The Heartstrings Fingerless Gloves make the perfect addition to the Heartstrings Ladies Slouch Hat I released a couple of weeks ago. The star stitch gives the illusion of cute little hearts running in rows up these stylish gloves. They are a perfect cool weather fashion accessory for just about any occasion.
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4.5mm (7) hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
5mm (H) hook for bands if you crochet tightly
Approximately 125-150 yards of Red Heart Soft in Berry
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Two, 5/8” buttons (The brand I used are Belle Buttons by Dritz)
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be facing you).
This pattern uses the Star Stitch for rows 3 and 4. I’ve included written instructions on both rows.
17 stitches to 4″
Finished glove should measure, unstretched, 5″ tall by 3 1/2″ wide
-ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
Heartstrings Fingerless Gloves Pattern:
Row 1: ch 18, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across (17)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc in each 3rd loop of hdc from previous row (17)
Row 3: ch 2, turn, pull up a loop in the back of the second chain, pull up another loop in the side of the chain, there should be 3 loops on your hook, pull up a loop in next 3 stitches so that you have 6 loops on your hook, yo, and pull through all 6 loops. Now we’ll start the next star. *Ch 1, pull up a loop in the center/eye of the star, pull up a loop in the front loop of the star you just made, pull up a loop right at the base of the stitch you pulled a loop through, pull up loops in the next 2 stitches so that there are 6 loops on your hook, yo, and pull through all 6 loops* when you end the final star *be careful not to chain 1, after pulling a loop through all 6 loops or you’ll have an extra stitch*, put a hdc in the same stitch as the last stitch you drew up the last of your 6 loops (8 stars)
Row 4: ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), turn, 2 hdc in the center of each star across. Put 1 hdc in the final stitch of the row-this is separate from the center of the star (17)
(Your piece should be 4″ wide, unstretched, at this point. If it’s not, please consider going up a hook size or your glove will be very short!)
Row 5: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in each stitch across, remembering to avoid stitching into the ch 2 at the beginning of row 4. (17)
Repeat rows 2-5, 3 more times, and then work rows 2-4 once. You should see your pattern repeat a total of 5 times at the end.
Continue with the finger band:
If you crochet with very tight tension, going up a hook size for this next section is recommended.
Round 1: turn glove sideways and begin working along the edge, ch 1, evenly space 20 sc for a small/med 22 sc for a large/x-large. Fold glove in half, and Join with sl st (20, 22)
Round 2: ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to first sc (20, 22)
Knot securely and cut yarn leaving a short 5″ tail for sewing up the lower seam of the glove. Sew up about 1/2″ to 3/4″ so that the band you just stitched sits right about knuckle level, and side part you sewed comes just up under your thumb. Fasten off securely.
Attach yarn to other end of fingerless glove, leaving an 8″ tail for sewing the top seam of the glove together. With the tail, sew part way down the side (about 3/4″ to 1″), leaving about 7 or 8 stitches for your thumb hole. Fasten off the tail securely, then continue working this next section with the other end of the yarn (this way there are fewer ends to weave in ).
Round 1: ch 1, working along the edge, evenly space 22 sc for a small/med, 24 sc for a large/x-large along the edge. Join with sl st to first sc (22,24)
Round 2: ch 1, fphdc around next two stitches, bpdc around next 2 stitches *fphdc around next two stitches, bpdc around next 2 stitches* the small/med pattern will end with two fphdc, but you’ll be sewing the button flap on near that spot which should minimize the pattern unevenness. (22, 24)
Round 3: ch 1, fphdc around next 2 stitches, hdc in the next 2 stitches *fphdc around next 2 stitches, hdc in the next 2 stitches* Join with sl st to first fphdc. (22, 24)
If you want a longer top cuff, repeat round 3 another time or two.
Slid the cuff over your hand to make sure it fits!
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Row 1: ch 17 for a small/med, or 19 for large/x-large, sc into second ch from hook, sc in each stitch across (16, 18)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across. When you get to the end of the row, turn the piece sideways and put 2 sc in the very end. Continue sc around the other side.
Fasten off leaving a 5″ tail for sewing the button tab to the glove.
Line the straight end of the button tab up with the thumb hole seam. Sew it securely to the glove, just below the top band. Put the glove on and lay the button tab across your wrist and see how it lays. Position the button near the side of your wrist, keeping an eye on the spot, then take the glove off and sew it on.
The other glove will be made the same way, but the button tab will be sewn on the opposite side, so you don’t end up with two right hand or two left hand gloves.
If you really want a thumb-hole instead of a slit, I’ll be including instructions on how to do that shortly. The thumb-hole will be a little bulkier than the slit.
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The Heartstrings Fingerless Gloves pattern was made to be used by individuals, and small business crocheters alike. Selling your finished pieces in boutiques, at farmer’s markets, craft shows and other events is encouraged! The only thing I require is that it not be used commercially to produce millions of copies.
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