Puff Stitch Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

Winter. It's just a cold blur that lasts for three months. Not exactly my cup of tea. But there are a few upsides to winter, hot chocolate with marshmallows, fluffy socks and blankets, and roaring fires just to name a few! But despite all these highlights, my hands and fingers still get cold! I hate gloves because it stops me from crocheting or typing a new blog. I mean I need my fingers ready and able to assist me in craft making at ALL times!
Then a while back I saw fingerless gloves, and I thought they were the perfect solution to my problem! I also thought "Why buy them, when I can make my own!"
So here's my pattern! :)


What You'll Need:
4.50 Crochet Hook
8ply wool of your choice
Wool needle
Scissors

Size:
You can make this for any size person, just measure your wrist 
and make the ribbing that big, plus 4cm. 

Wrist Ribbing:
Make a Slip Knot. Crochet 32 Chain Stitches.


Row 1- Then take your crochet hook and push it into the  second chain from hook. Now Single Crochet until end of row.
Row 2- Chain 2 then push your crochet hook into the second last single crochet. Continue to make single crochets until the end of the row.
Row 3- Same as row 2.


Row 4- Do exactly the same as row 2 until you get to the last 4 stitches. Crochet 2 chain stitches, skip to stitches and push crochet hook into the second last stitch of that row. Single crochet last 2 stitches.
Row 5, 6, 7-  Same as row 2
Row 8- Same as row 4
Row 9, 10, 11, 12- Same as row 2
Note: Do a couple less rows if you'd like to make a smaller size for a child.

Now fasten it off.
Choose 4 buttons that you like, then sew 2 buttons on each wrist ribbing where they would be if you buttoned them up.
Button up the ribbing.

Hand:
Row 1-Make a Slip Knot. Taking your crochet hook, push it through where the two ends of the wrist ribbing overlap. Crochet Single Crochets all around the entire ribbing. Note Be sure to push it through both layers when your come to where the ribbing overlaps.


Row 2- Now after you've crocheted single crochets all around the ribbing it's time to start crocheting Puff Stitches! Note I did 7 strands around my crochet hook before pulling it through and making a puff stitch.
Row 3,4- Crochet a puff stitch, chain 2, skip one stitch. Crochet a puff stitch, chain 2, skip one stitch etc. In the next row you'll be crocheting your puff stitches into the space where you chained 2 on the previous row. This helps make that zig zag pattern.
Row 5- This is where you add the hole for your thumb. For each person it's different, so you need to decide now where you want your thumb to be. When you get there make a puff stitch, then crochet 3 chain stitches (might need to make it four if you have big thumbs) Then do a double crochet into the next stitch, and make a puff stitch in that same stitch. Continue making puff stitches all the way around. Note: If you're making a smaller size do the thumb hole instead as row 4.
Row 6, 7, 8 - Same as row 3, Puff stitches! Note: Do one less row of puff stitches to make a smaller size.
Row 9, 10- Single crochets all the way around.
Fasten off, and you are done.


And you're done! I hope you all enjoyed that tutorial as much as I did, I'm actually wearing my pair of gloves right now haha.
If you did crochet a pair of gloves, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page,
I'd love to see them! Please Subscribe to my blog, it would really make my day!
Have a great day crocheting!




142 comments:

  1. Great pattern, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Did you use American crochet or British ? New to crochet here.

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    2. I don't think there is such a thing as single crochet in British terms, so it must be American :)

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  2. Those are so cute! I hope you put those up on Ravelry! I'm sure they'd get noticed :)

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    1. Thank you for putting the biggest smile on my face!...I already have, Ravelry is so fun!
      Xx

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  3. Hi I absolutely love these. I have only started crocheting about a week ago but I am 'hooked' already. I was wondering if I do the puff stitch in each crochet or do I do one then skip one?

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    1. Aw thank you! Well I skipped one, did a puff stitch and then skipped one etc. , otherwise it would get a bit bulky :)

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    2. Does the skip one, do one pattern apply to the first row of puff stitches as well as the rest?

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  4. Those are so cute! I just found you through Pinterest! Very excited about your blog as well...(I'm an avid crochet-er ;)

    -your new follower, Chellie

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    1. wow, thank you! :) you just made my day!

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  5. These are lovely. I found your blog via Craft Gawker. Thanks for the pattern - I'd love to give these a go -unfortunately it's still chilly enough to wear them here in Scotland :)

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    1. Thanks Donna! :) Well I live in Australia and unfortunately we're heading into winter at the moment!
      Xx

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  6. These are so beautiful! Can I ask what color the yarn is? I love that, too, ;).

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    1. Thank you so much! :) Umm well it's a bluish navy, not fully sure since I found half a ball of it while I was cleaning my craft room lol sorry
      Xx

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  7. found you through pinterest and so glad i did - these are amazing and i will certainly be making some. thank you.

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  8. I also found your blog through Pinterest, and I adore these fingerless gloves! I'll be making some for my granddaughters, and myself! Thank you so very much for sharing your pattern!! =)

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    1. Wow, thank you! I've been making so many fingerless gloves lately seeing as it's winter here in Australia :) I also have a different fingerless gloves pattern if you would like to try it, here's the link http://fewofmyfavthings95.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/confessions-of-crocheter.html
      Have a great day!
      Xx

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  9. Hi I just saw your pattern and want to try it out. Do you know how much yarn it takes ? I have a skein go simplicity by hikoo. 50 g 107 meters. Will this make two gloves?

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    1. Hi! Well it depends if you are going to make it a larger size, but if not 50g should be enough :) I made two navy pairs with a 100g skein. Hope you enjoy crocheting it! Xx

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  10. Ty soo much !

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  11. Love these!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to make a pair!

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    1. Aww I'm so glad you like them! :) Hope you have heaps of fun making them!

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    2. Just made the first one :) perfect for winter here in NZ too!! Super snuggly! Onto mitten number 2!

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  12. A tutorial on the puff stitch?

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    1. Here is a link to a youtube video where they explain how to crochet a puff stitch! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8lLMHpt1Sw

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  13. Muy bonitos ,te felicito, desde hoy soy tú seguidora....

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  14. could you make a pattern for gloves that go to the middle of your forearm? i like long cosy ones :)

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    1. I was actually just thinking about that 2 days ago! When I get the time, I'll try to write a pattern for longer fingerless gloves, and when I do I'll be sure to let you know :) Xx

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    2. brillant, thanks :)

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  15. these were so easy to make and so cute! very good instructions! I made mine in green and they look great!

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    1. I'm so glad you found them easy to make! :) ohhh i love green!...I'd love to see a photo of them if you'd like to post a photo to my facebook page?
      Hope you have a lovely day!

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  16. Hi, I love these but I can't wear wool. Would regular yarn work? I'm new to crocheting.

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    1. Yes, Yarn would work just fine! :) I've made quite a few pairs with yarn.
      Xx

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  17. Thank you so much for this pattern! I've only just started crocheting and I can actually follow this :D I've just made one but the hand seems far too big :( is there a way to reduce the size after the thumb hole?

    Oh and I found you through Pinterest too!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you're able to understand it! :) Well you can add a few single crochet decreases in the following rows after the thumb hole. Here's a link to a video on single crochet decreases! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcycT1YmSSM
      That's so cool!
      Hope this helped! :)
      Xx

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    2. Brilliant thank you! Will give it a go. Now...to find a matching hat pattern :D

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    3. Glad I could help!
      I actually have a puff stitch beanie pattern as well! If you'd like to take a look at it, here's the link http://fewofmyfavthings95.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/beginners-luck.html :)
      Xx

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  18. i love them!i made mine in a dusty rose

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  19. These are absolutely lovely! Haven't tried the pattern yet, but will do in the morning! Thank you.

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    1. Aw thank you! You just made my day! :)
      Xx

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  20. So pretty! Linking up tomorrow at Tangled Happy. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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    1. Thank you soo much Sara! :) That means a lot to me!
      Xx

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  21. Just made these thank you so so much :) great pattern. I've been looking for something to go with the Vickie Howell hat these are perfect. Although I made two right gloves by accident :/ I assume you make the left by just reversing the cuff? x

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    1. Wow, thank you! I'm sooo glad you like them! :) haha I also made 2 right gloves by accident at first! Yep, you just reverse the cuff. :)
      Xx

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  22. I would really love to crochet these with a chunky yarn! Its the Sulka by Mirasol. How can I adapt the pattern to work with a chunky yarn? Only just started crocheting properly! :)

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    1. These gloves are easily adaptable to an size or wool :) All you need to do is instead of chaining 32, chain enough stitches to go around your wrist plus 1 inch. The extra 1 inch is for where it overlaps for the buttons.
      Hope this helps :)

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  23. Hi there! These are gorgeous, I'm just wondering, what size buttons did you use for the adult size? I want to buy buttons before I start making them, but I want to make sure the buttons I buy will fit through the holes :)

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    1. Hi Drensik!
      I used button that were 2cm, or o.8 inches :) Hope that helps! If you'd like to use smaller or bigger buttons you can either only skip one stitch, or skip 3-4. :)

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  24. tu blog es muy bonito y completo te felicito!!!

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  25. these are really cute! how are you joining at the end of each row of puff stitches? sl st into top of ch 3?

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    1. Thanks! When you're done with each row of puff stitches you need to join together the rows by slip stitching into the top of the 3 chains your chained to start of the row. Hope this makes sense haha
      Xx

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  26. It is so lovely and I started crocheting it following your instruction. Now I reached the puff stitches. I crochet the first row with puff stitches, skip one stitch between as you mentioned in comments. But I don't know what's the difference between row 1,2 and 3,4 in hand part? what should be changed in row 3,4 in comparison with rows 1,2?

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    1. They're not any different :) I just wanted to make sure people understood that you crochet a puff stitch into the gap between each puff stitch in the following rows, and not right on top of the puff stitch.
      Hope this makes some sense :)

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    2. Thanks, I've crocheted a pair and now using them:) thanks for sharing your pattern. I love them but just the connection between two ends of a row using sl st makes a disorder in the overall pattern. Is there any solution to keep it hidden?

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    3. I had this problem as well - I also tried chaining 3 and then starting the puff stitch in the next stitch, but ended up with a big hole in each row - do you chain 3 and do your first puff stitch in the same hole?

      Thanks!

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    4. I do the puff stitch into the same hole/stitch :)

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  27. Terra Warner Agueda23 November 2012 09:04

    love this pattern- a wonderful twist to the fingerless glove craze! these look so elegant and lovely. Thanks for the pattern!

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  28. It's beautiful pattern and not very complicated. Thank You a lot!

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  29. Thank you for sharing this beautiful and easy pattern wit us/ Gracias por compartir este bonito y fácil patrón con nosotras.

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  30. I'm making these using Noro for my sister for Xmas and I LOVE the pattern! The fact that you can make them bigger or smaller without messing with the pattern is fantastic!
    I understand why the instructions can confuse many people, they seem incomplete :(
    First, it should be: puff stitchm, ch1 all around.
    And to make the start of each roe clean you should slip stitch to the ch1 space, then ch2 & puff stitch -1 yo for that first puff of the row. The sli stich at the end of each row.
    Thank so much for sharing this pattern! I will need to make another set for myself because they are so beautiful!

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  31. Love these! Quick question; on the buff stitch do you puff stitch, ch1, skip1, puff stitch? In the youtube video she ch1 after each puff stitch. Also, per the Anonymous tip on December 8th, would we puff stitch in the same ch2 crochet stitch of the new row?
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi!
      Yep, the chain 1 is part of the puff stitch. So everytime you do a puff stitch it ends with a chain, then you skip one stitch and crochet a puff stitch. Yes, you crochet a puff stitch in the chain up 2 space.
      Hope this helped!

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  32. Hi, first of all thank you for this amazing pattern! I plan to make these for my sister for Christmas. I'm a bit confused on all this talk about connecting each puff stitch row (slip stiches, chaining). I don't see this in your pattern. Could you please explain/clarfiy?

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    1. Thank you! :)
      You start of every row of puff stitches with 2 chains, then at the end of every row of puff stitches you connect to the top of the chain 2 with a slip stitch before starting up a new row with 2 chains, followed with puff stitches etc.
      Hope this makes sense!
      Olivia

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    2. Yes, thank you!!

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  33. Help! What do you do with the thumb hole through rows 6-8? I'm lost =(

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    1. You just make 1 puff stitch where the thumb hole is in following rows, otherwise the top of your glove will become much to large! :)
      Olivia Xx

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  34. Thanks so much for this pattern. My gloves are looking great! I could't find your facebook page to share a pic.

    =^.^=

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    1. That's great!Here's the link to my facebook page :) http://www.facebook.com/MyFavouriteThingsBlog?__req=3f

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  35. One of your Pinterest Fans. I am a beginner and with English not being my first language I hope this very first project of mine wont turn into socks instead of finger warmers. I simply love them. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. English also isn't my first language :) I'm originally from South Africa.
      I hope you have heaps of fun making these! Xx

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    2. What is your first languaje, Paula? Mine's spanish. =)
      Good english, unite people.

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  36. So pretty, and very eye catching! Love puff stitches! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern. I linked to it this morning on my blog, if you want to check it out: http://www.mooglyblog.com/10-crochet-fingerless-mitts-patterns/

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  37. Im so late! I found your pattern on pintrest and I fell in love. I actually couldn't find any buttons anywhere in my house so I just made some and they turned out awesome! Thanks!

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  39. These are beautiful. Love the yarn and colourway choice.

    I just linked to your page on my crochet blog:
    http://karliboutique.blogspot.ca
    :)

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  40. Made these for a friend to match the hat and gloves I made her, they are Awesome!!! Love your work!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. i <3 puff stitch!! This is just what I have been looking for! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thats's ok, I love sharing my ideas!
      Xx

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    2. I am going to make this for myself super soon!!

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  42. So pretty! I will make these to use while on the computer. The a/c vent blows right down on my mouse hand, so I think at least one of these is the answer!
    Thanks!

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  43. Just finished and love them. Made them out of a supersoft yarn of similar colour to your picture. I made them for my daughter and had to make the band with a small opening as although she is an adult she has the tiniest wrists. Thanks for the easy pattern.

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    1. Aw the gloves sound beautiful! I'm sure she'll love them!
      Xx

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  44. Thanks for this pattern! I made myself a pair, and then my mum saw them and wanted some too. So I've been a busy crocheter these last couple of days thanks to you :D

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  45. Thank You for sharing Olivia!!!
    This is pretty and your tutotial makes it look so easy :)

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  46. I forgot to say the gloves are gorgeous. Also, can you make these minus the button holes.
    Thanks!

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  47. these gloves are really gorgeous. i love your ideas and patterns... iam making one of these now.. hope it turn out well...

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  48. wow so cute , i'm make it but i'm used small yern so it come a little small heheheh :)

    thanks for pattern

    Mouza

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  49. I wanna try this, thanks so much for sharing the pattern! I'm so glad i found you blog :) i will follow you

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  50. How do you do the second hand? I saw in another comment someone mentioned just reversing the cuff to make the left hand? How does that work?

    Thank you! This is super cute and I can't wait to get to work on it :)

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    1. You could reverse it, or you could crochet it the same, and just turn it upside down. It'll work the same :)
      For reversing it, all you need to do is is making the button holes at the start of the row, instead of the end.
      Hope this helps!
      Xx

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  51. Hi Olivia,

    I think this pattern is quite unique, and I especially appreciate the very spare and well-made instructional videos. This is another pattern I'd love to feature in Curtzy.com's Knitting and Crochet newsletter if you're willing. A link would be made back to this page, and you would certainly be given credit for creation of the pattern.

    Thanks,

    Jordan

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    1. Hi Jordan,

      I'm completely fine with that! :) Thank you so much for asking me!
      Have a great day,
      Olivia Xx

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  52. Im new to crochet and am hung up on the hand part. Do you chain any before the puff stitches? Ive also tried skipping a stitch but it just makes my rows smaller and smaller as im reducing the stitches each row.... ????

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    1. You chain TWO between every single puff stitch :) This way it won't get smaller.

      Olivia Xx

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    2. please can I ask you where did you get your needles from as im new at this and need some help

      angela

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    3. Hi Angela,
      I bought my crochet hooks/needles of of ebay, and I bought my wool/tapestry needles at my local sewing shop.
      Olivia Xx

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  53. How many skeins of yarns does a pair of gloves take?

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  54. Loving this pattern! But just wondering is it in American terms or English? xxx

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  55. Thank you so very much for posting the instructions....

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  56. hoi, i'm from belgium and loving your gloves! Even in English I understood the inscriptions. x

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  57. im having a yard sale this weekend and plan on making several to sell"if its ok".I am also going to wear a pair.i just love them.i have kinda chubby hands hope they fit ok.lol oh and btw, you have very pretty nails.

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  58. These gloves are great! Thanks for sharing...I'm making some for my sister. It's generous of you to share it for free!

    Just to clarify, to do row 2 for the hand, I chain 2, puff stitch, chain 2, puff stitch, etc.? (I was confused because the video only chained 1 in between).

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  60. Wonderful patterns... I am making fingerless gloves for Christmas for grandkids. How do you print your patterns without the blog and stuff?

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  61. These are adorable!! One question though: do you think I could use cotton for them? I have a really soft cotton and I think it should work...thanks so much! Can't wait to work on these! :)

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  62. Hi,
    It should be able to work, as long as it's 8ply. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! :)

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    2. One more question... when working on the ribbing do you put a sc into the ch 2? I started it and now don't know what do do haha. :) Thanks again for the great patterns and help! :D.

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  63. I tried this with the 32 chain beginning, like you said to, but it because way too skinny. I have normal sized wrists, and even my little sister couldn't fit it on her wrist... If I re-do it, how long should I make my original chain? And will that affect the second part of the pattern?

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    1. I'm not sure exactly how many extra chains you should do, since I don't know how big/small your wrist is. Add sets of 2 chains to the original 32 chains till it fits your wrist snugly.

      Olivia

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    2. ... and no, it shouldn't effect the rest of the pattern :)

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  64. I was looking for a knitting pattern, but when I saw this I decided to take up crochet! They look just amazing! The links you gave were very helpful as well. This will definitely be my first crochet project.

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  65. I love these gloves! I hope to get a couple pair made before Christmas! Thank you so much!

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  66. Hi Olivia,
    I'm on row 5 of the ribbing, and when you get to the ch-2 space for the button from the previous row, did you put 2 sc in it or just 1? And I'm guessing on row 9 you put the same number (1 or 2) stitches in the ch-2 space from row 8? Hope this makes sense. Thank you for the beautiful patterns!!!
    Sarah

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    1. I worded that kinda confusing...:) What I say trying to say is when you get to row 5 and the button hole space, do you just consider it a normal sc? Or do you do 2 sc into it since you skipped 2 stitches underneath it? Hope that makes more sense. Again thanks for the adorable and free patterns!!!!! :)

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    2. You do 1 SC into every chain you created to make the button hole.

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    3. So 1 sc into the ch itself? 2 total sc? Thanks so much!!!

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  67. Super cute and easy pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  68. Do you turn when you get to the end of a row for the puff stitches or crochet in the round?

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  69. Can you use medium (#4) yarn, and an I or H hook?

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  70. I featured this on my blog today! I love your project! I hope you will check it out!

    http://scrappingwithniki.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/puffy-fingerless-gloves-with-bling-closure/

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    1. Your gloves look beautiful!... And I love the buttons you used! :)

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  71. Very nice pattern!
    It's turning summer here, but I didn't want to wait till autumn/winter to start this project :-)

    I have one problem though...
    Took the sizes of my wrist for the wristband, so that fits, finished one glove, only I can't get it over my hand.

    Am I doing someting wrong, are my stitches too tight or does this pattern need a more/very stretchable yarn?
    I used 100% acrylic yarn.

    Thanks!

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  72. Wow ..such a beautiful design!
    I am going to start this project tomorrow hopefully.
    I just bought a pink yarn and crochet stick .
    Please bring more patterns like that for new projects.
    Best of luck!

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  73. Is the puff stitch count suppose to increase? Then it gets a little too big for my hand.

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