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November CAL Part two - Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Lianka Azulay | 0 Comments

WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK?

If you are just joining us, you’ll need to check our Part One of the November CAL here. This week we will be completing our gloves by crocheting the knit-look ribbed arm section and embellishing it with a Crocodile Stitch edging. Considering how wonderfully fast-learning and dedicated everyone has been (yay everyone!) you actually might be done with your gloves in just a few more hours.

To celebrate your participation and show off the amazing talent among us, we will be opening up a photo album where you can upload your finished gloves pictures for a chance to enter $250 worth of gift certificates from Furls Crochet. We’d love to see your work, and you could win!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

This month we are offering you additional changes to win gift certificates from Furls.  We will be awarding another 2 skeins of yarn suggested for the CAL project to FIVE more people. All you must do is upload a picture of you working on your Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves with ANY Furls product in the image.  We will be randomly picking 5 more winners.   

SO LET'S GET GOING WITH PART TWO

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.

 

Part two instructions:

Rnd 19:  Ch 3 (doesn’t count as dc), * dc2tog (pic 20) over next 2 sts (this will be worked in the side of the top dc on the right of the scale), dc in next ch-1 sp, dc2tog over next 2 sts (this will be worked in the side of the top dc on the left of the scale), yo, insert hook in next sp between scales by going underneath the stitches that connect the scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a dc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. – [24 (28) dc]

pic 20

 Pic 20

Note 1: Before beginning Rnd 20, turn work inside out. Wrong side of scales will be facing you (pic 21).

 pic 20 crocodile stitch fingerless gloves

 Pic 21

Rnd 20: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), FPdc in each st around, do not join. Rnd 20 through 37 are worked in a spiral. Use a stitch marker to mark the first st of each round. – [24 (28) FPdc]

 

Rnd 21 – 22:  FPdc in each st around [24 (28) FPdc]

Rnd 23:  * FPdc in next FPdc, 2 FPdc in next FPdc, rep from * around. – [36 (42) FPdc]

Rnd 24 – Rnd 37: FPdc in each st around; at the end of rnd 38.– [36 (42) FPdc]

Rnd 38: FPdc in each st around; at the end of rnd 38, join with sl st in top of first FPdc.– [36 (42) FPdc]

Note: Before beginning Rnd 39, turn work right side out. This time the right side of the gloves or the Crocodile Stitch and ribbed arm side of work will be facing you (pic 22).

pic 22

            Pic 22

Rnd 39: Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same stitch as beg ch,* sk 2 sts, V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc (Pic 23). - [12 (14) V-sts]

pic 23 crocodile stitch fingerless gloves

            Pic 23

Rnd 40: 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, 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), working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (pic 24), * 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]

pic 24

               Pic 24: first scale of Rnd 40 made. Check part one of November CAL if you need a refresh on the Crocodile Stitch.

Rnd 41: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp (pic 24), Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st, * 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]

Note: 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 25).

 pic 24 crocodile stitch fingerless gloves

Pic 25

Rnd 42: Sl st in in ch-1 sp, 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 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 * 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. – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 43: Rep Rnd 41 – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 44: Rep Rnd 42 – [6, (7) scales] (pic)

Rnd 45: Ch 1 (does not count as sc), sc in same stitch and next st, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts, * insert hook in next ch-1 sp and in sp between scales directly behind ch-1 st and complete a sc, sc in next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 sts rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first sc. Fasten off and weave in all ends and wear your gloves proudly! – (36 [42] sc)

 Thank you not CAL

To all CAL participants:
What a fantastic experience it has been to crochet along with you! Our conversations on the Fun with Furls Facebook made clear that the crocheting community around the world is one of the coolest, most talented and giving.
I enjoyed immensely all your crochet stories and memories, which on occasion even brought me to tears of joy and awe.  At the same time, following your amazing progress on the project made me the proudest of “teachers.”
You all were wonderful and I’m humbled for the opportunity to participate given me by Furls.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone!
Happy crocheting, and may you have the warmest of holiday seasons,
Lianka Azulay

 



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November 9th, 2016

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