Inspired by the One Hour Scarf by Laughing Purple Goldfish designs, I wrote a pattern for a “One Hour Hat” so that I could make a quick gift set. I then felt compelled to write a pattern for One Hour Fingerless Mittens. So here goes . . .
These can be made using any soft 8ply (DK) yarn. Great for a quick gift, or to use up your stash leftovers.
4 strands 8 ply (DK) yarn. [I used three strands of Panda Baby Lustre 8 ply which I had leftover from some baby items, and 1 strand of Cleckheaton Country Naturals 8ply. A very rough approximation of quantity is 15 grams of each strand for each glove.]
10mm hook (N/P)
Gauge: 7 DCs = 10 cms, 3 rows should give a height of 6 cms
Pattern is in US terminology.
ROW 1 – Holding 4 strands together, chain 15 - VERY LOOSELY. This is important otherwise the thumb side of your glove will be very tight and short.
DC in 4th chain from hook and every chain across. (13 DC – (first 3 chains counts as 1 DC))
ROW 2 – Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in same stitch and every stitch across (13 DC)
ROWS 3 to 7 – REPEAT ROW 2
OPTIONAL ROW 8 – REPEAT ROW 2 (Add row 8 for large hands, omit for petite hands)
LAST ROW – Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in same stitch and next 5 stitches. HDC in next stitch, SC in next stitch, Slip Stitch into next stitch and each stitch to end, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the seam.
Fold in half. Sew side using all four strands in yarn needle as follows: sew the first 10 cm (4 inches), leave a thumb gap of 4 cm (1 1/2 inches) [5 cm (2 inches) for larger hands], then sew the last 2 cm (3/4 inches). Weave in ends. Turn right side out.
Make a matching set: The One Hour Scarf the “One Hour Hat” and these Mitts are all made with the same stitch design. You could embellish them with matching contrasting crochet flowers, or for a man, make the set in dark colours, eg. a mixture of blues or a mixture of browns.
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