April 20, 2015

Blue Shell Gloves

With almost 125 yards of the Madeline Tosh DK Twist in Mandala left over from my Pineapple Shawl I knew I had enough to make something else. I looked around and found the pattern for Christmas Crochet Mitts by Adriana Veleda. Again this is a great free pattern found on Ravelry or on her blog.

I made a few small changes to how I made these starting with the beginning. I started these off with a foundation half double crochet. I like how finished it makes the starting edge of gloves. I was using a 4.25mm G hook for this project and with my yarn I do feel like these came out just a little too big on me. I probably could have made it smaller, but I liked the way it felt on. That could probably be remedied by using a smaller hook.
I did 5 rows of hdc after my foundation row and then started on the shell patterning. The technique for the shells is something I am very familiar with from the many fish hats I made back in 2012. I do like her idea of using multiple leftover colors, but I also love how these look and I feel like they will be perfect to wear on those days I use my shawl as a scarf.
They have a nice stretch to them and should fit just about anyone.
Difficulty: Easy
Time to complete: 2 hours for the pair.