complete.) DO NOT TURN.

Round 16 - dc in each sc around. Join with sl st in the top of the 1st dc.

Rounds 17-20 - (Change to Color B for Round 17 and alternate between Color A and B for each round.) *fpds, bpdc" around. Join with sl st into 1st stitch of round at the end.

Round 21 - Sc in each dc around. Join with sl st. Tie off.

Round 1 - Using Color A, attach yarn with sl st at the base of thumb hole. Sc in each space around. Do not join, continue around.

Round 2 - sc2tog all the way around. Do not join, continue around.

Round 3 - Sc in each sc around. Sl st to join. Tie off.

Rev. sc around top of thumb opening and finger opening in Color B. Optional: Add simple snowflake embroidery on glove using Color B as shown in picture.

I would love to give you the pattern for the snowflake hat, but to be honest with you, I didn't write it down as I was working it. It's just a simple dc beanie with a shell border. I added an edging of white and embroidered snowflakes around the hat.

Stay warm and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Better late than never.

I promised my stepmom an afghan for her birthday...on October 31st. I seriously worked furiously on it...once I finally got it started about 3 weeks before her birthday. Yes, I am a professional procrastinator.

I presented her with a half-done afghan in October and a promise to get it done before Christmas.

Wait a's 2 weeks before Christmas now. I guess that means I actually finished early! ;-)