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The Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Updated: May 16, 2023



These Star Stitch Fingerless gloves are a perfect last-minute gift for Christmas or Birthdays! Or you could even just make a pair to treat yourself. I designed these beginner-level, simple fingerless gloves to keep my hands warm while typing all day… I am eternally cold in winter!!

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Tester Gloves

A big thank you testers Mandi Flatt, Ana Phillips, Sarah Stahl, Shanna Delap and Angie Barbato for all of their hard work, time and feedback while testing these fingerless gloves!

Pictured top row, left – right: Shanna, Ana, Mandi, Sarah

Pictured bottom row, left – right: Angie, Angie, Angie



Materials

Yarn Weight: Aran | Medium (4)

Suggested Yarn: Deramores Studio Aran

Yarn quantities: See below under ‘available sizing”

Hook: 5mm / US8 (or size to achieve gauge)

Other materials: Scissors, a blunt needle, stitch markers x2 and a measuring tape.


Available Sizes & Yarn Quantities

Children

2 – 3 yrs 64 meters

4 – 7 yrs 86 meters

7 – 10 yrs 106 meters

Teen 136 meters

Adult (Woman)

X-Small 136m

Small/ Medium 172m

Medium / Large 201m

Abbreviations & Terminology

US Terminology

st(s) stitch(es)

ch(s) chain(s)

tch turning chain

hdc half double crochet

Multiples: The pattern stitch uses multiples of (2sts + 1st) + 3sts for the foundation chain.


Gauge


8 motifs (stars) x 9 rows in each 4″ x 4′ (10cm x 10cm). To make a gauge swatch follow the pattern stitch (rows, 1, 2, 3) until you have a swatch slightly larger by than 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm).


Choosing a Size



~ Circumference measurement: is the final width of the glove before seaming. If making a custom size measure the widest part of the child’s / adult’s hand. Each size on the table has at least 1cm of positive ease. Custom sizes: Make enough repeats of rows 3 & 2 until the panel is wide enough to wrap around the hand at itws widest part (just above the thumb).

~ Length: is how long the glove will be from just above the fingers down to the forearm. Custom Sizes: Make the foundation chain to the desired length for the gloves.


Pattern Notes

1. The gloves are crocheted lengthways and not in the round. This means that the foundation chain will be the length of the gloves. The amount of rows determine how wide the gloves will be. To make the gloves longer or shorter add more or less chains to the foundation chain. To make the gloves a tighter fit do not make as many row repeats of rows 2 – 3.

2. After creating the rectangle shaped panel the gloves are seamed along the side using the mattress stitch, leaving an opening for the thumb.

3. After seaming: an edging is made around the thumb opening and both openings on either end of the glove.



The Pattern

Foundation Chain

Ch 24, 28, 30, 34 (2/3 yrs, 4/7yrs, 7/10yrs, Teen / Adult XS).

Ch 38, 40 (S/M, M/L)


Row 1

Step A: Insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook and pull up a loop. Repeat in the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th chains from the hook. You should now have 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Ch1 to close the star stitch.

Step B: Insert hook into the ch1 used to close the star stitch and pull up a loop. Insert hook into the side of the last spike of the completed star stitch and pull up a loop. Insert hook into the same chain as the last loop of the completed star stitch and pull up a loop. Pull up a loop in each of the next two chains. You should now have 6 loops on your hook.Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Ch1 to close the star stitch. Repeat Step B until the end of the row. To finish make 1hdc into the last stitch of the row. This is the same stitch as the last loops of the last star, turn. Making the last stitch of the row into this stitch will ensure there is no gap left at the end of the row, turn.

Row 2

Ch2, Identify the centre of each star that was made by the closing ch1 of each star stitch of the previous row. 2Hdc into the center of each star to the end of the row. Finish the row with 1hdc in the last stitch of the row, turn.

Row 3

Ch3, insert hook and pull up a loop in the 2nd chain and the the 1st chain. Insert hook into and pull up a loop in the next 3 stitches. You should now have 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Ch1 to close the star stitch. Repeat step B from Row 1 to finish the row.

Row Repeats

2 – 3 years

Rows 4 – 10: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (end with a repeat of row 2).

3 – 6 years

Rows 4 – 12: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (end with a repeat of row 2).

7 – 10 years

Rows 4 – 14: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (end with a repeat of row 2).

Teen / XS

Rows 4 – 16: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (end with a repeat of row 2).

Small / Medium

Rows 4 – 18: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (end with a repeat of row 2).

Medium / Large

Rows 4 – 20: Repeat rows 2 and 3 (end with a repeat of row 2).

Before Seaming

Do a quick fitting to check the fit of the glove.

~ If the glove is too snug (around the widest point of the palm above the thumb) add another repeat of rows 3 & 2.

~ If the glove is too loose remove the last 2 rows.


Seaming the Gloves

1. Fold the panel in half with the right-side facing outwards.

2. Mark off the opening for the thumb with 2 stitch markers.

~ Children: Place the 1st stitch marker 3cm from the finger opening. Place the 2nd stitch marker 4cm from the 1st stitch marker.

~ Adults: Place the 1st stitch marker 4.5cm from the finger opening. Place the 2nd stitch marker 6cm from the 1st stitch marker.

3. Starting at the bottom of the panel use the mattress stitch (link to video on the first page of this pattern) to sew the sides of the panel together up to the first stitch marker or you can join using the slip stitch method.

4. At the next stitch marker use the mattress stitch to sew upward (or slip stitch method to join) from this stitch marker to the end of the panel. Weave in all loose ends.


The Edging

~ The sample gloves have a single crochet edging around the thumb opening and around the openings at the top and the bottom of the gloves.

~ To make the gloves fit a little tighter at both cuffs you can also add an extra round (round 2) of slip stitches around the top and bottom openings of the glove.

Round 1: Yarn on at the edge (seam). Ch1, sc in the same stitch, 1sc in stitch to the end of the round. Finish the round with a slip stitch in the first ch1. Yarn off and weave in loose ends.

Round 2 (optional): Slip stitch in each stitch to the end of the round. Yarn off and weave in loose ends.

Round 1: Yarn on at the edge (seam). Ch1, sc in the same stitch, 1sc in stitch to the end of the round. Finish the round with a slip stitch in the first ch1.

Thank You

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