Free Crochet Pattern: Fingerless Gloves

This design is from Kirsten Holloway Designs that you can find for free on her website. I found some additional improvements to make this much easier to finish without cutting or changing yarn, these additions make the gloves a continuous make with only two ends to weave in when you are finished with each glove.
Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry

This design is from Kirsten Holloway Designs that you can find for free on her website. I found some additional improvements to make this much easier to finish without cutting or changing yarn, these additions make the gloves a continuous make with only two ends to weave in when you are finished with each glove.

  1. Complete the Main Body of the pattern following Kirsten’s pattern to create the beautiful hand wrap. Stop when you get to the Edging and follow these instructions:
  2. Transition to Edging without cutting the yarn, just chain 1 and turn.
    • Row 1 for the edging, this is the top edge, the finger edge: Evenly space 20 sc in each row end of the Main Body (20 sts). Chain 1 and turn.
    • Row 2: hdc in each sc across (20 sts). Chain 1 and turn.
    • Row 3: *[sc, ch2, sc] in the first stitch, skip 1 stitch* and repeat *to* until you have 10 bumps completed, hdc in the last stitch.
  3. Fold right sides of the Main Body together.
  4. Your hook is in the last stitch of the edging you completed. You will sc down the side through both layers/sides to join the glove together. To start, you will do 3 sc to connect the edging rows ( 1 for the “bump” row, 1 for the hdc row, and 1 for the sc row).
  5. Next you will stitch through both layers of the Main Body. There are 24 stitches along the Main Body (not counting the three rows for the Edge). Note: You need to leave an opening for the thumb. To leave that opening, you will connect both layers with
    • 6 sc down the side
    • Then do 7 sc ONLY on ONE side of the Main Body
    • Then go back to going through BOTH layers, complete 11 sc stitches through BOTH Main Body sides until you get to the other end of the glove.
  6. Now your glove is connected and you will create the bottom edge “in the round” so, again, these steps continue without cutting the yarn.
  7. Bottom Edge this is the wrist end – same as the rows you completed for the top edge except now you are working in the round:
    • Row 1: sc around, slip stitch to the start, chain 1
    • Row 2: hdc around, slip stitch to the start, chain 1
    • Row 3: *[sc, ch2, sc] in the first stitch, skip 1 stitch* and repeat *to* until you have 10 bumps completed, hdc in the last stitch.

For the Second Glove, you will follow the same as above EXCEPT for STEP 5… if you want your top stitching to MATCH when these gloves are worn, you will need to do the edges in the opposite (not sure if that makes sense but just go with it). First Glove: The first edge will be the finger edge. Second Glove; The first edge will be the wrist edge. For that reason, you will work the side seam opposite to allow for the thumb hole.

Second Glove, Step 5. Next you will stitch through both layers of the Main Body. There are 24 stitches along the Main Body (not counting the three rows for the Edge). Note: You need to leave an opening for the thumb. To leave that opening, you will connect both layers with:

  • 11 sc down the side
  • Then do 7 sc ONLY on ONE side of the Main Body
  • Then go back to going through BOTH layers, complete 6 sc stitches through BOTH Main Body sides until you get to the other end of the glove.
  • When you get to the second end of the glove, THIS IS THE TOP EDGE, the finger edge.

Tie off and weave in only TWO ends, the starting yarn and the finishing yarn. To me, this makes all the difference in the world!

Pro Tip: One other thing I did was add a yarn bow at the wrist edge of each of the gloves because the wearers were having trouble knowing which end to put their hand in! Now they hold the glove with that bow on top and slide their hand in. Easy peasy.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this addition to the pattern.

Keep Creating! ~Beccie B~

Free Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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