Friday, September 30, 2016

Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves

My daughter saw these gloves somewhere online, Pinterest no doubt, that's where all the good stuff is, and asked if I could make them for her. Of course I'll make them. Isn't that what we crafting momma's do? So I looked up these glove which are from the talented Kristine on her Mareshop in etsy. Sadly she doesn't have a pattern and seems like I will have to figure this out on my own. Now I'm not very good at making up my own patterns so I was hoping I can create something that my daughter would be happy with. I think I did it. They look pretty cool and my daughter loves them. I also have a few people who seen them and have asked me if I could also make some for them. Looks like I'm going to be a busy momma.

The yarn I used is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. It's the first time I worked with this yarn and where have I been? It's a lovely soft yarn and the colors are so pretty and vibrant. The ball band says it's a medium 4 weight yarn but I know that all weights are not created equal. I go by wraps per inch / wpi. This yarn has 14 wpi which technically makes it a fingering weight. I used a size F / 3.75 mm hook.

If you need to adjust the size you can start with a number of chains that is divisible by 6 in order to fit your hand and have completed scales in the round. The lower part of the gloves can easily by adjust by decreasing or increasing your number of dc clusters. Using a hook one size larger will give you a larger size also. I think this pattern is a good place to start and easily adjustable to you. Just have fun with it.


One skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn 100% acrylic (14 wpi) or similar fingering weight yarn.

Hook: F / 3.75 mm

Finished size: 10 long, 3 3/4 inches at widest part, 3 1/2 inches at decrease.
Finished weight: 3.2 oz / 90 g. 242 yards / 221 meters

Chain 36 Join with sl st to form ring.    Or foundation single crochet 36

Rnd 1    Ch 3 (counts as dc and throughout). 1 Dc in same st as join. Ch 2. Skip 2 stitches. 1 dc in next st. Ch 2, Skip 2 stitches. *2 dc in next stitch. Ch 2, skip 2, 1 dc in next stitch, ch 2*. Continue around. Sl st to top of first dc to join. (see example 1).  You should have 6 pairs of dc. Do not turn your work.
example 1:  Join with a slip stitch into the top of the beginning dc
 Rnd 2     Ch. 3.  At first dc pair, make 4 dc around first dc post. (see example 2)  (5 dc)

example 2
ch 1. Turn your work counter clockwise to work 5 dc up and around the second dc post. (first scale made). Sl st into next dc st to secure your scale. (see example 3)

example 3
 *5 dc around first dc post of next pair. Ch 1. Turn counter clockwise to work 5 more dc up and around second post to complete scale. Sl st into next dc st to secure*. Repeat around. Insert your hook into the corner of the first scale and  sl st into last dc in the round. This will close the gap between the two scales and look neater. (6 scales made)

First scale made
Rnd 3     Ch 3. dc in same st. *ch 2. Dc in center of scale stitch. Ch 2. 2 dc into top of dc that is in between the 2 scales. Ch 2* and repeat around (see example 4). Sl st in top of beginning dc.
example 4
Rnd 4-14   Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have completed 7 rounds of dragon scales.

Rnd 15     Ch 3. 2 dc in the same stitch as join. *Ch 1. 3 dc in center of scale. Ch 1. 3 dc in top of dc that is between the 2 scales* Repeat around 8 more times. When you reach the last scale, ch 7 for thumb hole. Sl st to top of first dc to join. (50 stitches)

Rnd 16    Ch. 4. (Counts as first dc, ch 1). 3 dc in ch 1 space. Repeat around 10 more times. 3 dc in first ch of chain 7. Ch 1. Skip 2 chains. 3 dc in next chain. Ch1. Skip 2 chains. 2 dc in same stitch as first dc. Join (52 stitches)

Rnd 17     Ch. 3. Dc in same stitch. Do not ch 1 throughout. 3 dc in next space. Repeat around. 2 dc in last space. Join (37)

Rnd 18     Ch. 3. Dc in same stitch. 3 dc in next space. 2 dc in next two spaces, Repeat 3 times. Join (30)

Rnd 19     Ch 3. Dc in same space. 2 dc in each space around. Join (26)

Rnd 20     Ch 3. 3 dc in next space. *Skip 1 space. 3 dc in next 3 spaces*. Repeat around. Work 2 dc in last space and join to first dc. (30)

Rnd 21     Ch 3. 2 dc in same space. 3 dc in each space around. Join (30)

Continue to work 3 dc in each space for 8 more rounds or until you get desired length.

Rnd 29-30     Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around. Join (30)

Last Rnd     Ch 3. Sl st in third chain from hook (picot made). Sc in next 5 stitches. ch 3. Sl st in third chain from the hook. Repeat around and join in first stitch. Finish off.

Hope you like this pattern and enjoy making it.

Disclaimer: This is an original pattern by me Yolanda Oliver of Londie's Handmade Crochet (May 2016).  Please do not claim it as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern. You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Yolanda Oliver of Londie's Handmade Crochet. and provide a link to my blog

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