An almost finished fingerless crochet glove

I have a long “to-do” crochet list that completely dwarfs my rather sparse “ta-done” crochet list, but today, I inched ever closer to transferring one project from the the longer list to the shorter one.

My current front burner project involves making a pair of fingerless crochet gloves by working slip stitches into the back loops of other slip stitches to coordinate with a crochet ear warmer I made using this same technique. The row upon row of back loop only slip stitches creates a wonderfully dense and stretchy crochet fabric that is prefect for things that need to grip the wearer, staying on securely if, for example, you find yourself out walking in a strong wind.

Yesterday I made progress on my partially completed fingerless crochet glove, and today, I was at the point that it was time to join the first row to the final one. After several mis-starts and missteps, I finally recreated the invisible slip stitch seam that I had figured out how to make last January:

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An invisible crochet seam

And this time I took specific notes so that I could recreate it without reinventing the wheel.

Here is one side of the nearly completed fingerless crochet glove:

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One side of the fingerless crochet glove

and here is the other

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The other side of the fingerless crochet glove

Because the seam is not readily noticed, the fingerless crochet glove can be worn on either the left hand:

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One way to wear the fingerless crochet glove

or the right:

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Another way to wear the same fingerless crochet glove

depending on which color pooling better coordinates with your mood or your ensemble.

As for tomorrow, when the sun rises and the temperature rises to the day’s projected high of 54ยบ F, I will get out a hook, some yarn, and my cell phone, and make a video of this technique because it is one that every crocheter should have in her (or his) crochet tool kit.

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