Loopy Linked Fingerless Gloves

Show off your new loopy linked double crochet know-how with this easy fingerless gloves design. This pattern, written for different sizes, will show you how to create a versatile and easy adjusted set of gloves.

Skill Level: Easy 

Size: Small/medium = 6.5-7” around palm using E (3.50 mm) hook; medium/large = 7-8” around palm using size F (4.0 mm) hook

Gauge: 13 sts and 7.5 rows = 2” in Ldc before or after wet blocking on size E (3.5 mm) hook; 11 sts and 7 rows = 2” in Ldc before wet blocking using size G (4.0 mm) hook, or size hook to obtain gauge

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Knit Picks Brava Sport (100% acrylic; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): Tidepool (1 ball)

Hooks: US size E/4 (3.5 mm) for small/medium size gloves or F/5 (4.0 mm) for medium/large gloves

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Foundation double crochet (fdc): Chain 3. YO, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yo and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), [YO and draw through 2 loops] twice.  *YO, insert hook under 2 loops of chain at bottom of stitch just made, yo and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), [YO and draw through 2 loops] twice; repeat from * for number of fdc needed. 
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc): YO, insert hook behind post of stitch and back out the front (from front to back to front), YO and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops to complete stitch.
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): YO, insert hook from the back of your work around the front of the post of the stitch (from back to front to back), YO and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), YO, pull through remaining 2 loops to complete stitch.
Front Post Half-Double Crochet (fphdc): YO, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of the designated stitch, YO and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 3
Back Post Half-Double Crochet (bphdc): YO, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the designated stitch, YO and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 3
“Loopy” Linked Double Crochet (Ldc): Please note that I make this stitch a bit differently than how you may have learned the linked double crochet.  Insert hook in lower horizontal bar on same stitch and in the next st on row you are working, (the bar becomes your ‘yarn over’ loop), YO, draw loop through (3 loops on hook), complete as a regular dc [(YO, draw loop through 2 loops on hook) 2 times].
Linked Double Crochet 2 Together (Ldc2tog): Insert hook under horizontal bar and into the ch-sp, YO and pull through (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2, insert hook under horizontal bar just made and into the ch-sp YO and pull through 2 (4 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2, YO and pull through remaining 3 loops. 

Pattern Notes

Work these linked stitches the same way you work the Ldc – using the loop of the current st to replace your YO for the half-double crochet. To make the linked single crochet, insert the hook under the vertical loop of the hdc and into the next stitch. YO and pull the loop through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), YO and pull through both. Work the slip stitch as normal.

Pattern

Cuff (Make Two)

Leaving 8” tail, fdc 32, join with sl st for working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Alternatively, you can ch 34, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch across.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as bpdc), *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch 2. (32 dc)
Rnds 2-3: Ch 2 (counts as bpdc), fpdc in each fpdc st and bpdc in each bpdc st around, join with sl st to beg ch 2.
Note:  From this point on, the glove is worked in unjoined rounds. Do not join unless specifically directed to do so. 

Palm

Rnd 4: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), dc in same st, place marker in this dc, Ldc in each st around. Do not join. Move marker up each round. (32 Ldc)
Rnd 5: Work Ldc in the 1st st of Rnd 4 (not the ch-2, just skip it) and in each st around.
Rnds 6-8: Work 1 Ldc in each st around.
Rnd 9: Ldc in first 2 sts, 2 Ldc in next st, Ldc in each st to end. (33 Ldc)
Rnd 10: Ldc in first 2 sts, 2 Ldc in each of next 2 sts, Ldc in each st to end. (35 Ldc)
Rnd 11: Ldc in first 2 sts, 2 Ldc in next st, Ldc in next 2 sts, 2 Ldc in next st, Ldc in each st to end. (37 Ldc)
Rnd 12: Ldc in next 18 sts, 2 Ldc in next st, Ldc in each st to end. (38 Ldc)
Rnds 13-16: Work 1 Ldc in each st around.

Thumb Opening

Rnd 17: Ldc in first 2 sts, ch 4, sk next 6 sts, Ldc in remaining sts to end. (32 Ldc + 4 ch)
Rnd 18: Ldc in first 2 sts, work Ldc2tog twice in ch-4 sp, Ldc in remaining sts to end. (34 Ldc) 

Hand

Rnds 19-22: Work 1 Ldc in each st around.
Rnd 23: Work 1 Ldc in each st until the last 3 sts. Work a linked half-double crochet, linked single crochet, and a sl st to close out the round.
Rnd 24: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each st around. (34 hdc)
Rnd 25: Ch 2 (counts as bphdc), *fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch 2. Fasten off.

Finishing

Use the tail left from the beginning foundation chain to sew up the seam.
Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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