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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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.
- 8.0-mm (0 UK) Hook
- Super Bulky yarn (5-6 wpi). I used Katia Concept Ultralight Merino
- Tapestry Needle
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
Back Loop Only (BLO) and Front Loop Only (FLO)
Learn how to crochet in the back and front loops only HERE.
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!
An increase consists of 2 hdc worked in the same indicated st.
- (…) – 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.
10 hdc for 8 rows in 4” (10 cm).
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.
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!)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Seam the two short sides of the cuff together.
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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30 thoughts on “Crochet Basic Fingerless Gloves”
is tyhere a pattern for a cap and or scarf to match the pattern for
your basic fingerless gloves??
Hello Barbara, with the same yarn as the gloves, I made a cowl and a headband. However, both are in Tunisian crochet. The cowl has got cables, so it requires some confidence with Tunisian crochet, while the headband is very easy and totally beginner friendly. You can find them here
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.
thank you for the beautiful patterns you share with us love them xxxx
You’re welcome, I am glad you like them 🙂
Thank you for gifting us with your creativity and pattern. Have a wonderful Holiday.
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:
Yes, you need to chain 1, and then, I usually join in the first st of the round, not into the chain, but up to you 🙂
Hi! I would love to make these. When it says inc, what type of increase is it calling for? Just a loop over?
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!)