Tough Gloves


Teen boy gloves with 5 row palm

A fingerless glove crochet project. These work up fast in worsted weight cotton yarn. This is a good pattern for carrying the yarn, since each color only needs to be carried one or two rows once the second color is added in. Adjustments are included for longer hands or partially covering the fingers, but these are most comfortable up to the knuckles.

Directions are in US crochet notation.

Materials

~ 150 yards worsted weight in a main color (i.e. black).
~ 50 yards in a worsted weight contrasting color (I used a camo multicolor yarn).
Size I9/5.5mm hook. (you can use an H hook and the small size for preteen gloves)


Teen boy gloves with 5 row palm

Gauge:

What's gauge? I'll measure the gauge...

Abbreviations

ch
chain stitch
sc
single crochet
slst
slip stitch
dc
double crochet (US)
hdc
half double crochet (US)
C
contrasting color
B
base color

Sizes


Women's Gloves

Small (Medium, Large): Small is for average width teen boys & women's hands, medium is for average men's hands, large is for wide men's hands.

Palm Note
The number of palm rounds will depend on the length of the person's palm, and whether they want the covering up to the knuckles, or to partially cover their fingers. 3 rounds covers an average woman's palm to the knuckles, 4 rounds an average man's palm or partially covering teen/women's fingers, and 5 rounds will partially cover an average man's fingers.

Pattern

Setup: with B: ch 24 (30, 36), join into round with slst. (be careful not to twist your chain, but you can fudge it if you do)

Start & Palms

Each palm round (3-5 rounds, see Palm Note above): ch 3, dc in each stitch to end, join to beginning ch3 with slst.

Thumb round 1 (right): ch2, hdc 1, ch 4 (5, 6) very loosely, skip 4 (5, 6) stitches, hdc to end, join with slst.
Optional Thumb round 1 (left): Mark the stitch 5 (6, 7) stitches backward from the slst, then hdc to marker, ch 4 (5, 6) very loosely, skip 4 (5, 6) stiches and hdc in last stitch, join with slst. (This will put the turning chain "seam" on the inside of the palm, just like the other glove.)

Thumb round 2 & 3: with C: ch1, sc in each stitch to end, join with slst.

Wrist round 1: with B: ch2, * hdc 10 (12, 14), decrease 1, repeat from *, join with slst.

Wrist round 2: ch 2, * hdc 9 (11, 13), decrease 1, repeat from *, join with slst.

Wrist round 3 & 4: with C: ch1, sc in each stitch to end, join with slst.

Wrist round 5: with B: ch3, dc in each stitch to end, join with slst.

Wrist round 6: with C: chain 3, dc in each stitch to end, join with slst.

Wrist round 7: with B: chain 2, hdc in each stitch to end, join round with slip stitch.

[Optional: you can add in a lacy wrist ending in either color B or C if you want a fancy look, but I like these more "rough-and-tumble" myself.]

Cut yarn, pull through slst and weave in loose ends.

If finger area is too loose, sl st either color at finger end with a smaller hook, sc to end, and cut yarn, pull through slst, weave in loose end.


Top: Women's, Preteen, Women's.
Bottom: Male teen w/5 palm rows.

Credit

Based loosely on The Boyfriend Gloves which it ended up was a UK pattern (double crochet UK = half double crochet US).

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