Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Knitting & Crochet Cotton, 1 ball of white, ecru, or any Boilfast color. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 5.
For driving, golf, riding and other sports, these gloves are a wardrobe essential. Instructions are given for size 5½ to 6½. For larger sizes see further instructions at the end. Each finger is crocheted separately, then joined together, and the palm crocheted. The thumb is crocheted and then sewed in the opening.
FOREFINGER, MIDDLE FINGER, and RING FINGER. To begin, ch 3, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 2, 7 d c in ring. Do not join, but continue as spiral. 2nd rnd: Ch 1, d c in ch-2 of 1st rnd, * ch 1, d c in next d c, repeat from * 7 times (8 sps). 3rd rnd: D c in 1st sp, d c in d c, * d c in next sp, d c in d c, and repeat from * 7 times (16 d c). 4th rnd: D c in each d c in rnd (16 d c). 5th rnd: * Ch 1, skip 1 d c, d c in next, and repeat from * 7 times (8 sps). Repeat rnds 3, 4, and 5 through 11th rnd. Fasten off thread.
LITTLE FINGER. Ch 3, sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 2, 7 d c in ring, and continue the spiral as for forefinger, except that there will be only 7 sps or 14 d c in rnds. At end of 8th rnd, fasten off thread.
THUMB. Ch 3, sl st to form ring. Ch 2, 8 d c in ring. Ch 1, 1 d c under ch-2, ch 1, 1 d c in d c, and continue the spiral as for other fingers, making 9 sps or 18 d c in rnds through the 8th rnd. At the end of the 8th rnd do not continue the spiral, but ch 2 and turn to leave opening for attaching to palm, working as follows:—9th row: * D c in sp, d c in d c, and repeat from * across (18 d c, counting first ch-2 as 1 d c), turn. 10th row: Sl st 1, ch 2, d c in each d c across row to next to last d c, turn. (16 d c, counting ch-2 as 1 d c.) 11th row: Sl st 1, ch 3, * skip 1 d c, d c in next, ch 1, and repeat from * across (6 sps), turn. 12th row: Sl st 1, ch 2, * 1 d c in d c, 1 d c in sp, and repeat from * across (10 d c). 13th row: Sl st 1, ch 2, d c in d c across (7 d c, counting ch-2 as 1 d c). 14th row: Sl st 1, ch 3, skip 1 d c, d c in next d c, ch 1, skip 1 d c, d c in next d c (2 sps). Fasten off thread and lay thumb aside.
PALM. Lay fingers in order. Fasten two meshes of little finger to two meshes of ring finger with over and over stitches. Sew other fingers together in same way. Fasten thread to sp on outside edge of forefinger. 1st rnd: Ch 2, * d c in sp, d c in d c, and repeat from * around palm, taking an extra d c in double d c at joining between two fingers. Do not join, but continue in spiral. 2nd rnd: D c in ch-2, d c in each d c around palm. 3rd rnd: D c in 1st d c, * ch 1, skip 1 d c, d c in next, repeat from * around palm. 4th rnd: * D c in sp, d c in d c, and repeat from * around. Continue pattern through 6th rnd, then turn and crochet pattern back and forth to make opening for thumb. Always ch 2 to turn, to count as 1 d c. Work until 12th row is completed. Fasten off thread. Insert thumb in palm opening, matching design and sew in place with over and over stitches from wrong side. Fasten thread on forefinger side of palm, ch 2, 1 d c in each d c, and d c in each mesh. Work around as a spiral, following design of glove, till entire palm has 19½ rnds, ending at little finger side of wrist. Do not break off.
FLARE CUFF. Ch 2, turn, 1 d c in each d c, and work across, ch 2, turn. Work 3 more rows of d c in d c. 5th row: Ch 2, d c in d c to center point of cuff over thumb, then make 2 d c in same d c. Continue across with d c in d c, ch 2, turn. Repeat 5th row till flare is as deep as desired.
For size 7 or larger, make fingers larger by chaining 4 to form ring.
FOREFINGER, MIDDLE, AND RING FINGERS. 8 d c in ring. Rnds should have 9 sps or 18 d c, and work through 14th rnd. LITTLE FINGER. 7 d c in ring, with 8 sps or 16 d c in rnds. Work through 11th rnd. THUMB. 9 d c in ring with 10 sps or 20 d c to the rnd. Work through 11th rnd, then discontinue spiral and decrease 1 st on each side of thumb until 2 or 3 sps are left. PALM. Work 9 rnds, then turn for thumb opening and continue back and forth through 15th row. For details follow foregoing directions.
Wash finished glove, dry flat, and when thoroughly dry, insert hand carefully to stretch to your size.
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