These free crochet fingerless glove patterns will inspire your next project, whether you're warming your own hands in winter or making a cute pair of mitts for a loved one.
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Why Make Crochet Fingerless Gloves?
Fingerless gloves are exactly what they sound like: a pair of crochet mittens or gloves that cover your wrists and palms but leave your fingers bare.
If you've ever struggled to use your smartphone while wearing winter gloves, you'll appreciate a pair of fingerless gloves. They keep your hands warm without sacrificing practicality.
They're also easy for anyone to make, whether you're a new to crochet or a serial crafter. And even the easiest fingerless gloves are a unique accessory to compliment any outfit.
Why You'll Love Crochet Fingerless Gloves
How to Crochet Fingerless Gloves
There are several ways to construct a pair of fingerless gloves, all with their own advantages. I suggest that beginner crocheters start with the simplest method first.
Here’s the easiest way to crochet fingerless gloves:
- Using a simple stitch like half double crochet (hdc), make a rectangle that is wide enough to wrap snugly around your hand (typically 7-8”). Make it as long as you’d like, depending on how far up your arm you want your wrist warmers to go.
- Fasten off and leave a long yarn tail.
- Using a tapestry needle and the existing yarn tail, sew the rectangle into a tube. Leave an opening for your thumb.
Crochet Techniques to Know for Wrist Warmers
To crochet fingerless mitts, you'll want to know basic crochet stitches such as single crochet (sc), half-double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), and slip stitches (slst) if your pattern is worked in the round.
Wrist warmers with thumb holes will also sometimes use basic increasing and decreasing techniques.
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Free Crochet Patterns for Fingerless Gloves
Whatever your skill level, you'll find the perfect pattern in our organized collection of free crochet glove patterns. Read on and choose your favorite mitts pattern.
Easy Patterns for Beginners
These easy crochet fingerless gloves patterns will help you make your first pair of mitts. Choose your favorite and get on your way to finger freedom!
Moss Stitch Fingerless Gloves
60 Minute Fingerless Gloves
Latticed Fingerless Gloves in the Round
Elegant Textured Fingerless Gloves
Stripy Hand Warmers With Buttons
Bobbly Fingerless Gloves
Diamond Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Granny Square Fingerless Gloves
Scalloped Edge Wrist Warmers
Mitts with Thumb Holes
If you’re ready for a slightly more advanced project, these patterns will show you how to work more intricate fingerless mittens with thumb holes. Choose your favorite and try something new.
Quick Puff Stitch Crochet Mittens
Related: How to Crochet the Puff Stitch
Nordic Embroidered Wrist Warmers
Related: How to Cross Stitch on Crochet
Tiny Heart Gloves with Thumb Holes
Button Cuff Hand Warmers
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Gloves With Half Fingers
Keep your fingers slightly cozier with these patterns for crochet gloves with half fingers. They strike the ideal balance between warmth and practicality and offer a great way to practice joining small pieces into larger projects.
Masculine Fingerless Gloves
Simple Gloves with Half Fingers
Colorful Half-Finger Crochet Gloves
Lacy Fingerless Gloves
These delicate, lacy fingerless glove patterns make great gifts for anyone – even loved ones in warmer climates. They’re also a great way to practice unique crochet stitches and learn new techniques.
Delicate Fingerless Gloves
Fan Patterned Wrist Warmers
Victorian Fingerless Gloves
Elegant Lace Cuffed Hand Warmers
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Choosing a Pattern
Once you’ve mastered the crochet basics, you’ll be ready to move onto other fingerless glove patterns. Here are the three main ways to crochet mitts and why I enjoy each.
|Crochet in the round||Efficient and eliminates the need to seam||You’ll need to use a stitch marker to keep track of where each round begins.|
|Make and seam a flat rectangle, leaving a thumbhole open||Easiest for beginners||Requires seaming|
|Make separate pieces and join them||Can create a more interesting and closely fitting glove||Can use more intricate techniques than other methods|
Supplies For Crocheting Fingerless Mittens
For most fingerless gloves, you'll need the following crochet supplies:
- A crochet hook in the size specified in your pattern
- Yarn in the weight specified in your pattern
- A yarn needle to weave in ends
- Stitch markers, especially if working in the round
Top Tips for Crocheting Fingerless Mittens
Fingerless mitts are easy to make, but you can make them even simpler using these helpful tips.
- Crochet stretchy ribbing on the wrists of your gloves, so they can accommodate your hand but still fit snug to your wrist
- Use a durable yarn that can withstand lots of wear. Yarn that's spun tightly is less likely to pill, I recommend using a tightly-spun wool blend for warmth and protection from water
- Fingerless gloves need to be sized correctly, so use the same weight yarn suggested in your pattern and check your gauge carefully
- Remember, it's usually easy to add tweaks to your mitts. Don't be afraid to experiment with their length or ribbing.
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