Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern—Free
Crochet fingerless gloves enable you to keep your hands and wrists warm, while still being able to type, check your phone, or do whatever else you need to do during the day. They offer the comfort, coziness and warmth of gloves without the inconvenience of them. Crochet fingerless gloves also add style to your wardrobe, serving as a terrific accessory to give your outfit a finished look, especially during the fall months. I love this crochet fingerless glove pattern so much that I created a second version in purple.
Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/170 yds/100g per ball) one of each:
- Radiant Lime—860-175
- White — 860-100
- Size J/10/6 mm crochet hook (Note: You can adjust the size a bit by using a smaller or larger crochet hook.)
- Tapestry needle
- Safety Pins
Crochet Fingerless Gloves Instructions
This crochet fingerless glove pattern is broken into three sections. First, you will create the focal design element—the cuff motif. Second, you will create the main part of the glove. Third, you will finish off the outside edge of the cuff.
The cuff motif features interlocking circles. You will use the magic circle (loop) technique to make the circle components. Make three in Radiant Lime and three in aqua. Make sure to alternate the colors as you work.
Note: If you would like the cuff to be tighter, then you can make the circles small by pulling the original loop tighter at the end when you are weaving in the yarn ends.
Magic Circle Tutorials
Just in case you are unfamiliar with the magic circle technique, I provided tutorial links below.
Click here for a Photo Tutorial.
Click here for a Video Tutorial.
With Radiant Lime, make a circle. Draw up a loop and work 15 sc. Join with slp st to first sc. (15 sc)
Ch 2 (counts as a hdc) and work a hdc into each sc. Join with slp st to the top of the ch 2. Fasten off. (15 hdc)
With aqua yarn, make a circle through the circle you just completed. Work the aqua circle the same way as the Radiant Lime circle.
The sixth circle connects to the first and fifth circle made. The starting circle (loop) yarn, must pass through the first and fifth circles. Otherwise it is worked the same.
How to transition from the motif to the glove
If you keep the following in mind, it will be easier to understand how to make the transition from motif to glove. As you know, each circle is made of 15 stitches. You will allocate these stitches as follows. Five of those stitches will be used to create the bottom edge. You will work a single crochet through three stitches of a circle (see image below of center 3 hdc). The other two bottom stitches I call overlapping stitches where you will work a sc through one stitch of two circles. Six of the fifteen stitches are allocated for the sides, 3 on the left and 3 on the right. (You don’t work into these stitches.) The four remaining stitches you will use later to create the top edge. Two are overlapping stitches and two are regular single crochets.
Tip: Use a safety pins to hold the overlapping stitches together while you work the first round. This will help to keep the circles facing the right way.
Rnd 1: Attach aqua to bottom edge. Ch 1, work sc in 3 center hdc. (Please refer to photo below.) Connect two circles by pass through overlapping hdc and sc into that spot. Repeat all the way around. (24 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with slp st to first sc. Break off yarn.
Rnds 3-4: Join white, ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with slp st to first sc. Break off yarn after round 4.
Rnds 5-6: Join Radiant Lime, ch 1, sc in each sc. Join with slp st to first sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc, sc in 23 sc. Join with slp st to first sc. Break off yarn. (25 sc)
Rnd 8: Join aqua, ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with slp st to first sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc, sc in 11 sc, 2 sc in sc, sc in 12 sc; join with slp st first sc. (27 sc)
Rnd 10: Ch 6, skp 5 sc, sc in 21 sc. (21 sc)
Rnd 11: Sc in 6 ch, sc in 21 sc. (27 sc)
I prefer to work in a continuous spiral when working with one color for many rounds. Then I will work the very last round as follows: slip st into the first st, ch 1, sc in each sc, join with slp st to first sc. Fasten off. If you prefer, you could work rounds twelve through sixteen as I just described for the last round—not including the fasten off
Rnd 12- 16: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 17: Join to first sc of the previous round and ch 1, sc in each sc; join with slp st to first sc. Fasten off.
Finish off Top Edge of Cuff
Finish off the the outside/top edge of the cuff. As you may recall, four of the fifteen stitches of a circle was allocated for this edge. Work a single crochet into the two center stitches and the two overlapping stitches.
Rnd 1: Join aqua yarn to upper edge hdc . Ch 1, work sc in 2 center hdc. Connect two circles by passing through overlapping hdc and sc into that spot. Repeat all the way around. Join with slp st to first sc.(18 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1 , sc in each sc around. Join with slp st to first sc. Break off yarn.
Rnd 3: Join white, ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with slp st to first sc, Fasten off.
Weave in yarn ends and trim.
Repeat all the steps above and make a second glove.