Happy first of February!
I was going to start this month with another free crochet gnome pattern. I can see him in my head, he is dressed in hearts in preparation for Valentine’s day. But I ended up working on another labour of love this week. Part of my partner’s job is to take photographs for his heritage blog and with the cold temperatures here in Durham, he mentioned that his fingers were freezing because he could not operate his camera with regular gloves on. Since I recently made myself a cozy pair of January sky wrist warmers, I felt I should step up to the mark and make him a pair of professional looking photographer’s gloves with the fingers and thumbs free so he can adjust the lenses and press the buttons.
Here are the instructions so you can make your favourite snapster a pair of photographer gloves.
- Grey dk acrylic yarn (acrylic yarn dries faster if it gets wet. I used approx 40g of Stylecraft Bellissma smoked pearl*, which is really soft. Depending on the yarn you use you may need slightly more or less)
- 4.5 mm hook
- Bodkin for sewing in ends.
- Stitch marker
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This pattern will fit a small man’s hand very snugly. For larger hands simply add to the foundation chain in multiples of 2 and then follow the pattern. Or for a smaller hand reduce the foundation chain in multiples of 2. A snug fit is import so that there is not excess material getting in the way when the camera is to be operated.
This pattern uses the linen stitch which gives the material its texture.
The pattern uses UK terminology – click here for a conversion chart to USA terms.
Foundation row: Chain 35, plus 3 chains to turn.
Row 1: 1 tr in 4th chain from hook. Then tr in each chain until the end. Chain 1 to turn.
Row 2: Dc in first stitch,* chain 1, miss 1, dc. Repeat from *to end. Chain 1 to turn.
Row 3: Dc in first dc of row below. Dc in first chain space, *chain 1, miss 1 dc, then dc in next chain space. Repeat from *to last chain space in row. 1 dc in final stitch. Chain 1 to turn.
Rows 4 to 26: Repeat as rows 2 and 3 in sequence.
Row 27: 1 dc in each dc and chain space until end of row. Do not fasten off.
Fold the material over so that the wrong side is facing in. Then using double crochet, crochet the sides together. Crochet 7 rows down from the top of the glove and fasten off.
Reattach yarn at the bottom of the glove and double crochet the sides together for 9 rows up (that includes the first row of trebles). Hold the final stitch in place with a stitch marker and turn the glove inside out so that you are now working on the right side.
You should now have a gap in the side of the glove that will become the thumb hole. You will be working into the sides of the stitches in the main part of the glove. 1 dc in the closest stitch in the hole,* chain 1, miss 1, 1 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * until you have formed one round, then 1 chain to move to next round. Crochet 2 more round in this way and then finish off.
Repeat the process for the second glove. Both gloves are identical, there is no left or right gloves.
After receiving his photographer gloves, my partner tried them out and took this lovely frosty photo without getting frostbite
I hope you enjoy making these photographer gloves. As with all my free patterns, please feel free to make and sell the crochet items, however, please credit me as the designer where possible and do not sell the pattern itself.
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