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Crocodile Stitch Mini-Scale Gloves CAL – Part One

Posted by Lianka Azulay on

Crocodile Stitch Mini Scale Gloves: a One-Skein Wonder Project

 

Thank you for joining another Bonita Patterns Crochet Along!

I am seriously stoked that you will try these gloves that I managed to design using only ONE skein of yarn. For those familiar with the Crocodile Stitch, you know that this stitch is a yarn eater, so a one-skein project is somewhat of a feat.

My goal for this crochet along was to design something quick, gorgeous AND affordable (I’m that ambitious!). I am sure biased, but I confident that my bestselling, super soft,  Bonita Yarns Dream Baby is a major element to make these gloves extra gorgeous. Best of all, this yarn is budget-friendly (Reg. price $5.50) and as an extra bonus to our CAL participants,  we are offering a 15% off discount from Friday, October 26 through Monday, October 29, 2018Use coupon code DREAMDEAL15 during checkout. 

Whether you sell finished items or is planning to make a baker’s dozen of these for gifts, you will save or profit AND impress with your finished project.

Can you resist all these  Bonita Yarns Dream Baby  colorways? c

If you need the ultimate set… check out Crocodile Stitch Hooded Capelet and Poncho. These gloves are the perfect match for it. You can purchase the capelet HERE

Now to Part One of the Gloves…

—The Crocodile Stitch Mini-Scale CAL pattern will be FREE (for a limited time) from Tuesday, October 16 through November 16, 2018, in serial form as published on the Bonita Patterns Blog. The pattern will be posted in parts on the Bonita Patterns Blog, and the free version will include affiliate links and ads.

An ad-free full pattern PDF is available HERE for only $4.40 

Crocodile Stitch Mini-Scales Gloves

Designed by Lianka Azulay© 2018

 

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

1 skein of Dream Baby (DK weight; 100% acrylic; Yds: 393 m: 360).  Pattern showcased in pictures was made with Dream Baby in Violet Fields colorway. You can purchase this color and over 30 colorways here: www.bonitapatterns.com

 

Abbreviations:

 

Beginning (beg)

Chain (ch)

Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPhdc)

Half double crochet (hdc)

Single Crochet (sc)

Slip Stitch (sl)

Space (sp)

V-stitch (V-st)

Yarn Over (yo)

 

Gauge

With F crochet hook, in V-st pattern as follows:

4 V-sts and 6 rows = 2”

Row 1:  Ch 14, dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as V-st), *skip 2 chs,

V-st In next st, repeat from * across (4 V-sts)

Rows 2 – 4:  Ch 3 (doesn’t count as dc), *V-st in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across (4 V-sts)

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge

  • Sizes (measurements based on circumference of hand flat just under knuckles without including thumb see above):

    Small/Medium: 6.5 in to 7.5 in

    Large/Extra Large: 7.5 in to 8.5 in

     

    Instructions given to size Small/Medium in black font; changes for sizes Large/Extra Large ( ) and color coded in red for easy identification.

    Special Stitches Used:

    Front Post Half Double Crochet (fphdc) – Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc of previous row. Complete for a regular dc stitch.

    Half Double Crochet Two Together (hdc2tog) –Yarn over, insert hook into st or sp indicated, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.  YO, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop, 5 loops on hook. Yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

    Puff Stitch (PS) – Working loosely: yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (3 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo, pull through and bring yarn up to height of rest of stitches (5 loops on hook), yo pull through all loops on hook.

    V-Stitch (V-st) – Work (1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc) in stitch indicated.

     

    Pattern Notes:     

    1. The main pattern for the glove is designed to fit both left and right hands.
    2. ABOUT STITCHES: In these gloves, we used a modified version of the traditional Crocodile Stitch by crocheting FPhdcs instead of FPdcs when making the scales. Also, the V-sts used in the foundation mesh for the crocodile stitch are made with hdcs instead of dcs or (hdc 1, ch 1, hdc 1) in stitch indicated. Lastly, to keep all the stitches proportional in size, the puff stitches (PS) have been adapted to a smaller size than usual. Please see “special stitches” box above for full description of stitches.
    3. In short, the “crocodile stitch” is formed by a two-row repeat: a row of V-sts followed by a row of scales (or shells). This is a fairly easy pattern to execute and fast to memorize.  The only novelty about this design is that the scales are crocheted in front of the V-sts with clusters of front post half double crochets (fphdcs) from top to bottom, then from bottom to top, as opposed to working them on top of the row, like in most shell patterns.
    4. Directions are given for sizes Small/Medium in black font and sizes Large/X-large in red.

    Crocodile Stitch Capelet and Poncho

    I designed these gloves to be a matching accessory for the Crocodile Stitch Hooded Capelet or Poncho. You can purchase this premium pattern HERE.

     

    Part One Instructions: use same directions for both Right and Left hand gloves

    Ch 36 (42), being careful not to twist chain, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

    Rnd 1: Ch 3 (count as a hdc and a ch-1 sp), hdc in same stitch as beg ch,* sk 2 ch, V-st (hdc 1, ch 1, hdc 1) in next ch, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc. [12 (14) V-sts]

    Row 2: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as st), working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of first V-st, work 4 FPhdc (see pic A), ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is on the bottom  (V point of V-st will be facing right; see pic B), working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc (see pic C), * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom work 4 FPhdc around post of first hdc of next V-st, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc. [6, (7) scales]

    Row 3: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, Ch 3 (count as a hdc and a ch-1), hdc in same ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st (see pic D), * V-st in nex ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc. [12 (14) V-sts]

     

    Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-1 sp, working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of next V-st, work 4 FPhdc,   ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second hdc of V-st is on the bottom, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of next V-st, work 4 FPhdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc. – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales] 

    Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    NOTE for Rnd 17: In previous V-st rounds you sl st to first ch-1 sp before making first V-st. However, in Rnd 17 you DO NOT. You will make your first V-st in same st as beginning chain.

    Rnd 17: Ch 3, (count as hdc and a ch-1), hdc in same st as beg ch (see pic E), ch 5 (this will create the thumbhole. After working next stitch, try the thumbhole on. If you want to customize the hole, inc or dec the “ch 5”, making more or less chains to suit you), skip next scale, * yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st, V-st in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc. – [11 V-sts + 5 ch (13) V-sts + 5 ch]

    Rnd 18: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as st), working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of first V-st, work 4 FPhdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second hdc of V-st is on the bottom, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc, skip next ch-5, working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of next V-st, work 4 FPhdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of next V-st, work 4 FPhdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of V-st, work 4 FPhdc, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc. – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]

    Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]

    Part Two will be available on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. If you can’t wait… You can purchase an ad-free full pattern PDF is available HERE for only $4.40 

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