Stormy Seas Gloves by Elin Jones

Stormy Seas Gloves

Crochet
November 2018
Light Fingering ?
3.0 mm
219 - 241 yards (200 - 220 m)
Customisable
US
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for free

I started putting this pattern together whilst sailing overnight on a very stormy sea (it’s a lovely coincident that the pattern reflects waves!!).

The pattern is very heavily influenced by HookedbyRobin’s Fantail Shell Stitch Fingerless Gloves (her blogpost linked below). Her pattern is for aran yarn, but I was keen to use some of my Scheepjes Our Tribe yarn (which is quite a light sock weight yarn). She encouraged me to give it a go, and has kindly given me her blessing to share my take on similar gloves, for a different weight yarn. Have a go yourselves, and tag them #stormyseasgloves for us all to see!

The Scheepjes Our Tribe yarn is notoriously difficult to get two matching gloves - you may get lucky, you may not! But it’s such lovely yarn with gradual gradients that I don’t think it matters much. If you just crochet from the ball without worrying about the colours, you might even get TWO pairs per ball!

I have written the pattern in separate 4 parts – cuff, waves 1, thumb hole and waves 2.

Stitches and Abbreviations used (US terms) -

  • fsc (foundation single crochet)
  • ch (chain)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ss (slip stitch)
  • sp (space)
  • shell (3dc, ch1, 3dc) all into the same stitch
  • hdc v-stitch (hdc, ch1, hdc) all into same stitch

Hook size - 3mm

Cuff

Round 1
42 fsc stitches, join to first stitch with a slip stitch

You can increase or reduce this stitch count to fit your own arm – you’ll just need to tweak row 10 to accommodate any changes.

Round 2
ch3 (does not count as a stitch), dc in same stitch as ss, and in each stitch along, join with a ss into the first DC (42 sts)

Rounds 3-9
Repeat Round 2

Round 10
ch3 (does not count as a stitch), dc in the same stitch
Evenly work another 59 dc around, and join with a slip stitch (60 stitches).

I used the repeat * dc, 2dc, dc, dc, 2dc * and then added the extra stitches at the end to make up a total of 60.

Waves 1

Round 11
ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc into same stitch
* ch1, skip stitch, sc into next stitch
skip 3 stitches, shell (3dc, ch1, 3dc) into next stitch, skip 3 stitches, sc*
Repeat from * to * 4 times
ch1, skip stitch, sc, skip 3 stitches, shell, skip 3 stitches
ss into 1st sc of round
ss into ch1 space

(This gives a total of 6 shells per round)

Round 12
ch3 (counts as hdc, ch1) hdc into same space
* ch3, sc into ch1 space of shell, ch3, hdc v-stitch (hdc, ch1, hdc) into next space *
Repeat * to * 4 more times
ch3, sc into chain space of shell, ch3
ss into 2nd ch of initial ch3 of round
ss into chain space

Round 13
ch4 (counts as 1dc, ch1), 3dc into same space
sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc into next ch3 space
* shell into ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from round 12, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
2 dc into same space as initial ch4
ss into 3rd ch of ch4
ss into ch sp

Round 14
ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in same space
* ch3, hdc v-stitch in ch1 space from round 13, ch3, sc in ch1 space of shell *
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
ch3, hdc v-stitch in ch1 space, ch3
ss in 1st sc of round

Round 15
ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in next ch3 space
* shell in ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from round 14, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
Shell in ch1 space, sc in ch3 space, ch1
ss into 1st sc of round

Repeat rows 12, 13, 14 and 15 once more time

Thumb hole

In this section, you will be working back and forth in rows, NOT joining with a slip stitch at the end of each row

Row 1
ch3 (counts as hdc, ch1) hdc into same space
* ch3, sc into ch1 space of shell, ch3, hdc v-stitch into next space *
Repeat * to * 4 more times
ch3, sc into chain space of shell, ch3, hdc v-stitch into same stitch as the first ch3 and hdc of this row (you will have ch3, hdc AND a hdc v-stitch into the same ch1 space from round 15!)
TURN

Row 2
ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc into hdc v-stitch space
sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc into next ch3 space
* shell into ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from row 1, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 3 more times
3 dc into ch1 space of next hdc v-stitch from row 1
TURN

Row 3
ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc into top of last dc worked in row 2
* ch3, hdc v-stitch in ch1 space from row 2, ch3, sc in ch1 space of shell *
Repeat from * to * 3 more times
ch3, hdc v-stitch in ch1 space, ch3, sc into top of ch3 from row 2
TURN

Row 4
ch1 (does not count as a stitch), sc in top of sc from row 3
* shell in ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from row 3, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 3 more times
Shell in ch1 space, sc into the top of sc at the end of the row below
TURN

Row 5
ch3 (counts as hdc, ch1), hdc into the top of the sc from row 4
* ch3, sc into ch1 space of shell, ch3, hdc v-stitch into next space *
Repeat * to * 3 more times
ch3, sc into chain space of shell, ch3, hdc v-stitch into the last stitch of row 4
TURN

Repeat rows 2, 3 once

Do NOT turn at the end of the row 3 repeat, instead Ch9 across thumb hole, and ss to 1st sc of the row.

You are now back to working in the round. You will not need to turn your work again.

Waves 2

Round A
ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in next ch3 space
* shell in ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from previous row, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 3 more times
Shell in ch1 space, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in ch9 space, shell in 5th chain (middle chain of the ch9), sc in ch9 space, ch1
ss into 1st sc of round

Round B
ch3 (counts as hdc, ch1) hdc into same space
* ch3, sc into ch1 space of shell, ch3, hdc v-stitch into next space *
Repeat * to * 4 more times
ch3, sc into chain space of shell, ch3
ss into 2nd ch of initial ch3 of round
ss into chain space

Round C
ch4 (counts as 1dc, ch1), 3dc into same space
sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc into next ch3 space
* shell into ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from round B, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
2 dc into same space as initial ch4
ss into 3rd ch of ch4
ss into ch sp

Round D
ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in same space
* ch3, hdc v-stitch in ch1 space from round C, ch3, sc in ch1 space of shell *
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
ch3, hdc v-stitch in ch1 space, ch3
ss into 1st sc of round

Round E
ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc in next ch3 space
* shell in ch1 space of hdc v-stitch from round D, sc in ch3 space, ch1, sc in next ch3 space *
Repeat from * to * 4 more times
Shell in ch1 space, sc in ch3 space, ch1
ss into 1st sc of round

Repeat rounds, B,C,D,E once more

Bind off and sew in both ends!

I would love to see what you make - tag your photos with #stormyseasgloves on Instagram.

Please do let me know if you find any errors, and obviously if you run into troubles or have any other questions or queries. I’m most easily found on Instagram @elin_bachog

Hooked by Robin’s blog (with more patterns!) is here -
https://byrobin.blogspot.com/2017/09/fantail-shell-stitch... - I’m not clever enough or interesting enough to have a blog!