Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Limbs

These mitts were designed specifically for the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics Group on Ravelry.

Limbs

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Materials
Steel 2.20 mm Hook
1/2 ball of Trekking XXL Sock Weight yarn in 321
or 50 grams of sock weight yarn

Gauge: 29 hdc & 24 rows = 4"

Pattern Notes: Glove is worked cuff up. Ribbing is made flat then stitched together.
I recommend using plenty of stitch markers. I used one at in the first and last stitch of each row (moving them up as I went along), as well as at the outermost post stitches, but I would recommend anyone unfamiliar with making crochet cables to put them in the loops of each post stitch so you know which loops to NOT work into.

All post stitches are worked into previous post stitches and all post stitches should be raised on the right side.

Resources:
Double Crochet Foundation Chain
Double Crochet Foundation Chain Video (I crochet through the top two loops, however, not top and spine, yes it does make a difference)
Seamless Rounds
Finishing in the round

Abbreviations:
bpdc: back post double crochet
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
sk: skip
sl-st: slip stitch
st: stitch

Terms in capitals refer to previous row's stitches. For example, "fpdc in BPDC" means to front post double crochet around the previous row's back post double crochet stitch (which will look like a fpdc from the working side of the fabric).

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Sizing: This pattern fits forearm (4 1/2" below wrist) at 6 1/2" and around knuckles at 7 7/8".

To make a larger size, DC Foundation Chain to fit (ending with an even number). Adjust row 5 (center the tree roots on front side) and thumbhole placement as neccesary.

RIGHT MITT
Leaving a tail of several inches to sew up ribbing, dc foundation chain 47 sts, ch 2, turn.

1. In second DC from hook, fpdc, (bpdc, fpdc) to last st, hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

2. bpdc in FPDC (of previous row) , (fpdc, bpdc) to last st, hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

3. fpdc in BPDC, (bpdc, fpdc) to last st, hdc in last st. ch 2, turn.

4. bpdc in FPDC, (fpdc, bpdc) to last st, hdc in last st, sl-st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

5. Being sure to skip the sl-st, hdc in first st, hdc 31, [sk 1, hdc, working in front of just-made hdc, fpdc in skipped st (BPDC of previous row) ] x2, fpdc, [sk 1, fpdc, working behind just-made fpdc, hdc in skipped st (FPDC of previous row)] x2, hdc to end, sl-st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

6. hdc to FPDC, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, bpdc 3, skip 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

7. hdc to BPDC, fpdc 5, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

8. hdc to FPDC, bpdc 5, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

9-24. Repeat rows 7 and 8.

25. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, working behind just-made fpdc, hdc in skipped st, fpdc 3, sk 1, hdc, working in front of just-made hdc, fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

26. hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, bpdc 3, hdc sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

27. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, fpdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

28. hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, bpdc, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

29. (Splitting Center Tree Trunk) hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, [fpdc, hdc, fpdc] in same st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

30. 2hdc in first st, hdc to first FPDC, bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, bpdc, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

31. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st,hdc 3, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

32. (Splitting Center Tree Limbs Again) 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, (working in loops of last FPDC worked) hdc, (working in FPDC just worked) bpdc, hdc 3, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, (working in loops of last FPDC worked) hdc, (working in FPDC just worked) bpdc, hdc 2, bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

33. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

34. (Drop Outside Limbs) 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before SECOND FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 4, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

35. (Crossing Center Limbs) hdc to two sts before first BPDC, sk 2, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in each skipped st, hdc, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk [BDPC and HDC], (working in next BPDC) fpdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped BPDC, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc 2, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

36. 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first FPDC, [sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 7,] x 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

37. hdc to two sts before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped BPDC, hdc 7, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

38. (Remove Limb at Pinky, add Branch) 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in last FPDC, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 5, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, (working in last FPDC) bpdc, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

39. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 3, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 3, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 4, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 3, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

40. 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 5, sk 1, hdc (working behind), bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

41. (Creating Thumbhole) hdc to 17 sts before last st, place st marker in next st (for thumbhole instructions), sk sts, sl st to last st, hdc in same st, sl st to first st of row, ch 1, turn. (If thumbhole is not big enough, create a chain before sl st to last st)

42. sc around, sl st to first st of row, fasten off.

THUMBHOLE

43. Attach yarn at st marker placed in row 41. hdc in st and around, working into the bottom of the 3 sts between thumb and index finger. sl st to first st, ch 1, turn.

44. sc around, sl st to first st, fasten off.

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LEFT MITT

Leaving a tail of several inches to sew up ribbing, dc foundation chain 47 sts, ch 2, turn.

1. In second DC from hook, fpdc, (bpdc, fpdc) to last st, hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

2. bpdc in FPDC (of previous row) , (fpdc, bpdc) to last st, hdc in last st, ch 2, turn.

3. fpdc in BPDC, (bpdc, fpdc) to last st, hdc in last st. ch 2, turn.

4. bpdc in FPDC, (fpdc, bpdc) to last st, hdc in last st, sl-st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

5. Being sure to skip the sl-st, hdc in first st, hdc 7, [sk 1, hdc, working in front of just-made hdc, fpdc in skipped st (BPDC of previous row) ] x2, fpdc, [sk 1, fpdc, working behind just-made fpdc, hdc in skipped st (FPDC of previous row)] x2, hdc to end, sl-st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

6. hdc to FPDC, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, bpdc 3, skip 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

7. hdc to BPDC, fpdc 5, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

8. hdc to FPDC, bpdc 5, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

9-24. Repeat rows 7 and 8.

25. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, working behind just-made fpdc, hdc in skipped st, fpdc 3, sk 1, hdc, working in front of just-made hdc, fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

26. hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, bpdc 3, hdc sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

27. hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, fpdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

28. hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, bpdc, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

29. (Splitting Center Tree Trunk) 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, [fpdc, hdc, fpdc] in same st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

30. hdc to first FPDC, bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, bpdc, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

31. 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st,hdc 3, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

32. (Splitting Center Tree Limbs Again) hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, (working in loops of last FPDC worked) hdc, (working in FPDC just worked) bpdc, hdc 3, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, (working in loops of last FPDC worked) hdc, (working in FPDC just worked) bpdc, hdc 2, bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

33. 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

34. (Drop Outside Limbs) hdc to st before SECOND FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 4, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

35. (crossing center limbs) 2hdc in first st, hdc to two sts before first BPDC, sk 2, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in each skipped st, hdc, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk [BDPC and HDC], (working in next BPDC) fpdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped BPDC, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, hdc 2, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

36. hdc to st before first FPDC, [sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 7,] x 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

37. 2hdc in first st, hdc to two sts before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped BPDC, hdc 7, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

38. (Remove Limb at Pinky, Add Branches) hdc to st before SECOND FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in last FPDC, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 5, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, (working in last FPDC) bpdc, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

39. 2hdc in first st, hdc to st before first BPDC, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 3, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 3, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 6, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 4, sk 1, fpdc, (working behind) hdc in skipped st, hdc 3, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working in front) fpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

40. hdc to st before first FPDC, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, hdc, (working behind) bpdc in skipped st, hdc 2, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc, sk 1, bpdc, (working in front) hdc in skipped st, hdc 5, sk 1, hdc (working behind), bpdc in skipped st, hdc to end, working 2 hdc in last st, sl st to first st of row, ch 2, turn.

41. (Creating Thumbhole) hdc 29 sts, place st marker in next st (for thumbhole instructions), skip 16 sts, sl st, hdc in same st, hdc to end, sl st to first st of row, ch 1, turn. (If thumbhole is not big enough, create a chain after skipping 17 sts)

42. sc around, sl st to first st of row, fasten off.

THUMBHOLE

43. Attach yarn at st marker placed in row 41. hdc in st and around, working into the bottom of the 3 sts between thumb and index finger. sl st to first st, ch 1, turn.

44. sc around, sl st to first st, fasten off.

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OPTIONAL FINISHING
Embroider leaves in fall colors on branches.

4 comments:

Heather Wardell said...

When I saw the picture I thought, "Aw, they're knitted and I won't make them but I love them" and then I read on and am now utterly delighted!

My next project, right here. I will use some pretty blue sock yarn I have and make trees in the water. :) Thanks for this!

JayJay said...

Wow, those are too cute! I have been meaning to make my niece some fingerless gloves. Perhaps I will give this pattern a try!

joycevance said...

they are fantastic! must knit!

Julie Crawford said...

Those mitts are stunning, thanks so much fro sharing the pattern!