Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Crochet Fingerless Gloves

By Amy – 9 Comments

When I first got into crocheting many years ago, fingerless gloves were my favorite to crochet. I made many versions for different people, as well as for myself, and played around with length and style. I remembered a pair that I made that were short and simple and decided to design another “short and simple” pair with a few techniques to make them look more advanced, like adding a cuff and reverse crochet trim.

These gloves really are surprisingly simple to crochet. And they don’t take a lot of yarn either! Make yourself some over a weekend or make up a handful to give as gifts this Christmas.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: Fits ladies glove size medium to large (measuring between 3” to 3 ½” (7.5 cm to 9 cm) wide palm, 4” to 4 ½” (10 cm to 11.5 cm) from fingers to wrist)

Materials:
Medium weight yarn (approximately 75 yards of yarn)
Crochet hook G (4.00 mm) and H (5.00 mm)

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
With H hook,
6 sc = 2’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 7.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 6 sc
Finish off.

Size Adjusting
To adjust the size of the glove, crochet more or fewer rows in the cuff. When coming to the thumbhole in Round 8, if you have added more rows to the cuff for a larger size, continue by subtracting 3, or even 4 if you’d like an easier fit, from the initial stitch count. If you have subtracted more rows to the cuff for a smaller size, continue by subtracting 3 or only 2 for a snugger fit, from the initial stitch count.

Tip: try the glove on while you crochet so that you can adjust it if you need to as you go and ensure you get the best fit.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Easy Crochet Fingerless Gloves

Cuff
Row 1: with G hook, ch 7, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 6 sc
Row 2 – 26: ch 1, turn, sc in back loop only in each sc across: 6 sc
Do not finish off. Sc ends together and flip band inside out.

Body
Round 1: with H hook, ch 1, turn, sc in each row around, sl st in first sc: 26 sc
Round 2 – 7: ch 1, turn, sc in each scaround, sl st in first sc: 26 sc
Round 8: ch 1, turn, sc in next 23 sc, leave remaining unworked to create thumbhole: 23 sc
Round 9 – 13: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 23 sc
Round 14: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across, sl st in first sc to close thumbhole: 23 sc
Round 15 – 19: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 23 sc
Round 20: ch 1, reverse sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 23 sc
Finish off.

Thumbhole
Join yarn in any st on thumbhole and sc around. Then reverse sc around to finish.

If you have any questions or difficulty crocheting this pattern, let me know in the comments below and I’ll be glad to help!

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9 Comments

  1. Erica says:

    I love that the pattern is simple but the gloves are gorgeous!

  2. Have made many Crochet Spot Patterns including this one.

  3. Phyllis Hedding says:

    Why is the instruction under the “Gauge swatch” title have different instructions for row 1 and 2 than in the actual pattern instructions? Maybe I don’t know what “Gauge Swatch means?

    • Amy says:

      Hello Phyllis,
      A gauge swatch is a simple pattern you can work up quickly to compare your swatch with the swatch the designer made to allow you to see how near your tension is to the designers. Some designers just tell you the gauge and let you work it out as you crochet but others will offer a simple swatch pattern you can work up to help you determine first the materials you will need before beginning the pattern.

      Hope this helps!
      Amy

  4. Rose says:

    Hi, I’m just about to start this but my wool doesn’t appear to have any weight measurements on it, so I’ve been making gauge swatches, but I’ve realised that there’s no hook for it, is it the 4 mm or 5mm that should be used for the gauge? I always tend to crochet a bit tight so want to make sure I’m going right from the start if I can!
    Thanks, Rose

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