The Sophia Fingerless Gloves

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There is just something whimsical and elegant about the Celtic Weave stitch. If you have made my recent published design The Dublin Cowl then you know how much fun this stitch can be! I wanted to release this pattern so it can be a nice complement to The Dublin Cowl - and quite honestly, I just wanted to crochet some more Celtic Weaves!

The one thing I LOVE about these gloves is that they are so delicate, yet when made with some insulating wool - they can really be a practical accessory! They are a great way to use up some fingering weight or sock yarn - because they only use up about 40 grams:) 

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Level: Intermediate

Wool Yarn from Knit Picks

Yarn: Knit Picks Fingering Weight Peruvian Wool in Cream ( get your skein through my affiliate link through the Knit Picks website HERE - it is a great price!) or Knit Picks Fingering Weight Chroma (click on the picture on the right to shop around Knit Picks!) 

Hook Size: 3.75

Gauge: 10 Rows of 10 SC = 2.25 inch square (Note: this pattern as written makes handwarmers that are a suitable size for a small to medium sized adult. If you are finding that the gloves seem too small due to a tight tension, going up a hook size or trying a Sport or DK Weight yarn should do the trick! As designed, these gloves have a stretchy fit, so they do fit most). 

Materials:   

-  Small Buttons (2 per handwarmer)

-  Yarn Needle

-  Needle and Embroidery Thread

Abbreviations:

SC - Single Crochet

HDC - Half Double Crochet

FPTC - Front Post Treble Crochet

BPTC - Back Post Treble Crochet

Special Stitches:

Celtic Weave Stitch:

This pattern uses the Celtic weave stitch as the main texture (this stitch is primarily composed of FPTC and BPTC's). I do provide photos and written instructions on how to do this stitch,  or you can watch a video tutorial on how to do it here: https://pattern-paradise.com/2016/09/28/tutorial-celtic-weave-stitch-rounds/(this video is by Pattern Paradise, and is where I learned how to do the Celtic weave stitch myself. You can find it on the Pattern Paradise YouTube channel and it’s called “How to Crochet the Celtic Weave in the Round”).   

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THE PATTERN

Note: The Chain 1/ Chain 2 in each row of the ribbing counts as the first stitch.

Leaving a long 6 inch tail, Chain 20.

Row 1: Single Crochet (this will be written as SC in the rest of the pattern) in 2nd chain from hook, and in each SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Rows 2-39: SC in 2nd stitch from hook, and in the back loop only (this will be written as BLO in the rest of the pattern) in every stitch across until you get to the last stitch. SC in last stitch, chain 1 and turn. 

Row 40: :SC in 2nd stitch from hook, and in the BLO in every stitch across until you get to the last stitch. SC in last stitch, chain 2 and turn.

Row 41: This is where we start the button flap for your glove. Skip 2 SC stitches, make DC 4 in next SC – skip 2 stitches, make 2 DC in next SC – skip 2 stitches, make 4 DC

in next stitch – skip 2 stitches, make 2 DC in next stitch – skip 2 stitches, make 4 DC in next stitch- skip 2 stitches and DC in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 42: SC in the front loop only of your stitch (written throughout rest of pattern as FLO) all the way across. Chain 2 and turn. 

Row 43: Make 1 DC. Skip 2 SC and make 4 DC in the next stitch- skip 2 stitches and make 2 DC in the next stitch- skip 2 stitches and make 4 DC in the next stitch – skip 2 stitches, and make 2 DC in the next stitch. Skip 2 stitches and make 4 DC in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches and make 2 DC in the last stitch.  Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 44: SC all the way across. (20) Chain 2 and turn.

Row 45: Repeat Row 43.

Row 46: Repeat Row 44.

Fasten off. 

The Body of the Gloves:

When you are doing the Celtic Weave stitch, at the beginning of each row you will chain 2. This Chain 2 helps maintain even tension and seamless appearance, and does not count as a stitch. 

The only difference in construction between the first and second glove is in Round 1. 

First Glove: Round 1: Start with a HDC on the last row or SC's (as shown in the photo below).  HDC all the way around your glove, evenly and in each row (there should be 40 HDC) Join with a slip stitch to the first HDC and chain 2.

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When your work is folded it will look like this:

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Second Glove:Round 1: Start with a HDC on the first row of SC's (the opposite end of where you worked for the first glove - this means you will flip your work over so the button flap will be on the opposite side).  HDC all the way around your glove, evenly and in each row (there should be 40 HDC) Join with a slip stitch to the first HDC and chain 2.

When your work is folded it will look like this: 

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Note: From now on, the process is the same for both gloves.

Using your tapestry needle, sew together the raw edge of the ribbing and the row where the SC ends just before the button flap using your long tail.

This will shape the wrist band of your glove! 

At this point, this is what the HDC's should look like. 

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Round 2: This is where we begin the Celtic Weave stitch. Remember if at any time you feel confused there is an excellent tutorial I referenced at the beginning of this pattern!  Let's start with the first FPTC of this stitch: wrap your yarn around the hook twice, skip 2 stitches, and insert your hook into the POST of the next stitch, as shown in the photo below. 

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Yarn over, and pull through the loop so you have 4 loops on your hook (as shown in the photo below):

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Yarn over and pull through 2 loops so you have 3 loops on your hook (as shown in the photo below):

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Yarn over and pull through 2 loops so you have 2 loops on your hook: (as shown in the photo below):

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Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. This completes the FPTC (the Celtic Weave stitch has 4 - this is your first one!) Your work should look like this photo below:

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Make a FPTC (the same process we just completed) in the next stitch. Your work should look like this:

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Crossing in front, and going back to the stitches you just skipped, insert your hook into the post of the first HDC stitch, as shown in the photo below:

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Make 2 FPTC in the skipped stitches. This completes the first Celtic Weave stitch! Your work should look like the photo below:

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*Skip 2 stitches and Front Post Treble Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Go back to the skipped stitches and make 2 Front Post Treble Crochet (from now on we will be referring to this stitch as FPTC)’s in the skipped HDC. * repeat from* until end of the round. There will be a total of 10 Celtic Weave stitches. 

Round 3: Chain 2. Skip 4 stitches, and insert your hook into the next stitch as shown in the photo below:

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Make 2 FPTC, as shown in the photo below.

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Now, go BEHIND the stitches you just made, and insert your hook into the post of the 3rd skipped stitch ( as shown in the photo below):

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Make 2 FPTC in the 3rd and 4th skipped stitches. Your work should look like the photo below:

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*Skip 2 FPTC, and make 2 FPTC in the next 2 stitches. Go behind the stitches you just made, and make 2 FPTC in the skipped stitches.* Repeat from* until the end of the round  (the last Celtic Weave will include the first 2 FPTC we skipped at the beginning of the round). There will be a total of 10 Celtic Weave stitches. 

Round 4:  Chain 2. Skip 4 stitches, and make 2 FPTC. Crossing in front of the stitches you just made, make 2 FPTC in the 3rd and 4th skipped stitches (we will work in the 1st and 2nd skipped stitches at the end of the round). *Skip 2 FPTC, and make 2 FPTC in the next 2 stitches. Going in front of the stitches you just made, make 2 FPTC in the skipped stitches.* Repeat from* until the end of the round  (the last Celtic Weave will include the first 2 FPTC we skipped at the beginning of the round). There will be a total of 10 Celtic Weave stitches. 

Round 5: Repeat Round 3.

Round 6: Repeat Round 4.

 Round 7 (Note: This process is the same for the first and second glove). Chain 2. Skip 4 stitches and FPTC in next 2 FPTC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPTC in the 2 skipped stitches closest to the stitches you just made. *Skip 2 stitches and FPTC in next 2 FPTC, and then going behind your stitches make 2 FPTC in skipped stitches.* Repeat from *once. Chain 4, skip 4 stitches and slip stitch into the 5th stitch. This shapes your thumbhole for your glove! *Skip 2 stitches and make 2 FPTC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPTC in the skipped stitches* repeat from * until end of round. There will be a total of 9 Celtic Weave stitches.Join the round with a slip stitch into the top of your first FPTC. 

Round 8: Chain 2. Skip 2 stitches and FPTC in next 2 FPTC. Going back to the stitches you skipped (making sure to cross in front this time) make 2 FPTC. Now, skip 2 FPTC AND your chain 4 to make a FPTC as shown in the photos below:

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Make 2 FPTC. Go back to the FPTC stitches you skipped, and make 2 FPTC (also crossing in front). This completes the shaping for the thumbhole! * Skip 2 FPTC and make 2FPTC. Going back to the stitches you skipped, make 2 FPTC.* Repeat from* until the end of the round. Join the round with a slip stitch into the top of your first FPTC. There will be a total of 9 Celtic Weave stitches. 

Round 9: Chain 2. Skip 4 stitches and FPTC in next 2 FPTC. Going back to the stitches you skipped while also going BEHIND the stitches you just made, make 2 FPTC in the closest stitches to the stitches you just made. *Skip 2 FPTC, and make 2 FPTC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPTC*. Repeat from *until end of round. Join the round with a slip stitch into the top of your first FPTC. There will be a total of 9 Celtic Weave stitches. 

Round 10: Chain 2. Skip 2 stitches and FPTC in next 2 FPTC. Going back to the stitches you skipped (making sure to cross in front this time) make 2 FPTC. Make 2 FPTC. Go back to the FPTC stitches you skipped, and make 2 FPTC (also crossing in front).  * Skip 2 FPTC and make 2FPTC. Going back to the stitches you skipped, make 2 FPTC.* Repeat from* until the end of the round. Join the round with a slip stitch into the top of your first FPTC. There will be a total of 9 Celtic Weave stitches. 

Fasten off.

The body is now complete! Repeat the process for both gloves. 

Securing The Button Flap:

To secure the button flaps, add your buttons to the top and bottom of the edge of the glove. 

Weave in all ends. 

Voila! Your beautiful gloves are now complete - and they are so gorgeous! Please comment below if you have any questions during the pattern or email me at fiberandfern@outlook.com - I will always respond!

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