Fingerless gloves, wrist warmers and gauntlets are all similar terms used for a wardrobe accessory that covers the wrist and hand, yet leaves the fingers open for easy movement. Requiring little yarn, they’re simple to make in a variety of colors to coordinate with any winter wear, and paired with crocheted hat and scarf, they make a nice gift for those in cooler climates. Fingerless gloves will keep your hands and wrists warm while allowing you to type, make crafts, play a musical instrument, etc., unlike cumbersome fingered gloves or mittens.
Approx 2 oz worsted weight yarn
Size I crochet hook
Large needle to weave in ends
Ch = chain
St = stitch
Sp = space
SC = Single crochet
DC = Double crochet
Fingerless Glove Pattern (make two)
Round 1: Ch 24, join with slip stitch to first chain to form a circle. (NOTE: This is the only time you will join at the end of a row. The rest of the pattern works in a continuous round. You may want to place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round to help keep count of the number of rows)
Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as first SC), SC in each chain around (24 SCs)
Round 3: Ch 1, DC in same sp, skip 1, *SC and DC cluster in next sp, sk 1. Repeat from * around. This is your pattern stitch.
Round 4-11: Continue with pattern stitch, working in a circular fashion around the circle, forming a tube. The pattern stitch will appear in somewhat of a spiral or diagonal pattern. Each SC/DC cluster will go in the SC space of the previous row (the hole from that stitch should appear a little larger, so it’s easier to see where the next row’s stitches go instead of having to count the skipped stitch).
Note: If you want a longer fingerless glove, work pattern stitch for desired number of rows before starting thumb area. Each row of pattern stitch equals approximately 1/2 inch.
Round 12 (start of thumb area): After last cluster in previous row, SC in space where next cluster would have gone, ch 8, skip 1 cluster sp, SC in next cluster space. Continue with pattern stitch to end of row, working SC/DC cluster in last st before ch.
Round 13: Sk first ch, SC next 6 ch, skip last ch, work pattern stitch around.
Round 14: SC ea st in thumb area, work pattern stitch around.
Round 15-16 (or to desired length over knuckles): Repeat pattern row around, working SC in thumb area
Note: If the piece starts to look like one side is taller than the other, you should be able to stretch just a bit to make them appear even. You could also work the last few stitches before or after the thumb area in SC to even it out.
Trim: Attach contrasting color in any st, ch 1, DC and SC in same sp, *sk 2 st, SC/DC/SC shell in next st, repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to beginning ch 1. Bind off, weave in ends.
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Source: Original pattern designed by Marie Anne