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Adventures in Pattern Writing

Pattern writing is possibly the worst part of crocheting for me. It is a long process with lots of frogging. Lots of counting. Lots of making sure I did it right. Then, questioning if the pattern only makes sense to me. When it’s all said and done, the finished product fills me with enough pride that I can’t wait to design again! Plus, the knowledge I gain is worth the time and effort. Hopefully, with each pattern I write, the better I’ll be at it.

I made these gloves for a friend who gifted her yarn stash to me. Thank you, Stasha! As a (very) small business owner, this type of gift is worth gold to my little shop. In return for the yarn, all she wanted was a hat and a pair of fingerless gloves.

I found this pattern for fingerless gloves. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love! Stasha did too. The shell stitch is one of my favorites. It’s feminine, and the curve it creates is like nothing else in crochet. Beautiful! I set out making the pattern I found, and I failed time after time. SO MUCH FROGGING.

In the end, I threw in the towel on that pattern and went to work creating my own shell stitch fingerless gloves. This is what came out of it. A lovely, little pair that will fit just right.

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The hat I chose is called The Gina Messy Bun Hat and can be found here. This is another beauty, and I can thankfully say I didn’t need to frog my way through it!

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The yarn I used for both projects is Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Nautical in Seabreeze.

I used an H/8.00mm hook for both.

If you’re interested in trying the pattern for your own, I would love to have you as a tester! Email me at highdesertyarn@gmail.com to get the pattern.

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