My name is Joy Grise, which explains the name of my business. I am an award winning crochet designer and my work has been published in Love of Crochet magazine. Here you will find my independent ...
My name is Joy Grise, which explains the name of my business. I am an award winning crochet designer and my work has been published in Love of Crochet magazine. Here you will find my independent designs.
I first picked up a hook when I was 11 and a mentor of mine wanted to learn to crochet, so she took me with her to her crochet class. It did not capture my 11-year-old imagination, and I left my hook. I picked the hook up again when I was 18 and I needed something constructive to pour my stress into. I only knew the granny square. I completed two granny-square baby blankets in one weekend. And that was how it started.
I now was making baby blankets for all of my friends' babies (and in my world that is a surprisingly large number of babies). I soon got tired of the granny square and began looking at other crochet stitches and teaching myself to read patterns. The more I looked at crochet patterns the more I realized that there were too many I did not like. Why couldn't crochet be trendy and fun? And that is how I started designing.
There are so many cute fingerless gloves but not very many half-finger gloves and I had so many people ask for half-finger gloves that I designed these. These gloves have become my number one requested item. I have made over 50 pairs.
The gloves are made from the bottom up with a ribbed stitch giving the crochet glove a bit of stretch, which crochet sometimes lacks. They fit most women's hands. I have had them fit very petite hands and very large hands to perfect this design. They require shaping and skipping stitches to be worked over later. This is an Intermediate pattern but I do not think it would be so difficult for a beginner who just wanted a challenge.
14 dc 4 inches
6 rows 4 inches