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