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If you want a project that works up fast, you will love this easy crochet fingerless gloves pattern!

Fingerless mittens will keep your hands warm and your fingers free to do other things and they’re a great way to add a little bit of cozy and style to your winter look.

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Crochet wrist warmers are a great alternative to regular gloves and would make a great gift for anyone!

easy crochet fingerless gloves and hook

Fingerless Crochet Gloves Inspiration

I wanted to design a pair of fingerless gloves that were quick and simple to crochet. Who does not love an easy crochet project that is fast to make! You could make this lovely pattern in less than 2 hours.

This easy pattern can be customised to make the gloves longer and you can use different colors to suit your own style.

I love the stripe versions and the color possibilities are endless! Or make in one shade of yarn with a final row of a contrast to add a pop of color.

This crochet glove pattern is also a perfect accessory make for Craft Fairs and Winter markets. Whip up a bunch of crochet handwarmers in different colors for your stall and watch them sell like hot cakes.

You might also enjoy my pattern for a Crochet Twist Headband

3 pairs of crochet gloves

How to Crochet Easy Fingerless Gloves

This fingerless mitts pattern uses only basic crochet stitches so is perfect for the beginner crocheter. I used this lovely textured stitch in my recent pattern for a Chunky Crochet Scarf and wanted to use it again.

You will be using single crochet stitches and ch-2 spaces. No counting and you will be working into the ch-2 space, so no fiddling around to find the next stitch! This stitch pattern is also often called a single crochet v-stitch.

Once you have the foundation row worked, it is a one-row repeat pattern.

You will crochet in rows to make a flat rectangle shape and then seam the long sides together, leaving a small space for the thumb hole.

The stitch pattern is reversible so there is no ‘right side’.

crochet fingerless gloves in stripes

Best Yarn for Crochet Fingerless Gloves

To crochet my gloves I used Stylecraft Special Aran yarn, one of my favorites for accessories. It is affordable and soft and comes in a huge variety of shades! I used a size 4.5mm crochet hook for my gloves but you could use a larger hook if you wish. If you work to a tight tension a larger hook may be more suitable.

Experiment with the stitch pattern and see what works best for you.

You could use any worsted weight/aran yarn of your choice to make this easy crochet pattern. They would be beautiful in a soft merino yarn and you will only need a small amount!

How Much Yarn do You Need to Crochet Fingerless Gloves?

Each pair of gloves will use approximately 50g of yarn. About 100m in total.

pairs of easy crochet fingerless gloves

Fingerless Gloves Sizing

The fingerless glove pattern includes 2 sizes – small and medium/large

The stitch pattern used is stretchy and will fit most hands. The small size is perfect for a teen or a small female hand. The larger size will fit adults with a larger hand. You can add more rows to increase the length of the gloves. The finished measurement is easily adjusted.


Circumference – 7in [18cm]

Length – 6.6in [16.5cm]


Circumference – 8in [20cm]

Length – 6.6in [16.5cm]

How to Make the Easy Peasy Crochet Fingerless Gloves


Stylecraft Special Aran – 100% Acrylic / 196m/214yrds / 100g

Colors used in samples shown are:

  • Mustard (1823)
  • Pomegranate (1083)
  • Khaki (1027)
  • Lipstick (1246)
  • Burgundy (1035)

4.5mm Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

You can use approx. 100m of any worsted weight/aran yarn to make your gloves

Skill Level




Circumference – 7in [18cm]

Length – 6.6in [16.5cm]


Circumference – 8in [20cm]

Length – 6.6in [16.5cm]

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

Beg     beginning

Ch       chain

St        stitch

Sc        single crochet

Hdc     half double crochet

Sp       space

Rep     repeat


  • Pattern uses a size 4.5mm crochet hook but you could use a larger hook if you wish.
  • Stitch Multiple is 3 ch (+3) for foundation row
  • The pattern is written in US Crochet Terms
  • Gauge is not important for this pattern.
  • Any small amounts of worsted weight yarn can be used for the pattern (approx 50g per glove)
  • Work the last yarn over at the end of the row with the next colour, for a neat colour change
  • You can choose to carry the yarn not being used, up the side of your work if you prefer
  • Instructions are given for the small size, with the larger size in brackets ( )

Instructions for Easy Fingerless Gloves (make 2)

(striped version)

Using 1st color chain 33 (36)

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * across, until 2 chs remain, skip next ch, 1 sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in 1st sc, * (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, 1 sc in last st, fasten off yarn and turn.

Row 3: Using 2nd color, rep row 2

Row 4: Rep row 2, and fasten off yarn

Row 5: Using 1st color, rep row 2

Row 6: Rep row 2, and fasten off yarn

Rows 7-18: Repeat rows 3-6 three more times changing colors every 2nd row. Fasten off yarn.


Fold your piece so that the long sides are together. Sew along the sides of the rows, leaving a space from rows 9 – 12 for the thumb hole opening. Weave in all loose ends.

crochet stripe rectangle in mustard and pink

Happy Crocheting!

You may like to check out more of my Free Crochet Patterns


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One Comment

  1. I knitted a pair a few years ago and at this time of year I do use them a lot. I wanted to make some new ones, and maybe I am going to use this pattern. Thank u-you!

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