Thursday, August 27, 2009

Taming the Butterfly





I worked these up over a couple of days. Hopefully I have worked out all the kinks! These are made to fit about a medium womans size hand. Wrist size about 7 inches with a little room for stretching.

I used a G hook and TLC Essentials in medium worsted for the varigated blue version, the lighter set is two strands of baby yarn held together.

Right Glove

Rnd 1) ch30, sl st to form ring being careful not to twits, ch2, (DOES NOT count as first dc now and through out) dc in same st and in each ch around, join to top of first dc (same for each row) (30dc)
Rnd 2) ch2, dc in same st and in each st around, join
Rnd 3)ch2, dc in same st dc in next 10sts, ch10, skip next 9sts, dc in next st and in each st around, join
Rnd 4 and 5) ch2, dc in same st and in next 10 sts, ch10, skip ch10, dc in next dc and in each st around, join
Rnd 6) ch1, sc in same st and in next 10dc, ch 5, sc around ch10's and into 5th skipped dc on round 2, ch5, sc in next dc and in each dc around, join
Rnd 7) ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 10sc, ch9, skip butterfly, sc in next sc and in each sc around, join
Rnd 8) ch2, dc in same st and in each ch around, join
Rnd 9) ch2, dc in samt st and in next 2sts, 2dc in next 2sts, dc in next 5sts, ch10 skip 9sts, dc in next st and in each st around, join
Rnd 10)ch2, dc in same st and in next 2sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 5sts, ch10, skip ch10, dc in next dc and in each dc around, join
Rnd 11)ch2, dc in same st and in next 2ss,2dc in next st, dc in next 4sts, 2dc in next st, dc in next 5sts, ch10 skip ch10, dc in next dc and in each dc around, join
Rnd 12) ch1, sc in same st and in next 3sts, ch4, skip next 6sts, sc in next st and in next 5sts, ch5, sc around ch10's and into 5th skipped st of rnd 8, ch5, sc in next dc and in each st around, join
Rnd 13) ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts and in each ch, sc in next 6sts, ch9, skip butterfly, sc in each st around, join
Rnd 14) ch1, sc in each st and each ch around, join Fasten off and weave in ends

Left Glove
Work same as right glove for Rnds 1-8
Rnd 9) ch2, dc in same st, dc in next 10sts, ch10, skip next 9sts, dc in next 5dc, 2dc in next 2dc, dc in last 3sts, join
Rnd 10) ch2, dc in same st and next 10sts, ch10, skip ch10, dc in next 5 dc, 2dc in next dc, dc in next 2sst, 2dc in next st, dc in next 3sts, join
Rnd 11) ch2, dc in same st and in next 10 sts, ch10, skip ch10, dc in next 5 dc, 2dc in next st, dc in next 4sts, 2dc in next st, dc in last 3sts, join
Rnd 12) ch1, sc in same st and next 10sts, ch 5, sc around chains and into 5th skipped dc of row 8, ch5, sc in next 5sts, ch4, skip next 6sts, sc in next 4 sts, join
Rnd 13) ch1, sc in same st and next 10 sts, ch9, skip butterfly, sc in next 6sc and in each ch4 space, sc remaining sts, join
Rnd 14) ch1, sc in each st and chain around, join Fasten off and weave in ends.

Please feel free to make and do what you wish with the finished product, but please give credit to my site for the pattern. Happy Hooking.

36 comments:

  1. how cute is that?! i think that they would match the butterfly hat wonderfully!
    thanks, as always, for sharing your wonderful patterns! your thoughtfulness is so appreciated!

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  2. These are lovely!! I'm involved in a fingerless mittens swap on Ravelry and I think these would be perfect! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

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  3. These are adorable, thank you ever so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us. Where would I find the Butterfly hat mentioned in a previous comment? I would love to have a matching set. :>)

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  4. You are very welcome. He is the link the the hat. It's made for a child, but very easily adjustable! http://vallieskids.blogspot.com/2009/06/olivias-butterfly.html
    Have fun!

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  5. These are gorgeous! I happened to finish your baby snuggle sack today and decided to start on fingerless gloves for my teen niece's birthday. I looked through dozens of them and these were exactly what I wanted. It dawned on me after I started that I was reading the pattern from the same website I've been looking at for days. I guess that's a sign that I need to look at your other patterns as well.

    Your butterfly is so simple and such a pretty embellishment! Thanks for sharing your patterns!

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  6. You are very welcome! I'm glad you are enjoying them.

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  7. I found your blog from crochetpatterncentral while I was looking for hats... But these are the most adorable things I have seen for an adult in forever! You designed this pattern, right? It's fantastic!!

    I must admit that I literally stopped right as soon as I came across them and crocheted me up a pair! (I mean, I had some awesome yarn and just the right size hook pulled out- I couldn't resist! I'll have to hunt my boys up some more yarn for their hats since I used theirs!!)

    Great Job. Fantastic pattern!

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  8. I love the design - truly butterflies!

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  10. Thanks everyone for the comments! I really appreciate them. I have only just started writing things this summer. Please let me know if you have any trouble or questions :O)

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    1. What does ch 2 dc in same st mean. I don'y understand how to dc in the same stitch.

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  11. Hello... i was curious as to wether you had any suggestions for modifying this pattern for toddlers?!! love your stuff!!!!

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  12. I can't wait to make these!!!!

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  13. These are going to make great Christmas presents!! Thank you for the beautiful pattern!

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  14. I made your butterfly hat several times, everyone seems to want them when they see them on my grandbabies, so I will definitely be making these but smaller versions, thank you for sharing you wonderful patterns

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  15. Thank you for sharing this nice pattern!

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  16. Thank You! I'm in Florida so I could wear these more often. They will make great gifts to.

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  17. beautiful pattern
    Iwould love to crochet these for my grandchildren for christmas.
    Please say how to print the pattern

    thank you

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  18. I loved these so much I already made one tonite with left over yarn. I think I goofed somewhere though because the right glove fits my left hand..lol! Will have to be careful when I make the left one. Thanks for sharing this!

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  19. I came across your Butterfly Fingerless Gloves this morning on All Free Crochet, which directed me here to your blog. Thank you so much for your talents and willingness to share your pattern. I plan to start this evening, making my first pair.
    Many blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  20. i need this pattern in pdf it just does not copy well from the site.

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  21. These are so cute! to make these for a larger hand, do you think adding ~5 stitches to each row would work?
    any suggestions would be appreciated

    DavetteB
    http://DavetteBrown.com

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  22. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this awesome pattern!! My 12 yr. old was trying to crochet one with no pattern and was having trouble so we Googled them and found your pattern! She successfully made one in pink variegated and I made some too. Just posted to my blog and linked to your pattern. Thanks again!! Here's our post with your pattern.
    Kris & Maddy

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  23. I'm on my 6th pair of these - they are very fast and easy to make up. (though the above poster is correct, the left and right are transposed)

    They fit my large hands just fine; I have even made a variation with a longer top and partial thumb to cover my knuckles (with my tendonitis they are functional as well as cute). My pics are on my Facebook page: Facebook.com/DavetteBInAK

    My son wants a pair without the butterflies in navy, and I'm going to make a pair for a friend getting married in White.

    thanks for the great pattern

    DavetteB
    http://DavetteBrown.com

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  24. Can you please put this on Youtube so I can follow better, I am dying to make them, but reading it is a little confusing. Thanks
    Nancyrose

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  25. I'm making a pair of these for my 13 year old granddaughter-- just finishing the second one. I'm using a dk green cotton yarn(Love This Cotton) & they look great but the yarn isn't as springy as acrylic. I've tried to tighten the wrist just a tad, add 2 rows to the top & snug them up a bit. My count has been off of what I've read, but I've tried to be consistent & the two look good! Think I've got it! Thank you so much for posting this pattern--darling!

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  26. Thank you for the pattern! I had some left over yarn from a scarf I made so I made these in two tone...it took a little more time but well worth it :) I think I may even embellish them a little more ~ we'll see.
    Thanks again,
    Lori

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  27. I have made these gloves in many different colors they are always a sure knock out. Thanks for sharing, Dotty.

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  28. I think you may have had your left and right mixed up, or I need to turn mine inside out, but I really like the pattern! I'll need to add a few stitches for them to fit me, but the first pair will fit my best friend nicely.

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  30. Finished my first one and it is really big for my hands and I was making it for granddaughter. How can I size this down?

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  31. Beautiful!!! I would also like to make these smaller as I have very small hands and wrists. I'm thinking I would just use less stitches for each round. Do you agree or have any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate it!

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  32. have u made a video tuturial for these on youtube ty

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