Monday, January 23, 2012

Crochet Openwork HandWarmers {gloves}

As the weather started to get cooler here I was in search of a pattern for gloves that I could whip up easy and that would not make my hands too warm but would keep me warm{er} when I was out and about.  I also wanted the fingerless option, I find it easier to drive with those kinds of gloves.

I found this pattern on Ravelry and loved its simple yet kinda vintage look....I was thinking with the right kind of yarn it could def. be made more so. :)

Pattern can be found here:

This pattern works up really fast and easy, you can def. make a pair of these in one night if you are an experienced crocheter.  The only thing I dd differently in this pattern was that I did 13 rows before the thumb hole section.  I just repeated rows 2 and 3 one more time each.

The yarn I used was Naturally Caron Spa blend....I love that yarn! I have made quite a few things for myself and tops for my daughter out of it.  It washes and wears really well and I love the look of it.

The only downside for me on this pattern was that I forgot that I have really small hands so this pair was a little loose on me.  {The photo is shown with my daughter wearing them, she was using them for a few weeks until I made her a pair. :) }  Next time I make them I will just go down a hook or alter the chains in the beginning.  I love them and still wear them often.  I just thrown on some bracelets like she does in the photo, which end up looking super cute. ;)

Since I made them out of a thinner yarn they keep me warm but they also allow some air flow.  I am thinking they will work really well in the cooler spring months because of the yarn I choose.  I made my daughter's pair in a thicker yarn because she always gets cold and those turned out super cute as well. :)

All in all, I love this pattern and have printed it and put it in my binder that houses my favorite crochet patterns. :)

Stay tuned this week for a modified version of this pattern for an 8 year old who wanted gloves that looked like "tea party gloves". :)

I'm loving her ballet fingers in this photo...she is just so cute! :)

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