Woohoo! Your Spring Gloves Crochet Pattern is Here! Yes, finally. I wanted to add the most detailed crochet instructions so that your fingerless gloves will turn out as pretty as this pair here finished on my project table.
My friend’s Fingerless Gloves
I had so much fun with these fingerless gloves. I first started designing them when in Paris, France. In a coffee shop just off the Champs–Élysées, to be
exact. Yes, really!!! Just two weeks ago.
My friend in Paris complained about her pair of striped mohair fingerless gloves: they were way- too-wide for her at the fingers and just too lose all around.
As she knows I run this craft blog, she asked if I could make her a new pair of
gloves that would be ‘just her size.’ Of course, I could!
It gave me a great excuse to browse the yarns shops in Paris (les merceries). Loved that! And that’s exactly where I wanted to go anyway.
Elegant Fingerless Gloves
I decided to make this pair of fingerless gloves as close a fit to her hands as possible. So, I started designing them around the actual shape of her hands rather than some esoteric notion of ‘a hand’ or what would be a nicely shaped glove without a hand in it. Doing it this way leads to a different design.
I guess that’s why the queen has a tailor….
Haute couture works that way.
Now, I am NOT going to show you the yarn and crochet hook that I bought at this lovely PINK mercerie here. Or at least not now. And this is why:
Due to a range of ‘strange’ circumstances (my crochet needle fell off my lap next into that little ledge next to my car seat. I tried to get it out of that ridge, but the needle went under the metal rail on which the car sits. Yes, basically, my hook was ‘swallowed up’ by her car!!
Not being able to work on it that day, I left my crochet project in her car. Then, later on, the car had a flat battery and was brought to the garage. Later on the metro home, I realized that my crochet project had not come home with me in my bag….
This all basically meant that I had to redesign the my friends fingerless gloves when back home in the UK. And, that lovely pastel-colored variegated yarn that I had found for her in Paris, … sigh… it could not be used.
So, instead, I rummaged in my yarn stash and found a most elegant variegated yarn, which turned out to be perfect for this project. It is a ‘silky’ (i.e. mercerized) variegated cotton yarn.
Re-Designing my Elegant Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern…
Unless I intend to create a pattern (rather than just 1 set of gloves for your friend), I ‘loath’ to have to redo major parts of the work. However, in this situation I had to re-do the entire glove. And in hindsight, that’s a good thing: I resolved all my little design issues that I faced the first time around.
Gloves are never a ‘one size fits all’. If it is just one size, that means that they are usually too big for most people and simply fit for the remaining large-handed folks. For this reason, I find most fingerless gloves to be wide. If your hands, like mine, are slender with long fingers, read on. This pattern is for you.
If you have wide hands, don’t worry too much about my last comment. I am including instructions for resizing the gloves from Small to Medium and Large. So, you’re covered.
Are you ready to make your own pair of fingerless gloves so you too can go to town or mend your potted herb garden in style?
Here’s the link to my….