Crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves

Today, I would like to share with you my very easy pattern to make a pair of Crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves.

Simple Designs, Easy Stitches

These gloves are very easy to crochet so that the pattern is also accessible to crochet beginners.

Really, all the stitches that you’ll need to master to make your pair of fingerless gloves are single crochet and half double crochet!

The only challenge for a total crochet beginner can be the decreases.

But don’t worry, you can find written instructions for how to make a half double crochet decrease further down in the pattern. Or, if you prefer learning from a video, you can check this YouTube tutorial.

However, easy doesn’t mean uncomfortable or not usable! These fingerless gloves are very functional and you’ll put them to use immediately!

All You Need is Some Scrap Yarn!

One other thing that I love about these gloves is that they really need very little yarn, a.k.a. scrap yarn!

The scrap yarn that I used is some beautiful Katia Concept Ultralight Merino, which I had left from my Tunisian Crochet Concept Cowl.

Actually, from the little bit of yarn that I had left from my cowl, I managed to squeeze out this pair of Crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves and one headband that you can see here.

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Construction

The pattern is written in two parts, the cuff and the body.

To crochet the cuff, we will use single crochet stitches worked either in the back or front loops only.

Then, we will close the cuff as a tube and start working the body of the glove in successive rounds. Each round is joined with a slip stitch.

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Materials

– 8.0-mm (0 UK) Hook
– Super Bulky yarn (5-6 wpi). I used Katia Concept Ultralight Merino
– Tapestry Needle

Yardage

67.2 yards, 61.6 m

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
FLO – Front Loop Only
Hdc2Tog – Half Double Crochet Two Together
Inc – Increase
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn over

How to Read the Pattern

  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • If the pattern says “sc 5”, it means that you have to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.

Special Stitches

Half Double Crochet Two Together (Hdc2Tog)
Yo, insert your hook into the indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook). Insert your hook into the next st, yo, and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook). Yo, and draw yarn through all four loops on your hook.

Or check this YouTube tutorial.
Note that compared to the video, I do not yarn over before inserting my hook into the next st!

Increase (Inc)
Throughout the pattern, an increase consists of 2 hdc worked in the same st.

Gauge

10 hdc for 8 rows in 4” (10 cm).

Size

The Crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves fit a size M, 7.5″-8″ (19-20.5 cm) measured at the knuckles.

The final measurements are 6.89” (17.5 cm) in length and 4” (10 cm) in the largest point.

Pattern

Cuff

Both Right and Left Gloves

With Katia Concept Ultralight Merino and your 8.00-mm crochet hook, ch 7.

Row 1. Sc in the back bumps of each ch starting from the second ch from your hook. (6 sts)
Row 2. Ch 1, turn. BLO sc 6.
Row 3. Ch 1, turn. FLO sc 6.
Row 4-13. Repeat rows 2-3 10 more times.
Row 14. Repeat row 2 once more.

Round 15. Ch 1, sc 14 on one long side, ch 1, sc 6 along the short side, ch 1, sc 15 on the long side (it grew of one row compared to the first long side!)

How to Crochet the Cuff of your Basic Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Body

Keeping the right side facing out, roll the cuff so that the short sides touch each other. It does not matter if you do not seam the cuff right away. However, it is important to close the cuff with a sl st in the top, outer sc.

The body of the gloves is crocheted in successive rounds, thus do not turn your work.

Round 1. Ch 1, (Inc 1, hdc 4) 3 times. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (18 sts)

How to Crochet Round 1 of the Body - Basic Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Left Glove

Round 2. Hdc 4, inc 1, hdc 1, inc 1, hdc 11. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (20 sts)

Right Glove

Round 2. Hdc 11, inc 1, hdc 1, inc 1, hdc 4. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (20 sts)

Both Left and Right Glove

Round 3-6. Hdc 20. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (20 sts)

Left Glove

Round 7. Ch 1, hdc 6, ch 1, sk 4 sts, hdc 1 into the fifth st, hdc 9. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (20 sts)
Round 8. Ch 1, hdc2tog 1, hdc 4, hdc 1 in the ch-1 from the previous round, hdc 10. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (16 sts)

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Right Glove

Round 7. Ch 1, hdc 15, ch 1, sk 4, hdc 1 into the fifth st. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (20 sts)
Round 8. Ch 1, hdc2tog 1, hdc 13, hdc 1 in the ch-1 from the previous round, hdc 1. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (16 sts)

Both Left and Right Glove

Round 9. Hdc 16. Join with a sl st on top of the first hdc. (16 sts)
Round 10. BLO sc 16. (16 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Finishing

Seam the two short sides of the cuff together.

Finishing your Basic Fingerless Crochet Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Your crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves are ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this pattern. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

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Between November 18th-25th 2020, the pattern of the Basic Fingerless Gloves was featured in the Christmas Patterns Giveaway organized by Veronika of Blue Star Crochet.

This giveaway featured some really awesome patterns! Make sure to check them all by visiting the main roundup post on Veronika’s blog.

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29 thoughts on “Crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves”

  1. Love this pattern! I made a dark green pair and can’t wait to wear them this winter.
    I want to use up my scrap yarns and make more for friends and family.
    Thanks!

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  2. Just making your gloves and have a question. After starting to work in the round, do I need to chain one or two after each round so that when I get to the end of the round I am joining in the chain stitch? There is no chin stitches at the start or end of the round. Thank you for your time:

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  3. Hi! I would love to make these. When it says inc, what type of increase is it calling for? Just a loop over?

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    • Hi Loreen,
      to increase, I just made two hdc sts into the same st but you can use any other increasing technique 🙂
      Looking forward to seeing your gloves! (I just gifted a pair to my aunt yesterday!)
      Best,
      Raffaella

      Reply

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