Saturday, February 22, 2014
Pink Beaded Fingerless GloveI
She asked me if I could alter the pattern to make a pair that would fit her seven year old daughter. A girlie pair. Possibly with a beaded trim. Of course I obliged. And, the love you see here is what I came up with.
Luckily I have an 8 year old daughter who is a bit on the small side, so she got to be my lucky model for trying on sake. And try on she did!
I looked at lots of beads, but I needed a bead that would work with the width of the yarn. A Bernat baby weight yarn, by the way. I ended up settling on pony beads because, really, she's 7, and seven year old like pony beads. They're fun.
I decided not to put them exactly on the wrist border for a couple of reasons. 1) safety. They are less likely to fall off, rip off, etc. 2.) Sturdiness. I just felt the beads would be sturdier this way. We all know that 7 year old's really know how to play!
I decided I would also give the fingertips something pretty to look at, so I added shells around the edging there. So pretty.
For crochet lovers: This is just done is simple double crochets. Repeating rows until I got it as wide as I needed it. This is about 14 rows.