Sunday 20 October 2013

Morticia gloves....

Halloween is almost upon us, time for dressing up and celebrating the day of the dead…….in style of course!!
I have designed these wrist gloves to go with my witches costume; well if one is going to be a witch…one shall be a glamorous one!!
The idea came when I was putting my costume together to wear on Halloween, to a party of course, not just around the house (well, I might), and I really struggled to find gloves that are not elbow long and made out of netting. I wanted to recreate the effect of spider web that can be found in the corners of old dark shades. And here they are!!

I have named them Morticia, in honour of Morticia Addams, the most fabulous witch I've ever seen !! For the yarn I have chosen the glorious Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse which just adds the perfect amount of glitz and glamor.
Below is the written pattern for ‘Morticia’, I wanted to include a chart, but unfortunately it is not to be. I have purchased a very swanky crochet chart maker, and as much a I try, I just cannot make it work! So maybe one day, when I figure it out, the chart shall be made.

But for now my pretties…..enjoy the pattern and have a wicked Halloween!!  HAHAHAHA

Morticia gloves

Materials: Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse (pictured sh.457), Debbie Bliss party angel or any lace weight yarn.
3.50 mm (US E/4, UK 9) crochet hook

Finished size:
Length (including finger lop): 17cm (6.6in)
Circumference (unstretched) 19cm (7.4in)
To make the gloves smaller; the easiest was to do this is by using a smaller hook, one or two sizes smaller.

Pattern is written using UK terms

Ch – chain
Ch-sp – chain space
Ss – slip stitch
Dc (US sc) – double crochet (US single crochet)
Tr (US dc) – treble crochet (US double crochet)
Dtr (US tr) – double treble (US treble)
Ttr (US dtr) – triple treble crochet (US double treble)
Yrh – yarn around hook
Dtr3tog (US tr3tog) – double treble 3 together (US treble 3 together) – yrh twice,  insert hook into space, yrh, pull loop through, (yrh, pull loop through 2 loops on hook) twice; rep from * twice more working in the same space, yrh and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

With 3.50mm (US E/4, UK 9) hook ch 32.
Row 1: 1 dc into second ch from hook, 1 dc into each dc to end. (31 dc)
Row 2: ch 1, 1 dc into every dc to end.
Rep row 2, 4 more times.
Brake off yarn
Re-join yarn to 16 dc from the end of last row.
Row 7: Ch 5, miss 3 dc, 1 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc, turn.
Row 8:* Ch 2, dtr3tog into 5-ch sp, rep from * 4 more times, ch 2, 1 dc into 3rd dc from 5 ch, 1 dc into next 3 dc.turn
Row 9: *Ch 3, 1tr into 2-ch space, ch 3, 1tr into dtr3tog, rep from *4 more times, ch3, 1tr into 2- ch sp, ch 3,  miss 2 dc, 1dc into next  dc , 1 dc into next 3 dc, turn.
Row 10: *Ch 4, 1 dtr into next  tr, rep from * 10 more times, ch 4, miss 2 dc, 1 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc, turn.
Row 11: *Ch 4, 1 dtr into next dtr, rep from * 8 more times,  ch 3, 1 tr into next dtr, ch 3, 1 dc into next dtr, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, 1 tr into next tr, ch 3, 1 dtr into next dtr, *ch 4, 1 ttr into next dtr,  rep from * 7 more times, ch 4, miss 2 dc, 1 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next 3 dc, turn.
Row 13: * Ch 5, 1 ttr into next ttr, rep from *5 more times, ch 5, 1 dtr into next next ttr, ch 4, 1 tr into next dtr, ch 3, 1 dc into next tr.
Fasten off

Finger loop
With right side facing re-join yarn to 5th ttr.
Ch 18, ss to same ttr.
With right side facing re-join yarn to beginning or row 1, working all along edges of gloves, continue as follows; 1 dc into every dc, 5 dc into every ch space,  1 dc into every stitch and 25 dc into finger loop. Crochet all around the glove.
Fasten off
Fold two sides of glove together and join with row of dc, crochet 1 dc into next 16 dc of edging.
Fasten off.

 P.S. Big thank you to lovely Angela for the broom :)


Anna xx


  1. I just did order some yarn for me but the wool store is in the UK. Thank You.

  2. my artistic insert as is my to,en of gratitude, and awe, for such a genius manifestation! either a deep reddish blue. for winter/ early spring! or my actual artistic opinion and expertise, how abouts, a vibrant yellow green, with an inlay of a deep yet vibrant magenta, crimson single color bi strand? just a gestion!

  3. Can you please post a pic of these flat? I think I am doing it wrong. Thank you - they are so wickedly glam!

  4. thanks you for this pattern , I love this gloves

  5. THank you! The teenager will love them!

  6. hi love the design !! but confused in row 9 : "*Ch 3, 1tr into 2-ch space, ch 3, 1tr into dtr3tog, rep from *4 more times" is the * supposed to go in the front of the line or after the 1tr into dtr3tog?