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Looking for a stylish way to keep your hands warm? Making your own crochet fingerless gloves or hand warmers is a fun, quick project that’s highly functional and practical at the same time. I’ve put together 15 free crochet fingerless gloves patterns for you to choose from in this post.
Crochet Fingerless Gloves and Hand Warmers
Crochet fingerless gloves are enjoyable to make and can often be stitched up quickly by both beginning and advanced crafters. Besides being a fun project, fingerless gloves make it easy to keep your hands warm while still being able to type, text, or help your kids tie their shoes!
Plus, when you crochet your own gloves or hand warmers, you can customize them to exactly the style, color, and length you like.
Don’t stop after you make your new favorite hand warmers for yourself, though! Crocheted hand warmers also make excellent gifts. Additionally, they’re perfect for selling at fall and winter craft sales.
Crochet Techniques to Know for Fingerless Gloves
FIngergloves gloves can be constructed with a few different crochet techniques – usually by working in the round, or by working back and forth in rows and seaming later.
To make fingerless gloves, you should be familiar with basic crochet stitches like the chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl st), and treble crochet (tr).
If you’re new to crocheting or need a little brush-up on your skills, check out our complete guide to learning how to crochet. This helpful tutorial will teach you everything you need to know about the basics of crocheting, from holding your yarn and hook to working with different crochet stitches.
Supplies You’ll Need
Here are the most common tools you’ll need to crochet your fingerless mitts:
How much yarn do I need for a pair of fingerless gloves?
Most crochet fingerless glove patterns require about two skeins of yarn. However, you’ll want to check your pattern for the precise amount you’ll need before you get started.
What’s the best yarn for crochet fingerless gloves?
Within the post, I’ve included suggested yarns for each pattern below. However, feel free to substitute for a similar yarn of the same weight. Just make sure to check your gauge to be sure that your gloves will fit correctly.
Tips for Making Crochet Fingerless Gloves
Here are a few tips for crocheting your next pair of fingerless gloves.
Choose the right yarn.
Regardless of the pattern you choose for your gloves, it’s important to take note of the suggested yarn for that particular pattern. Check both the recommended weight and the fiber content before deciding on your yarn.
You can always substitute yarns – just be sure to check your gauge and use the same yarn weight for the best results.
Check gauge and pattern size.
Whether you use the suggested yarn or another yarn, it’s always important to check your gauge – especially for projects like gloves that need to be a specific size. If your gauge swatch works up too large or too small, you’ll want to adjust your hook size accordingly.
A number of the patterns below include instructions for multiple sizes of gloves. It’s best to measure your hand to make sure you choose the correct size.
Use a stretchy stitch pattern for the cuff, like ribbing.
You might notice that the cuffs (around the fingers, arm, and sometimes the thumb) of these patterns are usually made of a different stitch pattern than the rest of the gloves. Most often, it’s some type of ribbing. Ribbing helps your mitts to stay snugly on your hand without slipping off.
Try on your gloves as you crochet to check the fit.
One of the benefits of making your own fingerless gloves is that you can try them on as you go to ensure that they fit just right. If the hand portion is too tight or too loose, you can go back and either take out or add a couple of stitches.
Additionally, most patterns make it easy to customize the arm length of your gloves by adding or subtracting a few rows.
More Crochet Pattern Collections
If you enjoyed this post, check out these related pattern collections.
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