Crochet Apache Tears Glittens – Free Crochet Pattern

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This pattern which I call the Apache Tears Glittens, is part of the bonus set of the Apache Tears Winter Accessories Crochet Along.


I have seen so many Apache Tears Hats,  Apache Tears Scarves,  Apache Tears Mittens, and Apache Tears Infinity Scarf already being posted!

So many pictures in my Facebook group, it just makes me feel so excited and jolly during this time of the year.

The Apache Tears Glittens is probably the hardest pattern of all 5 I created for this Crochet Along.

As long as you have the Apache Tears stitch pattern down, you have absolutely no problems making this pattern.

But just to make sure, even a beginner could make this pattern. I added many pictures and notes that should help you along.

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This Crochet Along as you can probably tell already from the name, is all about the Apache Tears stitch, including the bonus patterns.

I created a very thorough tutorial with many photos and 2 videos for this stitch. You will need this tutorial if you have never made it before.

You can find it HERE.

As mentioned before this Crochet Along and this bonus pattern is sponsored by Knit Picks. I am super grateful for their support.

Please be so kind and go to their Facebook Page and THANK them for sponsoring this CAL for us.

Crochet Apache Tears Glittens - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

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Apache Tears Glittens

Crochet Apache Tears Glittens PDF

You can get the crochet pattern for the Apache Tears Glittens on Ravelry, Etsy, LoveCrafts, or my new membership The Crochet Club.

The Crochet Club has so much more to offer than just PDF patterns! You get tutorials, references and the complete VIP treatment as well.

If you pay just twice the amount as this pattern costs and you have a month’s worth of The Crochet Club Membership with a lot more patterns! It’s well worth it.

If you do not want to join The Crochet Club, you can also purchase the ad-free, printer-friendly PDF pattern at the links below.

But IF you join the All-Access Membership you will automatically get this pattern.

I made all patterns available as PDFs in case you do not like the ad version below.

Even though the crochet apache tears glittens version below is FREE forever, you can always buy the PDF version of Ravelry or Etsy as a single copy or part of an ebook.

So before you see the FREE version, let me give you the links to the PDFs.

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EBOOK for all 3 patterns for this Crochet Along:

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EBOOK of Bonus Patterns:

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You can buy the entire pattern collection of 5 patterns (3 Crochet Along patterns PLUS 2 bonus patterns) as an ebook on Ravelry or Etsy!

Buy the ebook on Etsy here

Now, let’s get started with the Apache Tears Infinity Scarf. I mentioned below how you can adjust the pattern to make it work for you.

Materials:

Stitches used, in US terms:

  • sc = single crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sc in BLO = single crochet in back loop only
  • Apache Tears (1 sc in BLO in 4 stitches, 1 tr 3 rows/rounds down into the front loop that was skipped), click HERE for the full video and photo tutorial

Crochet Apache Tears Glittens Final Sizes:

Scarf: 33 x 5.5 in

Gauge:

4 sc x 3 rows = 1 square inch

Crochet Apache Tears Glittens Instructions:

BE SURE TO SEE MY APACHE TEARS STITCH TUTORIAL, IF YOU HAVE NEVER MADE IT BEFORE. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE!

All starting chains are not counted and the first stitch of every round or row goes into the same stitch as the starting chain.

MAKE 2 Glittens (which are a combination of mittens and gloves)!

The Ribbing of the crochet apache tears glittens needs to be made according to the wrist size.

Basically, you measure the wrist circumference and therefore know how long the ribbing needs to be.

So, the amount of rows depends on the wrist circumference measurement. Below you will see the pattern for an adult medium sized hand.

Start with the yarn color Red.

Row 1: Ch 8, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn (7 sts)

Row 2-25: 1 sc in the BLO in each st, ch 1, turn

ribbed brim on crochet apache tears glitters

After row 25, fold the ribbing in half and slip stitch the ends together to make a circle, then do NOT cut the yarn! Flip the ribbing over so the slip stitches point inwards.

folding the brim

Main body of glittens

The Apache Tears stitch can be used for any number of multiples, but I used a multiple of 5 throughout. When going all the way around the ribbing to add single crochets, the stitch count needs to be a number that is divisible by 5. The stitch count below is only mentioned for the number of stitches I used. Again, my pattern is made according to a hand of an average woman.

Round 1: ch 1, place 35 single crochets equally all around the top of the ribbing (around the circle), sl st to the first st

starting the main body of crochet glittens

Round 2 – 3: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in every st, sl st to the first st

Change color to White

Round 4: ch 1, *1 sc in the BLO in the first 4 stitches, then crochet 1 tr down 3 rounds into the skipped front loop, skip 1 stitch (behind the tr) and repeat from * all around, then sl st to the first st

Round 5: ch 1, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st

Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 3 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Change color to Dublin

Round 7: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 2 stitches which are 2 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 8: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 3 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 3 stitches which are 3 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 4 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st

Now you will start adding the thumb opening. You will not add the thumb until you are done with the rest of the mitten.

Change color to Red

Round 10: ch 6 (ch 1 is the turning chain, plus 5 chains for skipped stitches), sk 5 sts, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the 2nd ch

start of apache tears crochet stitch patterns

Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 5 chains plus the next st (6 sc’s), *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 3 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 12: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 7 sts, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 2 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

apache tears stitch

Change color to White

Round 13: repeat Round 8

Round 14: repeat Round 9

Round 15: repeat Round 5

main body of glittens finished

Adding Fingers on crochet apache tears glittens

Now you will add the half fingers on your crochet apache tears glittens.

You should have 35 stitches all around. Please follow the diagram below to know where to start the continuing rounds (no sl st until the end).

The arrows point to the stitch where you will start the round. Small circles (in orange) mean chain/stitches you create.

Those chains will be used from both fingers that “touch” the chain.

The pointy finger has 11 stitches all around whereas the other 3 fingers have 10 stitches all around.

The pointy fingers stitch colors in the diagram is yellow.

The middle fingers stitch colors in the diagram is green.

The ring fingers stitch colors in the diagram is blue.

The pinky fingers stitch colors in the diagram is red.

To make the fingers use the yarn color Dublin.

For each finger, make 5 rounds of sc’s.

Finger diagram Apache Tears Glittens Free Crochet pattern
creating fingers on glittens
top view of apache tears stitch patterns

Adding the thumb on your crochet apache tears glittens:

Using the yarn color Dublin, make a slip knot and attach the yarn to on of the corners of the circle (where the ch started or ended when making the opening).

No slip stitches will be made until the end, as these are continuing rounds! Be sure to use a stitch marker.

Round 1: ch 1, make 12 sc’s all around the opening (5 on the top and bottom each and 1 in each corner)

Round 2-9: 1 sc in each st

Round 10: 1 sc dec all around (6 sts at the end). Fasten off

thumb opening on glittens

Flip the glittens inside out and sew the thumb opening closed and weave in all the ends.

fingers opening

Making the cap to turn gloves into crochet apache tears glittens

Start with the color Dublin

Row 1: Make a chainless foundation chain of 35 single crochets (or ch 36 and place 1 sc in each chain to have 35 sts), sl st to the first st (make sure to not twist the chain)

Round 2 – 3: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in every st, sl st to the first st

Change color to Red

Round 4: ch 1, *1 sc in the BLO in the first 4 stitches, then crochet 1 tr down 3 rounds into the skipped front loop, skip 1 stitch (behind the tr) and repeat from * all around, then sl st to the first st

Round 5: ch 1, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st

Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 3 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Change color to White

Round 7: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 2 stitches which are 2 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 8: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 3 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 3 stitches which are 3 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st

Round 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 4 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st

Now we will do 2 rounds of decreases, by eliminating sc’s between the tr’s.

Change color to Dublin

Round 10: repeat Round 5

Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 sts, repeat from *, until the last 2 stitches which is 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, sl st to the first st

Now you have 3 sc’s between the tr’s instead of 4.

Round 12: ch 1, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts ,1 sc in the BLO in the next stitch, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the BLO in the next st, repeat from * last stitch is a tr, sl st to the first st

Now you have 2 sc’s between the tr’s instead of 3.

Fasten off and flip the cap inside out. Sew across the opening (where the decreases are) using a wip stitch. Then weave in the ends.

Cut a piece of the Dublin yarn that is about 1ft long. Use it to sew it onto the back of the glittens right underneath the fingers.

So the color Dublin looks like it continues from the fingers into the cap. Remember to sew it on the opposite side for the other hands glittens.

attaching the flap to your crochet glittens
top view
bottom view

Final Thoughts…

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