Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Argyle Fans Wristwarmers

This pattern is worked in rows, but joined in the round at the end of each to make a seamless (hooray!) glove.

1 skein worsted weight yarn
H/5.0 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Stitches & Abbreviations:
fsc foundation chain stitch
ch chain
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space

FSC 28 (multiple of 4), join w/sl st

Row 1: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip 3 st, sc in next st; *ch 3, 3 dc in same st, skip 3 st, sc in next st* repeat around; TURN - join w/sc in beginning sl st, ch 3, join w/sl st it 3rd ch, turn, sl st in ch-3 sp just made (note: this turn is covered by sc at end of each new row and will not be visible)

Row 2-11: ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp; *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp* repeat around; TURN - join w/sc in same ch-3 sp as ch-3 at row start, ch 3, join w/sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch-3, turn, sl st in ch-3 sp just made

12th row (base of thumb) increase: same as rows 2-11, but opposite turns, add one pattern segment. After a sc in ch-3 sp, modify next pattern segment as follows:
- ch-3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in same ch-3 sp (the ch-2 and sc serves as the third dc in this pattern segment);
- ch-4, then 3 dc in 1st ch (adds a second pattern segment); sc in next ch-3 sp;
continue remainder of row the same as rows 2-11. Picture at right shows the two pattern segments of increase. Stitch diagram below shows the increase in symbols, with arrows showing the direction of stitching.

Rows 13-17: continue same as rows 2-11 (now with one additional pattern repeat in each row)

Row 18 (thumb space): skip the pattern segment directly above/between the increase and the pattern segment before it from row 12; to do this, work as follows after a normal pattern segment ending in a sc in the ch-3 sp prior to the segment to be skipped:
- ch 4, 3 dc in first ch; skipping over 1 pattern segment, sc in NEXT ch-3 sp and continue as with previous rows. This is the same stitch used for the increase.
(For larger thumb opening, substitute 2 dc and 1 tc for the 3 dc, and/or add 1 ch before the sc in ch-3 sp.)

Row 19: same as previous rows

Row 20 (final row): same as previous except: replace every ch-3 with a ch-2; 3 dc instead of 2 dc in first ch-3 sp; at end, sl st into first ch-3 sp and finish off.

Thumb: reattach yarn in ch-3 sp on whichever side of the thumb opening that will allow you to work around the outside of the thumb in the correct direction (see picture at right). Work 4 pattern segments around outside of thumb (remembering to use only 2 dc in first pattern segment), then across thumb opening as in row 18. Turn (as in regular rows) and complete a second row (modified as in Final Row of glove), then finish off.

Wrist edging: close up any gap in foundation chain with tail of yarn. Reattach yarn in foundation chain and work a repeat of row 1 around the edge, with dcs in same stitches as in row 1. Work so stitches are pointed in diagonally opposite direction as row 1 (see picture at left).

Second glove: so that the second glove will be a mirror image at the edges, and not identical, turn the work inside out after the first couple rows and continue on normally. This swaps the "right" and "wrong" sides. Note that it also means the thumb will be done in the opposite direction.

PDF pattern also available.

 © K. Frank, Handmade Gypsy 2010. All rights reserved.
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  1. I don't crochet, but these are totally awesome!

    -cousin Lisa

  2. Lovely gloves! And lovely scheme too! I am from Italy and it takes forever to understand written instructions, so I really appreciate your drawing! I'll probably use the pattern to make a shrug, and let you know the result.

  3. I am attempting to make these, and I am stuck on the end of row 12. How do I end row 12? And do I make the same increase segment on top of the first one and each succeeding segment?

    1. This is ages old, just seeing it now - with kids, haven't had any time for crocheting, sadly! Hope you were able to work though this - I can't be of much help right now! 5 year old pattern, not so sure any more!

  4. I will be making this wristwarmers in the near future. Thanks for sharing! hope you post in the near future but I understand that you are busy with your family. best of luck:)