Crochet Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves – Free Pattern

When the winter starts fading into spring, and the days get a bit warmer, it is time for less goofy wearables and accessories. Forget big mittens and chunky gloves, and join me with a pair of Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves!

Fingerless gloves are perfect during the transition periods. You know, during fall for example, when it is still not that cold, or around this time of the year for the last acts of winter.

I personally like wearing fingerless mitts also when I am inside working at my computer. My hands are always so cold that I really appreciate a warm layer of soft wool but still have the freedom to use my hands!

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Star Stitch Set

The Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves are part of my Star Stitch Set, which includes:

  • These fingerless gloves!
  • My Star Stitch Beanie 🙂 (my favorite beanie I’ve ever made, available in 4 sizes from toddler to adult)
  • And a Star Stitch Scarf (in sizes from toddler to adult)

The Star Stitch Set is perfect to crochet a nice gift, Mum and Me combos, or a nice Family set!

Make sure to check all the patterns on the blog, or get a nice printable PDF including all the patterns in my Etsy store.

Me wearing my Star Stitch beanie, fingerless gloves, and scarf - Raffamusa Designs

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Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves - Free Crochet Pattern - Size Inclusive! - Raffamusa Designs

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Materials

– 5.5-mm (I/9 USA, 5 UK) Hook
– Aran (4 Medium, 8 wpi) Yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran
– One Stitch Marker to Work in the Round
– Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations (US)

BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
Hdc2Tog – Half Double Crochet Two Together
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Star – Star Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Decrease (Dec)
A decrease consists of 2 sts worked together so that they will count as 1 st in the next row or round.

Half Double Crochet Two Together (Hdc2Tog)
The Hdc2tog is simply a hdc dec. Here’s how I recommend you do it for this pattern.

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.

Single Crochet Foundation Row
Please, see a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the foundation single crochet here.

Star Stitch in the Round (Star)
The star stitch used in this pattern is a slight modification of the classical star stitch. To learn how to crochet the star stitch for this pattern, please, take a look at the step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the star stitch in the round.

Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern says “hdc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
  • These gloves are worked in the round! So, do NOT join your rounds.
  • The stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each round’s instructions.
  • See more info about Sizes, Yardage, and Construction below.

Sizes

This pattern is written for sizes from XS to XL. Refer to the table below for more detailed info about each size.

SIZEHAND CIRC. (Measured at the knuckles)YARDAGE
X-Small6.5″-7″ (16.5-18 cm)66 yds, 60 m
Small7″-7.5″ (18-19 cm)76 yds, 70 m
Medium7.5″-8″ (19-20.5 cm)98 yds, 90 m
Large8″-8.5″ (20.5-21.5 cm)105 yds, 96 m
X-Large8.5″-9″ (21.5-23 cm)112 yds, 102 m
Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves – Raffamusa Designs

The instructions are divided in:

  • S and XS, written as S (XS)
  • L and XL, written as L (XL)
  • M

Gauge

14 BLO hdc for 8 rows in 4″ (10 cm).

Construction

These fingerless gloves are worked in the round from the bottom (finger side) up (brim).

The first “round” is actually a sc foundation row. Make sure to check this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the single crochet foundation row.

After crocheting the indicated number of sts in your foundation row, start working in the round.

To do this, simply bring the beginning of your foundation row close to your hook, and keeping your working yarn above your sts (as shown in the picture below), start crocheting in the first st.

Make sure to keep the right side of your foundation row toward the outside!

FSC - How to start working in the round - Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves - Raffamusa Designs

Brim

The brim is crocheted directly attached to the body of the glove making a row of sl sts for each st around. So, if the body of the glove has 26 sts, the brim will be made of 26 rows.

See an example of how to crochet the brim directly on your work in this video tutorial by Toni of TL Yarn Crafts (although she uses single crochet sts, the technique and the concepts are the same for a sl st brim)

However, in order to get a better fit, I suggest you decrease a few rows compared to the st count of the glove. See how to do this in the box below.

How to make a slip stitch decrease to attach the brim of the Crochet Star Stitch Beanie
How to Sl St the BLO of the Next Two Sts Together
Step 1. Insert your hook into the next BLO.
Step 2. Twist your hook and insert it into the next BLO.
Step 3. Yo and draw yarn through all the loops on your hook.

Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves – Free Crochet Pattern

Size S (XS)

Both Right and Left Gloves

Row 1. Make a single crochet foundation row with 24 (22) sc. (24 (22) sts)

Start working the next round directly into the first sts of your sc foundation row.

Round 2. BLO sc 24 (22) . (24 (22) sts)
Round 3-6. Work using the star st. (12 (11) stars)
Round 7. BLO sc 24 (22). (24 (22) sts)
Round 8. BLO hdc 24 (22). (24 (22) sts)

Right Glove

Round 9. Ch 6, sk 2, hdc 1 (1) (into both top loops to make it more stable), BLO hdc 8 (7), BLO hdc2tog, BLO hdc 9 (8), BLO hdc2tog. (6 chs and 20 (18) sts)

Round 10. Hdc 6 (one st in each ch from the previous round), BLO hdc2tog, (BLO hdc 7 (6), BLO hdc2tog) twice. (23 (21) sts)

Left Glove

Round 9. BLO hdc 9 (8), BLO hdc2tog, BLO hdc 8 (7), BLO hdc2tog, hdc 1 (1) (into both top loops to make it more stable), ch 6. Leave the last 2 sts unworked. (20 (18) sts, 6 chs)

Round 10. Hdc2tog by inserting your hook into both loops of the first st and BLO of the second st, (BLO hdc 7 (6), BLO hdc2tog) twice, hdc 6 (one st in each ch from the previous round). (23 (21) sts)

Both Right and Left Gloves

Round 11-12. BLO hdc 23 (21). (23 (21) sts)

Round 13. BLO sc 1, (BLO sc 3 (3), BLO sc dec 1, BLO sc 4 (3), BLO sc dec 1) twice. (19 (17) sts)

Round 14. BLO sc 19 (17). (19 (17) sts)

Brim

Row 1. Ch 5, sl st in the second ch from your hook and in each remaining ch. (4 sts). BLO sl st into the same st where your ch-5 started.
Row 2. BLO sl st dec over the next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4.
Row 3. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4. BLO sl st into the same st where you sl st at the beginning of row 2.
Row 4. BLO sl st in the next st. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4.
Row 5-16 (14). Repeat rows 3-4 distributing 2 more repeats of row 2 instead of row 4 (this way, there will be a total of 3 decreases).

Fasten off and close the brim by sewing along the sides of the first and last rows.

Thumb

Join yarn in the BLO of the first skipped st in round 9.

Round 1. BLO sc 2, sc 1 in both loops of the next hdc on round 8, sc 1 on the side of the hdc on round 9, sc 6 in the 6 ch from round 9, sc on the side of the next hdc (on round 9), sc 1 in both loops of the next hdc from round 8. (12 sts)
Round 2. BLO sc dec 1, BLO sc 8, BLO sc dec 1. (10 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Crochet Star Stitch Set - Beanie, Fingerless Gloves, and Scarf - Raffamusa Designs
The items in the picture are all Size Adult M

Size L (XL)

Both Right and Left Gloves

Row 1. Make a single crochet foundation row with 28 (30) sc. (28 (30) sts)

Start working the next round directly into the first sts of your sc foundation row.

Round 2. BLO sc 28 (30). (28 (30) sts)
Round 3-6. Work using the star st. (14 (15) stars)
Round 7. BLO sc 28 (30). (28 (30) sts)
Round 8-9. BLO hdc 28 (30). (28 (30) sts)

Right Glove

Round 10. Ch 6, sk 2, hdc 1 (1) (worked into both top loops to make it more stable), (BLO hdc 7 (8), hdc2tog) twice, BLO hdc 7 (7). (6 chs, 24 (26) sts)

Round 11. Hdc 6 (one st in each ch from the previous round), BLO hdc2tog, (BLO hdc 9 (10), BLO hdc2tog) twice. (27 (29) sts)

Left Glove

Round 10. (BLO hdc 7 (8), BLO hdc2tog) twice, BLO hdc 7 (7), hdc 1 (1) (worked into both top loops to make it more stable), ch 6. Leave the last 2 sts unworked. (24 (26) sts, 6 chs)

Round 11. Hdc2tog by inserting your hook into both loops of the first st and BLO of the second st, (BLO hdc 9 (10), BLO hdc2tog) twice, hdc 6 (one st in each ch from the previous round). (27 (29) sts)

Both Right and Left Glove

Round 12-13. BLO hdc 27 (29). (27 (29) sts)
Round 14. BLO hdc 1, (BLO hdc 4 (5), BLO hdc2tog, BLO hdc 5 (5), BLO hdc2tog) twice. (23 (25) sts)
Round 15. BLO sc 23 (25). (23 (25) sts)

Brim

Row 1. Ch 5, BLO sl st in the second ch from your hook and in each remaining ch. (4 sts). BLO sl st into the same st where your ch-5 started.
Row 2. BLO sl st dec over the next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4.
Row 3. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4. BLO sl st into the same st where you sl st at the beginning of row 2.
Row 4. BLO sl st 1. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4.
Row 5-19 (21). Repeat rows 3-4 all around distributing 3 more repeats of row 2 instead of row 4 (so that there are 4 decreases in total).

Fasten off and close the brim by sewing along the sides of the first and last rows.

Thumb

Join yarn in the BLO of the first skipped st in round 10.

Round 1. BLO sc 2, sc 1 in both loops of the next hdc on round 9, sc 1 in the BLO of the same hdc, sc 1 on the side of the hdc on round 10, sc 6 in the 6 ch from round 10, sc 1 on the side of the next hdc (from round 10), BLO sc 1 in the next hdc from round 9, sc 1 in both loops of the same hdc. (14 sts)
Round 2. BLO sc dec 1, BLO sc 10, BLO sc dec 1. (12 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Size M

Both Right and Left Gloves

Row 1. Make a single crochet foundation row with 26 sc. (26 sts)

Start working the next round directly into the first sts of your sc foundation row.

Round 2. BLO sc 26. (26 sts)
Round 3-6. Work using the star st. (13 stars)
Round 7-8. BLO hdc 26. (26 sts)

Right Glove

Round 9. Ch 6, sk 2, hdc 1 (make the first hdc into both top loops of the st to make it more stable), (BLO hdc 6, BLO hdc2tog) twice, BLO hdc 7. (6 chs, 22 sts)

Round 10. Hdc 6 (one st in each ch from the previous round), BLO hdc2tog, (BLO hdc 8, BLO hdc2tog) twice. (25 sts)

Left Glove

Round 9. (BLO hdc 7, BLO hdc2tog) twice, BLO hdc 5, hdc 1 (in both loops to make it more stable), ch 6. Leave the last 2 sts unworked. (22 sts, 6 chs)

Round 10. Hdc2tog by inserting your hook into both loops of the first st and BLO of the second st, (BLO hdc 8, BLO hdc2tog) twice, hdc 6 (one st in each ch from the previous round). (25 sts)

Both Right and Left Gloves

Round 11-12. BLO hdc 25. (25 sts)
Round 13. BLO hdc 1, (BLO hdc 4, BLO hdc2tog) 4 times. (21 sts)
Round 14. BLO sc 21. (21 sts)

Brim

Row 1. Ch 5, BLO sl st in the second ch from your hook and in each remaining ch. (4 sts). BLO sl st into the same st where your ch-5 started.
Row 2. BLO sl st dec over the next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4.
Row 3. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4. BLO sl st into the same st where you sl st at the beginning of row 2.
Row 4. BLO sl st 1. Ch 1, turn. BLO sl st 4.
Row 5-18. Repeat rows 3-4 all around making sure to replace row 4 with row 2 twice (this way, there will be a total of 3 decreases).

Fasten off and close the brim by sewing along the sides of the first and last rows.

Thumb

Join yarn in the BLO of the first skipped st in round 9.

Round 1. BLO sc 2, sc 1 in both loops of the next hdc on round 8, sc 1 in the BLO of the same hdc, sc 1 on the side of the hdc on round 9, sc 6 in the 6 ch from round 9, sc 1 on the side of the next hdc (on round 9), BLO sc 1 in the next hdc from round 8, sc 1 in both loops of the same hdc. (14 sts)
Round 2. BLO sc dec 1, BLO sc 10, BLO sc dec 1. (12 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Well done, your Star Stitch Fingerless Gloves are ready!

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