Crocheted Fingerless Gloves

I am so excited about these fingerless gloves, you guys! I want to just run and tell random strangers how great the pattern is, and how they should buy it. Well, minus the running around, that’s kind of what I’m doing here. So buy this pattern! It’s freaking awesome!!!

I’m 100% not being asked to tell you that – I just downloaded the pattern off of Ravelry yesterday, and I’ve never had any contact with the seller. :) I was just so pleased with how they turned out, and how easy they were to crochet.

Okay, so here’s the link – Seamless Fingerless Gloves. The pattern costs 1 British pound, which was a dollar sixty something in American currency. So cheap! Oh, and if you’re not already on Ravelry, I highly recommend it. It’s a great way to search for crochet (or knit) patterns, and to read reviews and see photos of projects people have actually made with those patterns.

I have to be honest about my ignorance on this pattern at first. I didn’t read the very important note that the pattern was written in English crochet terms instead of American. I only vaguely knew that there was a separate English set of terms. So I started crocheting as directed – using double crochet (dc). Did you know that the British call a single crochet a double crochet? I didn’t. And so I congratulated myself for eventually catching that “ridiculous error” with an otherwise flawless pattern, really wondering how this could have been published with double crochet when they clearly had to mean single crochet. Am I confusing you yet? Well, it DID mean SINGLE CROCHET! It was just using British terms, and it didn’t have an error. I just don’t read directions clearly enough.

These fingerless gloves are going to be a gift for my grandmother. She keeps her house pretty cold in the winter. I thought she might enjoy having warm hands while her fingers are still free to do chores and things. And here’s the part that I think is really cool – that I hope she likes too. The buttons are from her mother’s sewing stash, part of which was passed onto my mom, and then some on to me. It’s neat to make something new for my grandmother with such an old piece of her family history attached.

There are a ton of things I loved about this pattern. First, they are very fitted and shaped to your hand (unlike another pattern I’d tried that looked like I was wearing a cast). Instead of just leaving a hole for your thumbs, they actually have thumbs attached. I love the ribbed wrist cuffs. And the body of the gloves use an amigurumi stitch, that looks really straight and orderly.

The pair only took about 2 hours to complete. I think it’ll be an easy pattern to modify for different sizes, too. I’ve already added to it a bit to make a mitten for Matthew – I still need to make the second one. More on those later!

Finally, I think I’m going to make a mug cozy soon. I actually put real boiling hot tea in this mug for the photos, thinking you’d be able to see the steam. You can’t. But that did make the cup boiling hot, making clutching it for these photos pretty difficult!

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Comments

  1. LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve actually been searching for a fingerless glove pattern. Though suddenly it’s turned to summer weather here in LA. Oh well! I still want to make them :)

    Your photos are wonderful! I’ve totally tried to capture steam in a photo before too. Hehe.

    xo
    Julie

    • Summer weather in LA. I’m jealous! I need to talk to a real photographer about capturing steam in a photo. There just has to be a way to do it!

  2. I LOVE your project! I have seen many fingerless glove patterns that are cute, but as you mentioned, they don’t actually have the thumbs attached and they look like these huge colored casts. I really thought I’d be stuck having to figure out how to adapt one of them, and since I’m not super adept at crochet yet, that might be a long time coming. LOL Love how yours actually fit to the hand and I ADORE that button strap. Just adds a little bit of WOW factor and makes them even cuter. Thank you so much for this post!!! Found you on Pinterest in case you’re wondering.

  3. These are so cute, i really want to make a pair or two. Sometimes it’s cold in the house and my hands need some love so I can do the crafty things I want to do. Can you tell me what kind of yarn you used? I noticed on the website for the patter that they used a brand called Woolcraft.

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love these! Fingerless gloves are basically my favorite accessories from September through April. They keep my fingers warm when I’m working on the comp or doing my beadwork AND they look fabulous. So it’s the perfect combination.

  5. Hi! I found the picture of the gloves on pinterest, and ‘followed’ it all the way here, however, it wasn’t just the gloves that caught my eye – that ring on your middle finger is just divine!! But alas, I will settle on making the gloves – awesome site :o)

  6. Hi,

    I purchased your pattern for the fingerless gloves. I found that where the pattern says to use a double crochet, it looks more like your picture if I use a single crochet stitch. I am using the correct hook size and yarn that you are. Just wondered if this was a typo.

    Thanks.

    • Hey! The pattern isn’t mine. I bought it too. I just liked it a lot so I blogged about it. :)

      I had the same problem with the DC in the pattern and thought it was a typo. But the pattern is actually English crochet, which is different! It means SC. The British just call it something different.

  7. Thank you for clarifying that this is really supposed to be done in sc. I couldn’t figure out why I was having a problem. I’ve been crocheting for years and this one threw me!! Thanks again :)

  8. I bought the pattern and I’m going to try it out soon. I’m such a beginner, so I’ll probably need some help, but I’m looking forward to trying this pattern out. They look SO CUTE!

  9. Just made these. Super easy, super simple, and they look super good!! The pattern was well worth the $1.66 and had great instructions.

  10. I would love to buy this pattern, but could not find it on Ravelry, Can you help me.
    Thank You, Kim

  11. Alli Hogan says:

    Those look so lovely! I want to make them but I don’t want to pay for the pattern. Is there a way for me to get this pattern for free? I know there are similar patterns, but I love this pattern.

    • I haven’t crocheted in ages, since I developed carpel tunnel. But I know you can search for “fingerless gloves” on Ravelry. Good luck!

  12. Hi, I wanted to thank you for pointing out the fact that dc was actually sc. I was having a problem, I knew mine did not look like the picture. I am starting mine over now that I know, hope it turns out as lovely as yours. Thanks again!

  13. Rhonda Vaughan says:

    I am working on the ribbed wrist cuffs but mine just do not look the same as yours. Im just working in the back loop of each sc to create the ribs but it just doesn’t look the same. Any suggestions?

  14. Dorothy Lacefield says:

    Do you have the pattern in written form. I cannot download. When I do it wants to change all my settings in my computer.
    Thanks, Dorothy

    • Hey, sorry, but I did not write the pattern. I had to buy it, so I can’t share due to copyright and all that. I’d suggest messaging the pattern creator. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been in Ravelry. Good luck!

  15. Lovely pattern…one snag for me. Is the thumb crocheted around or just from side to side?

    • Sorry, it’s been a couple of years since I’ve crocheted at all, and I don’t remember. The person who wrote the pattern, or others who have made it, might be able to help over on the Ravelry site. Good luck!

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