If you are a Game of Thrones lover, you’ll understand why I named these gloves after the “Khaleesi.” If not, don’t worry, it took me quite while to get into HBO’s “Game of Thrones” craze, (which I later learned was based on a fantasy book series, which I didn’t read. I’m not hip enough, I guess 🙂
Pop culture can be so oppressive these days; seems like it makes me feel either like a trendsetter, or way behind everyone else, with no middle ground, and more often the latter than the former. In short, in fashion and fad I always feel like I’m off the mark, one way or the other– either too far ahead of the game, or lagging way behind.
So, I eventually I just decided to create things that I love, that I feel are unique, beautiful, and make me personally proud, without getting obsessed with following current trends. The flip side of that coin being that I won’t spend energy trying to deliberately avoid current trends either. Either of those paths– trying to fit expectations of pop culture, or trying to avoid them–really just fetters one’s creativity.
So, it turned out my mom was right. When I was figuring out a career path as a teen, my mom said to me, “Do what you love, and success will follow.” I wish I had taken that more to heart back in Junior High. Because, If I had followed her advice starting then, I’d have just crocheted all along, and I might have avoided the cost and effort and stress of four years of undergrad Journalism school and another three years of grad school in Public Administration. And that’s not counting the years in between undergrad and grad, working extremely un-fun jobs, oh dear! Where might my crochet and design skills be now?
But, through all those years, beating my brains out to acquire titles, degrees and accolades while having little or no fun, the one thing I loved and kept me going was crochet. I’m proud to have achieved those titles and degrees, but sometimes I wish I had save myself the hurdles of those “real world career” goals, and just kept on having fun crocheting…
But I digress. Let’s just do what we love TOGETHER…and finish our Croc Stitch Khaleesi Gloves!
PART TWO of Crocodile Stitch KHALEESI Fingerless Gloves
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Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]
Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 4 – [6, (7) scales]
Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 3 – [12 (14) V-sts]
Rnd 18: Rep Rnd 4, (pic 19)– [6, (7) scales]
Rnd 19: Ch 3 (count as dc), dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc2tog over next 2 sts, * yo, insert hook in next sp between scales and in ch-1 sp directly behind scales and complete a dc, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc2tog over next 2 sts, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. – [24 (28) dc]
Rnd 20: Ch 3 (count as BPdc from here throughout), FPdc in next st, * BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first st. – [24 (28) FPdc]
Rnd 21: Rep Rnd 20 – [24 (28) FPdc]
Rnd 22: Rep Rnd 20 – [24 (28) FPdc]
Rnd 23: Ch 3, * 2 FPdc in next FPdc, BPdc in next BPdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first st. – [36 (42) FPdc]
Rnd 24: Ch 3, * FPdc in next 2 FPdc, BPdc in next BPdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first st – [36 (42) FPdc]
Rnd 25: – Rnd 35: Rep Row 23. – [36 (42) FPdc]
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
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