Adult Fingerless Gloves

Have you ever tried Shallow single crochet? I have been wanting to try it because it looks so much like knitting. I have done the afghan hook knitting stitch but I wanted to see how hard this stitch was.

Turns out this is pretty easy. I have also seen this stitch call the Russian stitch, and Shepherds knitting. I am using the name Shallow single crochet. Since this pattern begins at the wrist it is easy to reduce or enlarge the pattern by subtracting or adding chains.

Size J hook
4 oz worsted weight yarn (red heart)

Shallow Single Crochet:Insert hook between the 2 vertical threads of each stitch. Yo pull through, yo pull through both loops on hook.

Ch 25, being careful not to twist, slip stitch to form a ring.
Ribbing Row 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc in next 24 dc (25 dc) sl st In top of ch 3, DO NOT TURN. Rows 2 & 3:ch 3 *back post double crochet (BPDC) around next dc, front post double crochet (FPDC) around next dc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of ch 3 DO NOT TURN.
Row 4:ch 1 sc in same stitch as sl st and in each remaining 24 dc(25sc)
Rows 5 – 11 :(Do not join rounds, keep a marker at beginning or 1st stitch) work in shallow single crochet around, moving your marker up for each row.
Thumb Row 12: shallow single crochet in next 8 stitches, turn work toward you, you should now see the back of the stitches you just made, ch 1shallow sc in 1st shallow sc you made at the beginning of this round, place marker, shallow sc in next 7 stitches, ch 1, working on thumb only, shallow sc in next 8 stitches, this forms the thumb.
Do not cut thread, ch 1, *insert hook under ch 1 made on previous row , sc*, repeat from * to * once.You should now be back on row 11.
Fingers: Shallow sc in 8th stitch of rnd 15 of thumb (2 stitches are now in the same stitch) mark this as your 1st stitch.Shallow sc in next 17 stitches, shallow sc in 1ststitch of thumb row, sc in last sc of thumb row. (20 stitches) working on the 16 stitches and moving up marker after every row, shallow sc for 3 rounds. Finish off.

©CrochetQueen Do not copy or distribute in any form without consent