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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Adeline Fingerless Mitts or Arm Warmers, Easy Crochet Pattern with Faux Cables ( Free Pattern)











Fingerless Mitts, a Slouchie Beanie and a Cowl, make fashion statements like none other. They are the perfect combination of style and comfort. Now make your own pair of fashionable mitts with this fun to work crochet pattern embellished with faux cables.

I wanted to design a fingerless mitts crochet pattern with cables that are suitable for beginners as well. So I came up with this faux cable idea that anyone with basic crochet skils can easily work. Unlike the regular cables that use front post stitches, the cables on these mittens use the basic chain stitch to evoke the same effect. A pair of these can be worked in about two hours. 

Pattern
Materials
1. Worsted weight size 4 medium yarn.
2. Hook H (5 mm).
3. Sewing needle to weave in the tails.

Gauge 
14 dc st = 3 ½ inches
4 dc rows alternating with 3 sl st rows = 3 ½ inches
Switch to a bigger or smaller hook to attain gauge. 

Size
Fits an average woman’s hand. A finished glove is 8 ½ inches long and 3.5 inches wide.

Yardage
140 yards for a pair

Stitch Abbreviations
Pattern is in standard American terms.
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
tr- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sk- skip

Stitch Explanation 
Work in Back Loops only: When you are asked to work in back loops only, you work inserting your hook though only one of the loops of the stitch leaving one loop free as shown below. 
Pic 1

Chain 32 + 3 for turning chain.

Row 1: 1 dc in to 4th chain from hook ( counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in each chain across----------33 dc

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sl st), 1 sl st in back loop of next st, 1 sl st in back loop of each st till end of the row-----------------------33 sl st

Row 3: Ch 3( counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in the back loop of the next st, 1 dc in the back loop of each st across till the end of the row.---------------33 dc

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 till you have a total of 16 rows and you end in a sl st Row ( Row 2). Now your gloves should measure 7 inches in width. Do not fasten off. 

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Fold it with the right side inside (the striped) and start slip stitching the long sides together to make a tube as shown in pic 2 above. While making the joining sl stitches you will insert your hook through the free loop left on the foundation chain side and the back loop of the sl st on the other side as shown in pic 3 above.

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Sl st till 2 ½ inches is left open. Now stop joining the sides together and work sl stitches up along the foundation chain side only for 1 ½ inches, this will form the hole for your thumb as shown in pic 4 above. Now sl st the rest of the 1 inch together till you reach the end. Do not fasten off,.

Continue to work a round of sc around the opening of the gloves to even out the irregular edges. Work the sc stitches along the inside of the tube as that would be the right side of the glove. Try to distribute the sc as evenly as possible.

Make one more glove following the exact same pattern. The right side of your glove will look like the pic below.


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Faux Cables

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Try the glove on the left hand inserting your thumb through the hole and place markers to show 2 tracks running through the middle of your hand as shown in pic 6 above. Repeat with your right glove. Now you know where to work your faux cables for each side.

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Overview: You start from the point shown by red dot and work upwards along the red arrow to complete one side of the cable. Once you reach the top you work down the brown arrow to complete the mirror image of the first half you made. 

The three orange vertical lines indicate the left, middle and right sl st ridges.

Pattern for Faux Cables
Keep the gloves down with the markers showing on top. Sl st to the base of the ridge on the right as shown by the red dot and follow the blue line as shown in pic 7 above.

Ch 3, sl st to the 5th st on the middle ridge to the left, *(ch 4, sl st to the 9th st ( counted from the previous sl st made on the same ridge) on the right ridge, Ch 4, sl sl to the 9th st on the middle ridge) Repeat from * 2 more times. Now you will have reached the top of your glove. 

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Now, you will work your way down and make the mirror image of the cable you already made following the green line in pic 7 above.

*(Ch 4, sl st to the point opposite to the one made on the right ridge, ch 4, sl st to the middle ridge at the same point as the first cable you made). Repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3 and sl st to the end of the ridge. Do not fasten off. Work a round of sc around the glove opening to even out the edges. Weave in the remaining tails.

Follow the same steps to work cables between the markers for the right glove too.Your lovely fingerless mitts with faux cables is now ready to wear!



Download the free pattern here:  Adeline Fingerless Mitts.


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90 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the free pattern!

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  2. I love the pattern. Thank you so much for been so kind & give us a free pattern!

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  3. AWESOME!! Thank you for this pattern, what a genius idea.

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  4. That pattern is gorgeous! I would love it if you shared it at my crochet link party this weekend. I hope to see you there!
    Best wishes from Holland, Annemarie

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  5. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the cables!! Thank you for sharing.
    Lenora

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  6. Love 'em! I will be making a pair! Probably several, once my girls and the gals at work see them. It's so nice of you to share your talents with us and gift us with a free pattern!!!

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  7. Perfect! I was looking for a free pattern for some fingerless gloves but had no idea I would find such a lovely pattern for them! Thank you for sharing it! You have some lovely designs here!

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  8. Perfect! I was just looking for a pattern for some free fingerless gloves and didn't imagine I would find such a pretty one! Thank you for sharing it. You have some lovely designs here!

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  9. These are super! Thank you so much for giving this pattern away. You're wonderful! :)

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  10. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing, I have earmarked your page and will definitely be trying this out at some point :)
    I am hosting a Secret Santa Handmade Swap on my blog and you would be an awesome participant.
    Hope you will consider it.
    x

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  11. I love it! Thanks for sharing! I've been following you on Facebook for a while. I didn't realize you had a blog as well. :)

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  12. So pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday!!

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  13. Love them! I haven't crocheted anything to wear other than scarves yet, but this looks like a good place to start!

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  14. I love your blog! I purchased the ear flap hat pattern last winter and absolutely love it! Certainly worth the $5!!! Thank you for this free pattern...I love these and am so excited to try it!

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  15. What a cute pattern! I love the cables. Pinning this for a future project :)

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  16. That's a nice pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I am making these right now! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  18. What a gorgeous pattern. I've knit fingerless gloves...I think I'll have to try crocheting some now! :D

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  19. these are beautiful. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  20. I just love these. They are just so fun and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  21. Super cute! Have a friend who was looking for knit-look crochet stuff to make. I'll have to send this to her!

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  22. New follower...I love the Adeline arm warmers! Thank you for the free pattern :-) Do you mind if I share it on my website?

    TracyAnn
    www.crochethappy.com

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    1. Yes, of course you can but please do link to my blog page. You are also free to share any more projects from my blog as long as there is a link.

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  23. thanks so much, i will try making these by next weekend, depending on when i get a chance to buy more yarn... i just started crocheting in october so i hope i'll manage making these.
    once i'm better at it i'd love to make more things with your patterns, i've already pinned those adorable boots, they'll be perfect for my niece when she gets a little bigger!

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  24. I've been crocheting for a long time (longer than I care to remember) and I love making small things like this, or hats, scarves, booties, socks, etc. I'll be giving these a try when I finish a Christmas order of my ribbed fingerless mitts for a friend. She ordered 20 pairs (glad they don't take more than a couple hours a pair too.)

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  25. are we allowed to sell this pattern? because i bet tons of people would love to buy it.

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    1. If you meant if you could sell the finished mittens, yes you can. Please do not sell the pattern itself or pass it on to others. If anyone needs the crochet pattern kindly direct them to my blog. Thank You!

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  26. can we sell the ending result of this project? i will give you credit of course

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  27. I love your easy to read instructions for your Adeline fingerless mitts, I already have a request for a fingerless mitt and it will be my first time croocheting one. I also like your personal touch drawings on page 2 showing percise detailed instruction for back loops. Thank you.....Please don't stop keep them coming.

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  28. I don't understand how you do the back loop here. It seems to me you need to crochet the slip stitch row into not the back loop but the loop at the very back of the previous stitch leaving the previous row showing both front and back loops. Am I missing something?

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    1. If you work the slip st in to the back loop and the next row of dc again in to the back loops of the slip stitches, you will get the striped look. You can mark one of your slip stitches to easily locate the back loop of it.

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  29. Thank you for the free pattern. I've been looking for a pattern like this forever and yours is the only one I really like. I'm pinning this!

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  30. Thank you so much for the darling hand warmers. I work with seniors and their hands are always cold. I will make a few pairs to give them. God bless you and keep you as you continue to create such beautiful and useful items.

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  31. Thank you for the free pattern, it was so kind and generous of you. I work with seniors and their hands are always cold. I will try this pattern and give a few away. God bless and keep you as you continue to create such beautiful and creative projects.

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  32. Thank you for this pattern. I love Dr. Who and was hoping to find hand warmers like the ones Rose wears, but all have been knit. Yours are beautiful and I can't wait to try them. Hoping to also make them for my daughters and friends. :-)

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  33. These are just what I've been looking for. I just finished my first glove and am thrilled at how simple to make, yet so lovely. Making for my daughters first, then I get to make a pair for myself. Also, making for my husband and son, but shorter and without the cables. Very gracious of you to share this pattern, thank you so much.

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  34. They are very classy & chic. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. (I pinned you on Pinterest)

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  35. Thank you for this lovely pattern. I live in Australia and it is very difficult to find crochet patterns here.

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  36. Just wanted to say thanks! I have crocheted and knitted lots of plain jane handwarmers and was looking for something fun to try next. These are so cute!

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  37. Just wanted to thank you for this pattern. I have been looking for something different to try for handwarmers/gauntlets. These look great! Thanks again

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  38. Super cute mittens! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  39. I love this pattern, but I can't figure out how to download the pattern. I even got the "Box" app. Please help! Thanks!!!

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  40. You do not need any App to download the pattern. The link should work for everyone unless your connection is slow. Please use my contact me form. I can email it to you.

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  41. Thx for the pattern. The only part I dont understand is which side and where do u do the sc down the length to the other opening of glove.

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    1. Could you please email me using the contact me form and elaborate a little please?

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  42. Hello) Can you tell me, what kind of thread do you use for these mittens?
    P.S. Sorry my English, please)

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  43. Worsted weight, size 4 medium or 10 ply.

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  44. Is this a free pattern because I can't find it?

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    1. There is a link at the bottom of the post which will take you to the pattern.

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  45. Hi just found your blog and wanted to say thanks for the pattern, these will make nice gifts(and one for myself).

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  46. You must be a smart gal to have made this cable pattern. I'm sorry to look like Im slow,but I don't know how you do the cables after the mitts done. Is the chain that you do fastened every little bit to the mitt or not,again sorry,everyone else seems to have understood but me

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    1. No, you don't fasten off till you finish the cable pattern.

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  47. Made these as a Christmas gift - thank you so much for the pattern! It was very easy to follow and these worked up quickly and beautifully :)

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  48. All of your stuff is beautiful...but I find these to be little gems!

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  49. great idea of faux cables … looks easy enough even for a beginner … congrats on creating this great design!!!

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  50. merci! pour ce tutoriel il est super!

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  51. My daughter sent me a link to your pattern and requested a pair for her and her two daughters. I have been making these since September. Every time someone sees them they want a pair! Thank you so much for a great pattern and inspiration.

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  52. Great Pattern, I added the pattern on my site http://crochetjewel.com/?p=8723, yes you can add as many patterns as you like. thanks!

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  53. I love it, can't wait to start this pattern.

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  54. Thank you! lovely!

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  55. My grand daughters will love these! Thank you for the pattern!

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  56. These are fun and Beautiful! Thank you for being so generous to share such a Wonderful pattern with us. I made a pair for myself and my 4 year old daughter and I can't get her to take them off half the time. We both love them and it's so fun to have a matching pair together. My mom has made her request for a pair so back to work I go! Thank you!

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  57. Love it! Tk u for sharing yr beautiful designs/patterns & talent with us. U hv such gorgeous patterns in everything. Can't wait to try this for my granddaughters for Christmas - they will luv it. Also going to try yr fingerless mitts - just wonderful. I hv pinned this & other items on yr site. I always look fwd to viewing yr blog for yr beautiful designs. Tk u again.

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  58. I have looked at dozens of patterns. These are beautiful. I plan on starting in a few min to make about 15 pairs. for Christmas this year I am making slouchy hats, scarves and this will make a great addition to the set.

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  59. Do you turn after each row when making the arm warmer part?

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  60. I love your blog and your creations!!!! Thanks for sharing :) New follower here !!!
    Marisa from http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  61. I have an owl lover that I would love to knit these for. Very cute!

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  62. Thank you so much for thid pattern. Just what I was looking for.

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  63. Cool, i had no idea you had any free patterns. :)

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  64. This is an incredible pattern. I've made several pairs so far, and intend to make many more. I've added an additional row along forearm edge of each warmer with a fur yarn. It makes a nice accent, and gives some added variety. Thank you for this beautiful pattern. Every time I see them worn by someone, I can't help but think how cute they look. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much. I would love to get a picture of the mittens with fur, so I can share on my facebook page.

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  65. Beautiful.
    Thank you for the pattern.

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  66. Fingerless gloves are worn by motorcyclists to better grip the handlebars
    fingerless gloves

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  67. Protect the palms of the hands and add grip in the event of a fall
    fingerless gloves

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  68. I'm struggling on Row 3 to crochet into the back loop. Very hard to get my hook in the back loop. Am I doing something wrong?

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    1. Either you crochet too tight or you are trying to insert into the wrong loop. You will find videos on Youtube for working in back loops.

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  69. Love this! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for the pattern.

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  70. I finished the first mitt but I'm not sure if I fasten it off before proceeding with the cable pattern. Can you tell me if that's what I should do?

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    1. I don't know why I deleted this but what it said was that I wasn't getting wide enough ridges and had to do way more rows than the pattern calls for to get 7 inches. I've figured it out now. Thank you for posting this. It's a fantastic pattern..once you figure out what stitchs to go into for row 3.

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