Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kids Version of the Crochet Openwork Fingerless Gloves

Earlier this week I posted a pattern that I found on Ravelry for some quick and easy fingerless gloves.


My daughter loved my pair so much that I modified the pattern so that I could make a pair that would fit her better and also be more her cup of tea. The size above is a women's small on her.  The size for this modified pattern is a little girls size small.  


The original pattern can be found here:

This gloves go to right below the elbow, my daughter wanted something that was similar to the high fancy gloves that ladies would wear to tea.  So I took that idea, and the glove pattern that she really liked and made it fit what she wanted. 

Kids Version of the Crochet Openwork Fingerless Gloves
{not my pattern, just my modified version}

I used Caron Simply Soft Eco Yarn in Plum Perfect.  You will only need one ball of yarn for this pattern with  a good amount left over. 

4.00mm hook

Yarn needle to weave in ends 

Stitches Used:
chain {ch}
single crochet {sc}
half double crochet {hdc}
double crochet {dc}


To Start: 
Chain 30 and being careful not to twist your yarn join into the first chain you made to make a circle. 


Round 1:
ch 3 and dc in the next two ch spaces, ch 1, and skip 2 chains
*3 dc in the next three chains, ch1, and skip 2* Repeat from * to * around and end with a ch 1
Join with a slip stitch in the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 3

Round 2:
ch 5 {this will count as a dc and a ch 2}
*3 dc in the next ch 1 space and then ch 1* Repeat from * to * around and end with 2 dc in the last ch 1 space
Join with a slip stitch in the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 3

Round 3:
ch 3 and then 2 dc in that first space
*3dc in the next ch 1 space and then ch 1* Repeat from * to * around and end with a ch 1
Join with a slip stitch in the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 3

Round 4 - 15:
Keep repeating rounds 2 and 3 back and forth until you finish round 15

Round 16:
Slip stitch in the next two dc and then once in the ch 1 space
ch 3 and then 2 dc in that same space that you did the slip stitch in
*ch 2 and then 3 dc in the next ch 2 space* Repeat around and end with 1dc in the last ch 2 space
ch 3 and then turn your work

Round 17:
2 dc in that ch space and then ch 2
*3 dc in the next ch 2 space and then ch 2* Repeat from * to * around and end with a ch 2 and 1 dc in the third ch space of the beginning ch 3 if the previous round. 
ch 4 and then slip stitch into the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 3 of this round
turn your work

Round 18:
ch 3 and then 2 dc in the ch 4 space
*ch 2 and then 3 dc in the next ch 2 space* Repeat from * to * around and end with a ch 2
Join with a slip stitch in the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 3

Shell Edge :
slip stitch in each of the next dc 
ch 1
hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc all in that first ch 2 space
*sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc* in every ch 2 space
End with a slip stitch into the ch 1 space from the beginning of this round.  
Fasten off your yarn and weave in your end.

Shell Edge {wrist end}:
Join your yarn into a ch 2 space at the write side {this was created when you skipped 2 chains when completing the first round.}
ch 1
hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc all in that first ch 2 space
*sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc* in every ch 2 space
End with a slip stitch into the ch 1 space from the beginning of this round.  
Fasten off your yarn and weave in your ends

~~ I do a ch 2 in between the 3 dc groups for the hand area so it has more room for bending and gripping.  Make sure after a few rows in the beginning that you try it on the person you are making if for.  Kids come in all shapes and sizes so what fits one might not work for another.  If you find its too snug you can do ch 2 in between all the 3 dc groups instead of ch 1 or just go up a hook size and keep doing the ch 1.  If you find  they are too loose just take out the chain 1 all together or go down a hook size. These are really easy to modify to different sizes. :) 


Make another just like this and then give them to someone special. :)


For the record, my daughter is not really that pale....that awesome vampire effect is thanks to the not so great lighting we have been having with the cloudy days. ;)
 

She lives for dance.....so cute when I see her do her ballet fingers in poses.  She is my little ballerina.  She has her first competition coming up next month.  Looking forward to the fun it will bring and the new experience with her dancing. :)

These gloves, the original pattern and my modified pattern work up so quick and easy...they make wonderful gifts.  I'm thinking about making a few for Mother's Day gifts this year.  I'm starting now so I can make them here and there so by different holidays I will have a nice selection of them in all sorts of fun colors, ready to go for holiday giving. :)

2 comments:

  1. it's really beautiful, thanks for the pattern :-) Have a nice week-end!

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    1. Merci!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

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