Introduction: Fingerless Crochet Gloves
One of the reasons I started crocheting is so I could make myself a nice pair of gloves. I have been crocheting for years now and I still haven't come across a pair of crochet gloves that I am 100% satisfied with. So, I decided to write my own pattern, using some basic things I learned from gloves I have made in the past as well as a few things I picked up while crocheting in general. If you have also been looking for the perfect crochet gloves pattern as well, you've probably just found it. Apart from looking super nice, these gloves are also quite warm and comfortable. Don't worry if you don't know how to crochet because this pattern is beginner-friendly and only uses a few basic stitches.
Step 1: Step 1: Materials Needed and Stitches Used
What you'll need:
- 2 balls of black(or whichever color you choose to work with) yarn
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- 2 paper clips(or stitch markers if you have them)
- A pair of scissors
- 2 buttons
- A needle
- Small piece of leather and a sharp blade(optional)
Stitches used in pattern:
- Single crochet
- Slip stitch
- Single crochet decrease
- Single crochet increase
If you are an absolute beginner or you are unfamiliar with some of the stitches used, you can google to find how to do them. There are lots of tutorials on how to do these stitches on the web. You can even find some here on the instructables website. If you are having a hard time understanding a particular stitch, watching a video tutorial could be very helpful.
Step 2: Step 2: Top Part
Gloves should start slightly above your knuckles so make chains until it reaches length at which it would comfortable wrap around the area slightly above your knuckles so that it isn't too tight. (Take note of how many chains you make because you would be making two of these and you would want them to be identical. You would also need to know the number of chains made here for Step 4: Bottom part), then slip stitch into the first chain.
Round 1: Chain 1, single crochet in the first chain from hook, insert marker(paper clip) into single crochet made to keep track of where round begins, single crochet in all stitches across, join to first single crochet made using a slip stitch. (This first round can be a bit challenging espescially for a beginner. Look here for tips and advice about how to do it right)
Round 2: Chain 1, single crochet in the first stitch, insert marker into single crochet made, single crochet in each stitch across, join to first stitch with a slip stitch.
Repeat round 2 until gloves reach a similar length as shown in pictures above whereby it reaches your thumb.
You are really making progress!! Move on to the next step.
Step 3: Step 3: Thumb Hole
It's time to add the thumb hole. Continue from where you stopped in the previous step.
Round 1: Ch 1, single crochet in each stitch across. (Note: Don't slip stitch at the end of this round)
Round 2: Ch 1, turn(so you are working on the opposite side) and single crochet into each stitch across.
Repeat round 2 until you reach a similar position as shown in the first 3 pictures above.
Then, Ch 5, slip stitch into the first stitch from the last row made. (See 4th picture above)
Cut yarn and fasten off.
Step 4: Step 4: Bottom Part(make 2)
Do the same number of chains as you did in Step 2: Top part, then make 3 more chains
Round 1: Single crochet into the second chain from hook and in each stitch across.
Round 2: Repeat round 1
Round 3(buttonhole): Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each stitch until last 5 stitches, chain 5, single crochet in the last stitch.
Round 4: Chain 1, turn, 1 single crochet, 5 single crochet in chain space from the previous row, single crochet in remaining stitches. (Place stitch marker into the fourth stitch before the last)
Round 5: Turn, slip stitch in next 4 stitches, chain 1, single crochet in next stitch, single crochet decrease in next stitch, single crochet until there are 3 stitches left before stitch marker placed in the previous row, do a single crochet decrease in next stitch, then a single crochet in last stitch before marker.
Round 6: Chain 1, turn, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet decrease, single crochet until last 3 stitches, 1 single crochet decrease, single crochet in the last stitch.
Round 7: Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each stitch until last 4 stitches, 1 single crochet increase, place marker in the last stitch made, 1 single crochet increase, single crochet in each of remaining stitches.
Round 8: Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each stitch across.
Round 9: Single crochet in each stitch till marker, 1 single crochet increase, place marker in the last stitch made, 1 single crochet increase, single crochet in remaining stitches.
Round 10 - 13: Repeat round 8 & 9 twice
Round 14: Chain 1, turn, 1 single crochet in next stitch, 1 single crochet increase, single crochet till last two stitches, 1 single crochet increase, single crochet in the last stitch.
Step 5: Step 5: Joining Top Part to Bottom Part
Use stitch marker to mark points where you are joining the two parts, then watch the short video above to see how to join them.
After you join, cut off yarn and fasten off, then sew button.
Step 6: Step 6: Finishing With Leather(optional)
As you can see in the first picture above, the wrist area can move in unpleasant ways as you move your hands. You can cut up small pieces of leather and sew them to the back of the areas to make it firmer.
Step 7: Step 7: You Are Finished
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