One project on my list of crochet DIY “to dos” has been to make a pair of fingerless gloves. And now that the holidays are officially over, it’s time to make something just for me. This was a very simple project, although it was a little time consuming compared to other projects I have written about. It took about 6 hours (3 nights) of mostly front and back loop single crochets to complete the pair. I am sure that if you used a thicker yarn and a lacier stitch they could be made faster.
On the plus side, I only needed one skein of yarn (I wish I would have checked that before I purchased 3!). You can find the pattern for this project here. I also didn’t complete the thumb part on the pattern. I wanted to keep my fingers free so that I could wear them while crocheting.
I used sock yarn because it is thin and stretchy. I plan on wearing these gloves indoors, and didn’t want a bulky fabric getting in the way of daily activities.
I also wanted a neutral color which worked out perfectly.
This was a fun project to distract me from a tough start to the new year. My last post was so hopeful and cheery. If I had a time machine I’d go back to that rosy cheeked gal (me) who wrote about all the dreams she will accomplish in 2016 and snap her back into reality.
You see, after my last post, my daughter had an allergic reaction to medication and broke out in hives. She was miserable for several days, and when the rash finally went away a nasty cough took it’s place. This has left us with a few sleepless nights, and now I think I’m coming down with her cold…
So, 2016 is not starting off the way I’d hoped. But, as an old co-worker used to say, “bad beginning, good ending.” With that in mind, my cheeks are starting to get a little rosy color back.
If you want to make a pair of fingerless gloves, but are looking for a different pattern, here are a few cute patterns I am going to try out soon!
Faded Lace Mitts by Meg Haines
Sugar Bee Crafts – over 10 versions of fingerless gloves
Lazy Daisy Fingerless Gloves by The Lavender Chair