These crochet fingerless gloves help keep your hands nice and cozy in chilly weather. They are great for working on the computer or for staying super cozy on a cold winter day.
If you like the great outdoors, you can wear these while on walks, bike rides, and other fun activities.
With that said, you can wear these purely for fun. The pretty stitch pattern will compliment any outfit from plain to a dressed-up look.
These gloves are designed for small hands. If you need something a bit bigger, you could try a thicker yarn and a larger crochet hook.
I used a 4.5mm so going up to a 5mm, might just do it for an average size.
I used a 4.5mm hook and Patons Canadiana – The New Generation yarn. The yarn is a “Category 4 – Medium Worsted Weight”, but I find it is slightly thinner than most other yarns in that category. Maybe it seems that way because the yarn is so soft, but it does work up quite nicely with a small hook.
The Stitch Pattern
This fingerless gloves pattern is worked in the cross-over long double crochet stitch. It’s a simple cable stitch , or a cross stitch, depending on how you look at it. Regardless, it results in a beautiful texture.
If you have never crocheted the cross-over long dc before, or if you just need more clarification on the stitch you can check out the tutorial on how to crochet the stitch. Cross-Over Long DC. It is actually very easy once you have mastered the basics of crocheting.
Cross-Over Long DC Fingerless Gloves Pattern
- Yarn: Patons Canadiana #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
- Crochet Hook: 4.50mm
- Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: Measures 2" across 8 sts and over 4 hdc rows.
- Finished Size: When laying flat they measure 3" wide and 7" long. They are suitable for small hands, however, you can make them larger by using a thicker yarn and larger hook.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Cross-Over Long Double Crochet: For this pattern the cross-over long double crochet is worked into the last stitch made in previous round, or into the skipped stitch of current round. To make the stitch, yarn over and insert the hook from front to back into designated stitch. Yarn over at the back and pull through. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through first two loops. Yarn over and pull through last two loops. Cross-Over Long DC
- You can place a stitch marker in the last ch to help you see where to work the first cross-over long dc.
- The 4 chs made for the thumb are counted as sts for the next rnd.
- Ch 24, join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
- Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in first ch and in next 2 chs, backtrack and work the cross-over long dc in last ch made before joining, *sk next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, cross-over long dc in skipped ch; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 sts)
- Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of prev rnd, *sk next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 sts)
- Rnds 3-8: Rep rnd 2.
- Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of prev rnd, ch 4, sk next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in last of the skipped sts, *sk next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 sts counting the chs)
- Rnds 10-14: Rep rnd 2.
- Rnd 15(Edging): Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st. 24 sts. FO.
Edging for thumb and arm opening:
- Join yarn to any st, ch 1, sc evenly around; join with sl st. FO.