Introduction: How to Crochet Adult Fingerless Mitts / Gloves
A simple pattern to make a pair of Adult Fingerless Mitts that fit most large hand sizes.
Stitches will be in US terms otherwise general crochet knowledge is assumed.
ch - Chain
sc - Single crochet
dc - Double crochet
FPdc - Front post double crochet
BPdc - Back post double crochet
Step 1: Gather Supplies
For this pattern you'll need:
-a 4.5mm hook
-DK (8ply) or Worsted (10ply) yarn. (The DK works great for my gf's mitts the Worsted fits me better)
-Yarn needle (tapestry needle)
Step 2: Getting Started
Pattern Note - at the end of every round slip stitch back into the first stitch to complete.
Start - ch30 and join to work in the round (being careful not to twist)
1st round - ch1, sc around starting chains (30sc)
Step 3: Ribbing
2nd to 5th rounds - ch1, *FPdc, BPdc* rpt till end
Step 4: Body
7th to 16th round - ch1, sc around (30sc)
Step 5: Thumb Hole and Finish Body
17th round - ch1, sc in first, ch6 and skip the next 6 sc, sc until end
18th round - sc in first stitch, sc in each of the 6 chains from previous row, sc until end
19th to 20th rounds - sc around
Step 6: Ribbing Again
21st to 24th rounds - ch1, *FPdc, BPdc* rpt till end
Your mitt is now mostly complete, you just need to finish off the thumbhole.
Step 7: Finishing
If you've followed my instructions you should be able to eaily fit 14 stitches around the thumbhole.
So join the yarn and sc 14 then slst to first stitch to complete round. Then ch2 and *FPdc, BPdc* rpt till end
Weave in your ends with a yarn needle and cut off any remnant yarn.
Now make another one exactly the same and you're done, go wear them outside to keep your hands warm when the weather starts to get cold.
I usually give my finished pieces a soak in some wool wash before i'm done. I recommend it, but it's not a requirement.