Monday, January 26, 2009

Snowflake Floves & Pattern


Hello! Tonight I am going to try to write down my first pattern. I came up with this idea for a stitch and thought it would look pretty on a flove. I hope that no one else has come up with this stitch before, but someone probably has. I call it a "snowflake" stitch (although it is more like a pattern/applique? What do you think other crocheters?).

The pattern starts in the middle of the hand and is worked downward toward the wrist.

Snowflake Floves Pattern

Notes:
Hook: USH8/5.00MM
Yarn: Alpaca (will add more info later)


Bottom Part of Hand
Ch 41
Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook, sc across (total 40 sc). Slst to first sc to form ring.
Row 2: Ch2 (acts as dc), ch 3, tch in next sc, sk 2, 3 dc in same sc keeping last loops on hook (cluster formed), sk 2, tch pulling last yarn over through all 3 dc and tch, ch 3, *dc, ch 3, tch in next sc, sk 2, 3 dc in same sc keeping last loops on hook (cluster formed), sk 2, tch pulling last yarn over through all 3 dc and tch, ch 3* repeat from * 3 more times, (total of 5 snow flake bottoms formed). Sl st to ch 2 from beginning.
Row 3: Ch2 (acts as dc) in top of ch2 from Row 1, sk 2, tch in top of 3 dc cluster, ch 3, 3 dc in top of 3 dc cluster, ch 3, tch in top of 3 ch cluster, sk 2 *dc in top of dc, sk 2, tch in top of 3 dc cluster, ch 3, 3 dc in top of 3 dc cluster, ch 3, tch in top of 3 ch cluster, sk 2* repeat from * 3 more times (total of 5 snow flake tops formed). Sl st to ch 2 from beginning.
Row 4: Ch 1, *3 sc over top of 2 ch sp, 3 sc over top of next 2 ch sp, ch 1* repeat from * 5 more times (total 30 sc). Sl st to ch 1 from beginning.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc and sc in ch 1 sp across (total 35 sc). Sl st to ch 1 from beginning.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across (total 35 sc). Sl st to ch 1 from beginning.
Do not fasten off.

Wrist
Ch 21 (or longer depending on how long you want the wrist). Now working perpendicular to previous stitches on garment.
Row 1: On 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across (total 20 hdc). Sl st to sc on hand in blo.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in flo across (total 20 hdc).
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in flo across (total 20 hdc). Sl st to sc on hand in blo. Sl st to next sc on hand in blo.
Row 4 - 15: Repeat rows 2 - 3.
Row 16: Sl st each hdc on row 15 to row 1.
Do not fasten off.
Note: I shortened my rows in row 2 so that the wrist decreased in length. Optional of course and I left this off to make the pattern easier to follow.

Shell Edging
In Row 3 of Wrist you start with ch 2 so there should be little spaces at the end of the wrist.
After sl st to join wrist, turn, and start working perpendicular.
Row 1: Ch 1, *6 sc in 2 ch sp of wrist end, sc in next 2 ch sp* repeat from * around and finish with sl st to first ch 1.
Fasten off.

Top Half of Hand
Switch colors and begin at start of first piece. Work in rounds on right side of garment so snowflake stitches match.
Row 1: Sc in each sc across, sl st to beginning.
Row 2: Ch 10 sk 4 sc, sl st (thumb loop formed), sc, *dc as closely to above dc in first snowflake, stitch, ch 3, tch in next sc, sk 2, 3 dc in same sc keeping last loops on hook (cluster formed), sk 2, tch pulling last yarn over through all 3 dc and tch, ch 3* repeat from * 3 more times (4 snowflake bottoms made), dch in same sc as tch and sl st to thumb loop.
Row 3: Sc over thumb loop, dc over first dc from row 2, *sk 2, tch in top of 3 dc cluster, ch 3, 3 dc in top of 3 dc cluster, ch 3, tch in top of 3 ch cluster, sk 2, dc in top of dc* repeat from * 3 more times (4 snowflake tops made), sl st to thumb loop.
Row 4: Sc over thumb loop 4 times, sl st to snowflake stitch, turn, sc over thumb loop, sl st to snow flake stitch, turn.
Row 5: Sc over thumb loop, *3 sc over 2 ch sp on snowflake top, 3 sc in next 2 ch sp, ch 1* repeat from * 3 more times, sl st to beginning sc.
Row 6: ch 1, *6 sc in sc, sk 1, sc, sk 1* repeat from * 7 more times (total 8 shells).
Fasten off.

Thumb
3 Rows sc with decreases (sc tog 3 times) or however fits. Last row sl st.
Fasten off.

I would love if someone would try this and tell me if the pattern works! Maybe I will want to make these later after my website blows up, and fools be wanting my wares.

5 comments:

Molly said...

I love them!! I was there when you started making them! :)

Monet said...

Super cute!!!

AJ said...

I am in love with these! Too hot for Dallas?? I think not! Kate you have talent talent talent!

Anonymous said...

I love these!!! I just started to crochet recently but really wanted to try and crank a pair of these out. I am havin trouble reading the pattern and was hoping you could help me. In row 2 "ch 2, ch 3" does that mean you have a chain 5 stitches long? Also, what does tch mean and how do you work them in row 2. Thank you so much or your time. Heather

Mom Bordering On Insane said...

This pattern makes no sense. I know the stitches used and all that but it just makes no sense to me. On row 1 where it tells you to form a ring after doing your round of sc, do you mean to make a ring and then do the round of sc? (that makes more sense to me. I didn't even get halfway through row 2 before I gave up.

Maybe if you remake these using your pattern and take pics as you go it'd help? I'm a visual learner.

These are gorgeous but I just can't follow the pattern.