Cable Gauntlets

Author

Christie Pruitt

Introduction

I love crochet cables! They look hard, and at first might seem hard to a beginner. But once you get them down, they look awesome! These gloves are designed to be warm, soft and functional – but mostly? To show off the cable stitch!


Materials List

1 Skein Caron Simply Soft, 100% Acrylic, in any color you choose
Size “H” (5 mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needle

Finished Size

Women’s Small/MediumFinished Length: 9 1/2″

Gauge

4 sc and 5 rows = 1″ (10cm)

The Pattern

Modeled by meCrochet Cable GauntletsBy Christie PruittMaterials1 Skein Caron Simply SoftSize “H” crochet hookYarn NeedleGauge4 sc = 1″, 5 rows = 1″ in scFinished SizeLength: 9 ½”Will fit Woman’s Small/MediumRight GloveCh 29Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (28 sc)Row 2: sc across, ch 1, turn.Row 3: sc in next 18 sc, skip next 2 sc, work a double crochet in next 2 sc by dropping down to Row 1, inserting needle from front to back and around post of corresponding stitch, then work a treble crochet in the 1st, then the 2nd skipped stitches by inserting needle from front to back and around post of corresponding stitch from Row 1 (cross-over made), sc in last 6 sc, ch 1, turn.Row 4: sc across, ch 1, turn.Row 5: sc across next 18 sc, work a double crochet around the post of the next 2 treble crochets and the next 2 double crochets from row below, sc in last 6 sc, ch 1, turn.Row 6: as Row 4Continue in Cable Pattern, working from Row 3 through Row 6, five more times.Thumb IncreasesNext Row : 2 sc into first sc, work in Pattern to last st, 2 sc in last stitch. Ch 1, turn.Repeat this row on both Right Side and Wrong Side rows for a total of 8 times. 44 stitches – (8 extra stitches on each end for thumb.)Work even until glove measures 8″ from beginning.Next Row: sl st in next 8 thumb sts, work in pattern across, leaving last 8 sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (You should have just completed Row 3 of cable pattern.)Work Cable Pattern Rows 4 – 6, then Row 3 once more over remaining 28 stitches.Cut yarn.Left GloveThe Left Glove will be worked the same as the Right Glove – the only difference is that the location of the cable will change.Follow pattern for Right Glove until Row 3.Row 3 for Left Glove: 1 sc in next 6 sc, work cross-over as for Right Glove, sc in last 18 sc, ch 1, turn.Work Row 4.Row 5 for Left Glove: 1 sc in next 6 sc, work double crochets as for Right Glove, sc in last 18 sc, ch 1, turn.Work Row 6. Continue with Left Glove as per instructions from Right Glove, remembering that the cable is now in a new location!Cable Close UpFinishingI seamed these gloves on the Right Side of the glove instead of with wrong sides together – because I didn’t like the thick seam it created along the thumb. I used a running stitch, not a whip stitch to do this. The whip stitch will show! :)Seam side edges, thumb and area on edge of hand above the thumb. Work a crab stitch (reverse crochet) around top of hand, top edge of thumb and around wrist edge.Try gloves on – and pinch thumb area together until it fits snugly – then sew that area with a small piece of yarn. That will close up the thumb opening and actually make it a thumb hole!Weave in ends.

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