Let me show you my version of fingerless mittens and how to crochet them with pretty star stitches.
But first let’s find out why the fingerless mittens and gloves are popular?
During the middle of the 1980’s fingerless gloves started to become very fashionable. It’s thought they became very popular at around 1984, as a wide variety of pop and rock stars wore them as accessories. There was a time when fingerless gloves served a non-fashion related purpose, and they merely helped to keep the wearers hands warm, while enabling them to use their fingers with ease. But the 1980’s soon put pay to that as they were thrust into the spotlight and became a fashion accessory that anyone and everyone needed. The popularity of fingerless gloves didn’t really take off until well-known people started to wear them. Madonna for instance, was often seen to be wearing a pair of fingerless gloves. This meant fingerless gloves started to become very popular, and the demand for them grew and grew. As the ‘Retro’ look is getting more and more popular today, it won’t be long before we see more and more people wearing fingerless gloves that look good with just about any outfit.http://www.80sfashion.org/
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And here is my video tutorial and written pattern, have fun!
VIDEO TUTORIAL OF FINGERLESS MITTENS
WRITTEN PATTERN OF FINGERLESS MITTENS
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I use Patons Classic Wool Roving, it’s bulky weight size 5 and one skein is enough. Crochet hook is size 7 mm. You will also need a stitch marker to keep track of the rounds on the cuff.
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My mittens measure a little over 7 inches long, the cuff is appr 3,5 inches wide from side to side and the widest part below thumb hole is appr 4 inches wide. If you’d like to make wider mittens you will need to add 2 chains for each additional star.
Abbreviations: ch = chain sl st = slip stitch R = round sp = space beg = beginning
- Cuff: ch 22 and sl st in 1st ch to make a ring.
- R1 – sl st in upper loop of each ch around, 22 sl st, insert stitch marker in last st.
- R2-15 – sl st in upper (or back) loop of each st and move stitch marker to last st on each round.
- Star stitches:
- R16 – ch 3, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd ch and pull up a loop, insert hook st base sp where 3 chains started and pull up a loop, (insert hook in next sl st and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 (1st star is made), * insert hook in 1ch of previous star and pull up a loop, insert hook in side of previous start (underneath 2 vertical loops, pls see video for illustration) and pull up a loop, insert hook in st at base of previous star and pull up a loop, (insert hook in next sl st and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1 (2nd star is made), repeat from* 9 more times, total of 11 stars. Attention! instead of last ch, insert hook through top loops of 1st star and sl st, turn.
- R17 – wrong side facing ch 2, hdc 2 in each 1ch-sp, total 22 hdc, sl st in 2nd beg ch, turn.
- R18 – right side facing, ch 3 and repeating R16 make 11 stars, turn.
- R19 – repeat R17, turn.
- R20 – repeat R18, turn.
- R21 – ch 2, hdc 2 in each next four 1ch-sp, skip next two 1ch-sp for thumb hole and hdc 2 in each next five 1ch-sp, sl st in 2nd beg ch, turn.
- R22 – repeat R18, total of 9 stars, turn.
- R23 – repeat R17, total of 18 hdc. Fasten off.
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