Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Argyle Fans Wristwarmers
1 skein worsted weight yarn
H/5.0 mm crochet hook
Stitches & Abbreviations:
fsc foundation chain stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
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
- 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.
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.
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