The Dead of Winter Gloves – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Dead of Winter Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern

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These gloves are a wonderful companion to my Dead of Winter Capelet and Dead of Winter Toque.

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to fit size Small; changes for Medium & Large are in () 

S (M, L)

Finished Circumference: 7 ½” (8 ½”, 9 ½”) 

Finished Length: 6 ½”.

Gauge Swatch:

With 7mm hook, ch 10. 

1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 9 st

2. Ch1, (sc, dc) in 1st st, sk1 st. *(Sc, dc) in next st, sk1 st.** Repeat from * to ** 2 more times. Sc in last st. Turn.   – 9 st

Repeat row 2 until you have 8 rows total. Swatch should measure 4” x 4”. If your swatch measurements are off, try again with a different sized hook.

Materials:

I used Loops and Threads Charisma, which is 100% Acrylic, #5 Bulky weight yarn. Though it is listed as a #5, it is more like a #6. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 65 (71, 77) yds. 

7mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

BLO = Back Loop Only

Notes:

Ch1  at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch st between stitches is considered a stitch. 

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 I have added many pictures to help you along the way. 

Model above (that’s me) is wearing a size Small. 

The Dead of Winter Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern

Instructions

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These gloves are made from the bottom up. First we will make the band, then the body of the glove. 

Band

With 7mm Hook (or the hook used to obtain gauge)

Ch 6. 

1. Ss in BLO of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 5 st

2. Working this row in BLO: Ch1. Ss in each st across. Turn.   – 5 st

Repeat row 2 until you have 13 (15, 17) ribs (see notes below).

When designing this pattern, I noted that keeping track of your row count is nearly impossible with this stitch, unless you want to mark off each row as you complete it. Nobody wants to do that (including me!), so I have provided instructions to count your ribs instead. This is how you will count your ribs:

– Lay out your piece so that the starting tail is on the top right and your hook is on the top left. (If your hook is on the bottom left, that means you need to complete one more row before continuing.) See figure 1 for an example of what this looks like. This is the right side of your work. Note: The band in these pics is much longer, but pay no attention to that. It is only for demonstration purposes. 

– Count each rib across. In figure 2 my hook is laying on a rib. 

– Once you have the right number of ribs, Pick up your work with the right side facing you. 

– Fold your band in half, bringing the bottom row up in front of the top row (see figure3). 

– Ss the ends together, working through the bottom loop of the starting chain (shown in yellow in figure 4), and the BLO of the last row (shown in red in figure 4). 

– Turn your band right side out. Do not bind off. The first row of the glove body will be worked into the top edge of the band.

The Dead of Winter Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
The Dead of Winter Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern
Figure 4

Glove Body

We will now be working in the round, but still turning after each round is completed. 

1. Ch1. Work 20 (22, 26) sc around the bottom edge of the band. Ss to 1st sc. Turn.   – 20 (22, 26) st

2. Ch1. (Sc, dc) in 1st st, sk1 st. *(Sc, dc) in next st, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st sc. Turn.   – 20 (22, 26) st

3. Repeat round 2. 

4. Ch1. (Sc, dc) in 1st st, sk1 st. *(Sc, dc) in next st, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 3 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, sc in next st. Leave last st unworked. Turn.   – 19 (21, 25) st

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5. Ch1. (Sc, dc) in 1st st, sk1 st. *(Sc, dc) in next st, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** until there are only 2 sts left unworked. Sk 1 st, sc in last st. Turn  – 19 (21, 25) st

6. Repeat round 5. 

7. Ch1. (Sc, dc) in 1st st. Sk1 st, (sc, dc) in next st. ** Repeat from * to ** around until all sts are worked. Ss to 1st sc (thumbhole made). Turn.   – 20 (22, 26) st

8. Ch1. (Sc, dc) in 1st st, sk1 st. *(Sc, dc) in next st, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st sc. Turn.   – 20 (22, 26) st

9. –  11. Repeat round 8. Bind off. 

Weave in your ends, and you’re done! 

I hope you love your new gloves, and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures on Ravelry!  

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The Dead of Winter Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern

And until next time… Happy Hooking! 😉

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