Friday, February 22, 2013

Texting Gloves and Head Band

Here is another variation on the gloves and ear warmer that I posted earlier this week. You can see the patterns here. The head band is exactly the same, but with a different flower. Oh, and the same yarn (Deborah Norville's Anti-Pill Everyday Yarn), but with a different color. See how easy it is to make the same gift unique? It's one of the reasons why I like crochet. The gloves are the same pattern with just a few modifications. The stitches are closer together without the lacy look. Still feminine, but not as frilly. I just love turquoise and brown together, don't you?

Texting Gloves

Hook - G
1 sk of Deborah Norville's Anti-Pill Everyday Yarn
(there will be enough for 2 gloves and head band)


Pattern
Ch 10.
Note: For rows 1 through 22 in wrist ribbing, sc in back loop only.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. 9 sc.

Rows 2 - 22: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Bring row 1 to meet row 22, matching stitches. Sl st row 1 and row 22 together. 11 ridges made.
Do not break yarn. Turn cuff inside out (so sl st edge is inside) and turn cuff so the ridges are running vertically. Now you're ready to start working into the edge of the cuff.

Note: you can change the textured look of the gloves by working on the outside or the inside. It's easy to turn either way at this point, so try both and see which you like. I prefer the texture of working the inside. This means that you are always viewing the inside of the cuff as you work around. Both are fine, I just like to change things up.

Row 1: ch 2 and work 21 dc into edge of cuff, evenly around. Join each row with a slst into top of chain 2.
Row 2-4: ch 2, dc around.
Row 5-7: I don't like to stress my seams (your hand IS bigger than your wrist, trust me) so I crochet 2 dc in the first and last stitch in these rounds.

Thumb hole
To keep the seam on the palm side for both hands, you will work each one opposite of the other.

Right hand
Row 8: ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, dc around until you have 7 stitches left to end. Ch 4, sk 4 stitches, dc to end. Join with slst to 1st dc (not ch 2) for stability.
Row 9: ch 2, dc around including into the 4 chains.
Row 10-11: ch 2, dc around, fasten off.


Left hand
Row 8: ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, dc in next 2 st, ch 4, sk 4 stitches, dc in 5th st to end. Join with slst to 1st dc (not ch 2) for stability.
Row 9: ch 2, dc around including into the 4 chains.
Row 10-11: ch 2, dc around, fasten off.


Pretty simple, huh? You can also finish off with a round of sc for extra strength, but I've found that this yarn doesn't stretch out of shape like some others, so it isn't necessary.

If you try this pattern, let me know how it goes. I totally made it up as I went along and I would love to hear what you think. Happy Crocheting!

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