This Free Crochet pattern teaches you to make Crocheted Fingerless gloves using the crocodile stitch / Scale stitch.
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Crocodile Stitch Finger less Gloves – Free Crochet Pattern
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For this project you will need:
HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US
YARN: 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
100 grams / 3.5. oz
240 meters / 262 yards
Tapestry Needle to hide your tails
ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
dec = decrease
beg = beginning
YO = Yarn Over
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
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ch 24 and sl st into beginning stitch to form a ring. TIP: The crocodile stitch makes the gloves much bigger on the hand and feels loose, so if you can get your hand through a chain of 20 it’s much better. This stitch is done using 4 sts if you would like to adjust the size. (Make it as wide as it takes for her to put your hand through)
Rounds 1 & 2
sc 1 into all sts around, at the end of round 2 sl st in beginning st.
Round 3 – This round is what is called the Prep row, so that you can make the scales next round.
ch 3, Dc into same st, ch 1, sk a st * dc 1, ch 1, sk a st , dc, ch 1, dc , ch 1 into next st* repeat until you get to the last stitch, which should be a skipped stitch and then sl st into 2nd ch of beginning ch3.
ch 1 and * dc 5 down the post of the first ch 2, then going up the next post of the following dc, you want to dc 5 down the post of your ch 3 from last round. Sl st onto the post of the following single dc. * repeat sl st into the stitch of the last dc of the round.
ch 3, dc into the same stitch, ch 1, * dc into the center of the crocodile scale, ch 1, and dc, ch 1, dc ,ch 1 into the dc from the last round. * (the dc’s in between the crocodile scales) repeat , sl st into 2nd ch of beginning ch 3.
ch 1 and * dc 5 down the post of the first ch 3, then going up the next post of the following dc, you want to dc 5 down the post. Sl st onto the post of the following single dc. * repeat sl st into the stitch of the last dc of the round.
Repeat rounds 5 and 6 until you have 8 total rows of crocodile stitches done.
ch 1, sc in all sts around (25 sts)
sc in center of scales, sc in dc’s, sc on either side of a single dc.
MAKING THE THUMB
ch 5, sk 2 sts, * dc in next st, ch 1, sk a st, dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, sk a st * repeat. You are creating another prep row here. Continue round until you reach your beginning stitch of ch 5.
When you have come to your ch 5 again, you will have two stitches to skip here. Just go right into your first sc , and sc in all 5 sts of chain. Then sc in the DC too, then continue the round as normal making your scales as shown in round 5 using the post’s of the next dc’s. Continue like in round 5. sl st into beginning sc.
ch 2 and DC in same st, and dc into next 4 sts, ch 1 * dc into center of scale, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc 1, ch 1, into next dc * you are making a prep row again. Repeat sl st into beg sc. Just like you did for round 5.
Along the beginning ch 5 work a sc dec, sc dec, sc, ch 1, as shown in picture above, then dc , ch 1, dc , ch 1 into top of next sc, * sk a st, dc 1, ch 1, sk a st, dc , ch 1, dc , ch 1 * repeat until you reach beginning of thumb.
dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, ch 1, in beginning sc, sk a st, dc 1, ch 1, sk a st and sl st into top of next dc. ch 1, and * dc 5 down the post of the first dc, then dc 5 up the post of the next dc, ch 1, sl st onto the post of the next dc, ch 1 * repeat, sl st into beginning dc.
ch 1, sc in all sts around like you did for round 19 – sc in center of scales, sc in dc’s, sc on either side of a single dc.
Round 26 & 27
continue and sc in all sts around, after round 27, skip the last stitch and sl st into beginning st and ch 1, cut yarn. Leaving enough of a tail to be worked in with a tapestry needle.
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