If like me, you have small people, you will understand my frustration with gloves. By January I have nothing but a pile of odd ones. My children just seem incapable of not loosing one of every pair I have ever bought. I save them because I keep thinking, maybe I will find it’s twin, but I never do.
The shops are now filled with Spring/Summer collections but the temperature has dropped to minus figures. I feel like a terrible mother sending my girls to school with blue fingers.
It seemed like a great excuse to use up a small amount of my enormous yarn stash. I have been looking for a project to use up a couple of balls of gorgeous mustard coloured Drops Merino Extra Fine Yarn for a while now.
This SuperWash yarn is perfect for hats, scarfs and gloves because it is so wonderfully squishy, it crochets together like a pillow and is 100% wool whilst still being incredibly soft against the skin.
So I have crocheted the girls some little fingerless gloves with a cute contrasting bow using Patons Smoothie DK. The girls love them so I thought I would share the pattern with you.
I love using Half Double Crochet stitches using the ‘third loop’. This is a secret little loop behind the front and back loops.
When you crochet into this loop rather than the front or back loops, you get a gorgeous finish to the piece which looks almost like knit. It creates lots of little V’s which lay flat onto the yarn.
Because this stitch pushes the little V’s forward, this makes the crocheted item thicker and warm and perfect for little wintery accessories.
The little bow which adorns this pattern is similar to the Bow Pattern I shared a while ago, but this one uses the third loop as well.
I hope you enjoy this pattern, please share pictures of your gloves if you have a go at making them. This is a really easy little pattern and only takes about an hour a glove. It is a great stash buster and I think they are super cute.
I have made the pattern in three sizes, Infant, Child and Adult.