Firecracker Gloves by Ria Saakshi
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Firecracker Gloves

Crochet
December 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in herringbone half double crochet
3.5 mm (E)
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
Ladies Medium / Medium-Small
This pattern is available for free.

I wanted a simple, sleek and above all FITTED fingerless glove to crochet in a stitch pattern that was decorative without being lacy or ornate…. at a loss to find a pattern like this for free I came up with these.

Summary: A quick and simple pattern with easy shaping to give a sleek fitted fingerless glove. The glove is worked in the round for minimal finishing and to create long lazy spirals of stitches around the glove in combination with the herringbone half double crochet stitch. This gives a dense warm material with a simple decorative pattern that is easily enhanced by using a variagated yarn.

Additional Info: This project takes about 4-8 hours to complete depending on your mileage making it an excellent quick gift.

Any sock yarn will work well in this pattern as long as the yarn has some stretch to it.

Using a heavier yarn (sport or dk) will result in very warm gloves.

What’s Working into the chain?
A few people have contacted me about line 23 of the pattern that calls to ‘work into the chain’ (basically slip 6 stitches). Working into a the chain is just a old fashioned way of saying slip the stitch: its something my aunty said when she taught me to do it.

If you get really confused there is a good video here: http://www.nexstitch.com/v_slip.html which shows exactly what to do.

If you can’t get the videos to play then there is a good photo tutorial here: http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=95