Well, more of a recipe...I do those a lot!
Here it is: the Sabrina Fingerless Gloves
This is a very simple, easy, nearly-mindless crochet project. Very little counting, and several rows of repetition.
Start with your favorite yarn, make sure that it is comfortable against the inside of your wrists. Chain until you feel it is long enough from the webbing of your fingers (if you are going to add the individual finger holes) to wherever you want it on your forearm, or from about the first knuckle of your fingers to wherever you want it on your forearm...
I chained 35. It should be an uneven number.
hdc in the 2nd chain from hook, (this first chain counts as your first hdc, now and throughout) *skip a chain, 2 hdc in the next* to end (I messed up on my start chain, I chained 34, should have chained 35.. if you do this, don't worry, you can fudge it, just do 2 hdc in the last oddball chain.) chain 1 turn
repeat last row, until you get to the length you want it before your thumb
Keep going until it wraps around your wrist comfortably. we can create the thumb hole when we stitch it up.
If you have chosen the 1st option, you will 2hdc until you reach where you want your thumb hole, and you will chain 6 and then 2hdc where you would normally 2hdc, continue to end with pattern. chain 1, turn
on the way back, continue pattern, and when you reach the thumb hole chains, do your normal pattern into the 2nd, 4th, and 6th chains. then continue onto the normal location for your hdc's. to end.
continue in pattern until you reach your desired length to go around the wrist.
here you have 2 choices as well.
1) you can whip stitch the gloves up the side, if you have chosen to do your thumb now, then leave out about an inch unstitched and then continue the stitching when you get to the end of your thumb hole.
2) you can single crochet or slip stitch the edges together. if you are doing a thumb in this step, leave about an inch open for your thumb.
if you are doing fingers, sc around the edge closest to your thumb hole. I did 2 rounds before I started my fingers.
This might get confusing, and I am trying my best to explain it, so I am sorry if it's hard to understand.
count how many stitches around the edge. You will divide this number by 10. Then you will take that number and figure that the fingers will be two of that number in the middle, and 3 on the outside edges. sc around to the thumb edge, then sc #, sc across the opening into the corresponding sc. sc # stitch across to coresponding sc, making 4 finger holes total.
|Stripe Pattern here: 4 blue, 1 purple|
When you get all 4 holes finished, begin sc around 1 finger hole, in each stitch, until you get the length you want, then slst in next stitch, leave about 3 in tail, and cut off. you will weave this tail in later.
Attach your yarn to the next finger hole, and repeat the finger hole process.
weave in ends.
Now, here is the fun part, embellish how you want. Ribbon. Buttons. Beads. Or, leave it plain...
NOTE: If you chose to do stripes, as I have, make sure to a)crochet over your ends to avoid needing to weave in later, or b) weave in VERY well when you are done, Your hands get a lot of beatings, so make sure your ends wont fall out and unravel your hard work!
For an extra finishing touch, you could do a few rows around the back edge in an accenting color. Just make sure that you do not crochet it too tight to fit over your forearm.