Here you can find the free crochet pattern for some fingerless gloves. True to my usual designs, these are a quick abd easy make, using basic stitches and techniques.
These were one of the first patterns I designed, taking all the crochet techniques I love, that look complicated but actually making them a nice beginners project.
These are perfect for the cooler months when you need cosy warm wrists, and hands, but access to your fingers.
The are made using Double crochets mainly (USA terms), Front post Double crochet, Back Post double crochets and chain stitch, but they start with a Foundation double crochet row.
I adore foundation crochet as a way of starting as it gives a lovely straight row, where as a chain can be a bit wiggly!
So here they are Please pin the photo for later:
Yarn for the Wrist Warmers
For my first pair, I used a hand dyed Double Knit Skein I had in my stash, but I’ve remade them using an off the shelf Double knit.
I chose to go for a premium acrylic, Stylecraft Bellissima in Purple Passion, as I loved the deepness of the colour.
But any Double knit will do, to get the correct size.
For something more fancy – this is a great yarn from the USA
Crochet Pattern Options
There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support Off the Hook for You.
- You can find and use the free fingerless gloves pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
- You can purchase, print and keep the 2 page advert-free pattern PDF below.
- Or you can wait and get this as part of the last minute crochet gift ideas giveaway with Bluestar Crochet running from 11th – 18th October 2021
How long does it take to crochet some fingerless gloves?
These fingerless gloves are pretty quick to make, but as they use a Double Knit yarn, will take about an hour per glove.
For a quicker make, about 20 minutes a glove check out the link below
Can you make these fingerless gloves bigger?
These fingerless gloves will fit a small to medium ladies hand.
The measure 17cm x 10.5cm when made, but they will stretch when worn.
The easiest way to change the size of these gloves would be to use a slightly thicker yarn and a bigger hook.
As a guide a worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm hook would make them about 2cm bigger.
What stitches do the Fingerless gloves use?
These are really simple to make. You only need to know a few stitches (USA terms).
- Foundation Double crochet
- Front Post Double crochet
- Back Post Double Crochet
- Double crochet
- How to sew in ends
Fingerless Gloves / mittens Pattern
Terms – US crochet terms
BPDC Back Post Double Crochet
DC Double Crochet
FDC Foundation Double Crochet
FPDC Front post Double crochet
pul pull though loop/ st
SC Single Crochet
yrh yarn round hook
10 rows and 16 sts = 10 x 10cm (4 x 4 inches)
17.5cm x 10.5 cm (7 x 4 inches)
Pattern is made using USA terms.
The wrist warmers are made in the round. SS to the top of the Ch3, and carry on working in the same direction.
Beginning Ch3 counts as the first st throughout.
BPDC (Back Post Double crochet) Back post double crochet, work the double crochet around the post of the stitch inserting hook from back to front to back again.
FPDC (Front Post Double crochet) Front post double crochet, work the double crochet around the post of the stitch inserting hook from front to back and front again.
FDC (Foundation Double Crochet) Ch3 (counts as first 1DC), yrh, insert hook in 3rd Ch from hook, [yrh, pul, yrh, draw through 1 loop on hook (Ch made), yrh, draw through 2 loops] twice (DC made)], insert hook in last Ch made; rep [ ] for number of sts required.
Fingerless glove pattern
Round 1 With 4.5mm hook, FDC 30. SS to top of Ch3 to join. [30sts]
Round 2 Change to 4.0mm hook. Ch3, FPDC (BPDC, FPDC) repeat () around. SS to top of Ch3 to join. [30 sts]
Rounds 3 -5 Repeat row 2
Rounds 6-15 Ch3, DC in each st around. [30sts]
Round 16 Ch3 FPDC (BPDC, FPDC) 6 times, Ch9, Skip 5 sts, join to next st with a SC, (FPDC,BPDC) 6 times to end. SS to top of Ch3 to join [30sts]
Round 17 Ch3 FPDC (BPDC, FPDC) 6 times, DC in each chain st, DC in the top of the SC, (FPDC, BPDC) 6 times to end. SS to top of Ch3 to join [30sts]
Round 18 Ch3, FPDC (BPDC, FPDC) repeat () around. SS to top of Ch3 to join. [30 sts]
Rounds 19-20 Repeat round 18.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
To Make Up
Use the end of the starting FDC to join the bottom of the wrist warmer around. Turn right side out.
You can download an advert free, and (waffle free at the beginning) version of this pattern from my Ravelry store for $2USD.
So there you go, 2 wrist warmers from 1 skein (With quite a lot of yarn left over)
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