So I totally fell in LOVE with these finger-staches from Megan Death. Her pattern was SO cute, I didn’t change much, mostly the cast on and bind off’s as well as a smaller version for my little girl. (forgive my non-make up day- this is real life for me, I only wear make up for GNO’s, date nights and pictures for the blog! Thinking I should at least wear mascara every day!)
I decided to try my hand at the provisional cast on! I love learning new techniques.
worsted weight yarn- two colors- I used cream and brown)
J- hook 5.5 mm
size 7 needles (three of them)
with scrap yarn and your crochet hook chain 19. Add a knot to the starting tail.
skip first chain, weave knitting needle through back loops of the next 17 ch, skip last chain
row 1- knit main color into the crochet chain
you should have 17 knit stitches on your hook
row 2- purl across
row 3- knit across
row 4-8 repeat rows 2 and 3
The moustache pattern
(rows 9-12 chart can be found here if you work better that way)
row 9- (cream) knit 3, change color (brown) knit 4, (cream) knit 3, (brown) knit 4, (cream) knit 3
row 10- (cream) purl 2, (brown) purl 6, (cream) purl 1, (brown) purl 6, (cream) purl 2
row 11- (cream) knit 1, (brown) knit 1, (cream) knit 2, (brown) knit 9,(cream) knit 2, (brown) knit 1, (cream) knit 1
row 12- (cream) purl 5, (brown) purl 3,(cream) purl 1, (brown) purl 3, (cream) purl 5
cut the brown and weave in the two ends
row 13- knit across
row 14- purl across
rows 15- 20 repeat rows 13 and 14
now we’re going to work on our first edge, the provisional edge. Remember the knot we did at the starting side of the crochet chain? Start at the OTHER end and take out the knot.
slowly pull out the chain, while doing that weave another knitting needle into the loops that are left when you pull the chain out.
now your piece is on 2 needles, both needles should have 17 loops
Now for the 3-needle bind-off. Place the 2 needles together, right sides together! Stick the third needle into both the front and back needles like your going to knit them. Which is exactly what we’re going to do, knit! YO the third needle and pull back through both of the hooks. Pull the two loops off the two hooks. Now you have one loop from our new “row” on the third hook an 16 loops on each of the other two hooks.
keep going all the way across. Here we’re halfway done and you can see how it’s coming together!
finish off and weave in ends.
Turn right side out, place on finger and enjoy!!!
I made a few smaller versions. I still don’t have one I’m in love with. This teeny one I started with only 15 loops and so took off the first and last loop of each row in the pattern. I also only did 5 rows before and after the mustache pattern.