These any size fingerless crochet gloves are a match for my any size hat and scrap cowl, set. The gloves crochet up quick and easy and can be crocheted up for adults, teens, and even young children. You basically start off with any multiple of two in order to get the correct circumference. Then for the thumb, it naturally creates a large thumb opening, which you can somewhat adjust in size by the number of stitches that you crochet along that edge.
My favorite thing about these gloves is the texture of the fabric. Instead of a ribbed edge over the wrist I added a beaded row in a different color. I made mine short, but you could easily increase them to cover the arm as well.
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The Stitch Pattern
These gloves are started at the wrist and worked towards the fingers. The first two rounds are with single crochets, followed by a bead stitch round, and another two rounds of single crochets.
For the main part of the gloves, the half double cross stitch is used to given them a nice texture. I’ve added an opening for the thumb, followed by another few rounds to bring the length up to the knuckles.
The Size is given for one size, to fit a small adult. If you need a larger or smaller size, you can do so by adjusting your starting chains in any multiple of 2.
I used Caron Simply Soft. It’s a medium weight acrylic yarn. The yarn does not offer much stretch, but you can always substitute with something more comfortable like Vanna’s Choice.
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Any Size Fingerless Crochet Gloves
- Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 6 oz/170.1g; 315yds/288m) 1 ball of each color.
- Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm or any hook suitable for yarn.
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: Measures 4" over 14 hdc sts and 10 rounds.
- Finished Size: When laying flat they measure just under 4" wide and 5.5" high.
- CA = Color A
- CB = Color B
- Bead St = Bead Stitch
- Bls = Back Loops
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- FO = Fasten Off
- Hdc = Half Double Crochet
- Hk = Hook
- Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = Skip
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- Yo = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions
- Bead Stitch: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.
- Carry CA up when you switch to CB in rnd 3.
- With CA, Ch 26 (or any multiple of 2 to get circumference needed), join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
- Rnd 1: Working into back bumps, ch 1, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (26 sc)
- Rnd 2: Working into bls only, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; With CB, join with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 3: With CB and working into both lps, ch 1, work bead st in same st as join, sc in next st, *bead st in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; With CA, join with sl st in first bead st.. FO CB.
- Rnd 4: With CA and working in both lps, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 5: Working into bls only, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 6: Working into both lps, ch 1, sk the first st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st, *sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc.
- Rnds 7-12: Same as rnd 6.
- Rnd 13 (Thumb-opening Rnd): Working into both lps, ch 1, sk the first st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, *sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. Note: If you need a larger thumb opening, increase your chs in multiples of two. Then skip the corresponding amount of sts below.
- Rnds 14-16: Same as rnd 6, counting the chains from 13 as sts.
- Rnd 17: Ch 1, working in both loops, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
- Thumb-opening Edging: Join CA to thumb opening and work 10 sc evenly around; join with sl st in first sc. FO. If you need a larger thumb opening, work 12 sc evenly around.
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