For the finishing touch to your outfit, fingerless gloves meet the protocol of your costume while providing practicality and freedom of fingers for those Jane Austen tea parties and needlework by firelight. Don’t let them intimidate you! These “Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves,” designed especially for beginners, are very easy and quick to make–even though thread and a small hook are used. Worked in rounds from the knuckle edge down, the thumb shaping is extremely simple and there are only three of the most basic crochet stitches used in the entire project!

Cuff length is adjustable and an optional woven tie allows you to customize to fit your wrist. Or just let the lacy wrist flare out loosely for a Romantic look. Shown in a vintage-style ecru, make them in black, pink, or buff for equally historically accurate accessories. (Appropriate for Georgian, Regency, and Romantic outfits!) Skill Level: easy. Designed by Kristen Stoltzfus of Joys in Stitches exclusively for Sense & Sensibility customers. Available for instant download as an ePattern!

Note for European and Australian customers: Some crocheting terms are different from the US. Thanks to customer Antonia L, who shared a great link to translate terms from American to British (also used in AUS): http://crochet.about.com/od/conversioncharts/a/termtranslate.htm šŸ™‚

 

10 comments on “Queen Anne’s Lace Gloves Crochet ePattern”

  1. I really really want to make these, perhaps I ought to take up crocheting.
    btw I noticed that Adele wore black gloves like these in the most recent adaptation of Jane Eyre, are they really accurate for that time or not?

    • Hello, Miss Barrett! Yes, fingerless gloves were used from the early 18th century (perhaps earlier, though that’s not my area of expertise) all the way through the Edwardian Era, as they were a practical way to keep one’s hands warm while doing embroidery or other needlework before the days of central heating. šŸ˜‰ This is a great project for those who want to dip into crochet!

  2. Just finished a pair and my 16 loves them. They were a bit large for her hand so we threw them in the washer on hot and then into the dryer even though mercerized cotton is made to reduce shrinkage they are now a perfect fit.

  3. Oooh, I’m so excited! I always wanted to learn to crochet, but it never took…maybe these will be just the incentive! My Nanny always says she’ll be danged if she dies before she teaches me to crochet.

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