Tuesday, May 22, 2012

FINISHED PROJECT: Crochet Lacy Gloves

Tomorrow night, RakStar is getting professional photos taken! I'm so excited -- I knew I wanted to whip up some pieces to add to my costume for the pictures. I made a pretty cool belt which I can't wait to show you, but I also decided to make some fingerless gloves to add in. I found this awesome pattern and got going. They don't take long at all! The middle part works up really fast; it'd be cool to do a full sleeve with the pattern or legwarmers. I didn't like the cuff as much, though, so I took that out and added a little scallop.

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I used Patons Kroy Socks yarn (Ragg Shades) in "Brown Rose Marl," and an F hook. I'd say that, if I didn't break for spaghetti in the middle, each glove maybe took about two hours total. And I'm not a fast crocheter. However, I did run into one problem at the very end, though..

Crochet Weaving Needle

I think I really did yell "no" out loud as the little tip flew across the room. This matched up with some weird Native American curse episode of X-Files, too - it broke off just as Scully was getting her face torn up by some cat. It was really intense and I'm really mad and I KNOW I should be using better needles than the little plastic blue ones, because, well - that was the third I broke. BUT, now that little pack is all used up and I can graduate onto the super slippery metal needle.

So the pictures are tomorrow. I have no needles left. And I have, like, seven ends to weave in. Maybe I can do a Jo-Ann run on my break tomorrow at lunchtime and quickly weave those in. Maybe these gloves were not meant to be.. Either way, I really liked the pattern and will probably make some more. This also taught me I love this yarn color, so that is a good point, too?

I'm so mad.

18 comments:

  1. These are super cute! I love the scallop on it :D

    I like the plastic needles but those break on me too Have you used smaller hooks to weave in ends?

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    1. I ended up just biting the bullet & buying some metal needles :/ Slippery!

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  2. These are super cute, I wish I knew how to knit/crochet. is it hard?

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    1. No, it's not hard! You just have to have patience at the beginning - I'm the type of person where if I can't figure it out right away, I want to give up - but I stuck through and now look! YouTube videos all the way..

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  3. I have been eyeing that exact same yarn for *months*! Personally I don't really like fingerless gloves that don't cover my wrists (I need all the warmth I can get!), but these are super cute on you!

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    1. Pick that yarn up! I love it! And I agree on the length of the gloves -- I usually like them at least two inches longer, but I thought for my costume this would be perfect. :)

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  4. I want a pair of these! Like now!

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    1. The gloves would go perfectly holding a delicious cup of teaaaaaaaaaaavana!

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  5. These are quite adorable and a great color too!

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  6. oh my gosh this is the cutest crocheted thing I have ever seen. I am usually not a fan, but these are so cute! I just know I would wear them all weekend long. You've got a gift!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you! Thanks for the follow <3

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  7. Oh no!!! I hope you can grab a new needle-thingy. (Yes, needle-thingy... I'm still learning!) They are BEAUTIFUL.

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    1. I just ended up pulling them back in and out a few times and then snipping :/ They stayed put for dance pictures, but I haven't really worn them out & about yet.. ;)

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  8. Really cute gloves!

    Now, was this the episode with the Native American werewolves or the one where Mulder is dying in the desert and goes on some weird spirit quest?

    <3Bailey

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  9. @Bailey -the werewolvey one was what I thought of right away! The X-files is my favorite tv show of all time!
    Also, love how the glovies turned out, and I have been using a yellow plastic needle for years! Good to know I'm not the only one, hopefully mine won't snap :/

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  10. It was the werewolf one!! It's my favorite show, too :)

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