The first super cold morning hit us last week sometime and after freezing my fingers off in the wee hours while on my morning wake up walk, I decided I needed fingerless gloves. I needed them and I needed a pattern that would be quick and easy to crochet up. Of course I turned to YouTube to find fingerless gloves – crocheted – and happened upon a great pattern that was easy to learn and quick, too. I’m going to share that video below, but you should know, I altered the pattern and so I’m sharing that, too.
Most of the patterns for things I want to crochet are fairly straight-forward. I typically don’t change anything, unless I want to make something bigger or smaller. If that’s the case, I do end up changing the pattern, if only slightly. For these fingerless gloves (called “wristers”, too) the lovely lady showing us all how to crochet these quick and easy, has smaller wrists. I do recommend taking that into consideration when you go to make your own fingerless gloves. Plus, you’ll need to test the thumb hole, too, but that’s also an easy alteration.
Let’s see how well I can explain this pattern (my first written, here on Informed Sharing).
How to Crochet: Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves
- Yarn (weight 4)
- Size H (5mm) hook
- Stitch Marker (a small piece of yarn or paper clip works great)
- Sewing Needle
- chain 10 (or longer, depending on how far up your wrist you wish to go – I chained 18 for my cuffs)
- 1st row: single crochet down the row, chain one, turn.
- 2nd row: single crochet back loop only, chain one, turn.
- 3rd-22nd row: same as row two.
(You may want to crochet an extra couple rows to make the cuff fit more loosely on your wrist, though I think 24 rows is plenty big enough for most fingerless gloves. I kept this to 22 rows and it is snug but comfortable. The extra length – chaining 18 – is great, too. Remember that you want your wrister to fit snugly but comfortably. You also must note that you have to end on an even number of rows for the seam to be hidden properly when you attach the ends to form the cuff.)
- Fold cuff in half, slip stitch to attach, down the row.
- Turn cuff inside out.
- 1st row: chain one, single crochet evenly around, the number of rows you crocheted (e.g.: I did 22 rows, so I went 22 stitches in the round, evenly spaced). If you make your cuff a little wider (i.e.: 24 rows) you’ll need to evenly space one single crochet for each stitch around.
Place a stitch marker at the beginning point of your first row (round) to help you count up to 12 (or larger, depending on your size preference). A small piece of yarn will work well, here, and keep you from losing track of your rows; this does matter once you get to the thumb.
- 2nd row: single crochet into each of the next 3 stitches, 2 single crochet in the next stitch, repeat this all the way around.
- 3rd row (round): single crochet around.
- 4th-12th rows (rounds): same as row three.
(To your desired length. Try the fingerless glove on and determine how tall you want it to be. I kept it at 12 rounds because it is a good fit for me. You may have longer hands and wish to crochet a couple more rounds, your choice for the size you want.)
- 13th row: chain 4, skip 4 stitches, single crochet in 5th and all the way around.
(For a larger thumb hole, chain however many you want, making sure to try it on to determine best size. For Mags’ pair, she wanted a little more thumb room, so I chained 6 and skipped 6 before single crocheting the round.)
- 14th-16th row: single crochet around. You may wish to make this section longer, too. I kept it to 4 rows total above the thumb hole.
- 17th row: slip stitch in each of the next two stitches, single crochet, skip stitch, 4 double crochet into the next stitch, skip stitch, single crochet, skip stitch, 4 double crochet, repeat pattern around.
- Slip stitch into first single crochet to join everything.
- Tie off.
- Sew ends into fingerless gloves.
See? Easy peasy. And just in case you are like me and need a more visual tool for this tutorial, here is where I learned how to make quick and easy fingerless gloves:
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…and now that I have two pair for myself, I mentioned to Mags about whipping up a pair for each of her cheer teammates and…yikes…
16 18 (the coaches, too) pairs of fingerless gloves, coming soon.
Want to see who I go to for fabulous crochet patterns on YouTube?
Though, I have added the maker of these fingerless gloves to my favorites, she is also now teaching me how to make socks. More on that, coming soon.