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November CAL Part One - Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Lianka Azulay | 0 Comments

 

WELCOME!

Welcome to our November Furls CAL! Our first two weeks posting the supplies list and the Crocodile Stitch Video tutorial was overwhelmingly awesome! I’m so humbled by the response and interaction of our group!

We are not only making a new pattern together, but we are virtually getting to know talented crafters from all over the globe! Sharing tips, pictures and getting to know you has been a great pleasure.

 If you are not already part of our exclusive Facebook group, Fun with Furls, please request a join HERE.  

WHAT ARE WE MAKING?

This month we are making the Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves. This quick project is rated intermediate, but an adventurous beginner can tackle this project with the help of our video, photo tutorial and CAL group.

 If you are not familiar with the Crocodile Stitch, I suggest you grab some scrap yarn and watch the video tutorial we posted last week HERE

 WHAT DO WE NEED TO GET STARTED?

Get your supplies ready and cozy up on your favorite crocheting spot!

 or DK yarn symbol
We are using Bonita Yarns Merino Dream (First you will need to gather your yarn and your hook.  We are using two skeins or 400 yards of sport (baby) weight yarn. My samples use Sunset Shades (yellows and browns) and Rainforest Shades (greens and browns). This is a blend of 50% wool and 50% acrylic yarn.
For those allergic to wool or who prefer machine washable pieces, we suggest Bonita Patterns Dream Baby in DK weight (100% acrylic).

 

You can find our suggested yarns HERE. Use promo code ‘BONITAFURLS’ at check out to get 15% off your yarn.

However, you can use any sport or double knitting (dk) yarn of your preference.

You also need a Odyssey F/3.75 mm hook or hook to obtain gauge.

* Stitch markers 

* Small embroidery needle for weaving in your ends

 WHAT WILL BE WORKING ON FIRST?

In Part one of our CAL we will be checking our gauge swatch, choosing size (small/medium or large/extra large) and be working the entire hand section of the glove up to before wrist section.

Checking Gauge

You do need to check gauge for this project. Do I like to check gauge? Nope. Never did, never will.  When I get a new pattern that I love, I just want to jump in and start crocheting the whole thing, and checking gauge first is tedious and boring and doesn’t immediately make progress on your project in any obvious way.

After many gigantic hats and skin-tight sweaters with sleeves two inches too short, I finally learned my lesson. For certain projects, there are just no short cuts. This is one of those. We must check gauge.

 Gauge Swatch Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Gauge swatch:

With Sport weight yarn and F crochet hook in V-st (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) pattern:

4 V-sts and 3 1/2 rows = 2”

Stitch Abbreviations:

Beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet (dc), double crochet two stitches together (dc2tog), front post double crochet (FPdc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl), space (sp), slip stitch (st), V-Stitch (V-st), yarn over (yo)

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (dc2tog) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook—1 st decreased

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

V-Stitch (V-st) – Work (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in stitch indicated.

Notes:           

  • The Pattern is worked in rounds from hand to arms. Fit both left and right hands.
  • In the pattern, instructions are given to size Small/Medium in black font; changes for sizes Large/Extra Large ( ) and color coded in red for easy identification.
Hand sizing for gloves  

Choosing your glove size:

Sizes (measurements based on circumference of hand flat just under knuckles without including thumb):

 

Small/Medium: 6.5 in to 7.5 in

Large/Extra Large: 7.5 in to 8.5 in

Matching Self-Striping Yarn:

If you choose to work with the same self-striping Bonita Yarns Merino Dream or Dream Baby I used on the pattern pictures Yarns and suggested in our supplies' list, the best way to achieve the even color sequence between the gloves is to work each glove entirely from hand to arms, then work the second glove starting at the same color you began your first glove. You may need to unravel the yarn skein to find the color you started the first glove with.

When you start the first part of the CAL, you might be tempted to make the two hand sections. You can surely do this, but make sure when you make the arm section you always start from the same color section.

 Merino Dream Prism Shades

 

LET'S GET STARTED

If you have any questions with the CAL, please feel free to tag me directly in our exclusive Facebook group, Fun with Furls or email me at patternsupport@bonitapatterns.com.  

PATTERN INTRUCTIONS - PART ONE

Make two, following the same directions:

Ch 36 (42), being careful not to twist chain, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same stitch as beg ch,* sk 2 ch, V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc (Pic 1). - [12 (14) V-sts]Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves 1

Pic 1: Round 1 of V-Sts completed

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (count as a dc), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc, ch 1 (Pic 2), turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is on the bottom (V point of V-st will be facing right; see pic 3), working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (see Pic 4), * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom work 5 fpdc around post of first dc of next V-st, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc (Pic 5). - [6, (7) scales]

Crocodile Stitch Fingerless gloves Pic 2 to 5 

Rnd 3: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp (Pic 6), yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st (see Pic 7), * V-st in next ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. [12 (14) V-sts]

Pic 6: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp; first V-st of Rnd 3

Note on Rnd 3: You want to start your next round of V-sts in the first ch-1 space. If you miss this step, your scales will stack on top of each other instead of overlap.

Pic 7: When working the V-st between the scales, you will go under the connecting stitches and through the V-st of the previous row (looking at the back of your work will help you see the V-st of the previous row). 

Round 3 completed.

Rnd 4: Sl st in in ch-1 sp (pic 8), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc (pic 9),  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is on the bottom, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (pic 10) * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc (pic 11 round completed). – [6, (7) scales]

 

 

Rnd – 5 through Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 3 and Rnd 4 alternately as follows:

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4 (pic 12) – [6, (7) scales]

Pic 12: Rnd 1 through Rnd 10 completed.

Rnd 11: Ch 4, (count as dc and a ch-1), dc in same st as beg ch (pic 13), ch 3 (thumbhole), skip next scale, * yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st (pic 14), V-st in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. (pic 15) [11 V-sts + 3 ch (13) V-sts + 3 ch]

Pic 13: In previous V-st rounds you sl st to first ch-1 sp before making first V-st. In Rnd 11 you DO NOT. You make your first V-st in same st as beginning chain: Ch 4, (count as dc and a ch-1), dc in same st as beg ch.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is on the bottom, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (Pic 16), skip next ch-3, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc (Pic 17). – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 13: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between next two scales and complete a V-st (pic 18), * V-st in nex ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. [12 (14) V-sts]

 

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 4, (pic 19)– [6, (7) scales]

 

Pic 19: Rnd 1 through 18 (hand section) completed!

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Next Monday, November 28th, we will be releasing Part Two, where we will move on to the complete the wrist, arms and edgings of this Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves.

Meanwhile, join us at our exclusive Facebook group, Fun with Furls, please request a join HERE.  

 



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