Once you have your Reoite Glove panels complete, there’s one last detail to add before they’re sewn up.
There are two different ways to achieve this lovely petal stitch detail on your own gloves.
If you’re handy with a darning needle, click here for the Embroidery Version.
Using just your crochet hook, here’s how you create this gorgeous, textured vine effect.
First Things First
Here’s what we want to achieve.
You can either work with the same colour yarn as the rest of your glove for a subtle effect, or you can spring for a contrast colour yarn to really show off your new skills. For this tutorial, I’ll be using a contrasting yarn so that you can see exactly what I’m doing at every stage.
Have you picked up your copy yet?
So, first, we’re going to need a good, old-fashioned slip knot.
This creates the loop we will put on our hook in a moment.
(If you don’t know how to make a slip knot, click here.)
Insert hook into dead centre of cuff edge of fabric (see pattern for a chart to guide you).
Then add loop to hook while it is still inserted in fabric.
Draw loop through to front of fabric. Don’t worry if your loop is still loose. We’ll fix that next.
Pull ball end of yarn and the loop on your hook with tighten. Pull gently but firmly until loop is snug (but not tight) on your hook.
The First Stitch
From the Right Side of your fabric, press hook through to Wrong Side at the point indicated on the pattern’s chart.
Then Yarn Over from Wrong Side, and draw loop through to Right Side. You’ll have two loops on your hook.
Draw loop closest to hook tip through other loop. You’ll be left with one loop on your hook, and a petal stitch in your fabric.
Tip. Crochet loosly. These petal stitches have zero stretch to them, so be sure to add a little slack as you crochet.
Adding More Petal Stitches
Let’s go through the sequence again…
After a few more repeats, this is what it will look like:
Keep working like this, with the pattern guide as reference.
Once you have completed your entire vine, cut the yarn on the Wrong Side of the fabric, then loosen the loop on your hook until the end pops through to the Right Side.
For a photo guide on Binding Off, click here.
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