Lacy Victorian Gloves by Esthermay Bentley-Goossen
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Lacy Victorian Gloves

January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in fphdc
3.5 mm (E)
460 - 500 yards (421 - 457 m)
Regular, Large
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… Inspired by the delicate Victorian Lace of a bygone era and the cherished memories of our grandmother’s crochet doilies.

Pattern Difficulty: Advanced/Experienced

Includes a link to YouTube Video Tutorial for Round 2 of Cuff.

Sizes: Regular and Large.
Ribbing creates a stretchable glove that fits most adult women.

Superfine #1 Weight Sock Yarn
Approx. 230 yards each:
Main/Dark Color and White/Off-White.

3.50mm/E Hook
3.75mm/F Hook

Extras: Pearl Buttons or Beads

Pattern Overview:
The gloves are worked in rounds with few joining stitches. There is no visible seam. Beginning at the cuff with a round of foundation half-double crochet, a ribbing pattern is established which includes front-post half-double crochets, single crochets, chains, and puff stitches. The cuff works up to a decorative border, created by working in back loops only (leaving front two loops exposed), followed by a round of puff stitches. The final rounds of the cuff produce a beautiful Victorian, doily-like scallop edging which includes chains, single-crochets, slip-stitches, half-double crochets, double-crochets, and picots.

The glove portion is fashioned of front-post half-double crochets with a spattering of puff stitches for eye-catching detail. The thumb increase involves increases wherein two front-post half-double crochets are worked around a single post. (Sometimes challenging if never done before, but not impossible.) Both the hand and thumb design include an eye-catching round of puff stitches and a final round of reverse single-crochet for an elegant finish.

The Victorian look is complete with the addition of pearl buttons and a scallop edging on the cuff.

The cuff can be shorted or lengthened by deleting or adding rows of the established ribbing pattern.

The glove can be shortened or lengthened by deleting or adding rows of front-post half-double crochets before the thumb increase

The entire glove can be made larger by using a hook one size larger or using a slightly heavier weight yarn.

Stitches & Abbreviations Used in this Pattern:
puff stitch
blo of hdc

This pattern for “Lacy Victorian Fingerless Gloves” is my original design. Only after its publication, was it brought to my attention that there is a similar knitted fingerless glove pattern: “Elf Clobber” by German Designer Kerstin Schnuddel. Kerstin’s glove is KNITTED while my design is CROCHETED. Both gloves do have similar detail extending from cuff, but a comparison of the two patterns reveals very different stitch patterns.

As a designer, I would never want to create the appearance of having taken credit for another designer’s hard work. Designing and writing patterns is not easy work. Because I desire no controversy over this matter, I have been in contact with Kerstin. She is aware of the similarities in the gloves and has given her permission for the publication of this design. Please try Kerstin’s knitted glove. It’s a beautiful design!

~ Esthermay