Amazing Crocodile Fingerless Gloves
Terms and Directions:
If directions are in brackets [ ] , follow the directions that come after them. For example [if they appear like this] follow what’s inside the brackets.
Beg croc stitch: Ch 2, turn sideways, 4 dc around 1st dc, ch 1, turn sideways, 5 dc around 2nd dc.
Croc stitch: 5 dc around 1st dc, ch 1, 5 dc around 2nd dc.
Beg shell: Ch 3, 2 dc.
Shell: 3 dc.
Note: Read the entire pattern prior to starting. There are links and tips at the bottom to make crocheting this up easier. Especially take a look at the gauge notes. I crochet tightly. If you don’t normally have to go up a hook size when you crochet from patterns, you need to take a look at the gauge below. Hedge, even if you do, take a look at it. This is a fitted item, you’ll want to ensure it fits.
Loops & Threads Woolike
R1: Foundation sc 30. Join.
R2: Ch 2, dc in same st. *Ch 2, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st between the ch 2 and the first dc.
R3: Sl st in ch 2 sp and in between next 2 dc, beg croc stitch, ch 1, sk 2 dc. *Croc stitch, ch 1, sk 2 dc. Repeat * around. Join to ch 2 of first croc stitch.
R4: Ch 2, sl st to center of croc stitch. Ch 2, dc in same st, ch 2, 2 dc in between 2 dc from previous row and over ch 1 sp, ch 2. *2 dc in center of croc stitch, ch 2, 2 dc in between 2 dc from previous row and over ch 1 sp, ch 2. Repeat * around. Join with sl st in between first ch 2 and first dc.
R5: Sl st in ch 2 sp and in between next 2 dc. Beg croc st, ch 1, sk 2 dc. *Croc stitch, ch 1, sk 2 dc. Repeat * around. Join to ch 2 of first croc stitch.
R6 – R15: Repeat R4 and R5 5 times.
R16: Ch 2, sl st to center of croc stitch. Ch 1, *3 sc in center of croc stitch. 3 sc in between 2 dc from previous row and over ch 1 sp. Repeat * once. 3 sc into center of croc st. Ch 9, sk 2 dc from previous row. 3 sc into center of croc stitch, 3 sc in between 2 dc from previous row and over ch 1 sp. Repeat * once. Join to 1st sc.
Note: R17 is just a shell, sk 2 sts, shell. I wrote it out stitch by stitch as it seemed like it would be easier for beginners to understand that. In retrospect, that might not be the case. So R17: Shell, sk 2 sts, shell. 🙂
R17: Sl st to next sc. Ch 3, 2 dc into same st (beg shell), sk 2 sts. [3 dc (shell) into next st, sk 2 sts.] 3 times. Shell into next st, sk 1 sc. Now we’ll start working into the ch stitches. Sk one ch, shell into next ch. [Sk 2 ch, shell into next ch] 2 times. Sk 1 ch and 1 sc, shell into next sc. [Sk 2 sc, shell in next sc] 3 times. Join to top of ch 3.
R18 – R20: Beg shell in same st as join, shell between each shell from the previous round. Join to top of ch 3 from first shell.
R21: Beg shell in same st as join, dc dec between next two shells (start the dec in one shell, end it in the next), 2 dc into same sp that dec ended in.
Shell between each shell from the previous round. Join to top of ch 3 from first shell.
R22: Repeat R18. The dc dec from previous row does not count as an additional shell. Just put shell before the dec and then after the shell.
R23: Repeat R21.
R24: Repeat R18.
R25: Repeat R21.
R26 – R34: Repeat R18.
R35: Ch 1, sc in each dc around. Join to first sc.
R36: Ch 1, *sc 2, ch 4 and make picot (sl st to top of previous sc). Repeat * around. (The picture shows sc 4 with a picot, sc 2 with picot is spaced closer.) Fasten off, weave in ends.
If you have questions, drop them in the comments. Hope you enjoy making these! They seem like they’ll be big sellers this season! 🙂
Edit: Gauge… The bane of my existence. So I crochet tightly. I generally have to go up a hook size in patterns. Here are some stats for you so you can get sizing right:
2 crocodile stitches are a little over 2 inches.
2 shells (when they’re spaced out with shells crocheted into them) are a little over an inch.
Unstretched (not on a hand), this measures 9″ from top to bottom.
I wear a medium glove (like, the dishwashing gloves).
To make this more to your size:
Start the foundation ch in multiples of six. To make it bigger, add six. Smaller, subtract six.
Alternatively, you can just go up a weight in yarn (I think Woolike is a light fingering) and use a bigger hook in order to make it bigger.
If you want the same size but only have heavier yarn, use the same math above. Multiples of six on the foundation single crochet
If you don’t want to decrease in the shells, you can try skipping a space (the place between the shells). I haven’t tried that yet so I’m not sure how it works out.