Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves
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Size: Teen/Adult (Palm circumference = 7″ – 7.75″)
- Worsted weight yarn; I have used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Peacock
- Hooks: H/5.00 mm and I/5.50 mm
- Tapestry/yarn needle
- 1″ buttons (optional)
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Gauge with 5.0 mm hook: 14 single crochet and 16 rows = 4″ (10 cm) ~ Please Check Your Gauge
- ch = chain,
- dc = double crochet
- FP = front post
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc = single crochet,
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- tog = together
- You may find the Basket Weave (Criss Cross) Photo Tutorial Helpful.
- The beginning chain of each round/row does not count as a stitch.
- Each round/row is started in the same stitch as your beginning chain.
- Stitch count is in ( ) at end of round/row.
- Join rounds with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round, not the beginning chain.
- The instructions are the same for both the right and left hands.
Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves Instructions
Size: Teen / Adult
Hand Circumference = 7″ – 7.75″ • Glove Circumference = 6.75″ • Glove Length = 8″
Row 1: With 5.00 mm hook, ch 16, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn. (15)
Row 2: Working in Back Loops only – Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across, turn. (15)
Row 3 to Row 22: Repeat Row 2
Row 23: Bring the ends of the cuff together and join by slip stitching through the Back Loops of Row 22 and the corresponding stitches of the beginning chain.
The body of the glove will be worked in joined rounds; do not turn your work.
Round 1: Ch 1, make 2 sc in the end of the first row, make 1 sc in the next 11 rows, make 2 sc in next row, make 1 sc in next 11 rows, join in first sc (24)
Round 2: Change to 5.5 mm hook, ch 2, *skip 1 st, dc in next st, crossing behind the dc post just made, dc in the skipped st* repeat around, join in first dc. (24)
Round 3: Ch 2, skip 2 sts, FPdc in next st, crossing in front of the dc post just made, FPdc in the 2nd skipped st (the 1st skipped st will be worked at the end of the round), *skip 1 st, FPdc in next st, crossing in front of the dc post just made, FPdc in the skipped st*, repeat from * around, join in first FPdc.(24)
Round 4: Ch 2, skip 2 sts, FPdc in next st, crossing behind the dc post just made, FPdc in the 2nd skipped st (the 1st skipped st will be worked at the end of the round), *skip 1 st, FPdc in next st, crossing behind the dc post just made, FPdc in the skipped st*, repeat from * around, join in first FPdc. (24)
Round 5 to Round 8: Repeat Rounds 3 and Round 4.
Round 9 (this round creates the thumb opening): Ch 2, skip 2 sts, FPdc in next st, crossing in front of the dc post just made, FPdc in the 2nd skipped st, skip 1 st, FPdc in next st, crossing in front of the dc post just made, FPdc in the skipped st, chain 4, skip 5 sts, FPdc in next st, crossing in front of the post just made, FPdc in the previous skipped st, *skip 1 st, FPdc in next st, crossing in front of the dc post just made, FPdc in the skipped st*, repeat between * to end, join. (20 FPdc, 4 chs)
Round 10: Repeat Round 4 – When working into the chain sts from Round 8, you will be making dc instead of FPdc. When you are making the 4th stitch of the round, you may have to reach behind the previous post made and use your hook to pull up the st behind it so it can be worked.
Rounds 11 to 13: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4, ending with Round 3 repeat.
Rounds 14 and 15: Change to 5.0 mm hook, ch 1, sc in each st around, join. Fasten off after last repeat. (24)
Edging the Thumb Opening
With 5.0 mm hook – join in any st along the thumb opening.
Round 1: Ch 1, evenly place 13 sts around the opening, join in first sc. (13)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, join and fasten off. (11)
Button Band (make 2)
With 5.0 mm hook – Ch 14, hdc in 2nd chain from hook, and in each chain to end, make 5 hdc in last chain; continue working the opposite side of the chain back to start. Fasten off, leaving a lengthy tail for sewing the band onto the glove.
Attach the straight end of the band along the outer edge of the glove; secure the rounded edge by sewing through both the band and glove when attaching the button. I placed the ends of the button band about 10 rows apart on the cuff. This will allow for stretching when it is worn. Repeat these steps for the second glove.
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