Irish Crochet Glove Pattern #2258

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Irish Crochet Glove Pattern #2258

Medium Size

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. (3 balls) or J. & P. Coats (2 balls) Mercerized Crochet, size 50.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 12.

The back of hand and the palm side are worked separately in two flat pieces. Then these two pieces are joined around the sides of hand and fingers.

Left Hand. Beginning at wrist end, ch 67, turn. 1st row: S c in 12th ch from hook, * ch 6, skip 4 ch of foundation, s c in next ch, repeat from * across (12 loops). Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: D c in 1st loop, * ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook (1 ch-3 p made), ch 1, 2 d c in next loop. Repeat from * across, ending row with 2 d c. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: D c in d c, ch 3, s c in 1st loop, * ch 6, s c between the 2 d c made together. Repeat from * across, ending row with ch 3, d c in each of last 2 d c (11 ch-6 loops and 1 ch-3 loop at each end). Ch 3, turn. 4th row: D c in d c, ch 6, skip ch-3 loop, s c in next loop, ch 6, ** 1 cluster in next loop (to make a cluster, * thread over, insert hook in next loop and draw out a loop, repeat from * until there are 9 loops on hook. Then thread over and draw through 8 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook. Thread over and draw through the 2 loops), ch 1, cluster in same loop, ch 1, cluster in same loop, ch 6, s c in next loop, ch 6, 2 d c in next loop, ch 6, s c in next loop, ch 6. Repeat from ** across, ending row with s c in last ch-6 loop, ch 6, skip ch-3 loop, d c in next d c, d c in turning ch. Ch 3, turn. 5th row: D c in d c, * ch 1, p, ch 1, d c in each of next 2 loops, ch 1, p, ch 1, s c in each ch-1 sp of clusters, ch 1, p, ch 1, 1 d c in each of next 2 loops, ch 1, p, ch 1, 2 d c between next 2 d c. Repeat from * across, ending with 2 d c. Ch 3, turn. 6th row: D c in d c, ch 6, s c between 2-d c made together, * ch 6, s c in 2nd s c above clusters, ch 6, s c between next 2-d c, ch 6, s c between next 2-d c, ch 6, s c between next 2-d c. Repeat from * across, ending row with 2 d c. Ch 3, turn. 7th row: D c in d c, ch 3, s c in next loop, * ch 6, s c in next loop, repeat from * across, ending with ch 3, 2 d c (11 ch-6 loops and 2 ch-3 loops). Ch 3, turn. 8th row: D c in d c, ch 6, skip ch-3 loop, * s c in next loop, ch 6, 2 d c in next loop, ch 6, s c in next loop, ch 6, in next loop make 3 clusters separated by ch-1 (as in 4th row), ch 6. Repeat from * across, ending row with ch 6, 2 d c. Ch 3, turn. 9th row: D c in d c, * ch 1, p, ch 1, d c in each of next 2 loops, ch 1, p, ch 1, 2 d c between next 2-d c, ch 1, p, ch 1, d c in each of next 2 loops, ch 1, p, ch 1, s c in each ch-1 between clusters. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 10th row: D c in d c, * ch 6, s c between next 2-d c, ch 6, s c between next 2-d c, ch 6, s c between next 2-d c, ch 6, s c in 2nd s c above clusters. Repeat from * across. Ch 3, turn. 11th row: Repeat 7th row. The last 8 rows (4th to 11th rows incl.) constitute the pattern. 12th to 39th rows incl: Repeat the last 8 rows. The 39th row brings work to the base of fingers. Ch 3, turn.

Forefinger: 1st row: D c in d c, ch 1, d c in same place, ch 1, p, ch 1, skip 1st ch-6 loop of previous row, 2 d c in next loop, ch 1, p, ch 1, d c in next loop, ch 1, 2 d c in same loop. Ch 3, turn. 2nd row: D c in ch-1 sp between 2-d c, ch 1, d c in same place, ch 6, s c between the 2-d c made together, ch 6, d c in ch-1 between next 2-d c, ch 1, d c in same place, d c in turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: D c in ch-1 between 2-d c, ch 1, d c in same place, ch 6, s c in next loop, ch 6, s c in next loop, ch 6, d c in ch-1 between next 2-d c, ch 1, d c in same place, d c in turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn. 4th row: D c in ch-1 between next 2-d c, ch 1, d c in same place, ch 1, p, ch 1, 2 d c in center loop, ch 1, p, ch 1, d c in ch-1 between next 2-d c, ch 1, d c in same place, d c in turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn. Repeat the last 3 rows until work measures same as your forefinger. Break off.

Middle Finger. Attach thread to 1st free loop of 39th row at base of forefinger. 1st row: Ch 3, d c in same loop, ch 1, d c in same loop, ch 1, p, ch 1, 2 d c in next loop, ch 1, p, ch 1, d c in next loop, ch 1, 2 d c in same loop. Ch 3, turn. 2nd and subsequent rows: Work as for forefinger until work measures same as your middle finger. Break off.

Ring Finger. Work as for middle finger. Break off.

Little Finger. Work as for middle finger. Break off.

Palm Side. (Made vertically—rows running from finger tips to edge of wrist.) Ch 121, turn. 1st row: D c in 5th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 3 ch sts, d c in next ch, ch 2, d c in same ch, repeat from * across (30 groups). Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Skip 1st group, * make d c, ch 2 and d c in next sp. Ch 2, skip next group, repeat from * across, ending row with 1 group in turning ch. Ch 5, turn. 3rd to 8th rows incl: Same as 2nd row. Break off. This strip forms the underside of thumb and inside of forefinger. Make a similar strip, starting with ch 101 (25 groups).

Thumb. Place second strip over first strip in position, so that foundation chains of both strips touch each other. Place a pin at one end to hold strips together. From the end with the pin, count 10 groups along foundation chain, attach thread in next sp, and work back over these 10 groups as follows: * Ch 2, skip next group, s c in next sp working s c through the two strips in order to join them to make thumb. Repeat from * along the 10 groups, then across the end and continue up on other side along 10 groups. Break off. This completes the thumb. Try thumb on left hand, having the shorter strip extend towards the wrist to form inside of hand.

1st row: Attach thread to end of 8th row of this strip and work in pattern to joining at thumb and across 8th row of second strip to the base of forefinger (base of forefinger can be determined by placing this piece of work over previous piece which has already been completed). Then make a chain to reach the tip of middle finger (thus starting middle finger), turn. 2nd row: Work in pattern across chain and over pattern to end of previous row. Ch 5, turn. 3rd row: Work in pattern to end of row. Ch 5, turn. 4th row: Work in pattern to within 11 groups from wrist edge, ch 2, sl st in next sp, ch 3, turn. 5th row: Skip 1st group, make d c, ch 2 and d c in next sp, and continue in pattern across. Ch 5, turn. 6th row: Work in pattern across previous row and across 4th row, to wrist edge. Ch 4, turn. 7th row: Work in pattern to within 13 groups from wrist edge, ch 2, sl st in next st, ch 3, turn. 8th row: Skip 1st group, make d c, ch 2 and d c in next sp, and continue in pattern to base of next finger (determine this point as before), make a chain to reach the tip of ring finger (thus starting ring finger), turn. 9th row: Work in pattern across chain, across previous row and across 8th row to wrist edge. Ch 3, turn. 10th to 15th rows incl: Work in pattern across. Ch 5, turn. 16th row: Work in pattern, starting little finger as other fingers were started. Then work 5 more rows in pattern and break off.

Joining. Place one piece over the other, so that fingers correspond. Attach thread 1½ inches from wrist edge and join the two pieces with ch 2, and s c (as in thumb) around fingers, having 1½ inches open at opposite side of wrist. Then work a row of s c closely all around edges.

Right Hand. Since there is no right and wrong side to this work, make the two pieces exactly as for left hand, but join to correspond with right hand.