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Back to crochet: fan pattern gloves


I’ve been taking a bit of a break break from any crafts recently. Partly because of work, and partly because I’ve been busy planning the trip to Poland around Easter, buying and setting up the new working area for me in the apartment (finally! no more working at the kitchen table, yay!) and generally trying to figure out the plan for the rest of the year. Some things are still not certain, like my boyfriend’s employment once his current contract is over, so it’s a bit of transition time for us, which has been keeping my attention away from my hooks or needles. The only crafty thing I made is a pair of gloves for Mum – crochet this time.

And yes, Drops pattern again – and Drops yarn too! I used for these gloves 1.5 skein of Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, which is just amazingly soft and smooth. Real joy to work with!


I’d tried to work with this pattern once in the past and failed miserably, creating some kind of monster-sized gloves instead of the attempted size L. So this time I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, but kept trying the gloves on and amending the number of stitches along the work. Luckily, my Mum and me wear almost the same size, so I could work this way.

It was a quick project and even though crocheting gloves can seem a little fiddly, it was actually simple too. Working in double crochet (fingers) and treble crochet (the rest of the glove) is super fast, and the fan pattern makes it more interesting. Also, I have no clue why the thumbs look so different on the photo above, as in fact they are the same size!

I think my next project is going to be crochet again, although I’m not 100% sure yet. It’s just funny how simple and fast crochet is after a few knitting projects. I wonder if I’ll ever feel this way about knitting too? 🙂



8 thoughts on “Back to crochet: fan pattern gloves

  1. Really fab ! Lovely shape, and lace, and p e r f e c t fingers ❤️ I’m sure your Mum will be delighted !
    I love making gloves too and am pretty confident when it comes to knitting them, fingers and all, but have never yet tried crocheting anything that delicate with small hooks. Your gloves are such an inspiration… 🤗

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    1. Thank you Leah! Actually it’s on 3.0 mm hook with fingering yarn so not that delicate at all! I like their look too, something elegant for a change, should fit well with the light spring coat 🙂

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      1. Now, that’s very stylish indeed ! Some years ago, I purchased a long trench coat the colour of autumn leaves to match lace gloves of the same colour (yes, in that order) and it was one of my favourite spring & autumn outfits .

        Your gloves look delicately made. The smallest size I’ve used so far was 2mm also with fingering yarn, hopefully I’m going to try some lace this spring. I don’t think it’ll be gloves 🤔 yet, that’s for experts like yourself. 😆
        Pozdrav !

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      2. I love autumn colours and I fully understand building the whole outfit around accessories 😀
        Good luck with lace, it’s fun (as long as you don’t choose something like mohair which is exactly what I did when I first tried lace crochet. That was a big mistake!). And I hope you will share your lace work on your blog of course!

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    1. Thanks! yes, the pattern is lovely and surprisingly well written for Drops too! Well, or perhaps I finally mastered the art of reading the ‘Drops-ian language’ 😉

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