Saturday 12 January 2013

Guest Blogger Week 47 Lou's Labors

I would like to say a huge welcome
to Louanne
 from Lou’s Labors

Accessory Round-Up

               First, I want to thank Susan of CrochetAddictUK for asking me to write a guest blog! 
Hi everyone, I am Lou, from Lou’s Labors. 
I am a junior high orchestra teacher by day, avid crocheter and crafter by night. 
I have been crocheting since my mom taught me about 17 years ago (yikes!). 
I love making amigurumi, small crocheted stuffed animals, as well as scarves, blankets, hats, and other accessories.

This is my shop’s mascot – a lamb, for the wool, and of course because she is super cute!

Here is a picture of a giraffe ami I just finished as part of a special order - he will have a monkey, an elephant and a lion for his buddies soon! Can’t wait until I have them all finished.

Most recently, I have been mildly obsessed with two things in the world of crochet – broomstick lace and accessories. I am bringing the two together in a scarf I am making for my mom to wear to work.

Here is a pattern for a pair of fingerless gloves I made as well.

Simple and Chic Fingerless Gloves


Vickie Howell Stitch. Rock. Love. Yarn in Robin Egg
Size H Crochet Hook

Notes- pattern is written in US terminology. I give two ways to make the foundation row. If you are not familiar with the chainless foundation, I highly recommend it, as it gives a more polished look to the finished work, as well as a bit more flexibility in that row than you get with a chain foundation. Either one will work however J

Glove Pattern (make two):
Chain foundation row  - Ch 32, Dc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (30 st), ch 1, turn
30 FDc (foundation double crochet), ch 1, turn

Row 1-18: *Sc, dc* across. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 19: Sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 20: *Ch 4, sk next 4 st, sc in next st,* across. Ch 1 turn.
Row 21: *6 sc in each ch group* across
FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Fold the glove in half and sew a seam up the side, using a whip stitch, making sure to leave a hole large enough for your thumb.  I usually just whip stitch on one side for the thumb.
Finishing the thumb hole: You can leave the thumb hole as is if you like it, and I have done that for some of my fingerless gloves. However, I find that finishing it gives the gloves a more polished look. If you choose to finish it, here is my method:

Insert crochet hook in the st at the base of the thumb and attach a new thread. Sc around the thumb hole for a couple of rows. I usually decrease the stitches around the bottom of the hole to give it an angle, but I have done it without as well and it looks fine too! 2-3 rows are usually good. In the picture, I did 3 rows.

I enjoyed meeting you all and hope you have a chance to make yourself a pair of these lovely and warm gloves! Thanks again to Susan for having me! J Please come and visit me again soon:

I would like to say a huge thank you to Lou!
What a fantastic post &
a fantastic pattern!
The fingerless gloves are beautiful!
I love the sheep!!!
Please say thank you to Lou and visit her sites!


  1. Love the mitten pattern.Thanks Lou and Sue xx

    1. You are more than welcome, I have forwarded your comments to Lou.


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