Saturday, 12 January 2013

meet.make.crochet fingerless gloves.

Victoria weather can often be pretty rainy in the winter, but it doesn't get overly cold. Full-fledged mitts are not really needed, and let's face it, it is such a hassle to take off a mitt to send a text message. 

I have been seeing fingerless gloves around a lot lately, and decided I wanted to attempt a pair myself. I came across this pattern for Warm Willies Fingerless Gloves by Susan Hinton on Ravelry, and started crocheting away. 

I followed the pattern pretty closely, until it came time to make the top strap. Instead of a crochet strap and buttons, I decided I wanted a different texture. Last fall I had purchased some scrap leather from a flea market, and had yet to use any of it, so decided to try adding it to my gloves with some embroidery thread.

My only issue was I didn't really have any clue how to make holes through the leather. I am sure there is some fancy tool for it, but I just attempted using a big needle. This probably wasn't the greatest idea... I think it took me just as long to stitch those straps on in the X pattern as it did to crochet the rest of the glove. 

I'm really happy with how these turned out, and have worn them every day since completion. They match my crochet slouchy hat perfectly. I may just need to invest in some sort of leather hole punch to make some more!


  1. Cute! I was looking for a new crochet project, maybe this might be it! =)

  2. They look beautiful, Stephanie! You are so awesome!

  3. what a cute idea! It is annoying to take off gloves for a text message!

  4. Thumbs up, for sure!! These are super cute. I love the leather detailing that you added. That's such a simple but adorable idea!

  5. They turned out great. I gotta give them two thumbs up too. :)

    And who knew leather would be so hard to work with??!

    P.S. I just finished my slouchy hat! YAY! I'm hoping to share some pics soon. :)

  6. You always have such wonderful projects! I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to come link up at a party on my blog. It is a link party for OLD projects--so that we can hopefully get more traffic to our blogs using projects we've already posted. Come over and remind us of some of your favorite projects!
    The link-up is live now.
    Hope to see you there!

  7. These look really good. The leather strap is a lovely detail.

  8. Amazing, as usual! I just got some crochet hooks for Christmas, so I'm definitely going to attempt this project. So cute!

    (PS - gorgeous ring!)


  9. Oh my goodness, you are so talented! You know what I also like? The fact that you come to Whimsy Wednesday each week. We LOVE your creations and inspirations!

    Take care,
    Kelly at Smart School House

  10. I love the leather embellishment on these!


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