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Stargazing Gloves

This pattern is the third in the stargazing series. The combination of star stitch and (coffee) beans is the perfect combination for stargazing on cold winter nights. These gloves are perfect to keep your hands warm on cold winter nights while being able to use hands for using your phone or telescope. An Ad-free PDF of the pattern is available in my Raverly Store. The pattern is written for a generic hand size, however the Raverly PDF contains detailed instructions on how to tailor the gloves to match a range of hand sizes.

Stitches

  • CH: Chain
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • HDC: Half double crochet
  • HDC=half double crochet
  • FPHDC: front post half double crochet
  • BPHDC: back post half double crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • FPDC: front post double crochet
  • BPDC: back post double crochet
  • SL: slip stitch
  • Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through.  Yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, yarn over and pull loop through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook. CH1.
  • First Star: To start a row, chain 3. Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook , yarn over and pull through, insert hook into third from hook yarn over and pull through, insert into the base stitch of the chain, yarn over and pull through. In the next stitch insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into the next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.
  • Remainder of Star Row: insert hook into the chain space, yarn over and pull through, insert hook into the last loop of previous star, yarn over and pull through, insert into base of previous star, yarn over and pull through, In the first stitch along insert hook, yarn over and pull through, you will not have 5 loops on the hook. Insert into next stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook. CH1.If you are not familiar with star stitch follow tutorial steps 12 and 13.

Bean Stitch Tutorial

Star Stitch Tutorial

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What you need:

  • 130m Yarn weight 4/Worsted, Either one colour or split between two.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Button Around 25-35mm diameter
  • 5mm hook, or hook to match gauge.
    If the star and bean stitch rows are curling you may be working the Try changing up a hook size by 0.5-1mm.
  • Gauge:My 10 SC stitches by 10 rows has measured  8cm wide and 7.5 cm tall. Remember that you need some stretch in the band. 

Sizing:

Headband length 20.5”, to fir 21” circumference head. Add rows as instructed after R39 to increase length. Width of the band is 4.5”

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Pattern- Small Glove

Note the pattern is worked base up. This pattern should fit teen to small adult. CH at the start of the row do not count towards the stitch count.

Foundation: In colour A, CH 22, SL into first stitch.

Note: if you are familiar with the stitch you can just use foundation DC for this row with a SL into the first DC.

R1: CH2, DC in each stitch SL into first DC. (22DC).

R2-5: CH2, *BPDC, FPDC* Repeat from * to * 10 times SL into top of the first BPDC. (22 DC variants around). Fasten off and weave in ends.

R6: Attach colour B to the SL in R5 CH1. *HDC, 2HDC in same stitch* Repeat around (33HDC)

R7-8: CH1, BPHDC around, SL into the first BHDC.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

R9: This row is worked in colour A. Attach colour A to the SL of the previous round. This row is star stitch. Refer to the instruction for star stitch for this row. You will skip the SL a from the previous round here. If there is a gap sew it closed through the eye ot the 16th star when fastening off. (16 Stars)

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R10: Ch1 and turn. Work 2HDC into the eye of each star from round 9. SL into the first HDC fasten off. Turn work.

R11. Attach colour B to the SL. CH2, HDC in each stitch SL into 1st HDC. (32HDC).

R12: CH1, BPHDC around, SL into the first BHDC. (32 BPHDC)

R13: Attach Colour A in the SL from R13. CH2. *Bean stitch, DC in next stitch* Repeat around. SL into top of the first bean stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends. (16 Beans, 16 DC)

Where bean stitch is used in this pattern do not close with the CH1 at the end. The DC will achieve the same effect.

R14. Attach colour B to the SL. CH2, HDC in each stitch. CH1 SL into 8th HDC this will form the thumb hole. (32HDC and CH2).

R15-16: CH1, BPHDC around, HDC into the two CH from R14, SL into the first BHDC. Leave the 10 stitches for the thumb hole unworked  (25BPHDC, HDC) 

Fasten off and weave in

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R17: This row is worked in colour A. Attach colour A to the SL of the previous round. This row is star stitch. Refer to the instruction for star stitch for this row. (13 Stars)

R18: Ch1 and turn. Work 2HDC into the eye of each star from round 9. SL into the first HDC fasten off. Turn work.

R19: Join colour B to stitch 15. CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC around. SL to join.

If you wish to make fingerless gloves stop here and skip to thumb.

Now we will start making the fingers, working little finger through to index finger. As we are using rounds there is no left or right glove.

Little finger:

LF1:  CH1, SC in same stitch, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH2, find the last 3 SC of R19 and SC in each. SL to join. (7 SC+2CH)

LF2: CH1, HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (9HDC)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Ring Finger:

RF1: Attach yarn to the stitch next to the base of the little finger (This will be next to the 4th stitch of LF1) . CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC in the next 2 SC, CH2, on the other side of the mitten count back three SC from the little finger SC in that stitch and the other two. SC in the two CH from the little finger. SL into the first SC. (8SC+2CH)

RF2: CH1, HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (10HDC)

RF3:CH1, HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Middle Finger:

MF1: Attach yarn to the stitch next to the base of the ring finger (This will be next to the 4th stitch of RF1). CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC in the next 2 SC, CH2, on the other side of the mitten count back three SC from the ring finger SC in that stitch and the other two. SC in the two CH from the little finger. SL into the first SC. (8SC+2CH)

MF2: CH1,HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (10HDC)

MF3: CH1, HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

If you want extra length in this finger continue to MF4, otherwise fasten off and weave in ends.

MF4: HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Index Finger:

IF1: Attach yarn to the stitch next to the base of the middle finger (This will be next to the 4th stitch of MF1). CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC in the next 7 SC, SC in the two CH from the little finger. SL into the first SC. (10SC)

IF2: HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (10HDC)

IF3: HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thumb:

T1: Attach yarn to any of the 8 stitches. CH1, HDC in each stitch, HDC into both of the 2 CH stitches, SL into the first HDC (10HDC)

T2: HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

T3: CH1, SC in each stitch around, SL into first stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Pattern- Large Glove

Note the pattern is worked base up. This pattern should fit teen to small adult. CH at the start of the row do not count towards the stitch count.

Foundation: In colour A, CH 26, SL into first stitch.

Note: if you are familiar with the stitch you can just use foundation DC for this row with a SL into the first DC.

R1: CH2, DC in each stitch SL into first DC. (26DC).

R2-5: CH2, *BPDC, FPDC* Repeat from * to * 10 times SL into top of the first BPDC. (22 DC variants around). Fasten off and weave in ends.

R6: Attach colour B to the SL in R5 CH1. *HDC, 2HDC in same stitch* Repeat around (39HDC)

R7-8: CH1, BPHDC around, SL into the first BHDC.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

R9: This row is worked in colour A. Attach colour A to the SL of the previous round. This row is star stitch. Refer to the instruction for star stitch for this row. You will skip the SL a from the previous round here. If there is a gap sew it closed through the eye ot the 19th star when fastening off. (19 Stars)

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R10: Ch1 and turn. Work 2HDC into the eye of each star from round 9. SL into the first HDC fasten off. Turn work.

R11. Attach colour B to the SL. CH2, HDC in each stitch SL into 1st HDC. (38HDC).

R12: CH1, BPHDC around, SL into the first BHDC. (38 BPHDC)

R13: Attach Colour A in the SL from R13. CH2. *Bean stitch, DC in next stitch* Repeat around. SL into top of the first bean stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends. (19 Beans, 19 DC)

Where bean stitch is used in this pattern do not close with the CH1 at the end. The DC will achieve the same effect.

R14. CH1, HDC around SL into the first BHDC. (38 BPHDC)

R15: Attach colour B to the SL. CH2, BPHDC in each stitch. CH1 SL into 10th HDC this will form the thumb hole. (38HDC and two chain).

R16: CH1, BPHDC around, HDC into the two CH from R15, SL into the first BHDC. Leave the 10 stitches for the thumb hole unworked  30 BPHDC,2 HDC)

Fasten off and weave in

R17: This row is worked in colour A. Attach colour A to the SL of the previous round. This row is star stitch. Refer to the instruction for star stitch for this row. (16 Stars)

R18: Ch1 and turn. Work 2HDC into the eye of each star from round 9. SL into the first HDC fasten off. Turn work.

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R19: Join colour B to stitch 16. CH1 and HDC in same stitch. HDC around. SL to join.

R20: SC around in the back look of the HDC. (30 SC)

If you wish to make fingerless gloves stop here and skip to thumb. If you need additional length in the hand before beginning fingers add another row of single crochet here. If row 20 has made the fingers too long unwind R20 and fasten off at R19.

Now we will start making the fingers, working little finger through to index finger. As we are using rounds there is no left or right glove.

Little finger:

LF1:  CH1, SC in same stitch, SC in each of the next 3 stitches, CH2, find the last 4 SC of R19 and SC in each. SL to join. (7 SC+2CH)

LF2: CH1, HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (9HDC)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Ring Finger:

RF1: Attach yarn to the stitch next to the base of the little finger (This will be next to the 4th stitch of LF1) . CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC in the next 3 SC, CH2, on the other side of the mitten count back four SC from the little finger SC in that stitch and the other three. SC in the two CH from the little finger. SL into the first SC. (9SC+2CH)

RF2: CH1, HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (10HDC)

RF3:CH1, HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Middle Finger:

MF1: Attach yarn to the stitch next to the base of the ring finger (This will be next to the 4th stitch of RF1). CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC in the next 3 SC, CH2, on the other side of the mitten count back fourSC from the ring finger SC in that stitch and the other three. SC in the two CH from the little finger. SL into the first SC. (9SC+2CH)

MF2: CH1,HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (10HDC)

MF3: CH1, HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

If you want extra length in this finger continue to MF4, otherwise fasten off and weave in ends.

MF4: HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Index Finger:

IF1: Attach yarn to the stitch next to the base of the middle finger (This will be next to the 4th stitch of MF1). CH1 and SC in same stitch. SC in the next 8 SC, SC in the two CH from the little finger. SL into the first SC. (10SC)

IF2: HDC in each stitch around. SL to join (10HDC)

IF3: HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thumb:

T1: Attach yarn to any of the 8 stitches. CH1, HDC in each stitch, HDC into both of the 2 CH stitches, SL into the first HDC (10HDC)

T2: HDC in the back loop of the HDC in each stitch around (10HDC) also known as HDC camel stitch

T3: CH1, SC in each stitch around, SL into first stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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