Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves Khaleesi – Part One


Article, Cals, crochet pattern, Fashion, Free Patterns, How To, Uncategorized / Monday, November 27th, 2017

These Mother of Dragons’ inspired, Crocodile Stitch Khaleesi Fingerless Gloves have been a hit! They are so quick to make that some of you that couldn’t wait for this first first set of instructions and got their ad-free PDF pattern seem to be mass-producing them by the dozen.  This is the perfect quick and sure to wow the recipients.

Most importantly, If you have been wanting to learn the Crocodile Stitch, this is a great chance to learn, step-by-step, with support if you have questions by joining our Bonita Patterns Crochet Alongs CALs. I promise you, the only intimidating thing in this project is the name “crocodile”! We have a fun and supportive group made of professionals and crocheters from all over the world, with all sorts of crocheting levels and skills that meets on Facebook to create and spend good times together. You can join our Facebook group HERE.

The project is rated “Intermediate,” but if you are an adventurous beginner and know the basic crochet stitches (slip stitch, chain and double crochet) you can tackle this with the help of our CAL!

Crocodile Stitch Fingerless Gloves Khaleesi

Designed by Lianka Azulay© 2017

***This CAL pattern will be FREE (for a limited time) from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, December 17, 2017, in serial form as published on the Bonita Patterns Blog. The free version will include affiliate links and ads. You can purchase a discounted, ad-free, printable PDF, for only $2.75 HERE***

Materials:

2 skeins of Bonita Yarns Merino Dream in Prism Shades (Sport weight, 328 yards/ 300 m; 50% merino wool, 50% acrylic). You can purchase this yarn in several self-striping colors at my yarn shop: www.bonitapatterns.com — You can make two matching pairs of gloves with two skeins.

Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook or any size hook to obtain gauge.Stitch marker

Yarn needle for weaving in your end

*** In celebration of my “20th Anniversary of Arrival in the U.S.” I am extending the Black Friday deals of up to 30% off on the Merino Dream Collection (used on the Ruffled Victorian Cowl and on the Crocodile Stitch Khaleesi Fingerless Gloves one until Tuesday, November 28, 2017. No Coupon Needed.***

Gauge swatch:

With F crochet hook in V-st (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) pattern: 4 V-sts and 3 1/2 rows = 2”

 

Stitch Abbreviations:

Beginning (beg)

Chain (ch)

Double Crochet (dc)

Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (dc2tog)

Front Post Couble Crochet (FPdc)

Single Crochet (sc)

Slip Stitch (sl)

Space (sp)

Slip Stitch (st)

V-Stitch (V-st)

Yarn Over (yo)

 

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (dc2tog) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook—1 st decreased

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

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

Pattern Notes:         

• The Pattern is worked in rounds from hand to arms. Fit both left and right hands.

• In the pattern, instructions are given to size Small/Medium in black font; changes for sizes Large/Extra Large ( ).

 

Choosing your glove size:

Sizes (measurements based on circumference of hand flat just under knuckles without including thumb side image):

 

 

Small/Medium: 6.5 in to 7.5 in

Large/Extra Large: 7.5 in to 8.5 in

Directions: Make two, following the same directions

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

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same stitch as beg ch,* sk 2 ch, V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. – [12 (14) V-sts]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (count as a dc), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc, ch 1 (Pic 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 2), working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (see Pic 3), * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom work 5 fpdc around post of first dc of next V-st, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. – [6, (7) scales]

Pic 1 – First half of scale completed.
Pic 2 – Turn work so V-st is sideways (V-point facing right)
Pic 3: Work second half of scale

Rnd 3: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp (Pic 4), yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st (see Pic 5), * V-st in next 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 dc. [12 (14) V-sts]

Pic 4: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp
Pic 5: When working the V-st between the scales, you will go under the connecting stitches and through the V-st of the previous row (looking at the back of your work will help you see the V-st of the previous row).

Rnd 4: Sl st in in ch-1 sp (pic 6), working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc (pic 7),  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is on the bottom, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (pic 8) * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc (pic 9 round completed). – [6, (7) scales]

Pic 6: Sl st in ch-1 sp
Pic 7
Pic 8
Pic 9

Rnd – 5 through Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 3 and Rnd 4 alternately as follows:

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 (pic 12) – [6, (7) scales]

Pic 10: Rnd 1 trough Rnd 10 Completed

Rnd 11: Ch 4, (count as dc and a ch-1), dc in same st as beg ch, ch 3 (thumbhole), skip next scale, * yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a V-st (pic 11), V-st in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. -[11 V-sts + 3 ch (13) V-sts + 3 ch]

Pic 11

Rnd 12: Ch 3, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of first V-st, work 4 fpdc, ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways and post of second dc of V-st is on the bottom, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc (Pic 12), skip next ch-3, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc * skip next V-st, working from top to bottom around post of first dc of next V-st, work 5 fpdc,  ch 1, turn work so V-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second dc of V-st, work 5 fpdc, repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. (Pic 13) – [6, (7) scales]

Rnd 13: Sl st in first 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp, Ch 4 (count as a dc and a ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp, yo, insert hook in next sp between next two scales and complete a V-st (pic 14), * 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 dc. [12 (14) V-sts]

  

PART TWO…

By now you’ve mastered the Crocodile Stitch. Saturday, December 2nd, we continue with some more rounds of scales, our wrist decrease and arm section knit-look ribbing. I hope you’ve enjoy it so far! 

Keep tuned with our other CALs parts and news being published! Today we are posting Part One of the Crocodile Stitch Khaleesi Fingerless Gloves (HERE) and my personal pride and joy: my “First Mystery Shawl CAL” Supplies List is posted HERE. Last week we posted part one of the Crocodile Stitch Convertible Mittens (HERE) and project pictures are already popping on our FB Group.

If you have any questions, the best way to get help in a jiffy is joining our Bonita Patterns CALs on Facebook HERE.

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