Dragon gloves continue to be a big hit and several people have asked me for the pattern over the last few months. Well, I’ve finally gotten around to putting it together! This is a pattern that I’ve tweaked quite a bit to finally have it exactly the way I want it. You can also purchase the inexpensive, ad-free PDF version on both Ravelry and Etsy.
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Free Dragon Glove Pattern
The multicolored gloves pictured in this post are from the gorgeous Red Heart Unforgettable line.
Small: 4.5 mm
Medium: 5 mm
Large 5.5 mm
I won’t be providing detailed instructions for these stitches so you will need to be familiar with them already.
- V Stitch
- Granny Stitch
- Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC)
- SC 2 together
- CH 3 picot
- Crocodile Stitch
Note: I do the foundation row of my crocodile stitch a bit differently than a lot of the free tutorials out there. If you need a more detailed tutorial for this stitch I recommend this video.
Dragon Scale Glove Pattern
Ch 24. Sl st in first ch to make circle.
Round 1: SC around (24 sts)
Note: Test size by putting the circle around the width of your four fingers. If it is too loose or too tight you may need to adjust your ch tension.
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same st (first V st made). *CH 1, skip st, DC in next st. CH 1, skip st, V st in next st. Repeat from *around. (6 V sts, 6 DC)
Round 3: CH 1. *Work crocodile stitch in fist V st, sl st around post of next DC. Repeat from *around. Sl st in last DC. (6 scales)
Round 4: CH 3, DC in same stitch (first V st made), *CH 1, DC in center of last scale, CH 1, V st in DC from previous row (between two scales). Repeat from * around.
Round 5-11: Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until you have 5 completed rows of dragon scales.
Note: If you are working with a yarn with little to no stretch (such as Red Heart Unforgettable) you may want to go up half a hook size for Rounds 12-16 so that the widest portion of the hand fits well in the glove and isn’t too tight.
Round 12: CH 6, DC in center of next scale (thumb hole made). Repeat foundation row around (same as row 4) working DC in last scale of the row and stopping before CH 6. Do not join.
Round 13: Work 2 DC between the last DC made (in the center of the scale) and the CH 6 from previous row. DC in each st of CH 6, DC in next DC. Crocodile stitch in next V st. Continue scale row around (same as Round 3) until you have 5 completed scales. Do not join.
Round 14: Skip first stitch, SC in next 9 stitches, SC into right side of next scale (picture below, left) *SC in center of scale, SC in next ch 1 space, SC in next DC, SC in next ch 1 space, SC in center of next scale. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first SC to join. (28 sts)
Round 15: Ch 3, DC in same space (V stitch created), DC in next 10 stitches, *ch 1, skip next stitch, V st in next stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, continue from *around. Sl st to second ch of beginning ch 3 to join.
Round 16: Ch 1, sc2tog 5 times, SC in next st, crocodile stitch in next V st. Work scale row around, completing 5 scales. Do not join. (Last scale is worked in beginning V stitch from round 14. It can be a little hard to see the V).
Note: if you went up a hook size for rows 12-16, switch back to your original hook size now.
Round 17: SC in next 5 stitches, SC in right side of scale (picture above, left), SC in center of scale, *SC in next two chain 1 spaces (between scales), SC in center of next scale, continue from *around, SC in left side of last scale, sl st to join. (20 sts)
Round 18: CH 3, 2 DC in same stitch (first granny stitch made), *skip stitch, 3 DC in next st, Repeat from*. Join to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. (10 granny stitches)
Round 19: CH 3, 2DC in same st, *3DC in next space, repeat from * around. (10 granny stitches)
Round 20 – 30: Repeat row 19, join. There are a total of 13 granny stitch rows.
Round 31: CH 1, *SC in next 3 sts, CH 3 picot in last SC made, repeat from * around. (10 picots made)
Join, weave in ends! You did it!
If you have any trouble understanding the pattern please leave a comment and I’ll be sure it answer it.
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